Easy, Flavorful Turkey Fillet Recipes – for the crock pot!
Turkey is a lean, healthy meat.* It’s affordable, too – especially if you purchase it on sale during the holidays. And while many people may only think of turkey for Thanksgiving or as a sandwich meat, it’s very easy to cook turkey any time of year and for any meal of the day – if you just put the turkey in a crock pot.
One of the easiest ways to cook turkey in crock pot is to purchase and cook the breast fillet alone. This is the healthiest part of the bird, and the part most people seem to prefer, anyway. This can be roasted, just like a Thanksgiving turkey, or you can take a load off and cook it in the crock pot or slow cooker.
Super Duper Simple Turkey in a Crock Pot Recipe
1 bone-in, skinless turkey breast (6 to 7 lbs. Bone-in will give the finished meat much better flavor.)
1 tablespoon olive oil
2 cloves garlic, minced
1 teaspoon paprika
1 teaspoon Italian seasoning
½ cup water
1. Using a pastry brush, brush the oil on all sides of the turkey breast.
2. In a bowl, stir together the garlic, paprika, Italian seasoning, and a little salt and pepper. Rub the mixture into the turkey.
3. Pour the water into a crock pot, then add the breast. Cook on low for 5 to 6 hours, or until the internal temperature of the turkey breast reaches 165 degrees F.
This turkey can be eaten as is, as a main dish, or you can slice or cube it for sandwiches or other dishes.
Easy Turkey in a Crock Pot Recipe
3 tablespoons butter
1 medium onion, chopped
1 large carrot, chopped
1 stalk celery, chopped
4 cloves garlic, minced
1/3 cup all purpose flour
2 1/2 cups chicken stock
1/2 cup water
1/2 tablespoon dried thyme
2 bay leaves
1 bone-in turkey breast (6 – 8 lbs.)
1. Place a skillet over medium high heat and add the butter. Once it’s melted, add the onion, carrot, celery, and garlic, sautéeing until the onion is translucent.
2. Whisk in the flour and cook another couple of minutes, or until the vegetables are golden.
3. Add 1 cup of stock, whisking until smooth. Whisk in the rest of the stock, plus the water. Stir in thyme and add bay leaves. Pour the onion mixture into a crock pot.
4. Season the turkey all over with salt and pepper; place in the crock pot. Cook on low for 5 to 7 hours, or until the internal temperature of the turkey breast reaches 165 degrees F.
Try this turkey served with gravy and mashed potatoes, or slice or cube the turkey for sandwiches or another recipe.
* A 3.5 oz. serving of turkey breast without the skin has 161 calories, 4 grams of fat, and 30 grams of protein. With the skin, it has 194 calories, 8 grams of fat, and 29 grams of protein. Turkey breast is also a good source of Omega 3 and 6 acids, and vitamin B2.