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Turkey Breast

EggmoramusEggmoramus Posts: 84
edited 5:29AM in EggHead Forum
Happy Thanksgiving, Eggers. I have a question about cooking a 5 lb turkey breast. Because of eating elsewhere today it will be tomorrow before I cook myself. Can anyone give a first timer some info on how best to cook a breast. any help will be appreciated.


  • crghc98crghc98 Posts: 1,006
    just roast it via the mad max method....
  • Just as Chris said - it will be delicious. Let us know your results.
    ~HOPE~ is wishing something would happen. ~FAITH~ is believing something will happen. ~COURAGE~ is making something happen......
  • The mad max method certainly has a track record for success. But if that doesn't appeal, we smoked a 5lb breast for our small gathering. Brined with Alton brown's "good eats" brine, rested in fridge for 24 hrs(it really does make crispier skin), then egged at 250 with a handful if cherry/alder chips to 160 deg. Came out juicy with a nice (not overpowering) smoky flavor that blended beautifully with a cranberry chipotle sauce and an Oregon Pinot noir.
  • Cook it indirect around 325-350 until the thickest part of the breast is around 160*
  • AnnaGAnnaG Posts: 1,104
    Howdy rocrow,

    Just did one the other day myself. Here is what I learned:

    Overall Game Plan:
    Shoot for a dome temp of 300 degrees, plate setter legs up, using grid, place turkey on a rack, in a roasting pan, and add some white wine to it.

    1) Take turkey breast out of package the night before, this will help with the skin crisping up
    2) Take butter out to soften up. Once softened, rub the turkey, doesn't take much
    3) Put your favorite rub on it
    4) Put white wine in the roasting pan, I used a Pinot Grigio
    5) Brush honey over the breast when around 150 degrees (internal)
    6) Pull breast at 158 degrees
    7) Rest 20-30 minutes before carving
    8) Mix some honey with the wine/drippings in the pan and use to drizzle over the turkey breast after carving.
    9) Eat said turkey breast

    Enjoy from AnnaG...
  • TXTrikerTXTriker Posts: 1,177
    I did mine at 325 till 160 in the breast or there abouts. I think I used a local rub and perhaps some EVOO. I also brushed more EVOO about every 30 minutes till done.
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