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Slow Cooker Turkey Breast Recipes

Tender slow cooker turkey breast recipes that take little time to prep and come out perfect when you’re ready to eat. Best Crockpot dinner.

slow cooker turkey breast recipes

Looking for slow cooker turkey breast recipes for Thanksgiving or Christmas time? It’s really easy to do. With just a few ingredients you too can make this turkey in a Crockpot recipe for your family. (affiliate links present)

Do you look forward to cooking a moist turkey during the holidays? I do too. Actually, I think I like leftover turkey recipes even more.

If you’re ready to let your pot do the cooking, this one is for you.

Let’s talk a little bit about slow cooking shall we?? First off I have a few different varieties and I love them all. Each one has an occasion to be used like….

  1. This is my favorite 6 quart programmable one with a locking lid so it’s great for bringing to a potluck too.
  2. If you just want to serve a few appetizers you should get this one that sit side by side one another.
  3. I prefer not to use liners, but rather just spray olive oil inside before adding my food for easier cleanups.

Let me give you a peek of my pretty thang I bought recently. It goes with my kitchen so I can just leave it out on the countertop all the time. 😉

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Crock pot Turkey Breast

This is really all you need. Of course you should use the seasonings you love best.

People RAVE about our smoked turkey rub. Even if you aren’t making a smoked turkey you can use it on this one too. Just cut the amount in half since you just have the breast and use that.

OR use what’s suggested below which is simple and flavorful. Want really bold flavors? Use this lemon pepper marinade the night before.

  1. 4.5 lb Turkey breast was used – thawed, if you forgot then follow our Instant Pot frozen turkey breast recipe instead
  2. Butter
  3. Lemons
  4. Water or chicken broth
  5. Seasonings you love on top of your meat, what we used in printable recipe card below

This was a bone in turkey breast, I don’t think I’ve ever purchased boneless turkey breast.

turkey breast recipe

What’s another plus to making it this way? Eliminating a dish from your oven gives you more room for holiday side dishes!

Here are a few questions you might have before you get started:

Should turkey breast be at room temperature before cooking?

Ideally, yes. Try to remember to take it out of your fridge 1 hour before cooking. It will cook more evenly and a bit faster if you take the time to do this step.

How long should I cook turkey breast for?

Even though this is just part of the bird, you follow the same instructions for cooking as if it were whole. You can download this turkey cook time printable to keep on hand.how long to cook a turkey

How do I keep my turkey from drying out?

That’s the great part about cooking a turkey in a slow cooker! Since it has a lid on the steam will keep it nice and tender without the need to baste it.

As long as your Crock is 6 quarts or larger you shouldn’t need to measure it. Most are fairly similar in size (4-5 lbs.) and fit nicely with the lid on tight.

slow cooker turkey breast

This works great if you have a small family. We had just 4 of us this year and still had leftovers to make 2 dinners on the days after.

Here are quick step by step directions to make Crockpot turkey breast. There is a printable recipe card at the bottom of this post as well.

Time needed: 6 hours.

Slow Cooker Turkey Recipe

  1. Prepare

    Spray inside of pot with non stick spray. Pour liquid into bottom of pot.

    Combine seasonings into a bowl and mix. Use half of the softened butter and rub this under the skin of the breast. Rub half of the seasoning rub underneath too.

    Sprinkle and rub remaining seasonings on the top of the breast.
    Put into middle of pot.

  2. Cook

    Cover and cook on low heat for 6 hours or until middle of thickest part of the meat reaches 165 degrees F.

  3. Crisp skin on Turkey Breast

    If you want crispy skin after you slow cook, preheat broiler. Put on sheet pan and crisp for 5-10 minutes.

    If you have a larger air fryer or Ninja Foodi you could spray top with olive oil spray and crisp in that at 400 for a few minutes.

  4. Make Gravy

    To make turkey gravy, melt butter that is remaining in a saucepan. Add drippings from slow cooker into pan. You can add more broth at this time depending on how much you want.

    In a small bowl whisk together 3 tbsp cornstarch with some of your hot liquid until smooth. Pour this into pan and stir as it thickens. Add more this way until it is the consistency you want.

If you have a Foodi and want to get really crispy skin, follow the last steps in our pressure cooker turkey breast or air fryer turkey breast recipes.

ninja foodi turkey breast

Slow Cooker Turkey Breast Recipes

You can vary this in many ways. Adding a variety of seasonings to the outside will change it up a bit, and a marinade can be used beforehand.

Use the same amount of liquid inside the pot so it stays moist and “steams” during the cook time. That can be altered too by using any sort of broth you want. Here are a few ways to add flavor:

Once it’s crisped you’re ready to serve!

turkey breast in crockpot

Timing below is for a bone in skin on breast. If yours is boneless it will likely take less time so check at least an hour beforehand by taking the internal meat temperature.

Nutritional information is also included but will vary according to weight and saturated fat content.

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Slow Cooker Turkey Breast

Tender slow cooker turkey breast recipes that take little time to prep and come out perfect when you're ready to eat. Best Crockpot dinner.
Course Entree, Main Course
Cuisine American
Keyword crockpot, slow cooker, turkey breast
Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 6 hours
Servings 6
Calories 214kcal
Author The Typical Mom

Ingredients

Instructions

  • Spray inside of pot with non stick spray. Pour liquid into bottom of pot.
  • Combine seasonings into a bowl and mix.
  • Use half of the softened butter and rub this under the skin of the breast. Rub half of the seasoning rub underneath too.
  • Sprinkle and rub remaining seasonings on the top of the breast.
  • Put into middle of pot. Cover and cook on low heat for 6 hours or until middle of thickest part of the meat reaches 165 degrees F.
  • If you want crispy skin preheat broiler, put on sheet pan and crisp for 5-10 minutes. If you have a larger air fryer you could spray top with olive oil spray and crisp in that at 400 for a few minutes.
  • To make gravy, melt remaining butter in a saucepan. Add drippings from slow cooker into pan. You can add more broth at this time depending on how much you want.
  • In a small bowl whisk together 3 tbsp cornstarch with some of your hot liquid until smooth. Pour this into pan and stir as it thickens. Add more this way until it is the consistency you want.

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Nutrition Facts
Slow Cooker Turkey Breast
Amount Per Serving (2 oz)
Calories 214 Calories from Fat 90
% Daily Value*
Fat 10g15%
Saturated Fat 5g31%
Cholesterol 91mg30%
Sodium 725mg32%
Potassium 370mg11%
Carbohydrates 4g1%
Fiber 1g4%
Sugar 1g1%
Protein 29g58%
Vitamin A 262IU5%
Vitamin C 19mg23%
Calcium 32mg3%
Iron 1mg6%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.

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