Oven Roasted BBQ Butter Turkey Breast

2.5 Hours


  • 2 whole bone-in turkey breasts
  • 2 quarts of brine (recipe below)
  • 1 cup BBQ Butter (recipe below)
For Brine
  • 2 quarts cold water
  • 1/2 cup kosher salt
  • 1/2 cup granulated sugar
  • 2 Tbs paprika
  • 2 Tbs chile powder
  • 2 Tbs garlic powder
  • 1 Tbs onion powder
  • 1 tsp cayenne pepper
  • 1 tsp white pepper
For Barbecue Butter


  1. Place water in a small sauce pot and heat to simmer.
  2. Whisk in salt, sugar and spices allowing them to dissolve, then turn off heat.
  3. Transfer cooled brine to bowl or zip lock bag
  4. Add turkey breast, making sure to completely cover, and let sit in the refrigerator overnight.
  5. Preheat oven to 325F.
  6. Remove turkey from brine and pat dry with a paper towel.
  7. Sprinkle both sides with Jay D's Spicy & Sweet Rub and place the turkey breast skin side up on a rack in a roasting pan.
  8. Roast the turkey for 1 hour and 45 minutes to 2 hours, while basting with the BBQ butter every 15-20 minutes.
  9. Turkey is ready when the skin is golden brown and an instant-read thermometer registers at 165 F when inserted into the thickest and meatiest area of the breast.
  10. If the skin starts to over-brown, cover loosely with aluminum foil and allow to finish cooking.
  11. Once the turkey is done, transfer to a platter, cover with aluminum foil, and allow to rest 15 minutes before slicing diagonally on the bias.
  12. Serve with the pan juices from the bottom of the roasting pan.

For Barbecue Butter:

Combine butter & rub in a sauce pan over medium-low heat. Once melted, stir and reduce to simmer.


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