Slow Cooker Turkey Breast Recipe
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Slow Cooker Turkey Breast Recipe

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Try this wonderfully flavored, easy-fixing, tender, slow cooker entree when you're craving turkey. —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

174 calories: 4 ounces cooked turkey, 2g fat (0g saturated fat), 101mg cholesterol, 172mg sodium, 0g carbohydrate (0g sugars, 0g 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

Medium-Bodied White Wine

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

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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."

Reviewed Mar. 27, 2016

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

- Theresa"

Reviewed Feb. 1, 2016

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

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."

Reviewed Jan. 2, 2016

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

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."

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)"

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!"

Reviewed Apr. 14, 2015

"I used the frozen turkey breast from Target. This was super moist and yummy and beyond simplistic. We used the leftover turkey to make the turkey pot pie recipe featured here in the Taste of Home website, which was also a hit with my family. I didn't read the part of the recipe where it instructs you to remove the skin. I didn't do that this time. Next time I will try that. Still scrumptious."

Reviewed Mar. 16, 2015

"Don't forget to check the internal temperature before taking it out of the crockpot. America's Test Kitchen says 160 F. for Turkey breast."

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