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Moist & Tender Turkey Breast


  • 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


  • 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°.

Nutrition Facts

5 ounces cooked turkey: 318 calories, 12g fat (3g saturated fat), 122mg cholesterol, 154mg sodium, 2g carbohydrate (1g sugars, 0 fiber), 47g protein.


Average Rating: 4.459459
  • klabelle9
    May 7, 2019
    This is the one and only turkey recipe when I actually went back for seconds.
  • tcarver
    Dec 31, 1969

    Very simple and delicious.

  • cynandtom
    Aug 13, 2017

    Delicious! Moist and tender, as title promises, and I find that sometimes turkey dries out in the slow cooker. I made it for lunch Sammies, but hubby and I keep picking at it, so hopefully there's some left. Easy, and a nice healthy lunch choice, definitely a keeper!

  • justmbeth
    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
    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
    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
    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
    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
    Nov 18, 2015

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

  • lmmanda
    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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