Are you thinking about serving a turkey crown this year? If so, have you thought about cooking it in a slow cooker?
Cooking a turkey crown in a slow cooker is easy to do. It takes about 5 hours to cook through, and the all important part, it doesn’t dry out.
🛒 What You Need
- 2kg turkey crown (approx)
- 2 onions
- 1 tbsp olive oil
- 2 tsp dried mixed herbs
- Optional extras: bacon rashers, garlic cloves, chopped carrots, celery
Check The Size
We cooked a 2.2kg turkey crown in a 6 litre size slow cooker. Make sure you can fit the turkey in your slow cooker!
This size turkey crown was the perfect size for our slow cooker with enough space around it to add in some onions to cook alongside it, adding some extra flavour.
👩🍳 Making It
Step 1: Prepare The Turkey Crown
Take the turkey crown out of the fridge about 30 minutes before you need to put it in the slow cooker.
Season it according to how you would normally – I added a little oil, garlic salt, season-all and dried mixed herbs – but use your preferred turkey seasoning!
Step 2: Add The Turkey Crown To The Slow Cooker
Add the turkey crown to the slow cooker. If you have room in the slow cooker, place the turkey on top of some chopped onions and carrots.
There is no need to add any water or stock; just place the lid on top and set it off on high.
Cook for the following times, according to the size of the crown:
- 1.5kg: 3.5 hours
- 2kg: 4 hours
- 3kg: 5 hours
Step 3: At The End Of The Cooking Time
Check that the turkey crown is completely cooked through.
The easiest way to do this is with a meat thermometer – it should reach at least 75°C/165°F in the deepest part of the turkey. The meat should have no pink meat visible, and the juices should run clear.
Step 4: Crisping Up The Turkey Skin
You can optionally brown up the turkey crown in the oven at 180°C/360°F for around 10 to 15 minutes.
Step 5: Carving The Turkey Crown
It’s important to leave the turkey to stand for at least 20 minutes before carving.
🍽 What To Serve With A Turkey Crown
You can serve whatever you normally have with a roast dinner; here are some ideas;
- Sage and Onion Stuffing
- Pigs in Blankets
- Cranberry Sauce
- Yorkshire Puddings
- Roasted Brussel Sprouts
- Roast Potatoes
- Roast Parsnips
- Roast Carrots
- Onion Gravy
What To Make With Leftover Turkey
- Turkey soup
- Turkey curry
- Turkey sandwiches
How Long Does Cooked Turkey Last?
Covered in a fridge, cooked turkey will last 3 to 4 days or in a freezer; cooked turkey will last for 3 to 4 months.
Alternative Ways To Cook A Turkey Crown
If you decide not to use the slow cooker to cook your turkey crown, there are other methods that work great, too:
- Air Fryer Turkey Crown
- Pressure Cooker Turkey Crown
- Oven Cooked Turkey Crown
🧾 More Slow Cooker Recipes
Are you looking for more recipes for your slow cooker? Try some of these for inspiration:
- Slow Cooker Whole Chicken
- Slow Cooker Gammon
- Slow Cooker Pork Shoulder
- Slow Cooker Sausage Casserole
- Slow Cooker Chicken Casserole
- Slow Cooker Beef Stew
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