Last Updated on 17th December 2021 by
Would you like to be able to cook your turkey breast quickly and easily in the
You do not have to sacrifice taste or texture on your turkey breast when you cook it this way. It can still come out tasting juicy and tender, slicing easily when you cut it.
Cooking turkey breast in air fryer is easy, and it is probably the simplest way to make a turkey when you’re looking for timesaving cooking method. This way of cooking turkey breast is a big help when you are making a large meal for family or guests.
I know a lot of people will make turkey around the holidays, particularly for Thanksgiving. So, it helps to be able to make one of the biggest parts of the meal without any major fuss.
When you cook turkey breast in
How to Cook a Turkey Breast in an
One of the first considerations when cooking turkey breast and
It is a good idea to check the size of your
You also want to thaw the turkey breast before cooking it in the
Be sure to give it enough time to thaw properly, and if you want to hurry up the thawing process, you can leave the bird out on your kitchen counter. Just put it in a large pot or pan that can catch the water as the ice melts.
The recipe I’m going to give you for how to cook turkey breast in
I’m also going to share with you a few little seasonings I suggest for this turkey, and you can add more if you like. This is just a simple and basic recipe for cooking at turkey in the
How to Cook a Turkey Breast in an Air Fryer
- 4 pound turkey, whole
- 2 tsp of kosher salt
- 1 tbsp of olive oil
- ½ tbsp of poultry seasoning
- Rub down the turkey with olive oil, using about half a tablespoon in all. Rub down all sides of the turkey with salt and turkey seasoning, and then rub the rest of the oil over the turkey.
- Heat up the air fryer to 350 degrees Fahrenheit.
- Cook the turkey for 20 minutes. Then flip the turkey over and cook for an additional 35 minutes or so. You need to cook it until the internal temperature reaches 165 degrees Fahrenheit, which you can check with an instant read thermometer
Before you carve the turkey, be sure to let it rest for at least 10 minutes. This allows the juices to soak in, and if you cut it too soon, the juices will run out and you will lose a lot of that flavor and tenderness.
How Long to Cook Turkey Breast in
As I said, the cooking time will vary based on the size of your turkey. How to cook a 3-pound Turkey breast in
You can cook a half turkey breast and
Make sure the internal temperature reads at least 165 degrees Fahrenheit. If it isn’t that high yet, then put the turkey back into the
If you overcook your turkey breast, it can not only burn but can also dry out, making it tough and not very pleasant to eat.
What about cooking a boneless turkey breast in
What to Do with the Leftovers
Now, usually when you cook a large turkey, there will be some leftovers. Many of us know what to do with those already, but if this is your first time cooking a turkey breast at home, you may not be sure what to do with all the leftover turkey.
If there is a lot of turkey left over, I suggest storing it in the freezer, or at least some of it in the freezer. Whatever turkey won’t use in the next two or three days needs to be stored in the freezer. It can store in the freezer for about 3 months.
What about the turkey you’re keeping in the fridge? That can be sliced into sandwich meat or can be mixed into soup and rice dishes. It can be added to burritos and just about any dish that calls for chicken.
To reheat your turkey leftovers, you can rewarm it in the microwave for a few seconds or put it in the
I suggest placing the turkey into cooking food near the tail end of the cooking process so that you do not overcook or dry out the turkey.
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