From the Archives: Roast Turkey Breast for a Small Gathering

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[Photographs: J. Kenji Lopez-Alt]

Perhaps your family is small. Perhaps your friends all bailed on you the week before. Perhaps only half your family eats meat. Heck, perhaps you simply don't enjoy leftovers.*

* You weirdo.

Point is, there are any number of reasons you might have for not wanting to roast an entire turkey for Thanksgiving, but nobody should be deprived of juicy meat, crispy skin, and turkey-saturated stuffing on that day, am I right?

This recipe will not only deliver perfectly juicy turkey breast meat (just enough for 4 to 6 people), but plenty of crisp-on-the-top, saturated-in-drippings stuffing as well.

Check out the slideshow for a step-by-step walkthrough, or jump to the recipe!

About the author: J. Kenji Lopez-Alt is the Chief Creative Officer of Serious Eats where he likes to explore the science of home cooking in his weekly column The Food Lab. You can follow him at @thefoodlab on Twitter, or at The Food Lab on Facebook.

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