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Slow-Cooked Turkey Breasts with Cranberry Sauce

This is a very tasty and easy way to cook a turkey breast in the slow cooker. Ideal for holiday potlucks, the sweet cranberry sauce complements the turkey nicely. —Marie Ramsden, Fairgrove, Michigan
  • Total Time
    Prep: 15 min. Cook: 4 hours
  • Makes
    10 servings

Ingredients

  • 2 boneless skinless turkey breast halves (2 pounds each)
  • 1 can (14 ounces) jellied cranberry sauce
  • 1/2 cup plus 2 tablespoons water, divided
  • 1 envelope onion soup mix
  • 3 tablespoons cornstarch

Directions

  • Place turkey breasts in a 5-qt. slow cooker. In a bowl, mix cranberry sauce, 1/2 cup water and soup mix. Pour half over turkey. Cook, covered, on low until a thermometer reads 165°, 4-6 hours. Remove turkey. Transfer cooking juices and remaining cranberry mixture to a large saucepan.
  • When meat is cool enough to handle, shred with 2 forks. Return to slow cooker; keep warm. Meanwhile, bring cooking juices and cranberry mixture to a boil. Mix cornstarch and remaining water until smooth; gradually stir into cranberry mixture. Cook and stir until thickened, about 2 minutes. Serve with turkey.
Nutrition Facts
6 ounces cooked turkey: 189 calories, 1g fat (0 saturated fat), 90mg cholesterol, 173mg sodium, 7g carbohydrate (4g sugars, 0 fiber), 36g protein.

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  • amberjcarothers
    Dec 26, 2012

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  • littlebitsolove
    Oct 28, 2010

    My husband is a dark meat man. He says the breast is too dry...not any more! This is such a great way to play Thaksgiving on a busy Tuesday night! My kids love it, and the sauce is good on stuffing or mashed potatoes! Plus the conveneince of the crock pot means I can make a pie too! Yum Yummy!