Slow Cooker Turkey

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Slow Cooker Turkey from @paleofortwo



  • 4 pounds bone in, skinless turkey thighs rinsed, & pat dry
  • dates + 1/2 cup of apple juice; blended
  • 1-2 tablespoons avocado oil, as needed (brown meat and onions)
  • 1 large onion
  • 2 cups of homemade/compliant stock
  • 1/3 cup yellow mustard
  • 1 tablespoon dry mustard powder
  • 1 tablespoon cayenne pepper
  • 2 tablespoons dijon mustard
  • 1 bay leaf (optional)


  • Season the turkey thighs with salt and pepper.
  • Heat avocado oil in large pan and brown the turkey thighs for ~3 minutes/side. Once browned, remove and place in slow cooker.
  • Put one large sliced onion into the pan with the remaining oil/browned bits of meat and cook until translucent then add to slow cooker.
  • In blender, or food processor, mix up to 4 dates and apple juice. Transfer to saucepan and whisk together wht the stock, yellow mustard, mustard powder, cayenne, salt/pepper. Simmer for a moment, adjust seasoning to your taste, and then pour over the contents of the slow cooker. Add in bay leaf if you have it!
  • Cook on low for ~5 hours.
  • Remove turkey thighs from slow cooker. Mix in the dijon mustard and return turkey thighs back in.