Originally Posted by TomatoMustard
but what if I cooked the bird at say 180F degrees for 24 to 30 hours in a savory liquid in some sort of slow cooker. What would the end result be? Fall off the bone delicious or water gooey mess?
Well first of all that's a recipe for serious food poisoning. You should never cook poultry at a temp. that low.
Turkey isn't supposed to fall off the bone. It is meant to be cooked only until it's done and no more.
Lets say that you cooked it in your crockpot for 24 hours at 250. In liquid. What you will end up with is turkey stock, basically. All the liquid and flavor of the meat will have been expelled into the cooking liquid. The liquid might be tasty but the turkey will be very, very dry and probably somewhat disintegrated.
Its actually very easy to roast a turkey.
If you don't like turkey, maybe roast some beef or a ham instaed?