Roast Turkey Breast

Roast Turkey Breast

We are big fans of Chef Rick Martinez here at Luchito, and when we saw his recipe for Thanksgiving “Pavo al Pastor” we couldn’t not try it, especially because he incorporates chipotle into his adobo sauce. We immediately got inspired and thought that Gran Luchito Chipotle Paste would be perfect for this job!

If you’re not sure what we’re talking about we’ll give you a little thought. What’s not to love about having roast turkey breast covered with a delicious al pastor marinade, served with warm Gran Luchito Soft Taco Wraps and grilled pineapple seasoned with Gran Luchito Garlic and Guajillo Fajita and Taco Mix. Sounds good, right?

And for those of you who have never had “tacos al pastor” here is a little explanation. Tacos al pastor is a famous street food dish originally from Mexico City, where spit-roasted pork is marinated with a blend of spices, Mexican chillies, achiote paste and pineapple juice. This al pastor recipe is then served over warm tortillas and slices of roasted pineapple, and is seriously delicious!

We think this turkey breast recipe is perfect if you’re hosting any parties during the holiday season, or for those more adventurous cooks that are not afraid to try something slightly different.

Prepare a turkey breast, a crown or a whole turkey depending on how many people you’re feeding. Just make sure to make enough adobo, and serve it with warm Soft Tacos.

Don’t forget to marinate your turkey breast for a good amount of time in order to get even more flavour into your meat, making it into a Mexican turkey! Overnight usually does the trick.

We suggest serving this roast turkey breast recipe with Gran Luchito Crunchy Salsa Macha and Gran Luchito Jalapeño and Pineapple. You can have both at the table for your guests to try and have fun making their own turkey tacos.

Any leftovers? Don’t forget to try our Turkey Burrito and Turkey Enchiladas recipes!

  • Prep time

    20 mins

  • Cook time

    1 hr 30 mins

  • Total time

    1 hr 50 mins

  • Ideal for

  • Make it

  • Serves


Nutrition: Per serving

kcal 144 fat 5.8g saturates 1.2g carbs 9.9g sugars 3.5g fibre 0.7g protein 12.2g salt 0.35g

How to make it

  1. The first thing is to prepare the adobo. Add all the ingredients into a blender and blend really well until you get a smooth and bright orange marinade.
  2. Place your turkey into a large container and pour all of the adobo sauce on top. Grab a pastry brush and make sure the adobo goes into every crevice of your turkey breast, then cover and store in the fridge overnight.
  3. After marinating overnight, preheat the oven to 180˚C/350˚F and follow the next steps.
  4. In a large baking tray add the pineapple slices with the onion. Season with the Garlic and Guajillo Fajita and Taco Mix, add the olive oil and freshly ground black pepper, then combine everything using your hands and evenly spread onto a large baking tray.
  5. Place the marinated pastor turkey (at room temperature) over the pineapple, along with the onion mixture, and season with salt and freshly ground pepper. Cover with tin foil and place in the oven for 1 hour.
  6. After 1 hour remove the foil and brush your turkey breast with the remaining adobo. Cook for a further 20 to 30 minutes.
  7. Slice your Mexican turkey and serve with the delicious roasted pineapple on top. Then bring the Salsa Macha, Jalapeno and Pineapple, warm Soft Taco Wraps, fresh coriander and diced onion to the table, setting up everything nicely for your guests to prepare their own turkey tacos.

What To Serve With Roast Turkey Breast

Serve your Roast Turkey Breasts with classic sides with a Mexican twist:

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What is adobo sauce?

Adobo is a tangy, slightly sweet, Mexican red sauce often comprised of tomatoes, garlic, vinegar, and spices.

What is al pastor?

The Spanish phrase al pastor roughly translates to shepherd style in English. This style refers to roasting meat (usually pork) on a vertical spit. The iconic vertical spit houses a conelike stack of marinated meat, called shawarma, which originates from the Eastern hemisphere.

Is turkey healthier than chicken?

Overall, turkey contains fewer calories and moderately more protein than chicken, except for the chicken breast, which has more protein per serving size of 3 ounces. Turkey also has less cholesterol, less sodium and more iron.

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