This Vicky’s Kitchen Roast Turkey Breast looks like a great option for a small holiday gathering. The photo of the delicious turkey, stuffing and glaze on the box is enough to make your mouth water. The box makes the “fully cooked” and “ready in minutes” dish sound very easy to prepare too. Does it live up to expectations, or are you better off buying a plain turkey breast and some stuffing?
Other festive foods from Costco that you could serve for Thanksgiving or Christmas are the Kirkland Signature Spiral Sliced Ham, Kevin’s Turkey Gravy, Reser’s Main St. Bistro Baked Scalloped Potatoes, Back to Nature Gourmet Stuffing Mix, Kirkland Signature Turkey Breast, Johnny’s Au Gratin Potatoes, Kirkland Signature Pumpkin Pie and the Stonemill Kitchens Creamy Cranberry Jalapeno Dip.
Location in Store
I bought this in Kalispell, Montana and found it in the refrigerated deli section. The item number is 14479.
We served it with the Vicky’s Kitchen Cornbread Cranberry Stuffing, which is why there are two kinds of stuffing on the plate.
There are three components to the dish: the turkey breast, the stuffing and the chutney glaze.
I cooked my turkey breast in the oven for 60 minutes (the low end of cook time) and let it rest for 10 minutes after that. Unfortunately, my turkey came out a bit on the dry side. I wonder if this could have been by because I discarded most of the juices from the package the turkey breast came in or possibly because I didn’t seal my foil properly.
The turkey wasn’t so dry that it ruined it, but it wasn’t ideal.
The flavor of the turkey is quite nice. It’s quite sweet but in a good way. The quality of the meat seemed decent aside from the dryness.
The stuffing is fairly tasty too. It’s a bit bready/soggy, but has a very similar flavor to the turkey, so I guess that’s what makes the turkey tasty! I would say it’s sweet with a nice bit of herbiness. The thyme stood out to me.
I can’t say the sausage or the cornbread croutons in the stuffing were noticeable to me. After really searching for pieces of a sausage, I think I might have found one. I couldn’t really tell from looking at it, but I could taste it. There are quite a few cranberries in the stuffing and they taste pretty much like what you’d expect – a bit sweet and a bit tart.
I wondered if the stuffing might be the same as the stand-alone Vicky’s Kitchen Cornbread Cranberry Stuffing, but it’s not. The flavor is quite different. They have some different seasonings and this one uses turkey maple sausage while the other uses turkey Italian sausage.
I didn’t care for the chutney glaze by itself. It’s extremely sweet with a bit of tartness. The sweetness was too much for me, even with a bite of turkey. It helped with the dryness, but next time I’d go very easy on the glaze personally.
The combination of the turkey, stuffing and glaze was quite good when I went very light on the glaze. All of the flavors go together well.
This isn’t cheap! It’s not that big and I paid USD 28.99 for it. I think the cost is related to the fact that it’s not just a convenient turkey breast you’re getting but stuffing too. I still think it’s a bit expensive.
The turkey breast is already fully-cooked so that might be another reason why it turned out dry from heating it in the oven. To heat the turkey breast in the oven you wrap it in foil and bake it for 60 to 75 minutes at 375 degrees Fahrenheit. There are also microwave heating instructions.
I used a sharp knife to cut the turkey breast and still found it pretty hard to cut cleanly. Good luck trying to get perfect pieces like the ones on the box!
I think this would be great to serve for a small dinner party, like four adults. It’s very convenient but it just doesn’t scream Thanksgiving or Christmas dinner to me. I think I’d be a bit disappointed if I bought this for those special occasions.
The calorie difference between the stuffed turkey alone and the stuffed turkey with chutney glaze is significant. The chutney adds quite a bit more sugar as well as carbohydrates.
For a five-ounce serving of just the stuffed turkey, there are 210 calories, six grams of fat, 660 milligrams of sodium, 16 grams of carbohydrates, one gram of fiber, six grams of sugar and 24 grams of protein.
A five-ounce serving of stuffed turkey with chutney contains 310 calories, 10 grams of fat, 880 milligrams of sodium, 27 grams of carbohydrates, one gram of fiber, 15 grams of sugar and 28 grams of protein.
The ingredients list is long due to all the different components but surprisingly there aren’t that many ingredients that really turn me off! Most of the ingredients are ones you’d use to make a dish like that at home.
that I love Vicky’s Kitchen uses olive oil in the marinade and also appreciate that both the turkey and sausage are antibiotic-free.
Taste: 7, but could be an 8 if the turkey wasn’t so dry.
Give it a try!
If you can manage to prepare this roast turkey breast without drying it out and serve it without making a mess of it, it could make a pretty solid foundation for an easy holiday meal. I really liked the flavors, though you’ll want to be careful not to overdo the chutney glaze unless you like a lot of sweetness.
Have you tried the Vicky’s Kitchen Roast Turkey Breast? What did you think of it? Leave a comment below!
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