Using your fingers, carefully loosen skin covering breast and legs. The skin on this bird does not crisp up thanks to the amount of liquid in the marinade. There are so many ways to cook a turkey, and whether you're a first-timer or you've got decades of experience under your belt, we've got ideas for making this year's feast an easy one.. First, decide if you'll roast a whole turkey or just a turkey breast. Fans of munching on crunchy skin will be disappointed with that, but the flavorful turkey more than makes up for it. Serve turkey breast steaks for a quick midweek meal. Place turkey, breast side up, on counter. This post may contain affiliate links. Published: August 14, 2019 Updated: November 10, 2020 Author: Camille Beckstrand. Read our disclosure policy. If you're expecting a big crowd, you'll want a whole bird (possibly two). This lean, low-fat meat is delicious in Cajun-spice dishes, wraps, stir-fries or with a fresh salad. I like serving turkey breast for a quick and healthy meal. Just shoot up the breast with a simple, spicy marinade, drop it in a lit Big Easy, and 80 minutes later (for my 8 pound breast) you have a perfectly cooked turkey that is incredibly juicy. Easy Marinated Turkey Breast Recipe. We love turkey, but sometimes cooking the entire bird is overwhelming.