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Slow-Cooker Southwestern Spice-Rubbed Turkey Thighs

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  • 5 min prep time
  • 8 hr 5 min total time
  • 5 ingredients
  • 4 servings
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Heat up turkey with prepared Cajun seasoning, then cool it down with sour cream or a mild salsa.

Ingredients

2
(3/4 to 1-lb.) turkey thighs, skin removed
1
tablespoon olive oil
1
teaspoon dried Cajun seasoning
1/4
cup Old El Paso™ Thick 'n Chunky salsa
1/4
cup sour cream

Steps

  • 1 Brush turkey thighs with oil; rub with Cajun seasoning. Place in single layer in 4 to 5-quart slow cooker.
  • 2 Cover; cook on Low setting for 7 to 8 hours.
  • 3 Just before serving, remove turkey from slow cooker; place on cutting board. Cut turkey into slices. Serve turkey with salsa and/or sour cream.
  • 1 Brush turkey thighs with oil; rub with Cajun seasoning. Place in single layer in 4 to 5-quart slow cooker.
  • 2 Cover; cook on Low setting for 7 to 8 hours.
  • 3 Just before serving, remove turkey from slow cooker; place on cutting board. Cut turkey into slices. Serve turkey with salsa and/or sour cream.

Expert Tips

Large slow-cookers accommodate turkey thighs, but oval-shaped cookers handle them the bet. Arrange the turkey thighs in a single layer to ensure even cooking.

Seasonings can fade after hours of slow cooking. To perk up flavor, sprinkle the sliced turkey with additional Cajun seasoning just before serving.

Seal any leftover turkey in a resealable plastic food storage bag and refrigerate it for up to two days.

Nutrition Information

NUTRITION INFORMATION PER SERVING

Serving Size: 1/4 of Recipe
Calories
210
(
Calories from Fat
90),
% Daily Value
Total Fat
10g
10%
(Saturated Fat
4g,
4%
),
Cholesterol
115mg
115%;
Sodium
150mg
150%;
Total Carbohydrate
2g
2%
(Dietary Fiber
0g
0%
  Sugars
1g
1%
),
Protein
28g
28%
;
% Daily Value*:
Vitamin A
6%;
Vitamin C
2%;
Calcium
4%;
Iron
14%;
Exchanges:
4 Lean Meat;
Carbohydrate Choices:
0
*Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.
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