The recipes in this article allow you to have some tasty poultry entrees ready when you get home from your job, errands, busy days, or even when you are home all day but like the convenience of your cooker.  Choose from a Turkey Breast with Herbs  or Chicken Cacciatore.

Make These Tasty Entrees In Your Crockpot or Slow Cooker

1 (approx. 4 lb) turkey breast

1/8 cup butter, softened

1/4 cup fresh sage, minced

1/4 cup fresh tarragon, minced

1 tsp freshly ground black pepper

1/2 tsp salt

2 garlic cloves, minced

1 1/2 tbsp cornstarch

Make a rubbing compound by mixing the butter, sage, tarragon, pepper, salt, and garlic together in a small bowl.  Using your hands, rub this compound all over the turkey breast.

Place the turkey in a crockpot or slowcooker and place lid on the cooker.  Cook on low setting for 8 to 10 hours or on high setting 4 to 5 hours.

Remove the turkey from the cooker and place on a serving platter with elevated sides; set aside.

With the cooker on high setting, slowly whisk the cornstarch into the cooking liquid.  When the sauce is thickened and smooth, pour over the turkey, slice and serve.

Yield: 8 servings


1 tbsp olive or canola oil

3 lb skinless chicken breasts, thighs, and/or drumsticks

4 garlic cloves, minced

2 tsp Italian seasoning

1 can (28-oz) crushed tomatoes in puree

1 lb white button mushrooms, halved

2 large yellow onions, diced

1 medium green bell pepper, cut into chunks

1 1/2 cups chicken broth or stock

1/4 cup cornstarch

1 pkg (16-oz) fettuccine, cooked and drained

Heat the oil over medium-high heat in a 12-inch skillet.  Add the chicken and cook until browned on all sides.  Stir in the garlic, Italian seasoning, tomatoes, mushrooms, onions, bell pepper and 1 cup of the chicken broth in a 6-quart slow cooker.  Add the chicken, turning to coat both sides.  Place the lid on the cooker and cook on low setting 7 to 8 hours until the chicken is cooked through.  Remove chicken and keep warm.

Stir the cornstarch into the remaining 1/2 cup of broth until smooth.  Stir the mixture into the cooker.  Cover and cook on high about 10 minutes until the mixture boils and has thickened.  Serve with the chicken and the fettuccine.

Yield: 6 servings.