How long does it take to cook a turkey breast at 250 degrees?
A turkey needs to cook about 30 minutes per pound at 250 F, and should reach a safe internal temperature of 165 F before serving. I recommend slow-roasting only small to medium birds.
Can I cook a turkey at 250 degrees?
Place the turkey onto a tray or in a roasting pan and refrigerate, uncovered, for 24 to 48 hours. Heat the oven to 250°F. Roast the turkey, basting every hour or so (you can go 2 to 3 hours safely without basting, but every hour is best), for about 10 hours, until the skin is crisp and evenly golden.
How long do I cook a turkey breast at 200 degrees?
As you slowly roast your turkey overnight at 200 degrees F for approximately 10 hours, the low temperature and moisture is basting your turkey while you sleep. No need to baste your turkey.
How long do you cook a turkey at 225?
If you are smoking a turkey breast, you will want to follow the rule of 225 degrees for about 30 minutes per pound. If you choose a fairly typical 4-lb turkey breast, you’d be looking at about a 2 hour cook time.
How long does a turkey take to smoke at 250?
Typically, it takes at least 6 hours to smoke an average sized turkey at 250 degrees F. Plan on having your turkey cook for about 30 minutes per pound.
Is it safe to cook a turkey at 200 degrees?
This method is dangerous and involves cooking the turkey at 190 to 200 degrees Fahrenheit overnight for 12 to 13 hours. A low oven temperature means the turkey will take longer to heat, increasing the risk of harmful bacteria growth and the production of poisons that may not be destroyed with further cooking.
How long does it take to cook a 14 lb turkey breast?
If your turkey weighs 12 to 14 pounds, roast it at: 425°F for 2¼ to 2½ hours. 400°F for 2½ to 2¾ hours. 350°F for 2¾ to 3 hours. 325°F for 3 to 3¾ hours.
What temperature should the turkey breast be when done?
You’ll need a meat thermometer to make sure you cook your turkey to the right temperature. Insert it close to, but not touching, the thigh bone. If it reads 180 degrees F in the thigh and 170 degrees F in the breast, it’s done and ready to serve.