I had been craving more turkey for a while and I was looking forward to some turkey sandwiches so I decided to do a turkey dinner for the holidays. I did not want it to just be the same old thing though so I went off in search of something new. When I came across this recipe for maple and chipotle turkey breasts I knew that I had found what I was looking for. I really liked the sound the smoky chipotles mixed with the sweet maple syrup. I wanted to have some leftovers so this time I picked up a larger 5 pound turkey breast with bone and skin on. The turkey was easy to make though, you did have to keep brushing the turkey with the maple and chipotle glaze so it took a bit of effort. The turkey turned out nice and moist and tender and tasty! One good thing about cooking turkey like this is that the glaze drips down into the juices that are used for making gravy. With the maple and chipotle glaze in the turkey drippings the gravy turned out really well! It was hot and smokey with a hint of sweetness and it went really well with the turkey. I am now looking forward the leftover turkey sandwiches tomorrow.
I served the roasted maple and chipotle turkey breast with jalapeno cranberry sauce , corn bread and chorizo stuffing and roasted brussels sprouts gratin .
Maple and Chipotle Roasted Turkey Breast
A roasted turkey breast seasoned with sweet maple syrup and spicy hot chipotle chili peppers.
- 1 (6 pound) turkey breast, rinsed and pat dry
- 4 cloves garlic, peeled and cut in half lengthwise
- 1/4 cup maple syrup
- 2 chipotle chilies in adobo sauce
- 2 tablespoons oil
- 1 tablespoon soy sauce
- Push the garlic under the skin of the turkey breast.
- Blend the maple syrup, chipotle chilies, oil and soy sauce.
- Roast in a 325F/170C oven until the middle of the turkey gets to 160F, about 1.5-2 hours, brushing with the maple chipotle sauce every 15 minutes.
Kevin, this sounds just fabulous. I hope you have a wonderful holiday season.
MERRY CHRISTMAS, KEVIN!!!
Wishing you a merry christmas and a very happy new year 🙂
Merry Christmas to you!
Love the maple/chipotle idea!
Merry Christmas, Kevin!
Wow, this looks amazing! My mother has other plans for Christmas dinner, but I will have to try this once I’m home!
Wish you a very joyous,yummy and peaceful Christmas Kevin
Sounds wonderful Kevin!
Wishing you a Merry Christmas!
Merry Christmas! This really sounds delicious 🙂
Looks lovely. Happy Christmas to you.
Happy holidays! ^o^
You always do a good job combining the sweet and spicy. The sauce looks great.
Safeway was out of turkey breast this morning, so we substituted pork tenderloin. Oh. my. gawd. Can’t wait to try this as written. Thanks for sharing.
Lydia (The Perfect Pantry) says
Ah, my Canadian husband who loves both maple syrup and spicy chile will have a field day with this recipe!
I’m not usually a big turkey fan, but this combination of flavours would even convert me!
I love traditional roasted turkey, stuffing and the like, but it definitely is nice to change it up a bit. This turkey sounds yummy!
Hope you enjoyed your Christmas holiday.
wow that turkey looks fabulous. wish i had had some for my christmas dinner!
This was a delicious turkey. A nice change from the traditional flavor. I stuffed this with the “Awesome Sausage Apple and Cranberry Stuffing” from this site and this made the best Turkey and stuffing I’ve ever eaten. I’ll be making it again.
This looks fabulous and cannot wait to try. My question is do you wait the l.5-2 hrs before brushing the glaze on and for the temperature to be 160 degrees? Thank you.
You brush the maple-chipotle sauce on every 15 minutes during the l.5-2 hours roasting time. Enjoy!
Marie H.Stornelli says
Hey guys – You have the best recipes in the world. I should know because I am a 93 year old great grandmother who has ;been cooking forever
Dawn Phelps says
Happy Holidays to you Kevin. I really enjoy your recipes.