Tuesday, December 22, 2015

Rosemary Turkey {Crock-Pot} {Healthy}

This Rosemary Turkey Breast is the easiest way to enjoy soft and moist turkey on Thanksgiving or for any day through out the year.  Delicious flavors, easy to rub on, and it cooks in the crock-pot or slow-cooker.  Alohamora Open a Book www.alohamoraopenabook.blogspot.com slow-cooker, gluten free, easy to make, simple, turkey falls off the bone, anyone can make this recipe, perfect with a whole chicken as well.

I know some people have ham for Christmas dinner or even Roast Beast (please tell me you caught that classic Christmas book reference), but growing up we always had turkey.  

I love turkey for Christmas.  It's a tradition, but more importantly it is healthy, delicious, and super simple and easy to make in the crock-pot like this Rosemary Turkey recipe.  Plus, this recipe requires no brine, but it is still incredibly flavorful.  

Grab yourself some vegetables, a 4 pound or so turkey breast and get ready for the best Turkey you've ever had.  Even my husband, who is a devout dark meat turkey connoisseur couldn't believe how moist, I mean non-dry, this turkey is.  This Rosemary Turkey falls off the bone; it makes carving it non-existent and ridiculously easy.  

If you are unsure what to do for Christmas Eve dinner or Christmas feast give this recipe a go.  Stick it in the crock-pot/slow-cooker in the morning and enjoy it's deliciousness later that day. 

Rosemary Turkey in the Crock-Pot
Recipe: Alohamora adapted from Recipetineats
Active Time: 10 minutes
Inactive Time: 8 hours
Servings: 8-10

1 onion, quartered and/or 
3 carrots, washed and scrubbed
3 cloves garlic, minced

Turkey Rub:
1 1/2 Tsp olive oil
1 1/2 tsp garlic powder
1 1/2 tsp onion powder
2 tsp salt
1 tsp pepper
2 tsp rosemary
1 tsp sage
1/2 tsp thyme, ground

1/4 c. balsamic vinegar


  1. If your turkey breast is frozen be sure to let it thaw in your fridge for a couple of days. 
  2. Place the onion or carrots as well as the garlic in the bottom of the crock-pot.  This raises the turkey breast off the bottom of the pot.  
  3. Using a paper towel pat dry your defrosted turkey.  
  4. In a small bowl mix the rub ingredients together with a fork or spoon, and then using your hand rub the mixture all over the turkey breast. 
  5. Place the turkey into the crock-pot and pour the balsamic vinegar over the top. 
  6. Cover the crock-pot and cook on low for 8 hours.  If you have a 5-6 lb turkey breast you will need to cook it for 10 hours on low.  A crock-pot is very forgiving; if you leave it in there for an hour or so longer this turkey will still be moist and delicious. 
  7. If you like a crispy skin on your turkey place the turkey breast in an oven safe pan and broil it for 3-5 minutes
  8. Serve and enjoy your turkey hot, warm, or cold on a turkey sandwich.  Enjoying it is most important. 
  9. Store leftovers in the refrigerator. 

Happy Holidays, Merry Christmas, and happy deliciously easy crock-pot Rosemary Turkey eating!

 Do you have Christmas meal traditions? 

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