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Has anyone roasted a turkey breast down?

I heard this on the radio this morning and I was wondering if anyone had tried it. They said that the breast meat was more juicy. I usually roast my turkey in a roaster breast side up. I butt the turkey and add my seasonings. To do this breast side down, do I do anything different? Or do you not recommend it at all??


Asked by marchar2002 at 5:46 PM on Nov. 24, 2010 in Food & Drink

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  • i do it, and yes it is more juicy. on america's test kitchen this past weekend they did a few different turkey shows and every time they started it breast down then flipped it after an hour.

    Answer by annanonnymommy at 7:31 PM on Nov. 24, 2010

  • I've never tried it, but it makes sense. Good luck!

    Answer by SavageGrl at 5:57 PM on Nov. 24, 2010

  • That's how I do my chickens.... VERY tender that way...

    Answer by GoodyBrook at 5:58 PM on Nov. 24, 2010

  • I always start the turkey and my chickens that way and then flip them over about 45 minutes (for turkey) into the cooking. I also start it in a hot 450 degree oven and then turn the oven down.
    They have always turned out great.

    Answer by tony1638 at 6:17 PM on Nov. 24, 2010

  • My Dad does his turkey that way! Says it is really moist.

    He saw it on TV and since then does his turkey upside down.....I'm gonna try it this way tomorrow!

    Answer by LilyPondOasis at 6:53 PM on Nov. 24, 2010

  • I have done it on accident before and yes, the meat is very moist because it is sitting in the drippings the whole time.

    Answer by at 9:06 PM on Nov. 24, 2010

  • Always

    Answer by NotPanicking at 9:17 PM on Nov. 24, 2010

  • Oh, and about anything different - we'd do this whether it was upside down or not, but it makes a difference in flavor - we don't use stuffing inside, due to the health issue, but we do throw in cut up apples, onions and some fresh herbs.

    Answer by NotPanicking at 9:19 PM on Nov. 24, 2010