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If you cook a turkey breast in an oven bag, you will avoid splatters in your oven and end up with a lot of gravy for the meat and rice, pasta or potatoes.
Prep Time: 10 minutes
Cook Time: 2 hours 15 minutes for 7.5 lb breast
Total Time: 2 1/2 hours
Yield: 8 servings
Source: Good Housekeeping magazine from years ago
I use a cooking bag and always put the breast meat side down in the pan, so all the juice stays in the meat
By cleanupmom55 from Franklin, PA
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Do you have any tips for cooking the perfect (and NOT dry) turkey breast? My son complains every year that my turkey is always so dry. Because it is just the three of us, I usually only cook a small turkey breast. HELP me cook that perfect Thanksgiving turkey this year! :) Thanks in advance!
The key is to brine your turkey first. Here is a recipe I have used in the past. It makes the turkey very moist and tasty:
2 gallons water
1 1/2 cups canning salt
3 tablespoons minced garlic
1 tablespoon ground black pepper
1/4 cup Worcestershire sauce
1/3 cup brown sugar
In a large bucket or container large enough to hold your turkey, mix together the water, salt, garlic, pepper, Worcestershire sauce and brown sugar. Store in a refrigerator, and soak turkey for 1 day before smoking or roasting.
I have been making this turkey for 3 years know and my family is not to big on turkey because it is so dry but behold the first time I made it they thought it was chicken.
Can you cook a 10 lb turkey breast (bone out) in a turkey bag in an Oster turkey roaster or do you have to take it out of the bag it came in?
By Joe T from West hester
You can not cook a turkey in the bag it comes in. Some roasters will work for a baking bag, but not all. You would need to read your roaster instructions. If it doesn't say, then I would not use a roasting bag.
You need to take the turkey out of the packaging. I have used Reynolds turkey bags in my regular oven