Thanksgiving Turkey For Two

// Thanksgiving Turkey For Two

Prep Time

5 mins

Cook Time

22-25 mins

Free Time

to set the table

Making a small-scale Thanksgiving dinner? Use the microwave to cook the turkey — seriously! Our secret? Lowering your microwave’s the power level yields tender and juicy results. This recipe cooks the turkey in a savory broth for added richness, which is a perfect start for a quick-cooking gravy!

All of Anyday’s recipes are tested (and retested!) in many different microwaves and home kitchens to make sure they work — and work well.

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What You’ll Need

What You’ll Need

The Large Deep Dish

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Select your serving size and microwave wattage in the dropdown. The recipe will change accordingly.


Select your microwave wattage in the dropdown. The cook times in this recipe will automatically change accordingly.


To find your microwave’s wattage, look at the front panel, the side of the door, in the back, in the user manual, or Google the model number. If both an input and output wattage are listed, use the output.

Wattage translates to how powerful the microwave is. The higher the wattage, the faster your food will cook. The lower the wattage, the longer the cook time.

When in doubt, start with less time — you can always add more.

Microwave oven by power - 700w



The Large Deep Dish


  • 1 2 lb (900g) brined and marinated turkey breast, thawed (Jennie-o oven ready preferred)
  • 3 tablespoons unsalted butter, melted
  • ¼ teaspoon garlic powder
  • ¼ teaspoon black peppercorns
  • ½ teaspoon kosher salt
  • ¼ cup (60ml) chicken stock
  • 3 sprigs of fresh sage
  • Gravy, for serving (optional)


  1. Combine all ingredients in the Anyday dish. Flip the turkey a few times to make sure it's coated in the liquid.
  2. Cover with lid (knob lifted). Cook in the microwave at Power Level 6tooltip for 22-25 minutes, or until the turkey registers at least 165°F and is cooked through. Note: The thickness or height of the breast will determine the cooking time, the thicker the breast the longer it will take. If the internal temperature is not reached, continue adding time at the same Power level in 5-minute intervals.
  3. Allow the turkey to rest for 5 minutes and transfer to a serving plate. Discard sage leaves and peppercorns and use the remaining juices to start a simple gravy.
  4. Slice and serve turkey breast with gravy, if desired.

Serving suggestions & tips

  • Quickly sear or broil for a golden top, if desired.
  • Brush the top with mustard and roll on chopped parsley for a festive presentation.
  • Thinly slice leftover meat and use it in a sandwich or wrap.
  • Shred or chop leftover turkey and use it in place of rotisserie chicken.

Recipe notes

  • Find whole, pre-marinated, and brined turkey breast in your local grocery store's meat section. Brining is the essential secret to achieving a successful outcome.
  • You can cook the turkey ahead of time, then keep the broth and reheat the next day.
  • Microwave ovens vary, even with the same wattages. Adjust cooking times as needed.

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