Juicy Barbecue Spice Turkey Breast {Slowcooker Recipe}

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Part of the fun of blogging after Christmas is experimenting with all the lovely presents and then sharing it with all of you! We've been struggling with a slowcooker with a lid handle that wouldn't stay attached. My darling husband gave me an awesome replacement--a programmable Hamilton Beach slowcooker! (Nope, not a sponsored post, just loving this gift!) This lovely piece of equipment allows me to schedule just about any cooking time, and program for time or temperature! Love it.

I decided to break it in making my dear mother-in-law a yummy turkey dinner. I was a little worried that I might end up with a dry turkey breast since I've never cooked one in a slowcooker before, so I placed some vegetables and broth in the cooker before I placed the rubbed down turkey into the crock to add more flavor and keep everything nice and moist, and let me tell you it worked! I've never had turkey so moist. The veggies were perfect for the kiddos and the broth and dripping combination made for a great base for a gravy.

Here's what you need for the turkey:
1 7-8 pound bone-in turkey breast (Be sure the turkey will fit in your slowcooker!)
1 14 oz. can of chicken broth
6 oz. baby carrots
1 medium onion, cut into wedges
2 tbsp packed brown sugar
2 tsp paprkia
2 tsp garlic powder
1 tsp ground cumin
1 tsp chili powder

Rinse and pat dry your turkey. Loosen the skin.

Cut up your onion and throw it into the crock.

Throw in some carrots and a can of broth.

Mix remaining ingredients together to make rub. Rub the turkey under the skin and on top of the skin with the spice mixture. Place turkey into slowcooker. 

Set it on low for 7 hours. And that's it. It doesn't brown like it does in the oven, but it's juicy turkey perfection.

If you want a homemade gravy to go with your turkey, saute a couple of tablespoons of flour with a pat of butter to form a roux. Slowly add some of the turkey-broth liquid to the saucepan. But this turkey is amazing and juicy, with or without the gravy! And since it is made in a slowcooker, it is a perfect weeknight meal.

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