Slow-Cooker Turkey Breast with Gravy
Total TimePrep: 25 min. Cook: 5 hours + standing
We rubbed the turkey all over with the seasoning mixture the day before, leaving it in the fridge in a ziplock bag. We made a 5 pound breast, cutting off the ribs and any excess fat with scissors. It only took about 4 hours and was delicious! I will make it again for Christmas/New Year's. This time I will soften a litttle butter, add it to the seasoning mix, and rub that on the breast before we cook it in the crockpot. I missed a little richness.
I do most of my grocery shopping online and just pick it up, but I felt like I needed to pick out this turkey breast myself. I did, and I got one just a bit smaller. I (Oops!) forgot to remove the skin prior to cooking. What can I say? I was multi-tasking and just missed that one direction. However, this was so easy to prepare. It was absolutely delicious and moist and perfect! The gravy turned out so well; we served it on top of mashed potatoes. This is, without a doubt, a recipe my family will cook again and cook often! I have been trying to build up my crock pot recipe collection, and this is a keeper!
I used a small turkey breast for this.It was flavorful, tender and delicious! I served the carrots and potatoes with the gravy instead of straining.
I made this recipe last night. I had to adjust the heat to high for a few hours because my turkey was still pretty raw after almost 4 hours, which maybe why our turkey was dry. Next time I will leave the skin on the breast and adjust the planned cooking time to 6-7 hours. The seasoning mix on the breast was delicious!
I prepared this turkey breast today. I used a pre-cooked breast that was only 3 lbs. and put it in the slow cooker following the instructions. I did halve the instructions for the smaller turkey. I cooked it 3 hours which was a tad too long so next time I will cut the time back to either 1 or 1 1/2 hours. We had the turkey as sandwiches tonight and the flavor was wonderful. I will try this again and I liked having the pre-cooked turkey breast. Delicious. 5 stars for the delicious flavor and ease of cooking.
After 4.5 hours in the slow cooker the 6.5# turkey breast was still raw. I did cook the bird on low and after 3.5 hours and no cooking progress, raised the cooker up to high for the hour . The bottom of the breast, the part sitting on top of the vegetables, was close to being done, but approximately 90% of the breast was raw. Fortunately I was able to transfer (very messy) the turkey and veggies into an oven bag and finish it in the oven. The turkey was very moist, tender and had wonderful flavor; I just can't rate this recipe any higher because of having to finish the bird in the oven. I will use the recipe ingredients & directions, minus the slow cooker, again as it had great flavor.
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