This Herbed Slow Cooker Turkey Breast Recipe is a terrific option for your holiday table. No more basting and tying up the oven for hours when you have this recipe at hand!
You guys I’m really excited about this recipe! One of our favorite foodie bloggers, Your Home Based Mom, has just released her new cookbook, Holiday Slow Cooker, and all the recipes look fantastic and easy! She sent me a copy to check out so I made this herbed slow cooker turkey breast recipe for our black & white Thanksgiving dinner party. I’m not sure I’ll ever cook another whole turkey in the oven!
I should probably explain why I’m so thrilled with this recipe. First of all I don’t like cooking a full turkey…it never tastes ‘amazing’…it’s never super moist (unless we use the turkey fryer)…we’re often celebrating on our own because of everyone’s work schedules and travel distances so we don’t need a full size bird…etc, etc.
This slow cooker turkey breast remedies ALL that and more:
- Make this when you want to serve a small gathering.
- If you’re a newlywed and this is your first attempt at cooking for the holiday, this recipe is foolproof.
- If you’re hosting a crowd and already making a traditional turkey, make this in addition for extra white meat.
This dish came out moist and delicious. I would even make it for a weekly family meal, not just for holiday gatherings. The rest of the book is filled with terrific slow cooker recipes for holidays throughout the year. I also made the sausage-cornbread dressing from it and it was also a winner! Grab a copy of the Holiday Slow Cooker cookbook here.
Herbed Slow Cooker Turkey Breast Recipe
- 3 pound boneless turkey breast
- 1/4 cup chicken broth
- 2 Tablespoons butter, softened
- 1/2 teaspoon dried basil
- 1/2 teaspoon dried thyme
- 1/2 teaspoon garlic powder (not garlic salt)
- 1/2 teaspoon salt
- 1/4 teaspoon pepper
Mix together the butter, basil, thyme, garlic, salt & pepper.
If your breast has the skin on, loosen it and rub butter mixture between the skin and the meat. If your turkey breast is skinless, just rub the butter on top of the meat. Work it under the mesh trussing if there is one.
Add broth to slow cooker and place turkey breast inside. Cook on low for 4 to 5 hours or until it reaches an internal temperature of 165 degrees F.
Serves 4 to 6