Slow Cooker Turkey Breast


This moist, flavorful turkey breast made right in the crock pot will satisfy your turkey craving at any time of the year and free up your oven on Thanksgiving!

This moist, flavorful turkey breast made right in the crock pot will satisfy your turkey craving at any time of the year and free up your oven on Thanksgiving!

Happy Tuesday!  Thanksgiving is happening soon and it’s time we all accepted it and started making up ou rmenus.   I love this Slow Cooker Turkey Breast and I’m excited to share it with you today.

I am currently in Florida sailing on Royal Caribbean’s new ship, the Harmony of the Seas, and loving every minute of it.  Back to the shorts and flip-flops for one last hurrah of the year!  You better believe I will be soaking up every ray of sunshine.

So that story had nothing to do with the crock pot turkey breast I’m writing about today, but that’s OK.  Thanksgiving is next week already and it’s time to start talking some turkey, am I right?  I have been wanting to cook a turkey breast in the slow cooker for quite some time now just to see if I could really have a way to easily eat turkey throughout the entire year and not just on Thanksgiving.  Turkey is my favorite meat and I don’t have it nearly enough.  It came out just as I would have hoped: wonderfully flavored, tender, fall-off-the-bone type of meat.  I was thinking that this would be “double perfection” in the summer because you also would not have to heat up the oven.  Brilliant.

So simple and delicious.  Even if you are making a ham or roast for the holidays, you can always stick a turkey breast in the crock pot and have another option for your guests.  The drippings makes great gravy, as well.  I decided I didn’t want to bother with the drippings and made this no-drippings turkey gravy to serve with the turkey.

Time to get a slow cooker if you don’t already have one! They are life savers, especially for Thanksgiving and Christmas.  Enjoy!

This moist, flavorful turkey breast made right in the crock pot will satisfy your turkey craving at any time of the year and free up your oven on Thanksgiving!

Slow Cooker Turkey Breast
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Serves: 10 servings
This moist, flavorful turkey breast made right in the crock pot will satisfy your turkey craving at any time of the year and free up your oven on Thanksgiving!
  • 1 (6 -7 lb) bone-in turkey breast
  • 1 cup chicken stock
  • 1 tablespoon poultry seasoning
  • 1½ teaspoons cracked black pepper
  • 2 teaspoons kosher salt
  • 2 cloves garlic, minced
  1. Pour the chicken stock in the bottom of the slow cooker.
  2. Combine the garlic, salt, poultry seasoning and pepper; rub over turkey, over skin and under as much as you can. Transfer turkey to a 6-qt. slow cooker.
  3. Cover and cook on low for 6 hours or until tender.
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These are a few of my favorite things: cooking, baking, Broadway musicals, cruises, Disney World, Christmas, thunderstorms, 80's and country music, and my favorite pastime has ALWAYS been baseball. Go Yankees!

32 Responses to “Slow Cooker Turkey Breast”

  1. November 19, 2014 at 8:21 AM #

    Wonderful idea to try making a turkey in the slow cooker! I am jealous that you went to Levain Bakery. I have tried baking their cookies and while it was good, I bet that nothing can compare to the real thing!

  2. November 19, 2014 at 8:43 AM #

    I’ve never made a turkey breast in my slow cooker. Think I need to change that ; )

  3. November 19, 2014 at 9:23 AM #

    Ashley, I had no idea that turkey could be cooked in a slow cooker! But, I love that it can, because not only do I have a crockpot, but I could use the additional oven space! Thanks for this post – it’s an awesome tip!

  4. November 19, 2014 at 10:07 AM #

    I’ve got to try cooking turkey in a slow cooker…such a great way to free up the oven when we’re trying to cook other dishes for Thanksgiving!

  5. November 19, 2014 at 11:04 AM #

    I’m putting that bakery on my “must visit” list for a future trip to NYC. I love the idea of freeing up some oven space and cooking the turkey in the slow cooker!

