Juicy, tender, and easy to make this Crockpot turkey breast is delectably delicious.
Make a Crockpot turkey breast for smaller Thanksgiving feasts or to enjoy a main dish without a lot of effort! Slow cooker turkey breast only needs a few veggies, some broth, and a handful of seasonings.
Enjoy a no-muss, no-fuss Thanksgiving dinner in style!
Slow Cooked Turkey Breast
- An easy holiday dinner! This Crockpot turkey breast recipe makes prep, cooking, and cleanup a cinch! Make and use all week long!
- Moist turkey every time! Making turkey breast in a Crockpot gives it a slow-cooked savory flavor that’s perfect for use in all kinds of recipes!
- Turkey breasts are healthy, low-carb sources of protein that can be used in hearty soups, topped onto lunch or dinner salads, wrapped up in enchiladas, or shredded and tucked into tacos.
Ingredients and Variations
Turkey Breast – Use a 2 pound boneless turkey breast with skin on. Add extra time if your turkey breast is a little bigger. Butterball or any store brand will work, fresh or frozen. (See notes for cooking times).
Vegetables – Vegetables add loads of savory flavor and a boost of nutrients! Use what’s in this recipe or feel free to toss in leftover veggies. Fresh herbs for poultry are usually packaged together at the supermarket and make quick work of prep! If you’re using dried instead of fresh herbs, convert them to 1 teaspoon of dried for every tablespoon of fresh.
Seasoning Mix – The seasoning blend can be used for any poultry recipe. For a lighter flavor, use this simple garlic and herb blend.
Make some keto gravy with the tasty juices left over after cooking turkey!
How to Make Crockpot Turkey Breast
- Brush turkey breasts with melted butter and sprinkle seasonings all over the turkey breasts.
- Arrange the vegetables in a Crockpot and pour the broth over them (as per the recipe below).
- Cook until the internal temperature reads 165°F.
- Let turkey breasts rest for about 10 minutes out of the broth before slicing.
|2 pounds||2 ¾ to 3 ¼ hours|
|3 pounds||3 ¾ to 4 ¼ hours|
|4 pounds||4 ¾ to 5 ¼ hours|
Tips For Success
- Choose turkey breasts that are the same size so they cook uniformly. Add a few extra minutes if cooking from frozen.
- Always use a meat thermometer to be sure that turkey breast is cooked properly to a minimum of 165°F. Check early to be sure your turkey isn’t overcooked.
- Roast the slow-cooked turkey breasts under the broiler for a few minutes to get nice crispy skins!
- A bag of frozen veggies can be popped in the Crockpot if you don’t have time to prep fresh.
- Round out a low-carb Thanksgiving feast with some stuffed mushrooms, homemade cranberry sauce, cauliflower stuffing, some roasted green beans or green beans almondine and a pumpkin cheesecake for dessert!
Leftover Crockpot Turkey Breast
Keep leftover Crockpot turkey breast in a sealed container in the fridge for 3-4 days or freeze in a freezer bag for up to 4 months.
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Crockpot Turkey Breast
- 2 teaspoons butter melted
- 1 cup chicken broth
- 2 ribs celery
- ½ large yellow onion sliced to ½ inch thick
- 2½ pounds boneless turkey breast with skin about 2 to 2½ pounds
- 3 stems fresh herbs rosemary, thyme, parsley, sage
- 1 teaspoon kosher salt
- 1 teaspoon paprika
- ½ teaspoon garlic powder
- ½ teaspoon black pepper
- ½ teaspoon crushed rosemary
- In a small bowl combine kosher salt, paprika, garlic powder, black pepper and crushed rosemary.
- Brush the turkey breast with melted butter. Sprinkle the prepared seasoning mix evenly over the turkey.
- Arrange the celery, onion, and herbs at the bottom of a 4-quart slow cooker. Pour the broth overtop.
- Place the seasoned turkey breast in the slow cooker, skin side facing up.
- Cover the slow cooker and set it to the low heat setting. Cook for the recommended time provided below, or until the internal temperature of the turkey reaches 165°F (75°C). Be careful not to overcook.
- 2 pounds – 2 ¾ to 3 ¼ hours
- 3 pounds – 3 ¾ to 4 ¼ hours
- 4 pounds – 4 ¾ to 5 ¼ hours
Nutrition information provided is an estimate and will vary based on cooking methods and brands of ingredients used.
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