Crock Pot Turkey and Gravy
 
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Tender turkey breast and delicious gravy cooked in a crock pot!
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Ingredients
  • 3 Tablespoons butter
  • 1 small onion, chopped
  • 1 large carrot, chopped
  • 1 celery rib, chopped
  • 4 cloves garlic, minced
  • ⅓ cup all-purpose flour
  • 2½ cups low-sodium chicken broth
  • ½ cup water
  • 2 sprigs fresh thyme or ½ Tablespoon dried
  • 2 bay leaves
  • 6-7 pound bone-in, skin-on turkey breast
  • salt and pepper
Instructions
  1. In a large, nonstick skillet melt butter over medium-high heat. Add chopped onion, carrot, celery and garlic. Cook mixture until vegetables are tender and slightly browned. About 10 minutes.
  2. Stir in flour and cook 2 minutes or until flour is golden and coated over the veggies. Slowly whisk in the broth and water. Add thyme and bay leaves.
  3. Pour this mixture into your large ( 7 to 8 quart) crock pot.
  4. Season the turkey breast with salt and pepper. (Being careful not to over-salt. Use more pepper than salt) Place the turkey in the crock pot, breast side down.
  5. Cover and cook on low heat for 5 to 7 hours. Or on high heat 5 to 6 hours. (The internal temperature of the turkey breast should be 165 degrees.)
  6. Carefully transfer the turkey breast to a 9x13 inch baking pan. Tent with foil and let rest while you prepare the gravy.
  7. Strain liquid in the crock pot into a medium saucepan. Let it sit for 5 minutes, then skim any fat from the top surface. Bring gravy to a simmer and cook 15 minutes, stirring often, until slightly thickened. It won't get extremely thick (this is more of a thinner gravy). You can add a slurry of cornstarch and water (1 Tablespoon cornstarch mixed with 1½ Tablespoons water) to thicken it more if you'd like. Season gravy with salt and pepper, if needed.
  8. Carve the turkey and serve with gravy. Enjoy!
Notes
This recipe requires a large 7 to 8 quart crock pot.
Recipe by Life In The Lofthouse at https://life-in-the-lofthouse.com/crock-pot-turkey-and-gravy/