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Turkey Breast Internal Temp?

GloriaGloria Posts: 161
edited 5:26PM in EggHead Forum
The temperature gauges vary anywhere from 170 - 190 internal temp for turkey breast. I want this bugger well done, so can I get some opinions on this? We are just now putting it on and our records show that the last one we cooked, 6 lb, we cooked for two hours. I am of the touch-and-press school to determine doneness but we are trying to be more scientific and go by the internal temp. This one is 7.30 lbs. Thanks.


  • Nature BoyNature Boy Posts: 8,489
    165 is perfect for us. I would not suggest going over 170 unless it is brined. At 175 you will definitely find a dryer result.[p]Have fun! And a great weekend to you.
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  • sdbeltsdbelt Posts: 267
    Gloria,[p]I'm with NB. 163-165 is all you need. 170 is a good temp for the dark meat.[p]--sdb
  • GloriaGloria Posts: 161
    Thanks for all your help people on the turkey breast. I was gone with my daughter to buy her a new car and when we returned, there was enough left to make us a sandwich! Everybody said it was the best they had ever eaten. When my husband took it off, it was at 165 (Polder) and the opinion was that it needed a bit more cooking, so he took it to 185. I would not have thought that it would be moist at that temp but it definitely was and what I got was delicious.

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