Slow Cooker Turkey Breast

Slow Cooker Turkey Breast

Background and History

Slow Cooker Turkey Breast is a delicious and convenient way to enjoy tender, juicy turkey without the need for a full-sized oven. Turkey has long been a staple in many cultures, especially during holiday feasts such as Thanksgiving and Christmas. This slow cooker recipe allows you to enjoy the flavors of roasted turkey with minimal effort, making it perfect for weeknight dinners or smaller gatherings.


1 (4-6 pound) bone-in turkey breast

2 tablespoons olive oil or melted butter

2 teaspoons dried herbs (such as thyme, rosemary, or sage)

1 teaspoon garlic powder

1 teaspoon onion powder

Salt and pepper to taste

Optional: chopped onions, carrots, and celery for aromatics

Optional: chicken broth or white wine for added moisture



Preparation Time

10 minutes

Cooking Time

4-6 hours on low heat


Pat the turkey breast dry with paper towels and place it in the slow cooker.

In a small bowl, mix together the olive oil or melted butter, dried herbs, garlic powder, onion powder, salt, and pepper.

Rub the herb mixture all over the turkey breast, ensuring it is evenly coated.

If using, place chopped onions, carrots, and celery in the bottom of the slow cooker for added flavor.

Pour chicken broth or white wine into the bottom of the slow cooker for added moisture, if desired.

Cover and cook on low heat for 4-6 hours, or until the internal temperature of the turkey breast reaches 165°F (75°C) when measured with a meat thermometer inserted into the thickest part of the meat.

Once cooked, remove the turkey breast from the slow cooker and let it rest for 10-15 minutes before slicing.

Serve the slow cooker turkey breast slices with your favorite sides and enjoy!

Nutrition Facts

(Per Serving)

Calories: 200 kcal

Total Fat: 6g

Cholesterol: 80mg

Sodium: 400mg

Total Carbohydrates: 0g

Protein: 35g


Make sure to choose a turkey breast that fits comfortably in your slow cooker without overcrowding.

Feel free to customize the herb rub with your favorite spices and seasonings.

Leftover turkey breast can be stored in an airtight container in the refrigerator for up to 3-4 days or frozen for longer storage.

Allergy Warning

Check for any allergies to ingredients such as garlic, onion, or herbs in the herb rub mixture.

If using chicken broth, ensure it does not contain allergens such as gluten or soy, depending on your dietary restrictions.