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CrockPot Turkey Breast and Gravy

Crockpot Turkey Breast and Gravy is a comfort, classic that is a family tradition and favorite meal during Thanksgiving. This makes for a great Sunday family meal too.
Prep Time20 mins
Cook Time5 hrs
Total Time5 hrs 20 mins
Course: Slow Cooker, Thanksgiving
Cuisine: American
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Servings: 4
Calories: 213kcal

Ingredients

  • 1 (5-6 poundbone-in turkey breast completely thawed
  • 6 stalks celery cut into 3 inch segments
  • 2 yellow onions quartered
  • 4 large carrots peeled cut into 2 inch long chunks
  • 2 cloves garlic peeled
  • 1/2 cup chicken broth
  • ½ cup dry white wine or replace with another ½ cup chicken broth
  • 2 tablespoons good olive oil
  • 2 tablespoons freshly squeezed lemon juice

Seasonings

  • 1 teaspoon paprika
  • 1/2 teaspoon pepper
  • 2 teaspoons dry mustard
  • 1 tablespoon chopped fresh rosemary leaves
  • 1 tablespoon chopped fresh sage leaves
  • 1 teaspoon chopped fresh thyme leaves
  • 2 teaspoons kosher salt

Gravy:

  • 4 tablespoons butter
  • Pan drippings
  • 4 Tbs All-purpose flour
  • Salt and pepper to taste
  • Additional Fresh herbs (rosemary, sage, thymto taste

Instructions

  • Thaw your turkey breast in the fridge, usually 1-2 days is required.
  • Pat the turkey down with paper towels to dry off the exterior, set aside.
  • In a small bowl, combine paprika, pepper, dry mustard, rosemary, sage, thyme, and salt.
  • Melt 2 Tbs of butter.
  • Gently lift the skin off the turkey breast, and add 2 Tbs of butter under the skin, as well as half the seasoning. Rub it around to evenly coat.
  • Then, rub the turkey breast skin exterior with olive oil, and sprinkle remaining seasonings over it. Set aside
  • Spray a 5 Qt or larger crock pot with nonstick spray.
  • Chop onion into large chunks, carrots into 2 inch chunks, and celery into 3-4 inch long pieces, peel garlic
  • Place the celery, onions, garlic, and carrots at the bottom of the slow cooker, and pour your chicken broth and dry white wine, and lemon juice into the cooker.
  • Place the turkey breast, BREAST DOWN on top of the vegetables, but not submerged in the liquid.
  • Cover the crockpot and cook on high for 1 hour and then low for 5-7 hours or until the turkey's internal temperature reaches 165 degrees F.
  • Remove the turkey from the crockpot and place it on a baking sheet, breast up.
  • Broil until skin is crispy and golden brown, approximately 5 minutes
  • Remove from oven, and remove the wishbone all other bones. Take the large pieces of meat and slice against the grain them to serve.

Gravy:

  • Strain everything from the crockpot out into a large bowl.
    You should have about 2 cups of liquid.
  • In a large saucepan, add 4 tablespoons butter and melt.
  • Whisking constantly, add in 4 tablespoons white flour, a thick paste should form.
  • Continue whisking, and gradually add in the strained liquid from the crockpot.
    Whisk until desired thickness is reached.
  • Taste the gravy, and adjust seasoning with added salt, pepper, and fresh herbs as needed.
    Serve warm with the turkey.

Nutrition

Calories: 213kcal | Carbohydrates: 20g | Protein: 3g | Fat: 12g | Saturated Fat: 7g | Cholesterol: 30mg | Sodium: 1422mg | Potassium: 347mg | Fiber: 3g | Sugar: 6g | Vitamin A: 10815IU | Vitamin C: 13.1mg | Calcium: 44mg | Iron: 1mg