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Slow Cooker Cajun Turkey Breast

Welcome back to the Thanksgiving series! Today we are sharing the highlight of any Holiday dinner, the MEAT (sorry, vegetarians!). As you all know it is just Jeremy and I, no little ones yet! Aside from the family get together I like to make a smaller Thanksgiving day meal just for the two of us. So I just use a turkey with a double breast, no other parts attached. You can find these easily around this time of year. This will easily serve 6 people!

Slow Cooker Cajun Turkey Breast

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I made my own cajun seasoning because Jeremy can’t eat anything spicy. Feel free to use whatever cajun seasoning you like or follow my mild version below.

Ingredients

Seasoning recipe adapted from here:

2 tsp season salt

2 tsp garlic powder

2 1/2 tsp paprika

1 tsp ground black pepper

1 tsp onion powder

1 1/4 tsp dried oregano

1 1/4 tsp dried thyme

Remaining ingredients needed for recipe:

turkey breast portion, dethawed

3 carrots, washed and cut in half

2 stalks celery, cut in half

1/2 white onion, cut in large chunks

3 cloves garlic, no peel

2 bay leaves

Directions

For the seasoning:

Mix all ingredients together. Place in an air tight container or zip lock bag until ready to use.

For the turkey:

In the bottom of your crock pot, place the vegetables, garlic and bay leaves. For the turkey, take 2 tsps of the cajun seasoning blend and rub it all over the outside and under the skin.

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Place this on top of the vegetables in the slow cooker.

Slow Cooker Cajun Turkey Breast recipe from http://ThisSillyGirlsLife.com #CajunTurkeyBreast #SlowCooker #Thanksgiving

Let this cook on low for 4-6 hours or high 3-5 hours. Make sure to check the inside temperature using a thermometer, you want it to read at least 165 degrees. Take the turkey out the crock pot and remove the meat section by cutting down alone the breast bone. Cut into slices and serve with your desired sides! If you want to make a gravy, you can thicken the drippings that accumulated in the bottom of the crock put with a cornstarch slurry mixture, after taking out the bay leaves and vegetables.Slow Cooker Cajun Turkey Breast recipe from http://ThisSillyGirlsLife.com #CajunTurkeyBreast #SlowCooker #Thanksgiving

That’s it! Super easy right, now you have the oven ready for anything else you need to cook! I hope you enjoyed this recipe!

Slow Cooker Cajun Turkey Breast
 
 
Ingredients
  • Seasoning recipe:
  • 2 tsp season salt
  • 2 tsp garlic powder
  • 2½ tsp paprika
  • 1 tsp ground black pepper
  • 1 tsp onion powder
  • 1¼ tsp dried oregano
  • 1¼ tsp dried thyme
  • Remaining ingredients needed for recipe:
  • turkey breast portion, dethawed
  • 3 carrots, washed and cut in half
  • 2 stalks celery, cut in half
  • ½ white onion, cut in large chunks
  • 3 cloves garlic, no peel
  • 2 bay leaves
Instructions
  1. For the seasoning:
  2. Mix all ingredients together. Place in an air tight container or zip lock bag until ready to use.
  3. For the turkey:
  4. In the bottom of your crock pot, place the vegetables, garlic and bay leaves.
  5. For the turkey, take 2 tsps of the cajun seasoning blend and rub it all over the outside and under the skin. Place this on top of the vegetables in the slow cooker.
  6. Let this cook on low for 4-6 hours or high 3-5 hours. Make sure to check the inside temperature using a thermometer, you want it to read at least 165 degrees.
  7. Take the turkey out the crock pot and remove the meat section by cutting down alone the breast bone. Cut into slices and serve with your desired sides!
  8. If you want to make a gravy, you can thicken the drippings that accumulated in the bottom of the crock put with a cornstarch slurry mixture, after taking out the bay leaves and vegetables.

Dana's-SignatureMake sure to check out Parrish’s recipe for this week by clicking the image below:

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Previous Thanksgiving series recipes:

Cheesy Swiss and Bacon Dip | Sweet Potato Gratitude Rolls | Classic Corn Casserole

Roasted Garlic Cream Cheese Dip | Garlic Cheese Muffins | Southern Style Green Beans

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16 Wonderful Comments

  1. avatar
    October 23, 2013

    Dana, this is a brilliant idea! I’ve never made turkey breast before (in the oven or crock pot) but I’ve always wanted to try, especially since leftovers would make perfect wraps. Can’t wait to tive this a shot!

  2. avatar
    October 23, 2013

    That looks so delicious. I know the family will love this one! Thanks for sharing it.

  3. avatar
    Dana says:
    October 25, 2013

    I am always looking for good slow cooker recipes; I just printed this out and can’t wait to try it! Visiting from #LOBS – have a great weekend!

  4. avatar
    Kathleen says:
    October 25, 2013

    This sounds fantastic! I just pinned it. My husband will love it!!

  5. avatar
    Chrystal M. says:
    October 26, 2013

    I love anything cajun and turkey is one thing I have yet to put in my crockpot. I am going to have to pin this recipe and give it a whirl!

  6. avatar
    Cheryl says:
    October 28, 2013

    This looks awesome! I love Cajun flavor on anything, and this looks SO easy. I also like how you said “if you want to make gravy” like it’s even an option 😀 I’m a gravy addict.. :/

    Thanks for submitting this to the Treat Yo Self linky party by the way!

    Cheryl
    http://thestylistquo.com/treat-yo-self-linky-party/

  7. avatar
    Julie says:
    October 29, 2013

    You got me again! Featuring your fab turkey recipe @ our “inspiration Monday Party” 🙂 Thanks so much for linking up Dana! ~ Julie redheadcandecorate.com

  8. avatar
    October 31, 2013

    I know it’s after midnight but I can’t help myself… I want this Cajun Turkey Breast right now because I’m so hungry, lol! Thanks for linking up at The Weekend re-Treat Link Party last week! Pinned to our party board while I was here tonight!

    Shauna @ The Best Blog Recipes

  9. avatar
    Jen W says:
    October 31, 2013

    This looks amazing!!! I am not a huge turkey fan but I am definitely giving this a try. I am always nervous things dry out without liquid but that doesn’t seem to be the case in your photos.

  10. avatar
    November 1, 2013

    This turkey looks SO good! I don’t eat turkey that often, but should since it’s healthy. I’m pinning your recipe and hopefully making this soon! Thanks SO much for sharing at the Frugal Crafty Home Blog Hop!
    Katie

  11. avatar
    Liz says:
    January 17, 2014

    Nice recipes, Dana. Thank you and have a great weekend!

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