Fill your ovens with other important things this Thanksgiving and let your slow cooker take on most of the work! Now, while I WISH that a slow cooker can magically create a crispy, golden browned skin like this one, your broiler will take care of that for the last minutes this turkey needs to get all golden browned. All up? Usually, a turkey needs a good 6 or more hours slow roasting in your oven, sometimes leaving it in there all night to have it ready for the next day.
Amazing alternative to roasting the whole bird. This slow cooker turkey breast is simple, delicious and takes only 5 minutes of prep time. So, I figured this would probably be an opportune time to both answer these questions, and offer some fresh ideas. With Thanksgiving around the corner, many of you may be looking for an alternative bird cook. Needless to say, the slower cooker turkey breast offers an easier, more convenient option. This post may contain affiliate links. You can read my disclosure policy HERE.
You can simplify your Thanksgiving dinner by making this recipe, add it to your Christmas menu, or prepare it anytime of the year for a delicious and simple dinner. Start by making a spice rub for the turkey breast. In a small bowl, combine paprika, salt, garlic powder, onion powder, black pepper, brown sugar, cayenne pepper, ground cumin and ground cloves.
Slow cooking turkey breast in a crock pot can enhance its flavor and make it more tender. Before you cook your turkey breast in the crock pot, fill the crock pot with any vegetables or seasonings you want to use, like onion, thyme, and garlic. Then, put your turkey breast in the crock pot and cover it with a lid. If the turkey breast is 2 pounds, leave it in the crock pot for 5 hours.