Lemon-Garlic Turkey Breast Recipe
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Lemon-Garlic Turkey Breast Recipe

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It's simple to prepare a main dish that easily morphs into tender slices of lunch meat. This turkey breast is hearty, healthy and easy to make!—Sandra Hall, Decatur, Texas
TOTAL TIME: Prep: 15 min. Cook: 5 hours. + standing
MAKES:12 servings
TOTAL TIME: Prep: 15 min. Cook: 5 hours. + standing
MAKES: 12 servings


  • 2 medium lemons, sliced
  • 1 bone-in turkey breast (6 to 7 pounds), skin removed
  • 1/4 cup minced fresh parsley
  • 8 garlic cloves, minced
  • 4 teaspoons grated lemon peel
  • 2 teaspoons salt-free lemon-pepper seasoning
  • 1-1/2 teaspoons salt

Nutritional Facts

6 ounces cooked turkey: 197 calories, 1g fat (0 saturated fat), 117mg cholesterol, 371mg sodium, 2g carbohydrate (0 sugars, 0 fiber), 43g protein. Diabetic Exchanges: 6 lean meat.


  1. Line bottom of a greased 6-qt. slow cooker with three-fourths of the lemon slices. Place turkey over lemons, breast side up. Mix parsley, garlic, lemon peel, pepper seasoning and salt; rub over turkey. Top with remaining lemon slices. Cook, covered, on low 5-6 hours or until turkey is tender.
  2. Remove turkey from slow cooker; tent with foil. Let stand 15 minutes before carving. If desired, skim fat and thicken pan drippings for sauce; serve with turkey. Yield: 12 servings.
Originally published as Lemon-Garlic Turkey Breast in Taste of Home Everyday Slow Cooker & One Dish Recipes Annual 2016, p26

Medium-Bodied White Wine

Enjoy this recipe with a medium-bodied white wine such as Riesling or Gewürtztraminer

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