I did not make up the title of this recipe, but I have to be in full agreement with the title! I discovered this recipe online on the site JaimeCooksItUp.com, a great site with lots of family friendly recipes. My first reaction was, “Yuck, turkey in a crockpot?”, but then I thought about how simple it sounded. And how great this would be for, perhaps, someone with very little room in their kitchen or oven (like apartment dwellers). A perfect way to save space in the mad dash to cook up a Thanksgiving Day meal!
I made the recipe a week ago, with the intention of taking photos of the final product. Well, the final product was so good, there was nothing left to take pictures of! (Photos are taken directly from JaimeCooksItUp.com!)
Though the skin was not golden brown like when you roast the turkey, this dish was seriously good, easy to make, and the turkey was very moist and fell off the bone! And the drippings left in the crockpot make a TASTY gravy!
- One 5-6 pound turkey breast (bone in)
- 1/2 Cup Orange Juice (or chicken broth)
- One packet Lipton Onion Soup Mix
- One can whole cranberry sauce (14 oz.)
- Salt & Pepper to taste (I did not use salt, because soup mix had enough for me!)
Place turkey breast in crockpot (be sure crockpot is large enough- you need to make sure the lid will fit over the turkey!).
In a bowl or measuring cup, mix together the OJ, onion soup mix and cranberry sauce. Pour mixture over the turkey breast, cover with lid, and let cook on low for 8-9 hours.
That is it!! Enjoy!! For my 30SecondMom.com video version of this recipe, Click Here!
Be sure to check out the original post from JaimeCooksItUp.com! I think she’s a cooking genius!