Best Ever Never Dry Turkey Recipe
For the past few months part of my Sunday meal prep has been to cook chicken breasts in the slow cooker to have shredded chicken on hand throughout the week. The chicken is never dry and it’s great for green salads, sandwiches, wraps, chicken salad with greek yogurt and mustard, tacos, and the list goes on and on.
I almost gave up cooking a turkey for Thanksgiving and Christmas. My dilema? Dry and bland! My turkey was just not very good.
While planning my Thanksgiving menu this year a kitchen lightbulb came on. If chicken breasts cook great in a slow cooker why not a turkey breast! I did it and it was, by far, the best turkey I’ve ever made and not the least bit dry.
Simplify holiday (or anytime) cooking with this tasty never dry turkey recipe.
- 3.5 pound bone-in turkey breast, skin removed
- 1 tablespoon extra virgin olive oil
- 1/2 teaspoon smoked paprika
- 1/2 teaspoon basil
- 1/2 teaspoon oregano
- 1/2 teaspoon thyme
- 1 teaspoon dried minced garlic
- 1 teaspoon pepper
- 1 cup water
- Brush the turkey with oil.
- Combine all of the spices.
- Rub the spice blend over the turkey.
- Put turkey in a slow cooker and add water.
- Cover and cook on low for 3 hours.
- At 3 hours insert a meat thermometer into the thickest part of the turkey and make sure it reads 165 degrees to ensure that the turkey is cooked.
- Let stand 5 minutes in the crockpot.
- Remove, slice and serve.
Check out 10 Perfect for Fall Crockpot Recipes for more yummy and convenient crockpot recipes.
I’ve embraced the convenience of crockpot cooking this year!
Do you have a favorite crockpot recipe? How do you cook your holiday turkey?
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