From Our Kitchen to Yours: Easy Slow Cooker Turkey

By November 7, 2016Uncategorized

As the season of gratitude and thanksgiving opens, we often find ourselves wondering–and sometimes worrying–about a few things. Things like, what am I really thankful for this season? How have I helped someone in need? And how in the world am I going to cook this year’s turkey?

Don’t worry, friends! We can help you with at least two of these three quandaries. The first is through donations. At the Rocky Mountain Care Foundation, we provide the opportunities to help you give back. There are many ways to donate, such as through a general donation, an in-kind donation of gently used items, or even through Amazon Smile, where 0.5% of the price of eligible purchases will be donated to the Foundation for our programs. Pretty simple, right? We think so, too.

Okay, so now you know how to share the holiday love, and hopefully that will help you answer what you’re thankful for this season. But what about the turkey? How can we possibly help you tress up the most sought after bird of the season? We’ve got you covered for that, too! We’ve asked Utah food blogger Becky, from Love to Be in the Kitchen, to share with us an easy way to bring the most important dish to the table. So, without further ado, here is, quite possibly, the most succulent Slow Cooker Turkey Breast you’ll ever make.

 

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Ingredients:

  • 1 bone-in turkey breast (6 to 7 pounds), completely thawed
  • 1 tablespoon olive oil
  • 1 teaspoon dried minced garlic (or 1/2 tsp. garlic powder)
  • 1 teaspoon seasoned salt
  • 1 teaspoon paprika
  • 1 teaspoon Italian seasoning
  • 1 teaspoon pepper
  • 1/2 cup water

Directions:

  1. Remove the turkey skin if desired. Brush turkey with olive oil.
  2. In a small bowl combine the garlic, seasoned salt, paprika, Italian seasoning, and pepper; rub over turkey.
  3. Transfer to a 6-qt. slow cooker; add water. Cover and cook on low for 5-7 hours or until the turkey’s internal temperature reaches 165 degrees F and is very tender.
  4. Slice and enjoy!

 

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NOTES

To Make Gravy: Strain the liquid into a pot and heat over med.-low heat for 5-10 minutes or until it starts to thicken. In a small bowl, mix together 1½ tablespoons cornstarch with 2 tablespoons of old water. Stir until completely smooth. Whisk that mixture into the gravy and boil for 1 minute then simmer over low heat until it’s completely thickened, whisking the entire time. Add salt and pepper to taste.

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