Here's a super moist turkey breast with delicious sweet potatoes. Roasting a breast is a quick, simple alternative to roasting a whole bird.
- 2 spray(s) cooking spray
- 2 1/2 pound(s) uncooked sweet potato(es), peeled, cut into bite-size pieces
- 2 tsp canola oil
- 1/2 tsp table salt, divided
- 1/2 tsp black pepper, freshly ground, divided
- 1/2 cup(s) apricot preserves
- 1 Tbsp Dijon mustard
- 2 pound(s) uncooked boneless skinless turkey breast, use a whole 2 lb roast*
- 1/4 cup(s) white wine
- 1/2 cup(s) canned chicken broth
Preheat oven to 400ºF. Coat a large roasting pan with cooking spray.
Put potatoes in pan; drizzle with oil. Sprinkle with 1/4 teaspoon each salt and pepper; toss to coat. Push potatoes to one side of pan, keeping them in a single layer.
In a small cup, stir together preserves and mustard until blended; set aside. Sprinkle turkey with remaining 1/4 teaspoon each salt and pepper. Place turkey on empty side of pan; using back of a spoon, spread 1/4 cup apricot mixture over turkey.
Place pan in oven and roast for 20 minutes. Remove pan from oven; pour remaining apricot mixture over potatoes and toss to mix and coat.
Roast, tossing potatoes once or twice, until potatoes are cooked and lightly browned and turkey is cooked through, about 25 to 35 minutes more.**
Remove potatoes from pan; set aside. Remove turkey to a cutting board and let stand 5 to 10 minutes, loosely covered with aluminum foil, to allow turkey to reabsorb juices (pour any resulting juices back into roasting pan).
Meanwhile, place roasting pan on stove top over high heat. To deglaze pan, add wine and then broth; scrape bottom and sides of pan with a wooden spoon to incorporate pan drippings. Bring to a boil and cook until sauce reduces and begins to thicken (alcohol will burn off), about 1 to 2 minutes.
Place turkey on a serving platter and spoon potatoes into a serving bowl; pour sauce over turkey and serve. Yields about 3 ounces turkey and 1/2 cup sweet potatoes per serving.
- *You might have to buy a 2 pound boneless turkey breast and remove the skin.**Whenever you roast turkey or chicken, it's best to use an instant-read meat thermometer to check the internal temperature of the meat, which should be a minimum of 165°F. Insert the thermometer's probe into the thickest part of the meat (without touching bone if there is any) and hold the probe there a few seconds until the temperature stabilizes.This recipe is also delicious with orange marmalade instead of the apricot preserves.