How to check the temperature of your
crockpot for safety.
Fill the slow cooker with 8 cups of water. Cover and heat on Low for 8 hours.
Lift lid briefly and check water temperature with a cooking thermometer. It
should read at least 185° F.
If it doesn't read this temperature, it is time to buy a new one.
Crock Pot Turkey Breast
1 turkey breast (6 to 6 1/2 pounds)
2 t. vegetable oil
Salt and black pepper, to taste
1 medium onion
4 garlic cloves
Rinse the turkey and pat it dry with paper towels. Rub the turkey all over with
the oil. Sprinkle the breast lightly with salt and pepper to personal
preference. Place the breast, meaty side up, into a 5-quart slow cooker.
Peel the onion, cut it into quarters, and place the pieces around the edges of
the pot. Peel the garlic cloves and place them around the sides of the cooker.
Cover the cooker and cook the breast at low for 7 1/2 hours, or until a meat
thermometer registers 170°F.
Remove the breast from the cooker and let the bird stand at least 10 minutes
before slicing. Discard the vegetables in the cooker.