Tuesday, November 25, 2014

Tuscan Style Turkey Breast

I have never made a turkey before and thought it might be a good idea to try cooking a turkey breast first to see how I did. I know it's not too different than a chicken...just a longer cooking time. I found a great recipe to make a turkey breast in the slow cooker. Score! Throw a few ingredients into the slow cooker, turn it on and let it go.

This was the most moist turkey I've had in a long time...no need for gravy! The flavors of lemon and rosemary were subtle, but added a nice flavor. We had half of it one night for dinner and then I made a delicious soup with the leftovers. I'll be sharing the recipe later this week.



1 large turkey breast, bone-in
1 head of garlic, cut in half
1 medium onion, quartered
2 lemons, cut in half
3 sprigs of rosemary
1/2 tsp salt
2 tsp dried thyme
fresh ground pepper
1 tsp garlic powder
1 tsp onion powder
1 tsp smoked paprika
1 Tbsp extra virgin olive oil

In the bottom of a large slow cooker, add the garlic, 3 lemon halves and onions. Place the turkey breast on top and add the sprigs of rosemary instead the cavity of the turkey.

Sprinkle the salt, thyme, garlic powder, onion powder, paprika over the top of the turkey. Slowly spoon the olive oil and squeeze the remaining lemon over the spiced turkey. Cook on low for 7 to 8 hours until completely cooked through.

Remove from the slow cooker and allow to cool before slicing. Serve with your favorite side dishes.

Source: Innocent Delight 

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