Butter & Herb Turkey Recipe
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Butter & Herb Turkey Recipe

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My kids love a turkey meal, and this one falls off the bone. It's the ideal recipe for special family times and holidays. —Rochelle Popovic, South Bend, Indiana
TOTAL TIME: Prep: 10 min. Cook: 5 hours
MAKES:12 servings
TOTAL TIME: Prep: 10 min. Cook: 5 hours
MAKES: 12 servings


  • 1 bone-in turkey breast (6 to 7 pounds)
  • 2 tablespoons butter, softened
  • 1/2 teaspoon dried rosemary, crushed
  • 1/2 teaspoon dried thyme
  • 1/4 teaspoon garlic powder
  • 1/4 teaspoon pepper
  • 1 can (14-1/2 ounces) chicken broth
  • 3 tablespoons cornstarch
  • 2 tablespoons cold water

Nutritional Facts

5 ounces cooked turkey with 1/4 gravy: 339 calories, 14g fat (5g saturated fat), 128mg cholesterol, 266mg sodium, 2g carbohydrate (0 sugars, 0 fiber), 48g protein.


  1. Rub turkey with butter. Combine the rosemary, thyme, garlic powder and pepper; sprinkle over turkey. Place in a 6-qt. slow cooker. Pour broth over top. Cover and cook on low for 5-6 hours or until tender.
  2. Remove turkey to a serving platter; keep warm. Skim fat from cooking juices; transfer to a small saucepan. Bring to a boil. Combine cornstarch and water until smooth. Gradually stir into the pan. Bring to a boil; cook and stir for 2 minutes or until thickened. Serve with turkey. Yield: 12 servings (3 cups gravy).
Originally published as Butter & Herb Turkey in Simple & Delicious April/May 2011, p14

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Joyce Mason User ID: 1123808 264496
Reviewed Apr. 9, 2017

"Haven't made this yet but plan to for Easter. If I cook it on Sat. How should I reheat it on Sunday? Sounds delicious."

ojc0806 User ID: 4482783 239791
Reviewed Dec. 19, 2015

"so simple and delicious! The only way I make turkey now!"

BrittneyR User ID: 5831536 177987
Reviewed Sep. 13, 2011

"This recipe is so simple, yet so delicious!!"

Staciele User ID: 1171988 195703
Reviewed May. 27, 2011

"I had the turkey in the crockpot in 10 minutes and didn't have to worry about it the rest of the day. It was tender and juicy and makes plenty for our family of 5 plus leftovers for more meals later! Super easy!"

Ab0628 User ID: 3440719 132109
Reviewed Apr. 24, 2011

"This was fabulous. Made this for Easter dinner today, and everyone loved it. Will definitely make again."

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