How to cook a turkey breast in the oven

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Maybe you have a hankering for good old roasted turkey, but don't have the time it requires to cook a whole turkey. The solution is simple. A roasted turkey breast is just what you need to make. These cook up quick and easy with very little effort and in half the time it takes to roast a whole turkey.

Clean up is a breeze, too. Best of all, it practically cooks itself when you wrap it up in foil.

Rinse the turkey breast with cold water and pat dry.

Soften margarine in a small bowl. Add minced garlic and chopped herbs. Mix all this together thoroughly.

Spread the margarine and herb mixture over the turkey breast. For added flavour, gently loosen the skin on the turkey breast with a wooden spoon. Leave the edges of the skin attached to the breast. Insert the herb mixture between the skin and the breast. Pat down to spread the mixture over the entire breast.

Wrap the breast with aluminium foil, folding the edges to seal in moisture. Place in a baking pan.

Roast at 180 degrees C (350 F) for 20 minutes per pound (450g) or until the internal temperature reaches 74 degrees C (160 degrees F).

Open the aluminium foil, being careful not to burn yourself on the escaping steam.

Serve with fresh cooked vegetables and mashed potatoes.