Slow-Cooker Garlic-Spiked Turkey Breast with Fresh Basil Mayonnaise

Slow-Cooker Garlic-Spiked Turkey Breast with Fresh Basil Mayonnaise

Take your slow-cooked turkey breast to fresh, new heights. The keys: A nice lemon-pepper rub, plus sliced garlic, injected just so.

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1/2-pound bone-in turkey breast, thawed if frozen
cloves garlic, thinly sliced
cup grated lemon peel (from 3 medium or 2 large lemons)
tablespoons chopped fresh parsley
1 1/2
teaspoons lemon pepper seasoning salt
tablespoon olive or vegetable oil
cup loosely packed fresh basil leaves
tablespoons olive or vegetable oil
cup mayonnaise or salad dressing
  1. Remove gravy packet or extra parts from turkey breast. Remove skin from turkey. Make cuts, 1/4 to 1/2 inch deep and 1/4 to 1/2 inch wide, in top of turkey, using small paring knife. Insert garlic slices into cuts.
  2. Mix lemon peel, parsley and lemon pepper seasoning salt; rub onto turkey. Heat 1 tablespoon oil in 12-inch skillet over medium-high heat. Cook turkey in oil until brown on all sides.
  3. Place turkey and any drippings in 5- to 6-quart slow cooker. Cover and cook on Low heat setting 8 to 9 hours.
  4. Place basil and 3 tablespoons oil in food processor. Cover and process until basil is chopped. Add mayonnaise. Cover and process until smooth. Serve sliced turkey with mayonnaise.
Makes 12 servings
Make the Most of This Recipe With Tips From The Betty Crocker® Kitchens
Use a small paring knife with a sharp point to make the cuts in the turkey breast.
Look for packages or bunches of fresh basil in the produce section of your grocery store. It should have a rich green color, a fragrant aroma, and no sign of mold.

Nutrition Information:

1 Serving (1 Serving)
  • Calories 480
    • (Calories from Fat 290),
  • Total Fat 32g
    • (Saturated Fat 6g,
    • Trans Fat 0g),
  • Cholesterol 140mg;
  • Sodium 380mg;
  • Total Carbohydrate 2g
    • (Dietary Fiber 0g,
    • Sugars 0g),
  • Protein 47g;
Percent Daily Value*:
    • 0 Starch;
    • 0 Fruit;
    • 0 Other Carbohydrate;
    • 0 Skim Milk;
    • 0 Low-Fat Milk;
    • 0 Milk;
    • 0 Vegetable;
    • 0 Very Lean Meat;
    • 0 Lean Meat;
    • 0 High-Fat Meat;
    • 0 Fat;
    Carbohydrate Choices:
    • 0;
    *Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.