Cooking Turkey Breast in Slow Cooker is simple method that will always give you juicy and moist turkey breast with minimal preparation. It’s perfect for Thanksgiving and the holidays!
Thanksgiving is less than 2 weeks away! What are your plans this year? We have some fun plans!
This year, we are not hosting Thanksgiving but we are going to a potluck and we’ll bring a dish for that. I’m super excited, potlucks are always so much fun!
On the other hand, we will be hosting a Friendsgiving this year, probably next week and that’s going to be a potluck, too. This is why I love fall and winter. Lots of gatherings and fun!
Looking for more Thanksgiving recipes?
- HERB ROASTED TURKEY BREAST
- TURKEY GRAVY RECIPE WITHOUT DRIPPINGS
- GARLIC BUTTER MASHED POTATOES
- EASY HOMEMADE STUFFING WITH MUSHROOMS
- HOMEMADE CHEESY SCALLOPED POTATOES
If you’re not planning to make a whole turkey for any reason this Thanksgiving, you will love this post. Cooking turkey breast in a slow cooker is a essential technique to know, especially if you’re looking for easy, fuss free recipes.
Why is cooking turkey breast in slow cooker a good idea?
- It’s such an easy method. All you need to do is rub the turkey breast with a mixture of spices and then place it on a bed of vegetables. Then leave it to cook.
- It doesn’t take up oven space. You need the oven for stuffing (there is a stove top version here, though), pumpkin pie and sweet potato casserole, so it’s less stressful to have the turkey sit in the slow cooker for Thanksgiving.
- It’s moist and juicy. Brining always works, but if you have a small fridge like I do, it’s not the best idea to brine the turkey. Cooking turkey breast in a slow cooker helps it stay moist and flavorful when it’s ready to be served.
Notes and tips for cooking turkey breast in a slow cooker:
- Place garlic heads, onion, celery and carrot and the bottom of the slow cooker. This way the turkey breast won’t stick to the bottom of the slow cooker and the juice released from the turkey will make the best gravy. Of course, you can also use this recipe to make gravy.
- If you want the turkey breast to have crispy skin, place it under the broiler for 5-8 minutes so the skin gets crispy. Make sure to check it regularly so it doesn’t burn.
- It usually takes 6-7 hours for a 7 pound turkey breast to cook in the slow cooker. Check the breast after 6 hours with a meat thermometer – it should register at 165F.
- This is a very basic recipe that always makes the perfect turkey breast. It’s good to make this on Thanksgiving day in the morning so it’s ready to serve by dinner time.
Cooking Turkey Breast in Slow Cooker
Cooking Turkey Breast in Slow Cooker is simple method that will always give you juicy and moist turkey breast with minimal preparation. It's perfect for Thanksgiving and the holidays!
- 1 Turkey Breast 6-7 Pounds
- 2 tbsp Onion Powder
- 1 tbsp Garlic Powder
- 1 tbsp Smoked Paprika
- 2 tsp Dried Tarragon
- 1 tsp Cumin
- 2 tsp Fresh Thyme Chopped
- 1 tsp Turmeric
- 4 tbsp Olive Oil
- 2 heads Garlic Cut in half
- 2 Carrots Cut into Pieces
- 2 Onions Cut in half
- 3 Stalks Celery Cut into pieces
Pat Dry the turkey breast, set aside.
Mix onion powder, garlic powder, smoked paprika, dried tarragon, cumin, fresh thyme and turmeric in a bowl. Then add in olive oil and mix so it forms a paste.
Rub the paste all over the turkey breast.
Place garlic, onions, carrots and celery at the bottom of the slow cooker, place the turkey on the vegetables. Cover and cook for 6-7 hours until the internal temperature registers at 165F.
Let the turkey sit for 20 minutes and then slice and serve.