Butterfly it, Baby!
I think Alton Brown taught me the beauty of butterflying poultry years ago and I've never looked back.
Last week I had 2 hours to cook an 8 lb turkey breast so I turned to this time tested technique to speed things up a bit.
It kind of looks like a heart???
Anyway, here she is in all her butterflied glory, slathered in butter and seasoned and ready to hang out in the oven for a bit. We ate it too fast to take an after photo!
Anyhoo, I popped her in the oven for 1 hour 45 minutes at 350 then cranked it up to 400 for the last 15-20 minutes until she was golden brown and about 170 degrees internally.
Wait a minute...do you know how to butterfly a turkey breast? Hold up, check it out:
Follow these directions to butterfly a whole turkey or just the breast like I did.