Slow Cooker Turkey Breast Recipe
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Slow Cooker Turkey Breast Recipe

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Try this wonderfully flavored, easy-to-fix preparation when you're craving turkey. Makes a great holiday dish for smaller families, too. —Maria Juco, Milwaukee, Wisconsin
TOTAL TIME: Prep: 10 min. Cook: 5 hours
MAKES:14 servings
TOTAL TIME: Prep: 10 min. Cook: 5 hours
MAKES: 14 servings


  • 1 bone-in turkey breast (6 to 7 pounds), skin removed
  • 1 tablespoon olive oil
  • 1 teaspoon dried minced garlic
  • 1 teaspoon seasoned salt
  • 1 teaspoon paprika
  • 1 teaspoon Italian seasoning
  • 1 teaspoon pepper
  • 1/2 cup water

Nutritional Facts

4 ounces cooked turkey: 174 calories, 2g fat (0 saturated fat), 101mg cholesterol, 172mg sodium, 0 carbohydrate (0 sugars, 0 fiber), 37g protein. Diabetic Exchanges: 4 lean meat.


  1. Brush turkey with oil. Combine the garlic, seasoned salt, paprika, Italian seasoning and pepper; rub over turkey. Transfer to a 6-qt. slow cooker; add water. Cover and cook on low for 5-6 hours or until tender.
    Lemon-Garlic Turkey Breast: Combine 1/4 cup minced fresh parsley, 8 minced garlic cloves, 4 teaspoons grated lemon peel, 2 teaspoons salt-free lemon-pepper seasoning and 1-1/2 teaspoons salt; rub over turkey breast. Add water and cook as directed.
    Yield: 14 servings.
Originally published as Slow Cooker Turkey Breast in Healthy Cooking October/November 2011, p51

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Phyllis User ID: 9145206 264766
Reviewed Apr. 17, 2017

"I got a "free" bone-in turkey breast from my grocery store and decided to use this recipe for Easter dinner. I'm so glad I did! It was delicious! The turkey was so moist and tasty. I trimmed the skin off of most of the turkey, but left the skin covering the breast. I rubbed the seasonings under the skin so it was directly on the skin, but thought the skin would help to keep the meat from drying out. The turkey thermometer popped exactly after 6 hours on low. I let it rest before slicing. The 6 pound breast fed a family of 8 adults with a little left over. My mother in law and aunt want to make two of these for Thanksgiving dinner! So much easier then using the oven and the oven will be free for the sides!"

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Reviewed Sep. 21, 2016

"I also added chicken broth instead of just water and the lemon pepper suggested below the main recipe and then made gravy from all the drippings, which was so good! Poultry in general these days has less flavor than when I was growing up (I'm 61) because most birds are processed differently. A mixture of herbs helps to add flavor back in as does the broth. It's not necessarily the recipe's fault if your turkey "has no flavor"--it could be the poultry itself! And to be frank, I've felt the same way about some of the steaks I've consumed in the last 5-10 years! Thanks Maria, I'll be using this one again!"

Gayle.Ann User ID: 7196009 252073
Reviewed Jul. 31, 2016

"I have no idea what I did wrong. I had high hopes from all the positive reviews. I was VERY disappointed. My plan had been to make hot turkey sandwiches. I did use a mix of butter and olive oil, and chicken broth, but those changes should have enhanced flavor. And, I used a slow cooker bag. My husband and I prepared it together, and we agreed it was totally bland. Absolutely no flavor. If I were to do it over, and I sincerely doubt it, I'd add some poultry seasoning, and, possibly triple the seasoning. It cooked perfectly, and was moist. It just had no taste. I would have been very embarrassed if I had cooked it for Thanksgiving. A waste of a turkey breast, slow cooker bag, and an afternoon."

lurky27 User ID: 1251896 246141
Reviewed Mar. 27, 2016

"So good & perfect for our Easter dinner! Very flavorful & gosh, so easy!

- Theresa"

mauilisa User ID: 8693387 243011
Reviewed Feb. 1, 2016

"Delicious and so moist the only way I cook my turkey breast since finding this recipe!"

spratlin User ID: 8700632 241872
Reviewed Jan. 16, 2016

"Used a 6 lb turkey breast and followed the recipe to a T. DELICIOUS and so moist. This will be my go-to turkey recipe from now on."

Bjhodg56 User ID: 7022940 240850
Reviewed Jan. 2, 2016

"Is the cooking time the same for boneless..."

sallyharris User ID: 8671121 239929
Reviewed Dec. 21, 2015

"I made this yesterday and headed off to see the new Star Wars movie. It was wonderful to come home to this delicious turkey! I was surprised at how flavorful and juicy it is, even as leftovers today. The only changes I made were to put some thick slices of onion in the bottom, so the meat wasn't cooking in it's fat and to create my own italian spice mix. My boyfriend made off with the carcass and juice/onion mix, promising I will get turkey soup in return. A true test. Oh, and the movie was almost as good as the turkey."

Robby1 User ID: 1478802 239556
Reviewed Dec. 16, 2015

"This was excellent. I used two 3lb turkey breasts to serve dinner to 7 people thinking we would have leftovers for sandwiches. There was barely enough left for a sandwich! I am always happy when my guests love what I serve, and this was a winner. Very moist and full of flavor. I also used the chicken broth instead of the water. Will definitely make again soon, ( but only for the two of us, just so we have the leftovers! haha)"

cynandtom User ID: 2224843 231942
Reviewed Aug. 29, 2015

"My husband and I loved this recipe. I made it for us to pack healthy turkey sandwiches for lunch. Delicious! The only change I made was using chicken stock instead of water. We will definitely be making this again for sandwiches and for dinner!"

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