I always make my turkeys in the oven. Why have I never made them in the slow cooker before? I love my slow cooker! It took me a total of 5 minutes to throw this into the slow cooker. In just a few hours, I had the most delicious, moist, and tender turkey that I have ever had in my life!
This year we get to go to my grandma’s for Thanksgiving. I am always so excited to go there! She is one of the best cooks that I have ever known. She has always made the most delicious home cooked meals. Since they live in a part of Utah in the middle of no where, it takes about 30 minutes to drive to your local grocery store or restaurant. One of my most favorite memories about staying there was her fresh homemade bread. Oh my goodness. She would knead the dough and make it completely from scratch. She is such an amazing cook and I will always look up to her for that reason! I am so excited to go there this year and I especially can’t wait for her homemade cherry pie! 🙂
We decided to have a mini Thanksgiving at our house for family night. I have always wanted to try making turkey in the slow cooker. This was the perfect opportunity! It was a smaller turkey and just right for our family. This was the most moist and tender turkey I have had. Which makes sense because it seals in the moisture and cooks in the juices all day. I couldn’t believe how delicious this turned out! And the sauce that it cooked in all day gave it the perfect flavor. This will not just be a seasonal meal made at our house. We will be making this year round!
- 1 5-6 pound turkey breast (make sure it will fit into your slow cooker)
- ½ C orange juice
- 1 14 oz can whole cranberry sauce
- 1 package Onion Soup Mix
- salt and pepper to taste
- Line your slow cooker with a liner or spray with cooking spray. I like using a liner so that the clean up is easy. Place the thawed turkey into the crockpot.
- Mix together the cranberry sauce, onion soup mix, and orange juice. Pour over the top of the turkey. Sprinkle the top with salt and pepper. I love using the Lawry's coarse seasoned pepper.
- Cover and cook on low for about 8-9 hours or until your thermometer reads 180. Carefully remove your turkey and place it on a plate. Let it rest for 5 minutes before carving and enjoy!