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Cajun Roasted Turkey Breast

Cajun Roasted Turkey Breast is full of flavor! Made with paprika, cayenne, garlic powder and other spices, it's a great twist for a flavorful turkey on Thanksgiving. 
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Prep Time 10 mins
Cook Time 1 hr 15 mins
Total Time 1 hr 25 mins
Course Turkey
Cuisine Cajun
Servings 4 servings
Calories 475 kcal


  • 3 lb turkey breast with skin
  • 4 tablespoon unsalted butter softened
  • 1 teaspoon smoked paprika
  • 1 teaspoon garlic powder
  • 1 teaspoon onion powder
  • 1 teaspoon dried oregano
  • 1 teaspoon dried thyme
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 1 teaspoon black pepper
  • ½ teaspoon cayenne pepper
  • ½ teaspoon crushed red pepper flakes
  • 2 cups chicken or turkey broth


  • Preheat the oven to 350 degrees. Place a rack inside of a baking dish (or use a roasting pan).
  • Add 1 cup of the chicken broth to the bottom of the pan.
  • In a bowl, mash together the butter with all of the spices.
  • Spread the mixture all over the turkey, making sure to get under the skin.
  • Place the seasoned turkey breast on the rack and bake in the preheated oven for 50 minutes.
  • Add the remaining cup of broth and cook for another 25 minutes or until the thickest piece of the turkey breast registers at 165F.
  • Remove the turkey from the oven and let rest 15 minutes before slicing.


If you like spice: increase the cayenne pepper and crushed red pepper to 1 teaspoon each.
To roast a whole turkey: triple the butter and spices mixture. Cook for 15-18 minutes per pound of turkey. (Ex. 12 lb turkey = 2 hours 40 minutes to 3 ½ hours)


Serving: 4servingsCalories: 475kcalCarbohydrates: 8.6gProtein: 60.6gFat: 18gSaturated Fat: 7.4gCholesterol: 210mgSodium: 3732mgFiber: 0.8gSugar: 0.9g

Recipes on Cookaholic Wife are for information purposes only. Nutritional Data provided has not been evaluated by a nutritionist.

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