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Citrus Turkey Roast Recipe

Citrus Turkey Roast Recipe

I was skeptical at first about fixing turkey in a slow cooker but once I tasted this dish, I was hooked. With a little cornstarch to thicken the juices, the gravy is easily made. —Kathy Kittell, Lenexa, Kansas
TOTAL TIME: Prep: 15 min. Cook: 5-1/4 hours YIELD:12 servings


  • 1 frozen boneless turkey roast, thawed (3 pounds)
  • 1 tablespoon garlic powder
  • 1 tablespoon paprika
  • 1 tablespoon olive oil
  • 2 teaspoons Worcestershire sauce
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1/2 teaspoon pepper
  • 8 garlic cloves, peeled
  • 1 cup chicken broth, divided
  • 1/4 cup water
  • 1/4 cup white wine or additional chicken broth
  • 1/4 cup orange juice
  • 1 tablespoon lemon juice
  • 2 tablespoons cornstarch


  • 1. Cut roast in half. Combine the garlic powder, paprika, oil, Worcestershire sauce, salt and pepper; rub over turkey. Place in a 5-qt. slow cooker. Add the garlic, 1/2 cup broth, water, wine, orange juice and lemon juice. Cover and cook on low for 5-6 hours or until a thermometer reads 175°.
  • 2. Remove turkey and keep warm. Discard garlic cloves. For gravy, combine cornstarch and remaining broth until smooth; stir into cooking juices. Cover and cook on high for 15 minutes or until thickened. Slice turkey; serve with gravy. Yield: 12 servings.

Nutritional Facts

1 each: 162 calories, 6g fat (0 saturated fat), 66mg cholesterol, 652mg sodium, 4g carbohydrate (1g sugars, 0 fiber), 23g protein.

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Colorado Grilling User ID: 5927177 58703
Reviewed Dec. 22, 2013

"I made this for a small get together on Thanksgiving and it turned out great! The gravy was one of the intriguing features of this, little sweet, little spicy, and went extremely well with the turkey and side of mashed potatoes. It doesn't have a pronounced citrus flavor however everything blended together very well. Thanks for a great turkey that's out of the ordinary!"

RaneyLorene User ID: 7221466 113268
Reviewed Apr. 29, 2013

"I had 3 turkey breast rolls, wrapped with bacon and rosemary and tied (bought this way) that I cooked in the slow cooker following this recipe. I forgot the paprika but followed everything else and my turkey rolls were to die for along with the gravy! Since I was cooking them one day and eating the next, I was able to drain off the grease (there was not too much) and then thicken the gravy. Thanks for a wonderful recipe!"

BakinGymnast User ID: 5767825 134238
Reviewed Jul. 31, 2012

"Good recipe, but seems to be lacking a little bit in the citrus flavor. Still good though."

Wicadragon User ID: 1483344 82723
Reviewed Feb. 8, 2011

"My future son-in-law adores this and begs for it every other week. It's one of the best turkey roast recipes I've ever come across."

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