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A Simple and Easy Slow Cooker Whole Turkey Recipe

Slow Cooker Whole Turkey Recipe

How about making Slow Cooker Whole Turkey for a holiday? It is easy to prepare, and you can use a slow roaster, and it is one of the best small appliances you can have.

Making a whole turkey can be daunting, but it doesn’t have to be! With this simple and easy slow cooker recipe, you can have a delicious and juicy turkey dinner without all the fuss.

This recipe is perfect for busy weeknights or when you’re hosting a small gathering. The turkey cooks in the slow cooker all day so that you can come home to a hot and ready meal.

The best part about this recipe is that it’s so versatile. You can add your favorite herbs and spices to the turkey to give it your own personal touch.

Slow Cooker Whole Turkey Recipe
Slow Cooker Whole Turkey Recipe

This recipe is also perfect if you wish to use a slow roaster.

How to Buy the Right Size Turkey for the Slow Cooker

Cooking a turkey in the slow cooker is a great way to have a delicious and juicy meal without all the fuss. However, buying the right size turkey for your slow cooker is important. If you buy a too-big turkey, it won’t fit in the slow cooker. And if you buy a too-small turkey, it won’t be cooked through.

So how do you know what size turkey to buy? Here are a few tips:

  • Measure your slow cooker. The first step is to measure your slow cooker. This will give you an idea of how big of a turkey you can fit inside.
  • Consider the number of people you’re feeding. When you’re buying a turkey, it’s important to consider how many people you’re feeding. A general rule of thumb is to allow 1 pound of turkey per person.
  • Look for a turkey that’s evenly proportioned. When you’re looking at turkeys, look for one that’s evenly proportioned. This means that the breast and thighs should be about the same size.
  • Avoid turkeys with a lot of fat. Fat can make the turkey tough and dry. So when buying a turkey, look for a relatively lean breast.

Once you’ve considered all of these factors, you can choose the right size turkey for your slow cooker.

Here are some additional tips for buying a turkey:

  • Buy your turkey from a reputable source. This will help ensure that you’re getting a high-quality product.
  • Look for a fresh turkey. The best turkeys have been butchered within the past few days.
  • Ask the butcher to remove the giblets and neck from the turkey. These parts can make the turkey tough and dry.
  • If you’re unsure how to cook a turkey, ask the butcher for advice. They’ll be able to help you choose the right cooking method and temperature.

With these tips in mind, you’ll be sure to choose the right size turkey for your slow cooker and have a delicious and juicy meal.

Slow Cooker Whole Turkey Recipe
Slow Cooker Whole Turkey Recipe

Ingredients needed for the recipe

How to Make the Slow Cooker Whole Turkey Recipe

  • Clean the turkey as you normally would. Pat dry and place in a large bowl.
  • Mix hot sauce, green seasoning, olive oil, mustard, and salt in a small bowl.
  • Season the turkey inside and out and under the skin if you can. Stuff the turkey cavity with lemon, sliced rosemary, and parsley.
  • Place the celery stalks and carrots into the bottom of the crockpot or slow cooker.
  • Now place the turkey in the slow cooker.
  • Set the slow cooker on low, and cover with the lid.
  • Cook for 8 – 8 1/2 hours or 4 hours on high. After 2 hours and 30 minutes on high, periodically check the turkey. The temperatures of the crockpot and slow cooker are different.
  • Serve and enjoy the juiciest turkey ever!

Can You Cook a Whole Turkey in a Crockpot?

Yes, you can cook a whole turkey in a crockpot! It’s a great way to cook a turkey if you don’t have an oven or want to cook it ahead of time.

Here are some tips for cooking a whole turkey in a crockpot:

  • Use a large crockpot. A 7-quart crockpot is the ideal size for a whole normal-size turkey.
  • Don’t overcrowd the crockpot with other ingredients. If you have a large turkey, you may need to cook it in two batches – meaning cutting it up and cooking the pieces separately.
  • Don’t overcook the turkey. The turkey is cooked through when it reaches 165 degrees Fahrenheit.
  • Let the turkey rest before carving. This will allow the juices to redistribute throughout the meat.

