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,
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?
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.
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.