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BBQ Butter-Basted Turkey Breas


Turkey Breast is Basted in a delicious BBQ Butter.

8 cups water
1/2 cup plus 2 teaspoons kosher salt, divided
1/2 cup sugar
2 tablespoons paprika
2 tablespoons chili powder
2 tablespoons garlic powder
1 tablespoon onion powder
1 teaspoon cayenne pepper
1 teaspoon ground white pepper
2 (3-pound) bone-in skin-on turkey breasts
1 teaspoon ground black pepper
1 cup BBQ Butter, recipe follows

In a large stockpot, add 8 cups water, and bring to a boil over high heat. Reduce to a simmer. Add 1/2 cup salt, sugar, paprika, chili powder, garlic powder, onion powder, cayenne, and white pepper; whisk until dissolved. Remove from heat, and let cool to room temperature. Transfer to a large bowl or 1-gallon resealable plastic bags. Add turkey breasts, making sure to completely submerge; refrigerate at least 1 hour.

Preheat oven to 325°.

Remove turkey from brine, and pat dry with paper towels. Sprinkle both sides with remaining 2 teaspoons salt and black pepper. In a large roasting pan with rack, place turkey breasts skin side up.

Roast turkeys, basting with BBQ Butter every 15 to 20 minutes, until skin is golden brown and an instant-read thermometer registers 165° when inserted into the thickest part of the breast, about 2 hours. If skin browns too quickly, cover loosely with foil and continue cooking.

Transfer turkeys to a platter, tent with with aluminum foil, and let rest for 15 minutes before slicing diagonally. Serve with pan juices.

serves 8


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