Chipotle Brined Turkey Breast with Chipotle Gravy





  1. In stock pot large enough to hold the turkey, combine brining spices, sugar and water. Bring to a boil, reduce heat and simmer 15 minutes. Cool completely.
  2. Add turkey breast to pot. (The brining solution must completely cover turkey breast, add water if needed.) Refrigerate, covered, 12-24 hours. Rinse turkey breast inside and out after brining. Pat dry with paper towels.
  3. Arrange turkey breast on rack in shallow roasting pan. Refrigerate, uncovered 12-16 hours. (Allowing turkey breast to sit uncovered in refrigerator insures a deep golden skin when roasted).
  4. Combine butter and chipotle; rub over turkey skin. Season with pepper to taste. Roast in 325 F oven until meat thermometer reaches 165 F, (2-2½ hours). Let stand 10-15 minutes; (Temperature will rise 5-10 degrees while standing.) Transfer turkey breast to cutting board.
  5. Discard all but 2 tablespoons drippings. Add chicken broth to roasting pan and bring to a boil, scraping up browned bits in bottom of pan. Combine cornstarch and water. Stir into broth and cook, stirring until thickened.
  6. Slice turkey and arrange on serving platter. Serve with gravy.
* Recipes created for given quantity. Changes to quantities are for planning purposes only and have not been tested.