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Can anyone provide tips for cooking a turkey breast?

GrilliciousGrillicious Posts: 347
edited 7:44PM in EggHead Forum
A friend asked me how to cook a turkey breast vs. a whole turkey. I've done whole turkeys but never a breast. Any pointers will be much appreciated.


  • uncbbquncbbq Posts: 165
    I cooked one recently on a vertical chicken roaster, no liquid, rubbed with Tsunami Spin, 350 dome, platesetter, 160 temp. I gave it to a friend and he said it was the best he'd ever had. I didn't get to taste it, but it looked great.

  • Grillicious,
    I roast them indirect at 325 just like in the oven. I use mild smoke and a rub like Raisin' The Steaks.

    The Naked Whiz
  • Doh...found what I needed in the recipe section here of course.

  • thirdeyethirdeye Posts: 7,428
    <p />Grillicious,[p]The standard 325 to 350 degrees will work just fine. I typically brine mine and I also remove the ribs, some of the plate and the wishbone. This helps the doneness stay a little more even but it really makes slicing easy. If you are handy with a knife and some kitchen shears, and want to see the entire how-to just you will go to my homepage. Look in the Turkey section.[p]~thirdeye~ 15367ef1.gif[p]PS I'm making a breast for T-Giving too, haven't figured out what to do with the legs and thighs yet.... [p]

    Happy Trails

    Barbecue is not rocket surgery
  • MR HMR H Posts: 109
    I take the legs and thighs and debone them. Rub Tumami Spin and a little red peper on meat. Take about 2-3 table spoons of raspberry salad dressing and moisten meat. I use a wire meatloaf for "meatloaf." pack the red meat in basket and roast with the breast. The taste is wonderful.[p]Cheers
    Howard in Bartow

  • thirdeyethirdeye Posts: 7,428
    <p />MR H,[p]That sounds good. I just butchered my bird like this, and everything is brining. I have plans for the breast, not sure yet about the dark half & wings.[p]~thirdeye~ 15367ef1.gif

    Happy Trails

    Barbecue is not rocket surgery
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