This past week I decided I wanted to make a little turkey, mostly so I could enjoy some cranberry salad (yes, it’s a big deal. check in next week for more details.) What started as just a little meal for husband and I turned into a little friends-giving with two of our closest friends. I was preparing the food Saturday night, realizing the large amount of leftovers we were bound to have when I suggest we call and invite them over.
Our Sunday afternoon Friends-giving features Turkey, Stuffing, Mashed Potatoes & Gravy, Green Beans, Cranberry Salad, Rolls and Sweet Tea. I was honestly quite impressed with our little meal. I don’t know about you all, but turkey is just a necessity of Thanksgiving. I don’t particularly love turkey and I would never order it while I was out, it’s just what we eat at Thanksgiving and that’s fine with me. After this weekend though, I think everything might have changed.
I bought a bone-in turkey breast that was a little under 5lbs. Instead of searching the internet I went straight to my momma to ask how I should prepare it. She advised an oven bag would be easiest. Off husband went to the store for an oven bag, come Saturday night as I’m getting ready for bed I realize 1) the oven bags were way too big for our little turkey breast and 2) it needed to cook less time than what I would be gone for church on Sunday. I knew it was not going to work, but something had to be done. We had guests coming! I started reading around on various sites and started combing some ideas in my head of how I could get this turkey breast cooked. I would like to share my delicious solution with you.
Unfortunately there were no pictures before we quickly devoured the turkey. But seriously, if you are looking for a delicious, easy, moist, turkey breast for a few people then you must try this!
Crock-Pot Turkey Breast
1 Turkey Breast, 4-6lbs, bone in
1/2 cup water
Remove skin from turkey breast. Rinse turkey. Place turkey in crock-pot. Brush generously with olive oil. Mix seasonings together, this is simply to taste, to your desire. Rub down turkey with seasoning mixture. Pour 1/2 cup water in bottom of crock-pot. Cook on low for 5-6 hours. Feel free to turn turkey regularly if desired to keep from certain portions drying out. Enjoy!
Adapted from Taste of Home