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Breast up or breast down?

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How do you cook yours?

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You talking in the oven or the grill? For bbq I cook it over the coals split in halves with the breast down and never turn it, turns out beautiful golden color and juicy.

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In the oven I start with the back up for most of the cooking. Depending on the size of the bird, it may get rolled on each side as well for a short bit. Then finish breast up.

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I'm definitely with phatch on that one - best way :)

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As with many other things,  it becomes a matter of individual preference.  In our house we all like the breast skin nicely brown,  but no one is fussy about the bottom of the bird.  So I plunk it into the pan breast up, lid on, for the entire time. Everyone's happy. 

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post #6 of 9

Up with a bunch of butter worked in under the skin.

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Start back up, cook about two-thirds of the way to done; turn and finish the last third breast up. 

 

BDL

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Originally Posted by amazingrace View Post

As with many other things,  it becomes a matter of individual preference.  In our house we all like the breast skin nicely brown,  but no one is fussy about the bottom of the bird.  So I plunk it into the pan breast up, lid on, for the entire time. Everyone's happy. 


I'll just add some to grace reply. It all cooks the meat well together with a nicely brown or crispy brown skin when the breast is up. :)

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Start back up, cook about two-thirds of the way to done; turn and finish the last third breast up. 

 

BDL



That's how I do it, too and never a complaint about dry breast meat and the skin turns out well, too.

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