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, 0 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

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justmbeth User ID: 1196484 264978
Reviewed Apr. 21, 2017

"My father-in-law was on a no sodium diet so we made this for Easter dinner since I figured we would not miss 1/4 tsp salt. It was very flavorful. My turkey was 6 lbs and I could have good less than the full 6 hrs."

paulaleg User ID: 4585793 258685
Reviewed Dec. 26, 2016

"This is just OK. I put a very small breast , about 4 pounds, in my crock pot and cooked it about 3 hours and it's edible. I will probably try this again with a brined turkey breast. The really good thing about it is that you can cook more than 1 entr?e at once or something else in the oven. That's the only reason I'm considering making it again."

shauckogs92 User ID: 8239198 243000
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."

oreo95 User ID: 2985724 240249
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"

Angel182009 User ID: 6228642 239503
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."

Kathyjordan User ID: 6897948 237582
Reviewed Nov. 18, 2015

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

lmmanda User ID: 1101093 233644
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."

hibbsbailey User ID: 1552877 220151
Reviewed Feb. 9, 2015

"Great recipe for a after church dinner. Cooks while away and doesn't dry out."

Sue Zappa User ID: 1094741 214874
Reviewed Dec. 14, 2014

"The first time I made this was for a family supper during our vacation. Put it in the slow cooker while we were gone for the day. Came home to the delicious aroma of turkey. Served it with lettuce salad & rolls, & had an easy, delicious meal. I had to use foil to cover the top of my slow cooker because the turkey was too big for the lid. That has worked just fine. I make this whenever turkey is on sale!"

walkerjo User ID: 7514182 171773
Reviewed Nov. 24, 2014

"I made this recipe for Sunday supper. The only thing I had to do was cook it 1 hour longer to get the proper temperature (the meat was a little over 6 lb). The meat was very moist and tasted just right. I will definitely do this again! Thanks for your crock pot recipe."

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