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Roasted Turkey Breast with Duck Fat

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Roasted Turkey Breast that has been slow roasted and basted with Duck Fat happens to be one of the absolute best ways to fix turkey breast! If you are looking for a mouthwatering turkey breast recipe, then this is it! Once we tried it, we knew we’d definitely make it this way again!

Roasted Turkey Breast with Duck Fat

Turkey is a quintessential part of the holidays. Normally most families enjoy turkey on either Thanksgiving or Christmas.

I have to admit that in the past I have tried to get out of making a turkey for the holidays. Don’t get me wrong, it’s not that I don’t like it, it’s just that if you don’t fix it JUST right, it’s dry. Plus, to make a whole turkey for our family dinner, even after sending food home with everyone, I am still left with a lot of meat left over and it’s really just not my thing.

And let’s be honest, sometimes turkey is really flavorless. Unless someone knows what they are doing, it’s just blah. That’s why when I heard about using duck fat and the amazing flavor that can bring to any dish, I knew I had to try that.


  • Turkey Breast – You can purchase small boneless ones that work perfectly.
  • Kosher salt – This ingredient really helps bring out the flavor.
  • Black pepper – Another key ingredient when seasoning food.
  • Duck Fat – This unique ingredient really brings out the natural flavor of Turkey.
  • Butter – Unsalted butter works the best.
  • Thyme – This herb is so underrated. It works great with poultry.
  • Garlic – Adding this ingredient really helps the flavor pop.

What Does Duck Fat Taste Like?

Honestly, it really doesn’t have a particular taste. It’s more like it helps bring out the food’s natural flavor.

What is Another Name for Duck Fat?

Schmaltz is another name for Duck Fat.

Where Can You Buy Duck Fat?

You can usually buy it at your local grocery store or you can order it directly from Maple Leaf Farms.

Maple Leaf Farms is located in Leesburg Indiana. Since 1958 they have been creating the finest duck products available for purchase.

Not only do they sell Duck Fat, but they also sell Whole Ducks and Duck Breasts. We also had the opportunity to make Duck Breast, however, it didn’t turn out as well as the turkey did and that was totally due to my fault. However, it was quite tasty too.

If you are looking for dishes that work really well with Duck Fat Roasted Turkey Breast, our deviled eggs are simply perfect. Of course, you will also need a yummy stuffing recipe as well as mashed potatoes! Of course, we can’t forget dessert! 

Duck Fat Roasted Turkey Breast

Step by Step Directions

One thing that I think really helped not only create a great sear to the turkey was my Lodge Dutch Oven. If you haven’t cooked in a cast iron Dutch oven then you don’t know what you are missing! Since the cast iron gets really hot, it helps create a nice sear on any type of meat you are cooking. Plus then you can put it directly into the oven.

You can print off a free recipe card below that has the full instructions as well as the ingredients needed.

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Succulent Roasted Turkey Breast with Duck Fat

Roasted Turkey Breast that has been slow roasted and basted with Duck Fat happens to be one of the absolute best ways to fix turkey breast! If you are looking for a mouthwatering turkey breast recipe then this is it! Once we tried it, we will never not baste it in Duck Fat!
5 from 1 vote
Prep Time 10 mins
Cook Time 1 hr
Additional Time 10 mins
Total Time 1 hr 20 mins
Course Entrees
Cuisine American
Servings 4
Calories 316 kcal


  • Dutch oven
  • Foil


  • Oven Ready Turkey Breast
  • Salt
  • Black Pepper
  • 1/2 cup Duck Fat
  • 2 Tbsp. Unsalted Butter
  • 2 Tbsp. Thyme
  • 5 garlic cloves minced and peeled


  • Preheat your oven to 400 degrees.
  • Season the breast all over with the salt and pepper.
  • Heat your cast iron Dutch oven on high heat. Then add in the duck fat. Once the fat has melted down, carefully add in your turkey breast.
  • Sear until nicely browned on both sides; which is approximately 3 to 5 minutes.
  • Add the butter and thyme to the top of the turkey breast.
  • Cover the pan with foil and place the turkey into the oven.
  • Every 30 minutes, pull the pan out of the oven and baste the turkey with the juices in the pan. Continue cooking the turkey until the internal temperature is 165 degrees.
  • Once the turkey is done, let it rest for 10 minutes.
  • Then serve!


Serving: 1gCalories: 316kcalCarbohydrates: 2gProtein: 7gFat: 32gSaturated Fat: 12gPolyunsaturated Fat: 18gCholesterol: 58mgSodium: 168mg
Keyword How to Make Succulent Duck Fat Roasted Turkey Breast, How to Slow Roast Turkey Breast, Roasted Turkey Breast in Duck Fat, Slow Roasted Turkey Breast
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This originally was a sponsored post by Maple Leaf Farms on November 23, 2020.

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