Cooking a Turkey Breast in the Microwave

Instead of heating up your oven the next time you make a turkey breast, consider using your microwave. Keep in mind that When cooking a turkey breast in the microwave it is important to keep the meat form drying out. This is a guide about cooking a turkey breast in the microwave.


November 27, 2013 Flag
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I know you have to cook it by the pounds, like you would cook it into an oven. How would I cook it to be moist and juicy and not dry? I would appreciate your input or suggestions. Thank you!

By Mary

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November 27, 20130 found this helpful

I used to cook whole turkeys in the microwave. At the time I did that, the book that came with my microwave had the directions for doing it. I know it said to put the turkey in one of those oven roasting bags. They always turned out moist and people were surprised when I told them I had cooked it in the microwave. I'm sure if you google the topic you will be able to find something. For several years now, I have been doing bone in turkey breasts in the slow cooker/crock pot. There are a lot of recipes for doing that online too.

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April 7, 2012 Flag
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What settings will I need to cook a turkey breast on and for how long? I am using a combination microwave.

By Lynn

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April 8, 20120 found this helpful

I don't know what you mean by a combination microwave, however, I have cooked whole turkeys in the basic microwave and they turn out really good. I just followed the directions in the book that came with it, or else you can google it and see what you can find out. For turkey breasts I cook them in the crock pot/slow cooker. They turn out nice too. There are various recipes online for whatever you want to add to them.

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December 25, 2006 Flag
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How long should I bake a 3 lb. turkey breast in a microwave oven?

Margaret from Newport News, VA

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December 30, 20060 found this helpful

Please don't cook it in the microwave. If people only knew how bad they are. The take all the nutrients out of the food.

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November 27, 20081 found this helpful

Wash the breast inside and out with cold water, and pat dry with paper towels. Salt and pepper the cavity. Place a small sliced onion, a celery stalk, and sprigs of fresh thyme, sage and parsley (or a combination of dried) in the cavity. Place the turkey in a greased microwave-safe baking dish. Rub vegetable oil on the outside, and salt and pepper. Cover the breast with a sheet of waxed paper. Place in the microwave and cook at 50% power for 9-10 minutes per pound. If you don't have a carousel in the microwave, turn the dish every 10-15 minutes. When done, remove from oven and let rest 15 minutes before carving.

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