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How to dry brine your bone-in turkey breast

Dry Brining is an easy way to incorporate deep seasoning into turkey. Season all sides of the turkey liberally; allow the turkey to rest in the refrigerator for 1 hour or up to 12 hours before cooking. The longer the turkey is seasoned, the more flavor it will have.

  • STEP 1

    Mix all the ingredients together. You want a smooth, uniform look so all the spices are distributed evenly.

  • STEP 2

    Pat the turkey dry with paper towels and rub with 1 tablespoon of olive oil so the brine has something to stick to.

  • STEP 3

    Rub the dry brine mixture evenly across the surface of the turkey. Use about 3 teaspoons per pound of turkey.

  • STEP 4

    Place the turkey uncovered in the refrigerator. Leaving it uncovered allows the skin to dry out, which will make it crispier when it’s time to cook.

  • STEP 5

    Let the turkey rest in the fridge for up to 12 hours, but a minimum of one.

  • STEP 6

    Cook the turkey using the method of your choice. We recommend this Nashville Hot Turkey Sandwich recipe for a kick of flavor in every bite.

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