Unfortunately my crockpot is to small to cook a whole turkey, so I compromise by cooking a whole turkey breast instead. Now before you frown and say, "But turkey breast meat tends to be dry". Let me assure you that a turkey breast cooked in a crockpot is anything but dry. It comes out incredibly moist, juicy, and practically melts in your mouth.
Now that I've learned how delicious turkey is cooked in a crockpot, I'll be cooking it this way from now on and skipping the oven all together. My family and I like the skin just the way it is after it's done cooking in the crockpot, but If you prefer a crisp skin on your turkey, you can always slid it under the broiler for a few minutes till it starts to brown.
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Crockpot Turkey Breast
1 (5 to 7 pound) thawed, bone-in, whole turkey breast with skin
1 cup turkey or chicken broth
1 large onion, quartered
1 stalk celery, quartered
1 tablespoon olive oil
1 tablespoon seasoned salt, or to taste
Add the onion and celery to the bottom of a 6 quart crockpot.
Pour in the turkey broth, then place the turkey breast (breast side up) on top of the onion and celery.
Rub olive oil over turkey breast, then sprinkle with seasoned salt.
Cover with the lid and cook on low for 8 - 9 hours, or high for 4 - 5 hours, or until internal temperature reaches 160 degrees F.
Carefully transfer turkey breast to a plate (it will be fall apart tender) and allow to rest for 10 minutes before slicing.
Serve with Homestyle Mashed Potatoes and Gravy.
Have you ever cooked turkey in a crockpot?
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