Holiday meals don't have to be difficult to prepare. This recipe for wine-braised turkey breast is perfect if you have a small group coming for Thanksgiving or if you don't want to feast on leftovers for days thereafter. You don't have to cook an entire turkey to enjoy the traditions of Thanksgiving dinner. That's one reason we love this recipe: It yields moist turkey that tastes great paired with all the sides you know and love!
Whether this is the first Thanksgiving meal you've ever prepared or your tenth, you might be a bit anxious. Don't let the big meal frazzle your nerves or stress you out. With a little planning, you can make this a meal your loved ones will remember — for all the right reasons.
This recipe is for a bone-in turkey breast, and the cooking technique helps ensure a moist meal when you're ready to serve it. Braising means that you cook the turkey using liquid that partially covers the turkey. The liquid helps to keep the meat moist. Your first step, however, is to brown the turkey in a pan, which helps to add flavor to it.
You can't have turkey without a wonderful gravy. Luckily, the pan drippings from cooking your turkey will yield a dark and delicious gravy to top your turkey, stuffing, potatoes and anything else that strikes your fancy! So don't toss the juices from your pan. Keep them to make this recipe for rich turkey gravy.
If you happen to have turkey leftovers, there's no need to stick to the same-old turkey sandwich options. Leftovers can make meal prep easy (particularly if you're feeding weekend guests) and can taste amazing the second time around. From breakfast to lunch to dinner, there are options to make your post-Thanksgiving meals just as good as the one on the big day.
Serves 4 to 6
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