Easy Slow Cooker Turkey Breast

This herb seasoned slow cooker turkey breast recipe is quick and easy to prep, and tastes delicious! It comes out moist and juicy, and is great for first time hosts or small gatherings. Add it to your Thanksgiving table or Christmas dinner menu.

herb seasoned slow cooker turkey breast recipe

Juicy Slow Cooker Turkey Breast

This turkey recipe is my new favorite thing for holidays and dinner party menus. It’s flavorful, it’s moist, and it’s super easy to make.

Serve it for your main dish when you host Thanksgiving, or as a supplement for extra meat at Christmas dinner.

Why You’ll Love It

Here’s when and why you’ll want to make turkey breast in the slow cooker.

  • It’s perfect for small group dinners where you don’t need a full size bird.
  • It’s great entrée for a Friendsgiving dinner party.
  • You can make it to supplement your main roasted turkey on Thanksgiving if you need extra white meat.
  • It saves space and time in the oven when you have all those sides and pies to bake.
  • Make it for a weeknight family dinner, or make two for a larger crowd.
  • It’s an easy travel dish for a Thanksgiving potluck.
  • If you’re a newlywed and this is your first attempt at cooking for the holiday, this recipe is foolproof.
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  • Boneless turkey breast. You’ll probably find it packaged and tied together with bakers twine, similar to beef tenderloin.
  • Broth. Use chicken broth or substitute with vegetable broth.
  • Butter. Let it soften to room temperature so it’s easy to mix.
  • Dry herbs. You’ll need dried basil, thyme, garlic powder, salt and black pepper.
easy turkey breast recipe

How to Make Turkey Breast in the Crock Pot

Here’s how quick and easy it is to make. Just 3 simple steps.

  1. Combine the butter and herbs together in a small bowl.
  2. Rub the butter mixture onto the raw turkey and place it in a slow cooker.
  3. Pour chicken broth in and replace the lid. Cook on low for 4 to 5 hours.
Thanksgiving turkey breast recipe

What to Serve with Turkey

Complete your holiday meal with these side dishes. They all have a little twist on traditional.

The slow cooker turkey breast recipe is from the cookbook, Holiday Slow Cooker. She sent me a copy so I made this dish and the sausage-cornbread dressing. Both turned out delicious!

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Slow Cooker Turkey Breast

Yield: 6-8 servings
Prep Time: 5 minutes
Cook Time: 5 hours
Total Time: 5 hours 5 minutes

Make this easy turkey breast in the crock pot and serve it for a small dinner party or in addition to a larger holiday meal. This slow cooker turkey is moist and flavorful.


  • 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


  1. Mix together the butter, basil, thyme, garlic, salt & pepper.
  2. If your breast has the skin on, loosen it and rub butter mixture between the skin and the meat.
  3. 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.
  4. Add broth to slow cooker and place turkey breast inside.
  5. Cook on low for 4 to 5 hours or until it reaches an internal temperature of 165 degrees F.

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