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Easy Slow Cooker Turkey Crown

An easy way to cook your Christmas turkey with just 3 minutes of prep! This slow cooker turkey crown produces moist, juicy, and oh-so flavourful meat!
Course Main Course
Cuisine British
Keyword slow cooker turkey crown
Prep Time 3 minutes
Cook Time 5 hours 30 minutes
Total Time 5 hours 33 minutes
Servings 8
Calories 352kcal
Author Beth Sachs

Ingredients

  • 2.5 kg Turkey Crown defrosted if frozen
  • 1 Onion
  • 2 tablespoon Olive Oil
  • 1 teaspoon Garlic Powder
  • 2 teaspoon Smoked Paprika
  • 1 teaspoon Thyme
  • ½ teaspoon Salt
  • ¼ teaspoon Pepper

Instructions

  • Peel and half an onion and place it in the bottom of the slow cooker.
  • Mix together the olive oil, salt, pepper, herbs & spices and rub it over the turkey skin.
  • Place the turkey crown breast side up in your slow cooker and cook on high for 5 - 5.5 hours (check it has reached 75c temperature with a meat thermometer, and the juices are running clear from the thickest part of the bird). Baste with the juices every hour to ensure it remains moist and doesn't dry out.
  • If you like your turkey skin really crispy, transfer the crown to a roasting tin, brush on some more olive oil, and bake in a hot oven (220c) for 10 minutes. Rest for at least 30 minutes before serving.

Notes

Top Tips:
  • Make sure your turkey is fully defrosted before cooking it in the slow cooker. A 2kg – 2.3kg crown will take 20-23 hours to defrost, a 2.4kg – 2.8kg crown will take 24-28 hours, and a 2.9 – 3.5kg bird will take 29-35 hours.
  • Remove the turkey crown from the fridge 1 hour before cooking, to let it reach room temperature.
  • For crispy glossy skin, brush on olive oil and bake in a hot oven for 10 minutes, after it has finished cooking in the slow cooker.
  • Always let your turkey rest before carving it to ensure it stays moist and juicy.
 
Storage:
  • To Store. Place leftover turkey into an airtight box and store in the fridge for up to 3 days. I usually make turkey curry, and lots of turkey sandwiches with the leftovers!
  • To Reheat. Cover with gravy and microwave until piping hot. Alternatively, you can lay turkey slices in your slow cooker, cover with gravy, and cook on low for an hour.
  • To Freeze. Place leftover cooked turkey into a freezer-safe container and freeze for up to 3 months.
 
Nutrition:
The nutritional information provided is approximate and is calculated using online tools. Information can vary depending on various factors, but we have endeavoured to be as accurate as possible.
Nutrition Facts
Easy Slow Cooker Turkey Crown
Amount per Serving
Calories
352
% Daily Value*
Fat
 
16
g
25
%
Saturated Fat
 
4
g
25
%
Trans Fat
 
1
g
Polyunsaturated Fat
 
4
g
Monounsaturated Fat
 
7
g
Cholesterol
 
160
mg
53
%
Sodium
 
395
mg
17
%
Potassium
 
535
mg
15
%
Carbohydrates
 
2
g
1
%
Fiber
 
1
g
4
%
Sugar
 
1
g
1
%
Protein
 
48
g
96
%
Vitamin A
 
383
IU
8
%
Vitamin C
 
1
mg
1
%
Calcium
 
30
mg
3
%
Iron
 
2
mg
11
%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.
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