How to Make Spicy Turkey Breasts for Thanksgiving and Everyday

You don’t need to wait for Thanksgiving or Christmas to eat turkey — you can have it every week if you like! Turkey meat is rich in high-quality protein and has lower calories than beef. Turkey meat is great if you’re watching your weight or want to eat healthy. In fact, if you’d want to stay healthy, you can substitute pork and meat recipes with turkey meat. If you don’t have turkey meat, you can substitute it with chicken breasts or chicken thighs, too. Which is how I decided to make this Spicy Turkey Breasts recipe for a family dinner.

When we had a family reunion, I decided to cook Spicy Turkey Breasts for potluck. My family loves spicy food so I know that this will be a hit. Plus, this recipe is so easy to make and has a few ingredients. A luxurious meal at an affordable price, right? With just the right ingredients and lots of love, you can make any meal special.

A Few Words About Turkey

Turkey is high in protein and is considered lean meat no matter the cut. Turkey breasts or meat is packed with nutrients such as potassium, selenium, niacin, and B vitamins. Niacin, in particular, helps boost a person’s metabolism by turning fat and sugar into energy. Perfect for those who opt for a low carb diet.

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Everyone Loved The Spicy Turkey Breasts!

Of course, my relatives loved it! I even shared the recipe with my cousins so they can cook it at home. They were amazed at how easy it was to prepare. Everyone was so excited to try it and was also discussing how it would be great for Thanksgiving! What about you? Wouldn’t you love to cook this Spicy Turkey Breasts recipe, too?

Looking for other holiday recipes? Try this Mediterranean Roasted Chicken recipe!

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Spicy Turkey Breasts

Turkey breasts are a rich source of high quality protein. Turn your meat dishes into healthier alternatives with this spicy turkey breast recipe.
Course Main Course
Cuisine American
Keyword easy meal, easy recipe, turkey breasts
Prep Time 6 hours
Cook Time 1 hour
Servings 4


  • 4 pieces Turkey breasts
  • 2 cloves garlic
  • 1 tbsp basil
  • 1 tsp ground black pepper
  • 1 tbsp brown sugar
  • 2 tbsp lemon juice
  • 1/4 cup soy sauce
  • 2 tbsp unsalted butter


  • Preheat the oven to 400 degrees Fahrenheit.
  • In a bowl mix the minced garlic, crushed basil leaves and black pepper. Rub the mixture onto the turkey breasts on each side.
  • In a separate dish, create a marinade with melted butter, lemon juice, soy sauce and brown sugar. Add the seasoned turkey breasts and coat the marinade on each side.
  • Let the marinade rest for about 5 to 6 hours.
  • Put the cooling rack into the baking tray and place the turkey breasts on the cooling rack and move it into the oven.
  • Bake until the turkey skin is golden brown.
  • Serve with a tangy and fruity sauce, such as cranberry sauce.


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