Roast Turkey Breast Cocktail (Freezer Meal)

Cynthia Smith

Turkey isn't just for the holidays! Turkey cooks up just like chicken does and is sure to be a welcome treat anytime!


  • 2 teaspoons finely shredded lime peel

  • 1/2 cup of fresh lime juice
  • 1/3 cup tequila or orange juice
  • 2 tablespoons orange juice
  • 1 tablespoon olive oil
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • 1/4 teaspoon ground pepper
  • 1 6-pound whole turkey breast
  • 2 teaspoons of cornstarch


First, prepare the cocktail marinade by combining the lime peel, lime juice, tequila (or orange juice), olive oil, cornstarch, salt and pepper. Place the turkey breast in a self sealing plastic bag and set in a large bowl before pouring the marinade over the turkey. Seal the bag and turn in order to coat the entire turkey breast. Marinate in the refrigerator for at least 8 hours but no more than 24 hours making sure to turn the bag occasionally. Remove the turkey breast from the bag and discard the marinade.

Place the turkey with the skin side up on a rack in a shallow roasting pan. Insert a meat thermometer into the thickest part of the breast (avoiding any bone). Roast uncovered at 325 degrees for 2 1/4 to 2 1/2 hours or until the thermometer reads 170 degrees. Transfer the turkey to a cutting board and allow to cool until it can be handled. Cube or shred the turkey before placing in freezable bags and freeze for up to three months.


To use the frozen Roast Turkey Breast Cocktail, thaw in the refrigerator overnight.

Roast Turkey Breast Cocktail yields 4 servings.

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By Marianneodell53 (Guest Post)
May 10, 20060 found this helpful

What do you do with the cornstarch??

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October 1, 20190 found this helpful

The cornstarch is part of the marinade, to thicken it and help it stick to the turkey breast.

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