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This Paleo and Whole30 Slow Cooker Turkey Breast with Orange & Thyme is incredibly moist and tender, super easy to make and full of autumn flavor.

Paleo and Whole30 Slow Cooker Turkey Breast with Orange & Thyme

  • Author: Kristi Barnes
  • Prep Time: 15 mins
  • Cook Time: 5 hours 30 mins
  • Total Time: 5 hours 45 mins
  • Yield: 8 1x

Description

Paleo and Whole30 Slow Cooker Turkey Breast with Orange & Thyme Author: Kristi Barnes


Ingredients

Scale
  • 2 large oranges, zested and sliced
  • 1 yellow onion, sliced
  • 5 sprigs fresh thyme plus 2 tbsp. fresh thyme leaves
  • 5 whole star anise pods
  • 4 cloves garlic, minced or pressed
  • 1 tbsp. sea salt
  • 1/2 tsp. white pepper
  • 2 tbsp. 100% orange juice
  • 2 tbsp. ghee
  • 3 lb. turkey breast, thawed, rinsed and patted dry
    (if the turkey has a netting, loosen it from the breast and shift it around a little to keep it from sticking later)
  • Optional garnishes: additional thyme sprigs and orange slices

Instructions

  1. Layer orange slices, onion slices and thyme in the bottom of the slow cooker. Top with star anise pods.
  2. Make a paste with orange zest, garlic, thyme, salt, white pepper and 100% orange juice.
  3. Rub turkey with ghee.
  4. Massage the turkey breast with the paste, concentrating on the top and sides.
  5. Place the turkey breast in the slow cooker on top of the orange, onion and thyme layers.
  6. Cook on low for 5-7 hours or until the turkey reaches an internal temperature of at least 165°F.
  7. Prior to serving, place the turkey breast approximately 12 inches under the broiler and allow to crisp for several minutes.

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