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.

  • Prep Time 30 min
  • Total Time 9 hr 30 min
  • Servings 12

Ingredients

6
1/2-pound bone-in turkey breast, thawed if frozen
6
cloves garlic, thinly sliced
1/4
cup grated lemon peel (from 3 medium or 2 large lemons)
2
tablespoons chopped fresh parsley
1 1/2
teaspoons lemon pepper seasoning salt
1
tablespoon olive or vegetable oil
1
cup loosely packed fresh basil leaves
3
tablespoons olive or vegetable oil
1
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.

Expert Tips

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

NUTRITION INFORMATION PER SERVING

Serving Size: 1 Serving
Calories
480
(
Calories from Fat
290),
% Daily Value
Total Fat
32g
32%
(Saturated Fat
6g,
6%
Trans Fat
0g
0%
),
Cholesterol
140mg
140%;
Sodium
380mg
380%;
Total Carbohydrate
2g
2%
(Dietary Fiber
0g
0%
  Sugars
0g
0%
),
Protein
47g
47%
;
% Daily Value*:
Vitamin A
10%;
Vitamin C
4%;
Calcium
4%;
Iron
10%;
Exchanges:
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.