Turkey has so much more to offer than just a side dish to mashed potatoes, stuffing, and gravy. The best way to roast a turkey breast is really pretty simple, and yes, it can take only 30 minutes to cook. I use the same technique to cook turkey breasts as I do when I roast a chicken. To add flavor, I add softened butter under the skin, so that as the turkey cooks, the butter melts into the meat. I cook the turkey breast with a bit of white wine added to the high rimmed baking sheet. And even if you skip all of the above, always make sure your turkey is well-seasoned with kosher salt and freshly ground black pepper.
The Thanksgiving Turkey Guide: Temperatures are Everything
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The proper turkey cooking times and the correct turkey cooking temperature are extremely important when cooking turkey. The optimum flavor and tenderness of turkey can be consistently achieved when care is taken to follow the recommended turkey cooking time and temperature guidelines. Using the recommended time and temperature guidelines will ensure that the meat is cooked to the minimum safe internal temperature, which is critical in preventing food-borne illness that can be caused by undercooked turkey. Using an accurate meat thermometer is the best way to ensure the proper doneness of turkey meat.
No other holiday has such a laser focus on a single piece of food—the Thanksgiving Turkey. Say what you will about the sweet potatoes, green beans, mashed potatoes, stuffing, gravy, the pies, even the rolls oh, those rolls ; all eyes are on the turkey on Thanksgiving afternoon. If the turkey is just perfect, everything seems brighter. And YET, how often do you cook a whole turkey during the other days of the year?
Bone-in turkey breasts are not only smaller to store in your fridge, but they cook faster and with less fuss on Thanksgiving morning. Plus, they should yield just the right amount of turkey for a smaller group, and still provide some yummy leftovers for sandwiches the next day. There are a few different types of turkey breasts to consider when deciding what would be best for the big day. Boneless Turkey Breasts: This is the simplest route.