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Photo of Morello cherry and tarragon turkey drumsticks by WW

Morello cherry and tarragon turkey drumsticks

Total Time
3 hr 25 min
15 min
3 hr 10 min
Turkey and cherry is an unknown yet amazing combination. With only a few ingredients and a slow-cooker you can create a sweet tasting dish that’s high in protein and that goes so well crispy roasted potatoes.


Plain flour

22 g, (50g)

Skinless turkey leg

1030 g, 8 drumsticks

Canned black cherries in syrup

450 g, (670g jar)

Fresh tarragon

10 g, (1 small bunch)

Chicken stock

½ cup(s), (125ml)

Olive oil

1 tbs


  1. Place flour in a large bowl. Season with salt and pepper. Add turkey and toss to coat.
  2. Heat oil in a large non-stick frying pan over a medium heat. Cook turkey, turning, in batches, for 6–8 minutes or until browned. Transfer to a 4.5 litre (18-cup) slow cooker.
  3. Drain cherries over a bowl. Reserve a few sprigs of tarragon. Add cherries, 3/4 cup (185ml) cherry liquid, stock and remaining tarragon to slow cooker. Cook, covered, on low for 6 hours (or high for 3 hours). Discard tarragon. Transfer drumsticks to a plate. Using 2 forks, remove meat from drumsticks. Discard bones. Serve turkey meat topped with cherries, sauce and reserved tarragon.


SERVING SUGGESTION: Salad of baby rocket leaves, Lebanese cucumber and snow peas, plus roasted baby (chat) potatoes.TIP: IN THE OVEN If you don’t have a slow cooker, preheat oven to 180°C or 160°C fan-forced and bake turkey mixture in a large covered baking dish for 45 minutes. Uncover and bake for 15 minutes or until cooked through.