Slow-Cooker Santa Fe Turkey Breast

Jarred salsa and chiles give tender turkey its south-of-the-border flavors.

  • Prep Time 15 min
  • Total Time 6 hr 15 min
  • Servings 8

Ingredients

1
bone-in split turkey breast (about 5 lb), thawed if frozen
1
cup Old El Paso™ Thick 'n Chunky salsa
2
tablespoons honey
1
tablespoon chopped chipotle chile in adobo sauce (from 7-oz can)
2
tablespoons cornstarch
2
tablespoons cold water

  • 1 Spray 5- to 6-quart slow cooker with cooking spray. Place turkey in cooker. In small bowl, mix salsa, honey and chile; pour over turkey.
  • 2 Cover; cook on Low heat setting 6 to 7 hours.
  • 3 Remove turkey from cooker. Remove skin from turkey breast. Cut turkey into 24 slices; place on platter and cover to keep warm. Pour juices from cooker into 4-cup microwavable measuring cup or bowl. In small bowl, mix cornstarch and cold water until smooth; stir into juices in cup. Microwave uncovered on High 3 to 5 minutes, stirring every minute, until mixture boils and thickens. Serve with turkey.

Expert Tips

For a little less spice, leave out the chipotle chile. To fire it up, use 2 or 3 chiles.

Spanish rice, a green salad tossed with slices of jicama in a ranch dressing, warm flour tortillas and corn on the cob create a menu with southwestern flair.

Chipotle chiles are dried jalapeño chiles with a wonderful sweet and smoky flavor. Look for them packed in spicy adobo sauce or dried.

Nutrition Information

NUTRITION INFORMATION PER SERVING

Serving Size: 1 Serving
Calories
260
(
Calories from Fat
20),
% Daily Value
Total Fat
2g
2%
(Saturated Fat
1/2g,
1/2%
Trans Fat
0g
0%
),
Cholesterol
145mg
145%;
Sodium
300mg
300%;
Total Carbohydrate
8g
8%
(Dietary Fiber
0g
0%
  Sugars
5g
5%
),
Protein
52g
52%
;
% Daily Value*:
Vitamin A
2%;
Vitamin C
0%;
Calcium
4%;
Iron
15%;
Exchanges:
0 Starch; 0 Fruit; 1/2 Other Carbohydrate; 0 Skim Milk; 0 Low-Fat Milk; 0 Milk; 0 Vegetable; 7 Very Lean Meat; 0 Lean Meat; 0 High-Fat Meat; 0 Fat;
Carbohydrate Choices:
1/2
*Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.