Looking for an easy but delightful Thanksgiving dinner to make? Try this simple brined turkey breast and stuffing recipe for an impressive and tasty meal that you can make with minimal effort.
Celebrate the holiday season with a quick and easy yet delicious brined turkey breast and stuffing recipe. With minimal effort, you can serve up a tasty Thanksgiving dinner that will wow your family and friends!
Start the Brine.
Begin the brine by combining 2 quarts of water, 1/2 cup kosher salt and 1/4 cup sugar in a large bowl. Whisk the ingredients until they are fully dissolved. Submerge the turkey breast in the brine, making sure it is completely covered. Cover the bowl with plastic wrap and refrigerate for up to 8 hours.
Make the Stuffing.
To make the stuffing, start by melting 1/4 cup butter in a large skillet over medium heat. Add 1/2 diced onion and 1 celery rib, both finely chopped, and cook until softened. Add 2 cups of cubed white bread and toast until lightly browned. Pour the mixture into a large bowl with 2 tablespoons fresh thyme leaves, salt and pepper to taste, 1/4 cup chicken broth, and the cubed turkey breast. Mix together thoroughly before transferring to a baking dish.
Assemble and Cook the Turkey Breasts.
Preheat your oven to 375°F. Line a baking sheet with foil and place the turkey breasts on top. Rub each with 1 teaspoon of olive oil, 1/2 teaspoon garlic powder, 1 teaspoon thyme leaves and salt and pepper to taste. Bake for approximately 30 minutes or until cooked through. Remove from the oven and let cool before transferring to a plate. Enjoy!
Let the Breasts Rest and Start Gravy Preparation.
Before serving the turkey, let it rest for 10 minutes. In the meantime, you can start preparating your gravy. Combine the pan drippings with 2 tablespoons of olive oil, 1/2 cup of diced onions, and 1 tablespoon of thyme leaves in a small saucepan and heat over medium-high heat until onions are softened. Gradually whisk in 1/4 cup of all-purpose flour until incorporated. Add 2 cups of turkey broth and season with salt and pepper to taste. Simmer on low heat while stirring as necessary until gravy thickens. Remove from the heat and serve with your brined turkey breast and stuffing!
Serve and Enjoy!
After 10 minutes, you can cut into your brined turkey breast and stuffing. The tender, juicy meat will be a hit! Slice into thin pieces, allowing everyone to enjoy this Thanksgiving dish. Serve with the warm gravy you made and any sides of your choosing. Enjoy!