{ Easy Thanksgiving Turkey for Two }


{ Easy Thanksgiving Turkey for Two }

Let’s be real, sometimes you are just craving a Thanksgiving turkey well before November.  Why should we celebrate with those delicious birds just once a year? You may also be celebrating this year without a long table of 12, with a little more intimate personal setting. You may also fear the turkey, the size, the oven, the whole process. This recipe is so easy and fast I might just make it every other week or so as a healthy protein staple in our house.

Now, you can vary the size of the turkey breast you buy, but I prefer the 3.5 pound bird so that I can eat leftover turkey sandwiches and salads all week. Isn’t that the best part?

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  • 1 3.5 pound turkey breast (Found in your turkey section of the meats aisle)
  • 3 T onion powder
  • 3 T garlic salt
  • 3 T pepper
  • 2 T Tony Cachere’s Creole Seasoning
  • 3 T Poultry seasoning
  • 1/2 C chicken broth
  • 3 T olive oil, coconut oil, or if you aren’t watching your waistline too hard – bacon fat adds great flavor

1) Pat turkey dry with paper towels.

2) Season with all dry seasonings and rub all over the bird.

3) Get a cast-iron skillet screaming hot, drizzle in your fat of choice, and sear turkey on all sides. Do not be afraid to get a deep dark char.

4) Transfer turkey to crockpot, take the pan off the heat, allow to cool just slightly and pour in your chicken broth to deglaze the pan. Scrape up all brown bits and add all liquid to the crockpot.

5) Cover and cook on low for about 4 hours. Try not to check your crockpot as it will release moisture and increase cooking time. Cut open a thick part of your turkey to ensure meat is not pink. Allow to cool and serve.

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