Cooking time may vary depending on the size of the breast, but plan on 1 12 to 2 12 hours on average for the breast. Remove the turkey from the oven and let it rest for 20 to 30 minutes, covered gently with aluminum foil. While it is resting, the internal temperature will continue to rise. To carve the turkey, cut each breast half in two down the middle of the boning.
How long does it take to cook a turkey breast?
At 350 degrees F, a bone-in turkey breast will take approximately 20 minutes per pound to cook (175 degrees C). Meat should be cooked until it reaches an internal temperature of 165 degrees Fahrenheit (75 degrees Celsius); cooking durations and temperatures will vary depending on the recipe you choose.
How many people will a turkey breast feed?
Turkey breasts are available in two varieties: boneless and skinless and bone-in with skin. You may purchase a half breast (about 3 pounds) or a whole breast (approximately 5 pounds) (two halves joined at the breast bone). In comparison, a half breast will serve two to four people, while a whole breast will serve six to eight people.
What is the best way to cook a Turkey?
- While the dark meat of the leg and thigh benefits from lengthy, slow cooking, the breast benefits from quick, high-heat cooking.
- Taking the legs and cooking them separately, then adding the breast (still on the bone if you wish) afterwards is one of the more tricky things you can do with a bird this size.
- After that, you can put the parts together to make it appear like a full turkey on a dish, all nicely roasted!
Why do turkeys come out dry?
The reason a turkey comes out dry (at least in the breast flesh) is that turkeys have two types of meat on them (leg and thigh versus breast) that want to be cooked in two distinct ways.