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How to spatchcock a bone-in turkey breast

Spatchcocking will shorten your cook time in many cases by an hour or more.

  • Step 1

    Flip the bone-in turkey breast over. This is the part of the backbone that will need to be removed.

  • Step 2

    Using a knife or kitchen shears, cut along both sides of the backbone to remove.

  • Step 3

    Remove the backbone and save for stock.

  • Step 4

    With the larger part of the breast facing away from you, cut the cartilage right by where the wishbone is connected.

  • Step 5

    Then flip it over and spread out the ribs where the wings were.

  • Step 6

    Press down with two hands on the thickest part of the breast and it will crack.

  • Step 7

    The turkey is ready to be seasoned and cooked.

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