Pomegranate and Chipotle Glazed Turkey Breast

This Pomegranate and Chipotle Glazed Turkey Breast takes a fraction of the time it takes to cook an entire turkey, and is perfect for a smaller Thanksgiving crowd.

Created by: Nicole Leggio, Cooking for Keeps

Ingredients

  • 2 pounds boneless, skinless turkey breast roast
  • 1 1/2 cups chicken stock, divided
  • 1 cup pomegranate juice
  • 1 tablespoon adobo sauce (from canned chipotles in adobo)
  • 1 tablespoon honey
  • 2 teaspoons molasses
  • 2 tablespoons butter
  • 2 tablespoons all-purpose flour
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt

Directions

  • Preheat oven to 425°F.
  • Sprinkle turkey breast with salt and pepper. Place in a roasting dish and pour ½ cup of the chicken stock in the dish. Place in oven.
  • While turkey roasts, add pomegranate juice to a small saucepan. Turn the heat on medium-high. Bring to a boil and reduce to a simmer. Simmer until reduced by ⅓, about 2-3 minutes. Add adobo sauce, honey and molasses. Whisk and continue to simmer until thickened and syrupy, about 5 minutes.
  • Once the glaze becomes thick, brush it on the turkey. The turkey should have been roasting about 10 minutes by now. Let the turkey roast another 10 minutes and brush with glaze again. Roast turkey until the internal temperature reads 165°F. After removing the turkey from the oven, brush with glaze again, and tent with foil while you make the gravy.
  • In another small saucepan, add butter. Turn the flame on medium and when butter melts, whisk in flour. Take drippings from the turkey and whisk into butter and flour. Whisk in remaining chicken stock and salt. Bring to a boil and reduce to a simmer until thickened, about 1-2 minutes.
  • Cut turkey into ¼” slices and serve with remaining glaze and gravy.
  • Refrigerate leftover turkey for up to 3 days.

Recipe Information

Ingredients

  • 2 pounds boneless, skinless turkey breast roast
  • 1 1/2 cups chicken stock, divided
  • 1 cup pomegranate juice
  • 1 tablespoon adobo sauce (from canned chipotles in adobo)
  • 1 tablespoon honey
  • 2 teaspoons molasses
  • 2 tablespoons butter
  • 2 tablespoons all-purpose flour
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt

Directions

  • Preheat oven to 425°F.
  • Sprinkle turkey breast with salt and pepper. Place in a roasting dish and pour ½ cup of the chicken stock in the dish. Place in oven.
  • While turkey roasts, add pomegranate juice to a small saucepan. Turn the heat on medium-high. Bring to a boil and reduce to a simmer. Simmer until reduced by ⅓, about 2-3 minutes. Add adobo sauce, honey and molasses. Whisk and continue to simmer until thickened and syrupy, about 5 minutes.
  • Once the glaze becomes thick, brush it on the turkey. The turkey should have been roasting about 10 minutes by now. Let the turkey roast another 10 minutes and brush with glaze again. Roast turkey until the internal temperature reads 165°F. After removing the turkey from the oven, brush with glaze again, and tent with foil while you make the gravy.
  • In another small saucepan, add butter. Turn the flame on medium and when butter melts, whisk in flour. Take drippings from the turkey and whisk into butter and flour. Whisk in remaining chicken stock and salt. Bring to a boil and reduce to a simmer until thickened, about 1-2 minutes.
  • Cut turkey into ¼” slices and serve with remaining glaze and gravy.
  • Refrigerate leftover turkey for up to 3 days.