I have always cooked my turkey breasts in the crockpot. That is the ones I cook NOT at Thanksgiving. For some reason, it did not seem right to cook the Thanksgiving turkey in the crockpot. I mean the Thanksgiving turkey is supposed to look like this, right:
But I am telling you the turkey that I cook in the oven is never as moist as the ones I cook in the crockpot. And so I now I cook my Thanksgiving turkey breast in the crockpot too.
And I love it because cooking my Thanksgiving turkey breast in the crockpot has made Thanksgiving so much easier for me. It also frees up the oven for all the other goodies like broccoli casserole, my sister's sausage stuffing, the rolls which I am going to make into thankful rolls, and the pumpkin and pecan pie which I like to serve warm.
Here are 2 recipes for Crockpot Turkey Breast. Perhaps pin this for next year? Or even for just a regular night meal; it is that easy.
Butter and Herb Turkey
1/2 tsp dried rosemary crushed
1/2 tsp dried thyme
1/4 tsp garlic powder
1/4 tsp pepper
1 can(14 1/2 oz) chicken broth
3 tbs cornstarch
1 tbs cold water
1. Rub turkey with butter.
2. Combine the rosemary, thyme, garlic powder, and pepper and sprinkle over the turkey.
4. Pour the broth over top and cover and cook on low for 5-6 hours or until tender.
Note: you can use a whole turkey in the crockpot if you make sure it is small enough to fit in your crockpot. We do not like the dark meat of the turkey so I just use a turkey breast.
1 bone-in turkey breast (5 to 6 lbs)
1 can (14 oz) whole-berry cranberry sauce
1/4 cup orange juice
1 envelope onion soup mix
1/4 teaspoon salt
1/4 teaspoon pepper
3 to 4 tsp cornstarch
1 tbs. water
And you can make gravy the same way as above.
Have you ever cooked a turkey or ham in the crockpot?