Sage Leaf Turkey Au Jus

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Ingredients Minutes Calories
Prep Cook Servings
8 h 20 min 2 h 12
Sage Leaf Turkey Au Jus
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2 tbsp Canola oil
1 tbsp Lemon peel (zest)
1 tbsp Thyme, fresh (chopped)
1 1/2 tsp Garlic powder
1/2 tsp Salt
1/4 tsp Black pepper
1 breast Turkey breast (bone-in whole turkey breast, rinsed and patted dry)
8 leaf Sage, fresh
1 tbsp Lemon juice
1/4 tsp Salt
1 cup Water


In small bowl, combine canola oil, zest, thyme, garlic powder, 1⁄2 tsp (2 mL) salt and pepper.

Separate turkey skin from breast by running ngertips between them. Rub lemon zest mixture evenly over breast, arrange sage leaves over spice mixture and cover with skin. Cover with plastic wrap and refrigerate 8 hours or overnight.

Preheat oven to 325 °F (160 °C). Place turkey in baking pan and then on baking rack. Cook 2 hours or until meat thermometer reaches 165 °F (75 °C). Let stand 20 minutes before slicing, discard skin.

Meanwhile, add lemon juice, 1⁄4 tsp (1 mL) salt and water to pan drippings, stir until well blended. Pour mixture through fine mesh sieve, reserving strained portion and discarding particles in sieve. Place strained portion in grease separator and discard excess grease.*

Serve turkey slices with au jus.


If you don’t have a grease separator, place the strained liquid in a small plastic bag, snip off one end of the bag to allow juices to flow through. Collect juice in a container and pinch the end before the grease comes through. Discard.

Nutrition Facts

Per Portion

Calories 158
Calories from fat 80
Calories from saturated fat 16.0
Total Fat 8.9 g
Saturated Fat 1.8 g
Trans Fat 0.1 g
Polyunsaturated Fat 2.2 g
Monounsaturated Fat 3.4 g
Cholesterol 54 mg
Sodium 213 mg
Potassium 223 mg
Total Carbohydrate 0.7 g
Dietary Fiber 0.2 g
Sugars 0.1 g
Protein 18.9 g

Dietary servings

Per Portion

Meat 1.0

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