Tuesday, November 8, 2011

Traditional Turkey Breast





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I am so excited to kick off "Slow Cooking Through the Holidays" with Ginger from Crock Pot Recipe Exchange with this perfect Traditional Turkey Breast!  Throughout the Holidays, Ginger and I will be posting our recipes 2 ways....hers and mine!  You can check out Ginger's Cranberry Braised Turkey Drumsticks here!

Look no further for your Thanksgiving Turkey!!!!!!!!  What an easy, no fuss, no mess way to impress your guests with this juicy, tender and incredibly flavorful Turkey Breast!  Of course, I stuffed mine with home-made stuffing, but you don't have to stuff yours if you don't want to.  Also, you don't have to use my recipe for stuffing, you can use your own secret family recipe, or you can use Stovetop!  (I won't tell!!!!)  You won't get the crispy skin on your Turkey like you might in the oven, but trust me, you won't miss it!  I've never had such juicy white meat before!  Which brings me to my next point.....dark meat lovers, you won't miss the dark meat here either!!!!  I promise!

I hope your family enjoys this Turkey as much as mine did!  We had ours with my AMAZING Sweet Potato Casserole and Homemade Sweet and Savory Stuffing.

I'll be making a "Turkey and Dumplings" Casserole tomorrow with some of the leftovers and then freezing the rest to use at a later date!

Note:  I made my stuffing the night before and stuck it in a zip lock bag in the refrigerator.  In the morning, I quickly rubbed my turkey breast with olive oil and sprinkled it with the rub.  Then, I stuffed my breast and turned it on!

Traditional Turkey Breast
Ingredients:
7 lb. or less Turkey Breast (I used my 6.5 Quart Slow Cooker for this)
1/2 stick butter, cut into lots of pieces
Olive Oil

Rub:
2 tsp. Garlic Powder
1 tsp. Onion Powder
1 tsp. Salt
1/4 tsp. Pepper
1 tsp. Poultry Seasoning

Directions:
Mix together your rub and cut up your butter.

Remove the gizzards and rinse your Turkey Breast.  Pat it dry and then place it into your slow cooker.
Rub it down with olive oil and then sprinkle all over with the rub.
If you are stuffing your breast, stuff it now.  Here's my recipe for Sweet and Savory Stuffing.
I stuffed the neck cavity as well.  
Place your butter squares all over your Turkey.
Cover and cook on LOW for 10 hours or on HIGH for 5 hours.

Serve with some delicious sides!
Make your own gravy out of the drippings if you would like.
Most importantly, ENJOY!!!!


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31 comments:

  1. sounds a tasty slow cooker recipe!!

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  2. I love my slow cooker!! I'll have to give this one a Try!! Thanks!!

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  3. I just made turkey and stuffing in my slowcooker too! Yum.
    Aimee @ ShugarySweets
    http://www.shugarysweets.com

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  4. Yes, please do try it!

    Aimee, isn't is awesome?! Now, going to check out your website! ;)

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  5. questions - in the photo with the pats of butters on the breast IS THAT A OVEN COOKING BAG BETWEEN THE BREAST AND CROOK-POT?? what's it for ? you don't mention it -

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  6. That bag you see is God's gift to crock pots! LOL! It's a Reynolds Slow Cooker liner :) They make clean-up a cinch! :)

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  7. Hey! I just found your blog on Food Corner and am a new follower. I am always looking for new recipes for my slow cooker, and with Thanksgiving around the corner, this is great!

    Please check out my blog and follow as well, http://www.the-not-so-desperate-chef-wife.com/

    Thanks!
    Krista

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  8. Welcome Krista! I will check your blog out for sure!

    Amy, thanks for inviting me! :)

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  9. This is what I'll be making on Thursday!
    Thank you :D

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  10. Is the turkey thawed?

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  11. Thank you for the quick response! Our Thanksgiving travel plans changed and we have to now cook dinner at our house. I am making this for tomorrow :D

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  12. Making this today! I am so thrilled, I have been wanting to make this since you posted it! Dreams do come true <3

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    1. Maria, I'm so happy your dreams came true!!! LOL!!!

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  13. Love this recipe, fixed it for Thanksgiving and we couldn't have
    asked for a more juicy turkey breast. Thanks so much for posting I
    will treasure it.

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  14. Finally, a crock pot recipe that does not involve a can of cream of mushroom soup and a packet of onion soup mix. Thank you!

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    1. I was thinking the same thing and I'm making this as we speak!!!

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  15. Can you or do you recommend adding a can of broth to the turkey in the crockpot, or adding any celery or onion for more flavor

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    1. If you want a lot of "gravy" then you can add some broth. Adding celery and onion is always a welcomed addition ;)

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  16. I'm so glad I found this. I bought a turkey breast for lunches and was looking for an easy way to cook it up.

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  17. I love to add sweetened, dried cranberries and/or whole berry canned cranberries to my turkey... do you think doing so would work with this?? Your recipe sounds perfect ~ easy, delicious, & delightful... so excited to try it next Thanksgiving!! :)

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  18. what size slow cooker do you use? would a 6 quart work?

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    1. The bigger the better because depending on the size of your breast, it may or may not fit. If you only have a 6 quart, go for a smaller breast.

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  19. My lid doesn't always fit right once I have the turkey in.... (Bc the turkey bone sticks out a tad causing the lid not to sit flush) should I just over it with ton foil? I'm not a crock pot pro yet... Thanks for your help' :-)

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