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Nov 24, 2010 08:24 AM

Turkey Breast in a Crock Pot? Am I crazy or desparate?

I'm reponsible for cooking 2 skin on/ deboned 3lb Turkey breasts for a gathering of Brooklyn friends tomorrow. I'm going to roast one in the oven tomorrow, but I'm considering putting the other one in a crock post and very slowly cooking it at low temp for a few hours over night. Has anyone does this before and if so, is it is a terrible idea? Would love suggestions or to talk me out of it.

Thank so much,

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  1. I don't know what result you're looking for but cooking the turkey breast in a crock pot is going to give you something akin to pulled pork. In other words, a Very well cooked, albeit tasty, turkey breast. Why not just put both breasts in the oven. Oven too small?

    1. Don't do it. Is your oven too small to cook both? Two turkey breast should fit. Because breast meat is lean, you will end us getting a very stringy meat. It will be moist but stringy. If you can get legs and thighs, those would be perfect for the crock pot.

      1. Thank you SO much...I've been convinced that it's a horrible idea. I'll try two in the oven...tiny tiny oven.

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        1. re: bklynkat

          Cook one tonight and one tomorrow morning if the two won't fit. You can clean and slice the cold one for tomorrow and take the warm one intact. Can re-warm the cold one, or not...

        2. I agree with Dcfoodblog. I've done turkey breast in a Crock-Pot and it comes out stringy. It's perfectly edible but not good enough for a holiday meal.