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Hoisin-roasted turkey breast

Smartpoints value per serving
Total Time
48 min
8 min
40 min
Turn-up the flavor of your Thanksgiving turkey with this Chinese-inspired roasted turkey breast. The fragrant, thick hoisin sauce glazes the turkey while it roasts and provides a beautiful deep outer color. Choosing a breast in place of a whole turkey ensures your main dish is ready-to-serve in under an hour. The onions provide a ton of flavor and a unique stand for the turkey as they caramelize and soak in all the flavors of the turkey, hoisin and broth. Although the hoisin is seen as an exotic flavor, its inherent sweetness will pair well with holiday dishes such as sage-filled bread stuffing, roasted root vegetables and seared green beans with toasted nuts.


cooking spray

1 spray(s)

uncooked onion(s)

1 medium, red or yellow, sliced

reduced-sodium chicken broth

½ cup(s)

uncooked boneless skinless turkey breast

2 pound(s), a whole roast or breast tenderloin

table salt

½ tsp, or to taste

black pepper

½ tsp, freshly ground, or to taste

hoisin sauce

½ cup(s)


  1. Preheat oven to 400ºF. Coat a shallow roasting pan with cooking spray. Arrange onion slices in bottom of prepared pan; pour in broth.
  2. Season turkey all over with salt and pepper; place turkey on top of onion slices in pan. Using the back of a spoon, spread hoisin sauce all over turkey.
  3. Bake until turkey is no longer pink in middle and an instant-read thermometer inserted in middle of turkey reads at least 165ºF, about 35 to 40 minutes. Let turkey stand 10 minutes before slicing crosswise into 1/2-inch-thick slices. Yields about 3 ounces of turkey and 1/8 of onions per serving.

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