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Review of Jennie-O Turkey Breast

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Finn lives in California's central valley. He enjoys writing food reviews.

Jennie-O boneless turkey breast

Jennie-O boneless turkey breast

Gotta Love Turkey

Turkey isn't just for Thanksgiving. It's probably one of the more popular meats to put in sandwiches, for example. Beyond sandwiches, some people like turkey drumsticks; others like the wings.

If you like turkey breast but don'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 if you need a meat dish to add to a larger meal, this might be a desirable option.

Nutrition information

Nutrition information

Easy to Prepare

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

The portion size is just right if you are looking for a quick meal or something to cook up for sandwiches the next day. This won't give you an excessive amount of meat.

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How to Cook

I put my breast into one of those disposable foil pans you see in the stores around Thanksgiving—which was probably much too big.

I cooked it at 375 for about two hours and 20 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.

For the gravy: The directions say to add water to the frozen starter, but you probably won't need to because there will 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.

Easy cooking directions

Easy cooking directions

With Sides, This Makes a Delicious Dinner

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

The gravy is flavorful and delicious. I may be a little salty for some, but I liked 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.

It looks like a real breast, not pressed meat.

It looks like a real breast, not pressed meat.

There will be enough liquid left over for the gravy packet.

There will be enough liquid left over for the gravy packet.

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