Herbed Turkey Breasts Recipe
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Herbed Turkey Breasts Recipe

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Fresh thyme and marjoram lend amazing flavor to turkey breast. It comes out of the slow cooker perfectly tender. —Laurie Mace, Los Osos, California
TOTAL TIME: Prep: 25 min. + marinating Cook: 3-1/2 hours
MAKES:12 servings
TOTAL TIME: Prep: 25 min. + marinating Cook: 3-1/2 hours
MAKES: 12 servings


  • 1 can (14-1/2 ounces) chicken broth
  • 1/2 cup lemon juice
  • 1/4 cup packed brown sugar
  • 1/4 cup fresh sage
  • 1/4 cup fresh thyme leaves
  • 1/4 cup lime juice
  • 1/4 cup cider vinegar
  • 1/4 cup olive oil
  • 1 envelope onion soup mix
  • 2 tablespoons Dijon mustard
  • 1 tablespoon minced fresh marjoram
  • 1-1/2 teaspoons paprika
  • 1 teaspoon garlic powder
  • 1 teaspoon pepper
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 2 boneless skinless turkey breast halves (2 pounds each)

Nutritional Facts

5 ounces cooked turkey: 219 calories, 5g fat (1g saturated fat), 87mg cholesterol, 484mg sodium, 5g carbohydrate (3g sugars, 0 fiber), 36g protein. Diabetic Exchanges: 5 lean meat, 1/2 fat.


  1. In a blender, process the first 15 ingredients until blended. Pour marinade into a large resealable plastic bag; add the turkey. Seal bag and turn to coat; refrigerate for 8 hours or overnight.
  2. Transfer turkey and marinade to a 5-qt. slow cooker. Cover and cook on high for 3-1/2 to 4-1/2 hours or until a thermometer reads 165°. Yield: 12 servings.
Originally published as Herbed Turkey Breasts in Taste of Home February/March 2007, p11

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pajamaangel User ID: 1603339 251988
Reviewed Jul. 29, 2016

"This is a great recipe! I will definitely make this again."

amybellis User ID: 4610659 65423
Reviewed Dec. 3, 2010

"I have made this twice. The turkey has the BEST flavor. It is super easy ... slow cooker. You cannot go wrong with this recipe."

DKM2 User ID: 5049165 72909
Reviewed Jun. 24, 2010

"Our family LOVES this recipe! It's such an easy, effortless way to prepare turkey breast, and the leftovers are great."

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