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Christmas dinner in slow cooker?

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FlangeBucketFace Wed 09-Oct-19 18:26:17

Sorry to bring up the C word...
This year we are having beef for Christmas lunch, but we also want to do a boned breast of turkey. Mainly as my grandma doesn’t eat red meat, but also for turkey sarnies the next day.
However, oven space is at a premium and we were thinking of cooking the turkey in our slow cooker to free up space.
Is this completely off the wall, or has anyone else done this? The turkey will be completely boned.

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PotteringAlong Wed 09-Oct-19 18:27:05

I’d just do it the day before.

BarkandCheese Wed 09-Oct-19 18:30:04

I’ve cooked a whole chicken in the slow cooker. It works fine and the meat stays very most, the only downside is no crispy skin. I put a layer of onion and carrots cut into chunks in the bottom of the cooker and rest the chicken on that, but I don’t add extra liquid.

FlangeBucketFace Wed 09-Oct-19 18:35:19

Awesome, thank you! I don’t think we’ll be fussed about crispy skin, as long as it stays moist.

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ginyogarepeat Wed 09-Oct-19 18:50:33

I've done a turkey crown a few times in slow cooker - thrown in some stock, onion, herbs and people have said it's the nicest they've tasted - so moist!

PintOfBovril Wed 09-Oct-19 18:52:44

I'd do the beef in the slow cooker, same as a brisket?

FlangeBucketFace Wed 09-Oct-19 18:58:49

The beef will need to be done in the oven - it’s not at all the right cut for a slow cooker.

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PintOfBovril Wed 09-Oct-19 19:01:02

Ah right yes in that case I'd probably do the bird the day before and get it out of the way

supadupapupascupa Wed 09-Oct-19 19:02:13

I cook my turkey crown in the slow cooker every year. It stays moist and falls apart, I've had so many compliments. I put it in around 8 am and it's ready for around 1pm

FlangeBucketFace Wed 09-Oct-19 21:05:54

Lovely! Thank you all! We’ll give it a go :-)

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