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Crock Pot Turkey Breast

Crock Pot Turkey Breast cooks up tender and full of flavor with minimal effort. A tasty gravy from the cooking juices can be made in just minutes.

Crock Pot Turkey Breast. Turkey cooked in the slow cooker is so tender and delcicious.

 

Do you start to crave a Thanksgiving-style meal before Thanksgiving? I do. Most years, Thanksgiving is the only day of the year I cook turkey. But that’s going to change with this Crock Pot Turkey Breast recipe. It really could not be easier to make. Throw a few sides in the oven and you can enjoy the flavors of Thanksgiving any day of the year.

Crock Pot Turkey Breast. Turkey cooked in a slow cooker is so tender and delicious and makes it easy to enjoy turkey any day of the year.

A turkey breast cooked in a Slow Cooker comes out exceptionally moist and flavorful. I added a packet of dry onion soup mix, some dried sage, and a chopped up onion, carrot, and celery stalk to really up the flavor. Just a few minutes of prep and about 5 to 7 hours of hands off time in the crock pot is all it takes (if the turkey is completely defrosted). You can check with an instant read thermometer to see if it is done.

The cooking juices, which are nicely flavored from the onion soup mix, are easy to turn into a yummy gravy with just a little flour.

Serve the gravy with sliced turkey breast, mashed potatoes, and dressing for an easy meal.

Crock Pot Turkey Breast. Turkey cooked in a slow cooker is tender and delcious. A crock pot makes it easy to enjoy turkey any day of the year.

If you’re preparing Thanksgiving for a small number of people, this Crock Pot Turkey is plenty delicious to serve for Thanksgiving dinner. The only downside is you don’t get that crisp skin like you do when you roast a turkey in the oven or deep fry one. Although, you could probably take the cooked Crock Pot Turkey Breast and place it under the broiler for a few minutes to crisp up the skin.

A crock pot makes it easy to enjoy turkey any day of the year!

 

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Crock Pot Turkey Breast. Turkey cooked in the slow cooker is so tender and delcicious.

Crock Pot Turkey Breast

Crock Pot Turkey Breast cooks up tender and full of flavor with minimal effort. A tasty gravy from the cooking juices can be made in just minutes.
PREP: 5 mins
COOK: 6 hrs
TOTAL: 6 hrs 5 mins
SERVINGS: 6

Ingredients

  • 1 carrot, chopped into 2 inch pieces
  • 1 small onion, quartered
  • 1 stalk celery, chopped into 2 inch pieces
  • 1 (6 to 7-pound) bone-in turkey breast, defrosted
  • 1 packet dry onion soup mix
  • 1/2 teaspoon dried sage
  • 2 tablespoons melted Challenge Butter
  • 1/4 cup all-purpose flour
  • 1/2 teaspoon pepper
  • 2 cups liquid reserved from cooking turkey

Instructions

  • Spray a 6-quart crock pot with cooking spray. Place carrot, celery, and onion in bottom of crock pot.
  • Place turkey on top of vegetables. Sprinkle with onion soup mix and sage. Drizzle with melted butter.
  • Cover and cook on low for 5 to 7 hours. Use an instant read thermometer to see if turkey is done. Temperature should be 165 degrees.
  • Remove turkey and strain liquid. Reserve 2 cups. If for some reason you do not have 2 cups of liquid, use chicken broth to make up the difference.
  • Add flour and pepper to a medium skillet. Whisk in the 2 cups of cooking liquid.
  • Bring to a boil over medium-high heat, whisking constantly. Turn heat down to just maintain a simmer and cook until thickened, about 2 minutes.

Nutrition

Calories: 361kcal
Author: Christin Mahrlig
Course: Main Dish
Cuisine: American

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75 thoughts on “Crock Pot Turkey Breast”

  1. Kathi McElroy

    I used this recipe for Thanksgiving and it was a HIT!!! Usually my family prefers ham and a roasted hen but I chose to do a turkey breast. Honestly, the family loved the turkey so much that they were fighting over seconds and I will never again roast a turkey or hen! This recipe could not have been any simpler – just season it very well and put it in the crock pot and forget about it for six hours. The aroma of it cooking had the house smelling so deliciously wonderful! Thank you for making my job easier and pleasing my family!

  2. Used a 3# Butterball boneless roast and this recipe. Wonderful flavor and it was tender, not dry, and the gravy was also great. I used real butter, and some extra herbs, but this is a keeper. First time doing a crockpot turkey for Thanksgiving, but the stove is not working and I might do this again for our small gathering!

  3. This was delicious and quite easy, but it didn’t cook as I expected. After 45 minutes on low, the pot was nearly dry, and the onion soup was beginning to burn. I had to add water. After a total cooking time of 2 1/2 hours, the breast was completely done, and I had about a cup of drippings.

  4. Betty Edwards

    I bought a frozen turkey breast that says NO THAW – ROAST IN OVEN – IN A ROASTING BAG ALREADY. My sister says that she takes hers and puts in crockpot (frozen and leaves in the roasting bag but puts a couple of slits in the bag) Takes about 5 -6 hrs and is tender and juicy. She said she does not thaw hers first (usually a 3 lb breast) ??

    1. This is not safe in a crock pot. It will stay in the danger zone of 40-140 for too long. Crock pots cook at much lower temps than ovens.

    1. Stephanie L Hare

      So I went ahead and used bone-in thighs and the family loved it! I cooked them on high for about 4 hours and they turned out juicy and well flavored. Will definitely make this again!

  5. I have made this recipe 4 times already and I love it. This year I have to cook for more people so I need a whole turkey. I am thinking on buying a roster over and just the recipe, and cooking time for 12 hours in the slow cook mode (225 Fahrenheit). Is that okay?

  6. Barbara Karr

    This is my third time making this recipe. This recipe is brilliant. Beautifully cooked turkey and gravy with just a little prep. Hands off cooking ending in a great dinner and even better leftover turkey sandwiches. Yeah!!! Thanks for a great recipe!

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