Moist & Tender Turkey Breast Recipe
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Moist & Tender Turkey Breast Recipe

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This easy turkey recipe is sure to be popular in your home. Everyone will love the taste, and you'll love how quickly it comes together. —Heidi Vawdrey, Riverton, Utah
TOTAL TIME: Prep: 10 min. Cook: 4 hours
MAKES:12 servings
TOTAL TIME: Prep: 10 min. Cook: 4 hours
MAKES: 12 servings


  • 1 bone-in turkey breast (6 to 7 pounds)
  • 4 fresh rosemary sprigs
  • 4 garlic cloves, peeled
  • 1/2 cup water
  • 1 tablespoon brown sugar
  • 1/2 teaspoon coarsely ground pepper
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt

Nutritional Facts

5 ounces cooked turkey: 318 calories, 12g fat (3g saturated fat), 122mg cholesterol, 154mg sodium, 2g carbohydrate (1g sugars, trace fiber), 47g protein


  1. Place turkey breast, rosemary, garlic and water in a 6-qt. slow cooker. Mix brown sugar, pepper and salt; sprinkle over turkey. Cook, covered, on low 4-6 hours or until turkey is tender and a thermometer inserted in turkey reads at least 170°. Yield: 12 servings.
Originally published as Moist & Tender Turkey Breast in Taste of Home August/September 2009, p54

Medium-Bodied White Wine

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

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Reviewed Feb. 1, 2016

"This was easy, convenient, and the family loved the flavors of rosemary and garlic ever so slightly flavoring the moist turkey. A keeper."

Reviewed Dec. 26, 2015

"I was skeptical cooking a turkey breast in the slow cooker. Was amazed at how delicious and moist it was! Made the recipe almost exact, omitted the brown sugar and used low sodium chicken broth instead of water. Will certainly make again and will experiment with other herbs! Thank you Heidi"

Reviewed Dec. 15, 2015

"Love using the slow cooker to cook a turkey and this was a great recipe for it. The turkey came out with lots of flavor And very tender. I also tried the same recipe but used my pressure cooker and it turned out great in there too."

Reviewed Nov. 18, 2015

"Easy way to cook turkey, but the family prefers the oven"

Reviewed Sep. 28, 2015

"Very good! I had a turkey breast that wasn't quite 6 lbs, it was done at 3.5 hours. I didn't have fresh rosemary so I used dried that I mixed in with the salt, pepper, and brown sugar."

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