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Perfect for smaller families, this Slow Cooker Turkey Breast With Gravy is easy to make and saves room in the oven for your other Thanksgiving dishes. 
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Slow Cooker Turkey Breast With Gravy

Perfect for smaller families, this Slow Cooker Turkey Breast With Gravy is easy to make and saves room in the oven for your other Thanksgiving dishes.
Prep Time30 mins
Cook Time6 hrs
Total Time6 hrs 15 mins
Course: Main Course
Keyword: slow cooker Thanksgiving, Thanksgiving recipes, turkey breast recipe
Servings: 5
Calories: 802kcal
Author: Bernadette

Ingredients

  • 5 pound whole turkey breast
  • 1 large carrot , peeled and chopped
  • 1 large celery stalk , chopped
  • 4 garlic cloves , peeled
  • 1 small onion , cut into 4 pieces
  • 2 ¼ cups turkey stock (or chicken stock), divided
  • ¼ cup rosemary sprigs (a small handful)
  • ¼ cup parsley
  • ¼ cup thyme sprigs (a small handful)
  • ¼ cup sage leaves
  • salt
  • pepper
  • 4 tablespoons cornstarch (or flour)

Instructions

  • Thaw turkey breast for 2-3 days in refrigerator, if using frozen.
    Rinse the breast inside and out under cold water, and pat dry. Place in the slow cooker, sprinkle inside and out with salt and pepper.
    Place some of the carrot, celery, onion, garlic, and mixed herbs inside the turkey. Scatter remaining vegetables and herbs around the breast. 
  • Pour 2 cups turkey stock in the slow cooker, then brush the turkey breast with olive oil well.
  • Cover and cook on HIGH 4-6 hours, until turkey breast reaches 180*F.
  • Once the turkey reaches 180*F, you have two choices, you can remove it from the slow cooker ( do so carefully, it may fall apart), allow it to rest for 10-15 minutes, remove the skin, then slice and serve. If you prefer a crispy skin, remove the turkey from the slow cooker to a roasting pan and bake at 450 degrees for 10-15 minutes or broil for 6-8 minutes. 
  • While the turkey is resting, drain the broth left in the slow cooker to a gravy separator/strainer or large liquid measuring cup. Let it cool slightly so the fat rises to the top (place it in the freezer to cool quickly)  Pour the broth carefully into a saucepan, allowing the fat and solids to remain in the strainer. Taste and adjust seasonings (salt, pepper, garlic powder, onion powder, etc).
  • Mix 4 tablespoons cornstarch or flour with the remaining ¼ cup turkey stock. Bring the broth to a boil, then pour in the cornstarch mixture, and stir constantly for 1 minute to prevent lumps. Serve the gravy on the side.

Nutrition

Calories: 802kcal | Carbohydrates: 15g | Protein: 102g | Fat: 33g | Saturated Fat: 9g | Cholesterol: 298mg | Sodium: 443mg | Potassium: 1525mg | Fiber: 2g | Sugar: 3g | Vitamin A: 2985IU | Vitamin C: 11.6mg | Calcium: 124mg | Iron: 6.9mg