This worked very well this year. We have family over and serve buffet style. Cook a whole turkey breast in a slow cooker ahead of time. In a separate slow cooker do thighs for your dark meat. Slice after it has rested. Keep warm in the oven until dinner time, arrange slices on a serving platter and serve. Not as much waste with bones as a whole turkey.
No last minute rush when everything else is cooked and ready to dish up.
Slow Cooker Turkey Cooking
- 1 frozen 5-6 lbs. turkey breast, UNthawed
- 1 lb. can cranberry sauce
- 1 envelope dry onion soup mix
Put all ingredients into 5-6 quart crockpot, cover, and cook for 2 hours on high. Then reduce heat to low and continue cooking for 4-5 hours until turkey registers 180 degrees on instant meat thermometer. (11/19/2005)