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.
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.
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.
- 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.
How to Make Turkey Breast in the Crock Pot
Here’s how quick and easy it is to make. Just 3 simple steps.
- Combine the butter and herbs together in a small bowl.
- Rub the butter mixture onto the raw turkey and place it in a slow cooker.
- Pour chicken broth in and replace the lid. Cook on low for 4 to 5 hours.
What to Serve with Turkey
Complete your holiday meal with these side dishes. They all have a little twist on traditional.
- Pumpkin curry soup with stuffing balls are an excellent starter.
- This fruit and nut wild rice pilaf is tasty, but our wild rice dressing is made for Thanksgiving!
- Another alternative is this wild rice with bacon & vegetables.
- Why serve green bean casserole when you can have this delicious broccoli casserole instead?
- Here’s one of the easiest homemade macaroni & cheese recipes you can make.
- This marinated green bean salad adds a light alternative to casseroles.
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!
- 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.