Ready to go straight from the freezer to the slow cooker or oven, JENNIE-O(R) OVEN READY(TM) Turkey Breast is a great-tasting, time-saving meal option for busy parents doing their best to balance work and school schedules, according to Vicky Braun, slow cooker recipe guru and inventor of the Lid Pocket(R), a hands-free lid holder for slow cookers.
'Weeknight meals are easy if you have a few tried-and-true techniques to fall back on,' says Braun. 'Requiring no prep and very little cleanup, one of my favorite convenient meal solutions is to slow-cook a JENNIE-O OVEN READY Turkey Breast one day and then use it as a basis for quick recipes and nourishing snacks throughout the week.'
Braun offers the following tips to keep in your apron pocket for easy weeknight meals:
Talk turkey. Simply place a JENNIE-O OVEN READY Turkey Breast in the slow cooker with a small amount of water before you head to work and by the time you return home, you'll have a great-tasting, perfectly cooked, wholesome turkey breast to enjoy with your loved ones.
Stir things up. For a hot and simple meal, cut the cooked turkey breast into strips and combine with your favorite vegetables for a quick stir-fry. Serve alone or with rice or pasta.
Spread the love. Make a turkey spread to serve on crackers as an appetizer or fun snack. Put cooked turkey in the blender along with onions, garlic, salt, cilantro and/or parsley, plus light mayo or low-fat cream cheese.
Have fun with fajita pizza. Create savory fajita pizzas with tasty turkey breast meat, bold taco cheese and plenty of nutritious veggies for a fun and convenient family meal.
Soup's on. Instead of relying on canned soups for quick meals, use cooked turkey meat to make a delicious soup in your slow cooker every week. It's an easy and satiating meal for active kids, and a great way to work more vegetables into their diet.
Snack attack. Cut cooked turkey into cubes and place it into snack-sized zip-close bags along with cubes of low-fat cheese to send with kids for a portable, protein-packed snack.
Ensure food safety. Remember to always cook turkey to a well-done 165 F as measured by a meat thermometer.
For further information on JENNIE-O OVEN READY Turkey Breast and more convenient slow cooker recipes, visit JennieO.com or SwitchToTurkey.com.
JENNIE-O Turkey Fajita Pizzas Recipe
Makes six servings
Prep time: Under 15 minutes
Total time: More than 1 hour
Saturated fat: 6g
1 (2 to 2 1/2-pound) package JENNIE-O OVEN READY Turkey Breast
6 (8-inch) CHI-CHI'S(R) Soft Tortillas, warmed
2/3 cup barbeque sauce
2 green bell peppers, sliced into rings
1 red onion, sliced
1 1/2 cups taco cheese
CHI-CHI'S Thick and Chunky Salsa, if desired
CHI-CHI'S Tortilla Chips, if desired
In slow cooker, cook turkey as specified on the package. Always cook to well-done, 165 F as measured by a meat thermometer. Shred three cups of turkey. Refrigerate remaining turkey for another meal.
Heat oven to 425 F and spray two baking sheets with cooking spray. Arrange tortillas on baking sheets. Spread with sauce. Top with bell pepper, turkey, onion and cheese. Cook 10- to-12 minutes or until tortillas are golden brown. Serve with salsa and chips, if desired.