  6. November 19, 2014 at 12:00 PM #

    Never made a turkey in a slow cooker before! Love the idea, though. So easy! Bet you had a great time in NYC — such a wonderful town! Anyway, good recipe — thanks.

  7. November 19, 2014 at 12:57 PM #

    I love making turkey breast this way – it comes out so much juicer than cooking it in the oven!

  8. November 19, 2014 at 1:19 PM #

    A turkey in a crockpot? Why I would never have thought of that!
    Next summer when I am in NYC i need to go to Levains 4 sure!

  9. November 19, 2014 at 2:08 PM #

    ahhhh LEVAIN IS SO GOOD! So glad you got to enjoy those cookie miracles!

    this turkey breast is awesome-I love how simple it is!

  10. Ginny McMeans
    November 19, 2014 at 2:20 PM #

    Great way to get your Thanksgiving turkey done for a small group.

  11. November 19, 2014 at 2:25 PM #

    I started cooking an extra turkey breast in the slow cooker a few years back when I decided there was never enough Thanksgiving leftovers. Yours looks so juicy and delicious!

  12. November 19, 2014 at 3:31 PM #

    This is a great idea for large families too because we make a large one in the oven but never seem to have left overs so this would work great!

  13. November 19, 2014 at 4:03 PM #

    This is a fantastic idea! I think I’m going to try it this go ’round.

  14. November 19, 2014 at 6:00 PM #

    What a great idea. I have never tried a turkey breast in my slow cooker. You have inspired me!

  15. November 19, 2014 at 7:01 PM #

    A long weekend in NYC sounds lovely – what a nice way to start the season; and making a turkey breast in a slow cooker instead of the oven sounds like a fantastic way to free up the oven for the important parts of Thanksgiving -> the side dishes 🙂

  16. November 19, 2014 at 8:37 PM #

    Such a great idea to do the turkey breast in a crockpot! Oven space is always so tight on the big day!

  17. November 19, 2014 at 8:51 PM #

    We’re planning to eat out on Thanksgiving Day but I’m thinking about doing your turkey like this, so we’ll have some leftovers to munch on! Great idea!

  18. November 19, 2014 at 10:26 PM #

    Love that you made this in the slow cooker!

  19. November 20, 2014 at 7:41 AM #

    This is fantastic! I cook a turkey breast every year instead of a full turkey and this looks so super easy!

  20. November 20, 2014 at 11:48 AM #

    My mom is going to love this!

  21. November 20, 2014 at 5:01 PM #

    Oooh, Ashley, I love how simple this recipe sounds! I made a turkey breast for Thanksgiving the first year I was married, but in recent years we’ve hosted both of our families and needed the whole bird. 🙂 I would love to try this on a busy weekday though!

  22. November 20, 2014 at 7:24 PM #

    Roasting the turkey in a slow cooker sure would make it easier to cook all of the other sides on Thanksgiving. So smart!

  23. November 20, 2014 at 8:04 PM #

    Looove Levain!! Their cookies make me feel like a midget, but it’s all good. Love the turkey cooked in the slow cooker!

  24. November 21, 2014 at 12:41 AM #

    I love making turkey in the slow cooker. This looks delicious!

  25. November 21, 2014 at 3:34 PM #

    You are so smart!

  26. November 22, 2014 at 7:51 AM #

    This is such a great idea for those of us that have trouble juggling the oven usage. My friends would love this!

  27. November 22, 2014 at 1:09 PM #

    This is a great, easy way to make turkey a part of dinner at more than just Thanksgiving! On a side note, I ordered Levain’s oatmeal raisin cookies once and was not that impressed. I know – something must be wrong with me!

  28. November 9, 2016 at 10:56 PM #

    Is this a frozen or thawed breast?

    • November 9, 2016 at 11:01 PM #

      This was thawed. Add some extra time for frozen

  29. November 11, 2016 at 12:37 PM #

    Never ever thought to do this! Very smart and sounds delicious. Enjoy your cruise!


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