Breast up or breast down?

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You talking in the oven or the grill? For bbq I cook it over the coals split in halves with the breast down and never turn it, turns out beautiful golden color and juicy.
 

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In the oven I start with the back up for most of the cooking. Depending on the size of the bird, it may get rolled on each side as well for a short bit. Then finish breast up.
 
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As with many other things,  it becomes a matter of individual preference.  In our house we all like the breast skin nicely brown,  but no one is fussy about the bottom of the bird.  So I plunk it into the pan breast up, lid on, for the entire time. Everyone's happy. 
 
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Start back up, cook about two-thirds of the way to done; turn and finish the last third breast up. 

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As with many other things,  it becomes a matter of individual preference.  In our house we all like the breast skin nicely brown,  but no one is fussy about the bottom of the bird.  So I plunk it into the pan breast up, lid on, for the entire time. Everyone's happy. 
I'll just add some to grace reply. It all cooks the meat well together with a nicely brown or crispy brown skin when the breast is up. :)
 

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