Chipotle-Rubbed Tequila Turkey Breast Recipe

Chipotle-Rubbed Tequila Turkey Breast

Serves 10

Rub a whole turkey breast with a fiery chipotle rub and finish it with a tequila-spiked sauce. Ask one of our butchers to cut a thin slice off the bottom of the breast so it will sit flat in the pan, breast-side up.


  • 1 (4-6 lb) whole turkey breast, bone-in, skin-on
  • 1/2 cup water, more as needed
  • 1 lb multicolored mini bell peppers
  • Orange-Chipotle Rub:
  • 1/4 cup fresh orange juice
  • 1 Tbsp Metropolitan Market Extra Virgin Olive Oil
  • 5 cloves garlic, minced or pressed
  • 2 Tbsp Los Chileros Chipotle Rub & Mix (you can use ground chipotle pepper)
  • 1 Tbsp salt
  • 1 tsp ground cumin
  • Glaze, Sauce, and Garnish:
  • 1/2 cup apricot jam or orange marmalade
  • 3 Tbsp tequila
  • 1/2 to 1 cup chicken or turkey stock, as needed
  • 2 tsp cornstarch mixed with water
  • 1 tsp Mexican oregano leaves
  • 3 limes, cut in wedges
  • Salt


  1. Preheat oven to 375°F.
  2. Combine ingredients for Chipotle-Orange Rub.
  3. Rub the chipotle-orange mixture all over the turkey breast. (If time allows, cover and refrigerate overnight for best flavor.)
  4. Place seasoned turkey in a roasting pan, breast side up.
  5. Add 1/2 cup water to the pan. Roast for 45 min.
  6. To make the glaze: mix jam and tequila.
  7. Remove turkey from oven; add the sweet peppers and more water if needed to keep the drippings from burning. Place back in the oven, roast for 30 minutes, glaze and roast for an additional 5 minutes or until the temperature of the thick part of the breast reaches 165°F.
  8. Remove turkey from oven. Transfer peppers to warm serving platter. Carefully transfer turkey to a cutting board. Cover with foil and set aside to rest for 15 minutes while making sauce.
  9. For sauce, strain cooking juices into a glass measuring cup. Add stock if needed to measure 1 cup. Pour into a small saucepan. Stir in cornstarch-water mixture and oregano. Place over medium-high heat and bring to a simmer, stirring constantly, until sauce thickens. Remove from heat. Add salt, if needed, to taste. Transfer to a gravy boat or small pitcher.
  10. Slice turkey breast and transfer to a serving platter with peppers. Add lime wedges to platter. Serve warm, with sauce
  11. Notes:
  12. This dish is better with Mexican oregano, but you may use regular oregano instead


Amount Per Serving (based on 10 servings)
Calories: 340
Fat: 13 g
Saturated Fat: 3.5 g
Cholesterol: 105 mg
Sodium: 810 mg
Carbohydrates: 18 g
Fiber: 1 g
Sugar: 8 g
Protein: 37 g
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