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How Long To Cook Turkey In Crock Pot

Juicy Slow Cooker Turkey Breast (8 to 10 Servings)


  • Author: Bobby

Ingredients

Scale
  • 4 lbs of turkey breast (skin on, bone-in or boneless)
  • 1 head of garlic, cut in half horizontally
  • 1 onion (brown, yellow or white), unpeeled and cut in half
  • 5 sprigs of thyme (or 2 teaspoons of dried thyme leaves)

For the Rub:

For the Gravy:


Instructions

  1. In a mixing dish, combine the components for the rub into a wet paste.
  2. Using paper towels, wipe the turkey dry all around. Slather on the rub, make sure you’re concentrating on the top and sides during the process.
  3. In the slow cooker, place the garlic, onion, and thyme face down. Lay the turkey breast on top, elevating it.
  4. Cook the turkey breast on LOW for 6 hours (avoid using high mode) or until an internal thermometer placed in the center reaches 165F/75C. If possible, check the interior temperature after 5 hours.
  5. Take the turkey out of the slow cooker and set it aside for 20 minutes before you crisp up the skin (do not leave it on the Warm setting).
  6. Preheat the grill/broiler to a high temperature.
  7. 30cm or1 foot away from the heat source, place an oven shelf.
  8. Transfer the turkey breast to a heat-proof serving bowl from the slow cooker.
  9. Put the bowl on the oven shelf, then broil the turkey for 3 to 5 minutes until its skin turns crispy. Keep a close eye on the turkey since it will brown quickly.
  10. Serve the turkey immediately with a serving of gravy.

To make the gravy:

  1. Squeeze the garlic and other seasonings ingredients into the liquid to extract as much flavor as possible. If you need more than 2 cups of the cooking liquid, pour chicken broth into your gravy. However, you should typically be able to get 2 cups of cooking liquid from a 4-pound turkey breast)
  2. In a medium saucepan, melt the butter. Mix in the flour until everything is well combined. Pour ½ cup of the cooking liquid into the flour mixture and stir everything until a paste is formed. Slowly pour in the remaining liquid, stirring constantly. If necessary, use a whisk to smooth out the gravy. Simmer the mixture until it thickens; remove it from the heat before it reaches the desired thickness because it will thicken further.
  3. Season the gravy with salt and pepper to taste. Serve alongside the cooked turkey.

If you’ve been dissatisfied in the past with turkey recipes that resulted in bland-tasting exterior, dry meat, and subpar gravy, this Slow Cooker turkey recipe is exactly what you need to try. Just make sure to pay attention to all the instructions we have provided to guide you to great-tasting results.

Also, ensure to adhere to the timing guidelines as much as you can, but don’t worry if you cook for a bit longer, the results will still be juicy and delicious. If you’re interested in more recipe ideas for slow-cooked turkey in a crockpot, make sure to take a look at this video recipe we have suggested for you.