I am still stuffed from our delicious Thanksgiving dinner, all homemade delicious food. My husband made the most delicious, best turkey! It was juicy, it had a amazing flavor. It was the best turkey we have ever had!
Baking the Best Turkey 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, because the element in my stove went three days before Thanksgiving. We got 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, it didn’t fit in my slow cooker this year. Apparently it was bigger than I realized.This is the best turkey I have ever eaten! Great in the slow cooker or oven baked. Click To Tweet
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.
How to make a juicy delicious turkey:
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 rest place around it.
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. Bast every 30 minutes.
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 bast 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.
- 2" peeled, fresh ginger
- 2 oranges, quartered
- 2 onions, quartered
- 4 carrots
- Poultry seasoning
- One orange and one onion stuffed inside the turkey.
- Arrange carrots under the turkey and lay the remaining onion and orange around the turkey.
- Sprinkle seasoning and ginger over the top.
- Cook in slow cooker for about 6-8 hours on low.
- Cook in oven at 325: 15 minutes for every pound.