Roasted Turkey Breast Stuffed with Herbs

Courtesy of Crockery Favorites: Traditional American Recipes by Frances Towner Giedt


1 4 to 5 lb boneless turkey breast -- with skin
OR 2 1/2 lb boneless turkey breast for 3 1/2 qt cooker
1/2 cup Italian parsley -- chopped
1 tbs fresh thyme leaves OR 1 tsp dried, crumbled
1 tbs grated lemon rind
2 tart apples -- peeled, cored, chopped (2 cups)
4 medium leeks (white part & 1-inch pale green), rinsed, sliced thinly (4 cups)
1 cup chicken broth
1/2 cup dry white wine
2 tbs butter -- room temperature
2 tbs all-purpose flour


Rinse turkey breast and pat dry. Lightly pound breast and, with your fingers, separate skin from breast meat. Combine parsley, thyme, and lemon rind. Rub turkey inside and under the skin with the herb mixture; replace skin and tie in place with kitchen twine.

Arrange apples and leeks in bottom of 5-quart or larger slow cooker (for a smaller slow cooker, use a 2 to 2 1/2 pound turkey breast). Top with turkey breast, skin side up. Drizzle lemon juice over turkey breast. Cover and cook on low for 8 to 10 hours or on high for 3 1/2 to 4 hours, until tender.

Transfer breast to a serving platter and keep warm. (Brown for 5 minutes under a preheated broiler for browned skin.) Let turkey breast stand for 10 minutes before carving.

Turn setting to high. Whisk broth and wine into the juices in the slow cooker. In a small bowl, combine the butter and flour. Whisk into the slow cooker and cook, uncovered, stirring occasionally, until thickened and bubbly, about 15 minutes. Cook and stir for another minute. Pour sauce into a serving dish and spoon over breast slices. Serves 8.

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