Cooking a whole turkey in a crockpot is a great way to cook a delicious and juicy turkey without using the oven. It’s also a great way to cook the turkey ahead of time.

Slow Cooker Whole Turkey Recipe
Slow Cooker Whole Turkey Recipe

Notes and Tips

  • If you don’t have a slow cooker, you can cook the turkey in a roasting pan in the oven. Preheat the oven to 325 degrees Fahrenheit and cook the turkey for 3-4 hours or until it is cooked.
  • You can add your favorite herbs and spices to the turkey to give it your own personal touch. Some popular herbs and spices include thyme, rosemary, sage, and poultry seasoning.
  • If you want to make gravy, you can use the drippings from the slow cooker or roasting pan. Whisk together the drippings, 1/2 cup of water, and 1 tablespoon of cornstarch in a saucepan over medium heat. Bring to a boil, reduce heat, and simmer for 5 minutes or until thickened.
  • You can brine the turkey before cooking it for a more flavorful turkey. To brine the turkey, place it in a large pot or container and cover it with 1 gallon of water, 1 cup of salt, 1/2 cup of sugar, and 1/4 cup of your favorite herbs and spices. Refrigerate the turkey for 12-24 hours before cooking.

Here’s my recipe for Easy Slow Cooker Whole Turkey.

Note: you can also use a crockpot and adjust the cooking settings.

Slow Cooker Whole Turkey Recipe

A Simple and Easy Slow Cooker Whole Turkey Recipe

How about making Slow Cooker Whole Turkey for the holiday? It is easy to prepare and you can use a slow roaster
Prep Time 30 minutes
Cook Time 4 hours
Total Time 4 hours 30 minutes
Course Main Course, Main Dishes
Cuisine Caribbean
Servings 8
Calories 578 kcal

Equipment

Ingredients
  

  • 1 whole Turkey between 10-12 pounds
  • 2 tablespoons Noubess Hot Sauce
  • 4 tablespoons poultry green seasoning or regular mixed seasoning https://www.caribbeangreenliving.com/herbs-and-spices-blend-for-poultry/
  • ½ cup olive oil
  • 2 teaspoons Dijon mustard
  • 1 tablespoon salt
  • 1 large sprig of Rosemary leaves
  • 1 Lemon sliced
  • Parsley bunch
  • Celery stalks
  • Carrots

Instructions
 

  • Clean the turkey as you normally would. Pat dry and place in a large bowl.
  • In a small bowl, mix hot sauce, green seasoning, olive oil, mustard, and salt.
  • Season the turkey inside and out and under the skin if you can. Stuff the turkey cavity with lemon sliced rosemary and parsley.
  • Place the celery stalks and carrots into the bottom of the crockpot or slow cooker
  • Now place the turkey in the slow cooker.
  • Set the slow cooker on low, and cover with the lid.
  • Cook for 8 – 8 1/2 hours or 4 hours on high. After 2 hours and 30 minutes on high, periodically check the turkey. The temperature of crockpot and slow cooker are different.
  • Serve and enjoy the most juiciest turkey ever!

Notes

Cooking time may vary depending on the cooking appliance you use.

Nutrition

Serving: 1gramsCalories: 578kcalCarbohydrates: 1gProtein: 70gFat: 32gSaturated Fat: 7gPolyunsaturated Fat: 6gMonounsaturated Fat: 16gTrans Fat: 1gCholesterol: 232mgSodium: 1247mgPotassium: 743mgFiber: 1gSugar: 1gVitamin A: 188IUVitamin C: 7mgCalcium: 41mgIron: 3mg

Please keep in mind that nutritional information is a rough estimate and can vary greatly based on the products used.

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