This moist, flavorful turkey breast made right in the crock pot will satisfy your turkey craving at any time of the year and free up your oven on Thanksgiving!
Happy Wednesday! I hardly even know what day it is this week. I went to NYC with Mr. Wishes for a long weekend. Seriously…am I ever home? I love it. He had to go for a work meeting on Monday so we made a mini trip out of it and visited a friend while we were at it. I had the BEST chocolate chip cookie of my entire life on this trip. Has anyone ever been to Levain bakery in Manhattan? I’ve known about their fame status when it comes to their cookies for years now and always wanted to go there. So, Mr. wishes being the awesome hubby that he is, joined me on a wild goose chase going from one subway to the next to track down this small hole-in-the-wall bakery. Worth. Every. Second.
So that story had nothing to do with the crock pot turkey breast I’m writing about today, but that’s OK. Thanksgiving is next week already and it’s time to start talking some turkey, am I right? I have been wanting to cook a turkey breast in the slow cooker for quite some time now just to see if I could really have a way to easily eat turkey throughout the entire year and not just on Thanksgiving. Turkey is my favorite meat and I don’t have it nearly enough. It came out just as I would have hoped: wonderfully flavored, tender, fall-off-the-bone type of meat. I was thinking that this would be “double perfection” in the summer because you also would not have to heat up the oven. Brilliant.
So simple and delicious. Even if you are making a ham or roast for the holidays, you can always stick a turkey breast in the crock pot and have another option for your guests. The drippings makes great gravy, as well. I decided I didn’t want to bother with the drippings and made this no-drippings turkey gravy to serve with the turkey.
Time to get a slow cooker if you don’t already have one! They are life savers, especially for Thanksgiving and Christmas. Enjoy!
- 1 (6 -7 lb) bone-in turkey breast
- 1 cup chicken stock
- 1 tablespoon poultry seasoning
- 1½ teaspoons cracked black pepper
- 2 teaspoons kosher salt
- 2 cloves garlic, minced
- Pour the chicken stock in the bottom of the slow cooker.
- Combine the garlic, salt, poultry seasoning and pepper; rub over turkey, over skin and under as much as you can. Transfer turkey to a 6-qt. slow cooker.
- Cover and cook on low for 6 hours or until tender.