Moist Italian Turkey Breast Recipe

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This recipe renders some of the juiciest turkey I have ever eaten. High in lean protein, it’s a smart entree for a special occasion.
TOTAL TIME: Prep: 25 min. Cook: 5 hours + standing
MAKES:12 servings
TOTAL TIME: Prep: 25 min. Cook: 5 hours + standing
MAKES: 12 servings


  • 1 pound medium carrots, cut into 2-inch pieces
  • 2 medium onions, cut into wedges
  • 3 celery ribs, cut into 2-inch pieces
  • 1 can (14-1/2 ounces) chicken broth
  • 1 bone-in turkey breast (6 to 7 pounds), thawed and skin removed
  • 2 tablespoons olive oil
  • 1-1/2 teaspoons seasoned salt
  • 1 teaspoon Italian seasoning
  • 1/2 teaspoon pepper

Nutritional Facts

1 serving: 360 calories, 15g fat (4g saturated fat), 123mg cholesterol, 477mg sodium, 6g carbohydrate (3g sugars, 2g fiber), 48g protein.


  1. Place vegetables and broth in a 6- or 7-qt. slow cooker; top with turkey breast. Brush turkey with oil; sprinkle with seasonings.
  2. Cook, covered, on low until turkey is tender and a thermometer reads at least 170°, 5-6 hours. Remove turkey from cooker; let stand, covered, 15 minutes before carving. Serve with vegetables. If desired, strain cooking juices and thicken for gravy. Yield: 12 servings.
Originally published as Moist Italian Turkey Breast in Taste of Home Everyday Slow Cooker & One Dish Recipes Annual 2012, p39

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