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Turkey Breast (bone-in) in the Crockpot....recipes?

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RPMcMurphy Mar 21, 2008 04:09 PM

I've read just to put salt/pepper and let it on low for 8 hours....seems too simple.

I'm making it for easter, as well as a ham (don't ask!) and only have 1 oven and I hear great things about the crockpot for turkey.

Any suggestions? Do I brown it first? and if so, how? and is it really as easy as just salt and pepper and low? No carrots celery onions?

thanks in advance

-R

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  1. NeNePie RE: RPMcMurphy Mar 21, 2008 04:41 PM

    Wow, I can't imagine a turkey breast in the crock pot. Seems like it would get very dry - I would love to hear from those who have done it.

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      RPMcMurphy RE: NeNePie Mar 21, 2008 04:51 PM

      a search on here for "crockpot turkey' yielded the exact opposite results. but I did not find any specifics as far as preparing, etc. other than just salt pepper and put it in on low.

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        NeNePie RE: RPMcMurphy Mar 21, 2008 04:57 PM

        Well I will just have to go look at those posts! Thanks.

        I can imagine dark meat done that way. But if you've unearthed a secret for moist tender turkey breast...I can't wait to try! Mmm, turkey.

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      RPMcMurphy RE: RPMcMurphy Mar 23, 2008 04:52 AM

      well I started it on high at 6:15 this morning....wish me luck

      Salt pepper and a box of wegmans onion soup mix rubbed in...

      http://rtimko.smugmug.com/photos/2692...

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        Super Salad RE: RPMcMurphy Mar 23, 2008 06:27 AM

        Don't know how long you are planning to cook it but my experience on CP turkey has been mixed. I usually use the following recipe for italian pot roast and sub a bone-in turkey breast (http://www.pbs.org/everydayfood/recip...). When I cooked it for 10 hours on low that was way too long and the turkey was ropey and stringy. When I cooked it for 4 hours on high it was cooked through and falling off the bone but not really tender and braised (though moist). I would suggest keeping an eye on it and checking at about 6 hours if cooking on low.

        Good luck and I'm sure it will turn out great.

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          RPMcMurphy RE: RPMcMurphy Mar 23, 2008 05:49 PM

          Turned out great, VERY juicy actually....just washed and patted dry, then salt pepper and a packet of onion soup mix.

          High for the first hour or so, then low...and it was done pretty quicky actually, probably 5 hours total maybe for a 6.5lb

          I have some pics I'm uploading now.

          Tasted great...no thanksgiving turkey, but very good nonetheless.

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            NeNePie RE: RPMcMurphy Mar 24, 2008 11:46 AM

            That's great news. I will try this for sure when I am white-meating it.

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