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