Slow-Cooker Turkey Breast
Total TimePrep: 10 min. Cook: 5 hours
- 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
- 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 zest, 2 teaspoons salt-free lemon-pepper seasoning and 1-1/2 teaspoons salt; rub over turkey breast. Add water and cook as directed.
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Nutrition Facts4 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.
Sep 29, 2019
Used this on a wild turkey breast. It was tender and very tasty!
Sep 8, 2019
I have not tried this yet but can not wait to do so. I am surprised that you take the skin off. Can not wait to try it.
Aug 1, 2019
Made this for dinner yesterday. It was the best turkey we have ever had. Simple, moist and flavorful. Plan to fix several for Thanksgiving instead of one big turkey.
Nov 24, 2018
Perfect recipe---wouldn't change a thing! Made exactly as written (except shorter time in slow cooker as my turkey breast was on the small side) for Thanksgiving and it was a hit: moist, flavorful (as flavorful as turkey gets, but who cares when there's gravy??) and out of the way so I could use the oven all day for other stuff. Win!!
May 22, 2018
I am a 20 year city firefighter with an alpha gal tick caused mammal food allergy. Fish and fowl is all I cook, but the guys at the fire station love it when I cook this recipe! Thanks for making it available.
Mar 23, 2018
I made this delicious, moist, turkey today. It was my first time cooking a turkey breast in the slow cooker. My husband who isn't that fond of turkey said, "It was good!" like he was surprised. I put the 7.25 pounder in my 6 qt. Crock Pot on high at 1:00 PM for the first hour (because I was still taking ice chunks out of it after thawing in the fridge for 2 days), at 2:00 PM turned it to low. I took it out at 6 PM. The only changes I made to the recipe are: I didn't have minced garlic so I used garlic powder and I only used 1 teaspoon of olive oil instead of 1 Tablespoon.
Nov 24, 2017
I made this recipe for Christmas 2015. I still have a copy of the recipe and one thing that I didn't see on the current recipe online is the last ingredient... Add 1/2 cup water after you place the turkey in the crock pot.
Nov 22, 2017
How much chicken broth should I use. Never made turkey this way but sounds great
Nov 8, 2017
I have not tried this yet. I was wondering if there was any liquid (water) added in it? No mention of it in the recipe. Someone mentioned adding chicken broth instead of water. I will try this when I know if I should add any liquid to it.
Nov 7, 2017
I also added chicken broth instead of just water as well as 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 now. 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! 11/7/2017: Made this same recipe using 4 large turkey drumsticks b/c there were no turkey breasts available at the store--FAB!!--even richer gravy! Will do drumsticks again!