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Slow Cooker Roast Turkey Breast
Prep Time
20 mins
Cook Time
6 hrs
Total Time
6 hrs 20 mins
If you have the time, cooking a turkey breast in a slow cooker is amazingly easy. You could do this as a meal for a crowd, but why not slow cook a large turkey breast and then have turkey as an ingredient for any number of meals in the following days. There are lots of interesting and creative ways to use it and you'll find lots of recipes here.
Course: Entrées
Cuisine: American
Keyword: Holiday Favorites, turkey
Servings: 8
Calories: 389 kcal
  • 1 onion sliced
  • 3 cloves garlic smashed
  • 1 lemon sliced
  • 1 bunch fresh sage
  • 1 (5- to 7-pound) turkey breast bone in, skin on
  • 1 teaspoon kosher salt
  • 1 teaspoon dried thyme
  • ½ teaspoon ground sage
  • ½ teaspoon paprika
  • 1 teaspoon freshly ground black pepper
  • 2 tablespoons butter room temperature
  • olive oil
  1. Pre-heat the slow cooker for at least 20 minutes while you prepare the ingredients.
  2. Place the sliced onions on the bottom of the slow cooker and toss the smashed garlic cloves, lemon slices and fresh sage leaves on top.
  3. Combine the salt, thyme, rubbed sage, paprika and black pepper in a small bowl. Rub the room temperature butter all over the turkey breast, on top of as well as under the skin. Sprinkle and pat the spice mixture evenly onto the buttered turkey and transfer the turkey breast to the slow cooker on top of the onions and lemons. Drizzle a little olive oil on top and cover the cooker with a lid.
  4. Slow cook on HIGH for 3 to 4 hours or LOW for 5 to 6 hours.
  5. Check the internal temperature of the turkey breast with an instead read thermometer inserted into the center of the meat. The temperature should register 165°F when the turkey has cooked sufficiently. Remove the turkey breast from the slow cooker and tent it with foil. Let the turkey rest for at least 20 minutes before slicing.
  6. Use the juices from the bottom of the cooker to make a gravy or simply pour the juice over the sliced turkey.
  7. For a crispier skin, place turkey breast under broiler for 5 minutes browned before letting the turkey rest.
Nutrition Facts
Slow Cooker Roast Turkey Breast
Amount Per Serving
Calories 389 Calories from Fat 153
% Daily Value*
Fat 17g26%
Saturated Fat 7g35%
Cholesterol 159mg53%
Sodium 829mg35%
Potassium 49mg1%
Carbohydrates 6g2%
Fiber 1g4%
Sugar 1g1%
Protein 56g112%
Vitamin A 150IU3%
Vitamin C 8.5mg10%
Calcium 19mg2%
Iron 0.5mg3%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.