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How long does it take to cook a brined turkey?

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At a temperature of 325 degrees F in a preheated oven, a brined turkey takes about 13 minutes per pound to cook. Alternatively, the turkey is fully cooked when the internal temperature of the deepest part of the breast reaches 175 degrees F.

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After the brining, a cook must let the turkey come to room temperature for an hour, then roast it uncovered with the breast facing down, basting it with juices from the pan every 45 minutes. After ensuring its internal temperature with a meat thermometer, the final step is removing it from the oven and leaving it to stand for 15 to 20 minutes before carving.

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