How to Make Tender Juicy Turkey in VitaClay Fast Crock Pot Slow Cooker
Best ever turkey made in clay! Tender juicy moist cooked for an hour and half only! I used to make turkey in oven. Yesterday I took a risk to make it is my vitaclay! It came out amazingly so well! Half the oven time! My family asked how come this turkey tasted so tender juicy and now you know the answer!
The turkey breasts were not dried like I used to cook in oven. They were moist and tender!
Suitable models: VM7800 series.
One 7-8 pound turkey
Kosher salt and freshly ground black pepper
1 medium onion, quartered
1 head garlic, halved
Several sprigs fresh herbs, such as; thyme, parsley, rosemary, and sage
2 bay leaves
1 stick (8 tablespoons) unsalted butter, melted. ( I used only 3 tablespoons)
Salt and pepper the inside of the breast cavity with herbs, and bay leaves inside. Rub the seasoning outside your turkey as well. (Optional: I marinated this the day before)
Add 2 cups water and onion on the bottom of your VitaClay stock pot.
Fit the bird in your vitaclay 6 qt clay pot. Brush generously with half of the butter.
Set on “fast” to cook for 1 hour or until the inside turkey temperature reaches about 150-160 F, (or 165 F if you don’t plan to brown the turkey in oven). The nicest part is that you can open the pot to check in any moment, unlike your mother’s crockpot or pressure cooker.
Brown the Turkey- set oven for 425 degrees F and brush continue to roast until a thermometer registers 165 degrees F in the thigh of the bird, about 30 minutes more.
Remove the turkey from the oven and set aside to rest for 15 minutes before carving. Carve and serve