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The Best Turkey Recipe in the Oven or Slow Cooker

I am still stuffed from our delicious Thanksgiving dinner, all homemade delicious food. My husband made the most delicious turkey! This turkey recipe gave us a turkey that was juicy and had an amazing flavor. It was the best turkey we have ever had!

The Best Turkey in the slow cooker or the oven

The Best Turkey Recipe in the Oven or Slow Cooker

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I had my heart set on a slow cooker turkey, which is what we had last year when the element in my stove went three days before Thanksgiving. We got really lucky that the turkey we had bought fit into my six-quart slow cooker.  We had planned on using the same method but, that little turkey we bought, didn’t fit in my slow cooker this year.

Now, while we did end up using the oven this year, this is turkey recipe is amazing and makes a delicious baked turkey in both the oven or a slow cooker.

What your need:

  • 2 ” peeled, fresh ginger
  • 2 oranges, quartered
  • 2 onions, quartered
  • 4 carrots
  • Poultry seasoning

How to make this turkey recipe:

Put the carrots in the bottom of your roaster, under your turkey. One of the oranges, onions, and bulbs of garlic go inside your turkey. The resting place around it.

Low and Slow Turkey Recipe

Add poultry seasoning (this one is freeze-dried and amazing) to the top of your turkey, generously.

Cook until the temperature of your turkey is 165 degrees. Our turkey took 3 hours in the oven at 350. Uncovered until it started to brown. Once it started to brown, make a tin foil tent for the remaining time it is baking.

how to cook a turkey slow in the oven

Baste every 30 minutes.

You are going to cook your turkey for 15 minutes for every pound of turkey.

A whole turkey is safe when cooked to a minimum internal temperature of 165 °F as measured with a food thermometer. Check the internal temperature in the innermost part of the thigh and wing and the thickest part of the breast.

Pick some delicious side dishes to go along with your turkey.

Baking the Best Turkey in the Oven or Slow Cooker

Baking the Best Turkey in the Oven or Slow Cooker

Yield: 1 turkey
Prep Time: 20 minutes
Cook Time: 4 minutes
Total Time: 24 minutes

Cook this turkey in the oven or a slow cooker. A moist, flavorful turkey.

Ingredients

  • 2 " peeled, fresh ginger
  • 2 oranges, quartered
  • 2 onions, quartered
  • 4 carrots
  • Poultry seasoning

Instructions

  1. One orange and one onion stuffed inside the turkey.
  2. Arrange carrots under the turkey and lay the remaining onion and orange around the turkey.
  3. Sprinkle seasoning and ginger over the top.
  4. Cook in slow cooker for about 6-8 hours on low.
  5. Cook in oven at 325: 15 minutes for every pound.
Nutrition Information:
Serving Size: 1 grams
Amount Per Serving: Unsaturated Fat: 0g

In the slow cooker on low for 6-8 hours. Once cooked, if you like the crispy skin, remove and broil until crisp. Do NOT baste if you are using your slow cooker, you don’t want to uncover or you are letting the heat out, which is going to slow down your cooking time.

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