Can you recommend your ideal oven settings and/or method to guarantee the juiciest turkey meat this Thanksgiving.
Again I recommend all of the above to create a juicy turkey….. Funny – my family calls my Zacky Farms turkey and my Lillian Z chicken, the juiciest they have ever had.
Preheat the oven to 325 degrees, place the turkey BREAST SIDE DOWN, on a V rack in the oven for fifteen minutes to the pound. This is done because the breast portion of the turkey cooks faster than any other part. Therefore, the juices continue to flow into the breast of the turkey keeping it from drying out. You will find the bird to be prettier and well browned, if you turn it over the last hour of roasting. At the end of roasting in ensure your bird is done….. place a thermometer between the wing and breast portion. If the thermometer reads 165 degrees your bird is done.