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Review of Jennie-o Turkey Breast

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Fin lives in California's Central Valley and is interested in social issues. and creative writing.


Turkey. Gotta Love It

Turkey is pretty good. Anyone who enjoys meat will probably make that confession. And it isn't just a dish to be enjoyed at Thanksgiving. Turkey is probably one of the more popular meats to put in sandwiches. Some people prefer the drumstick, others like the wings.

If you are one of the people who likes a breast, but doesn't want to cook up a full bird, Jeannie-o might be what you're looking for. It seems to be a full cut breast, not pressed meat. The gravy packet is flavorful, the seasoning just right and it cooks right up in a bag so it stays pretty moist.

If you're looking for something to share with a small family, or an addition to a larger dish or feast, this might be a desirable option.

Easy Makings

What's good about this choice, is that everything is in a bag for you and you can put it right in the oven from the freezer. No thawing. The seasoning is right. The bag seals in the juices. Everything cooks pretty evenly and it looks pretty gorgeous with its golden sheen.

The directions say to cook it for at least two hours - which is about what mine took. I found one that weighed a little over two and a half pounds. Most samples I've seen are usually close to that. There are some much larger however.

That's the other notable quality about this sample, that the portions are just right if you are looking for a meal or something to cook up and have meat for sandwiches the next day. There isn't too much.

A Few Observations in the Cooking Process

With my breast, I put it into one of those foil pans - which was probably much too big.

I cooked it at 375 for about two hours and twenty minutes and put a little water in the bottom of the pan so any drippings wouldn't dry out and burn. You'll be able to use the juices in the pan - and the bag - to cook the gravy.

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For the gravy: the directions say to add water to the frozen starter - but you probably won't need to because they'll be enough broth left over from the cooked turkey.

The bag keeps everything just right and you don't need to add any seasonings or baste while cooking.

With Sides a Delicious Dinner

Serve this with a side of potatoes and stuffing. Add a veggie, some bread and butter.

The gravy is flavorful and delicious - perhaps a little salty for some - but I like it.

This is a great option for anyone who has a small family or if you're looking for a couple of sides of white meat this will do.

You can see from the photos that these are actual breasts. Some of the other brands out there use pressed meat, which isn't bad, but it's just not as authentic. If you're looking for some of the processed stuff, you're better off visiting the deli.

I would recommend this dish, it's one of my favorite out there. But then again, I don't like dark meat.

You won't have the skin or the bones in case some of you are into that. But you will have a nice meal.


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