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.
Dec 1, 2019
Absolutely amazing. Super juicy and flavorful - even though I lost track of time and overcooked it by probably 20 degrees! I used about 3/4 cup of broth because I had it on hand, and ended up with just shy of 4 cups of "drippings" that made fantastic gravy. Everyone loved it, and I'll never make turkey breast another way.
Nov 29, 2019
What an easy way to make Thanksgiving turkey (breast)! I did do a few things differently: places the turkey on large chunks of onion and carrots, used chicken stock instead of water, and leave the skin on, season the meat under and the skin. When the 8hrs in the slow cooker were done, I heated a non-stick pan to medium high heat and crisped up the skin. It looked beautiful! More than half the breast was gone by the end of the night - most of my guests devoured the delicious dark meat I braised in the stove. That left all my oven space open to heat up the sides and desserts! Would definitely do this again.
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