Slow Cooker Turkey Breast (Bone-In)

Slow Cooker Turkey Breast recipe – seriously delicious! Just season the turkey breast and throw it in the slow cooker. Ready to eat in about 5 hours. We LOVE this fuss-free turkey!! Bone-in turkey breast, olive oil, garlic powder, seasoned salt, paprika, Italian seasoning, black pepper, and onion powder. Low-carb, keto-friendly, and gluten-free. Great for Thanksgiving and Christmas or just when you have a craving for a good turkey sandwich!!

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Easy Bone-In Turkey Breast Recipe

This Slow Cooker Turkey Breast is definitely going to be on our holiday menu. I tested the recipe out last week and it was crazy good and SO easy to make! Just season the turkey, pop it in the crockpot, and let it work its magic. The end result was a tender and juicy turkey breast. It was great with some potatoes and gravy. It was also super yummy leftover in a sandwich.

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How to Cook a Bone-In Turkey Breast in the Slow Cooker

This turkey is effortless to make. Brush the bone-in turkey breast with olive oil. Combine garlic powder, seasoned salt, paprika, Italian seasoning, black pepper, and onion powder. Rub the seasoning mixture all over the turkey and place in the crockpot. Cover and cook on LOW until it reaches an internal temperature of 170ºF.

  • This turkey takes about 5 hours to cook in the slow cooker. Once the turkey breast was cooked, I transferred it to a baking pan and popped it under the broiler for a few minutes to crisp up the skin.
    • If you aren’t a fan of the skin, you can remove the skin before cooking. Either way, it will be great!
  • Can I cook the turkey on HIGH in the crockpot? Yes. It will take about half the time to cook on HIGH. Use an instant-read meat thermometer to check for an internal temperature of 170ºF.
  • You can use any seasoning combination that you enjoy. Cajun seasoning, BBQ seasoning or a packet of onion soup mix are both delicious.
  • Can you cook a turkey breast from frozen? Yes! Cooking a turkey breast from frozen or partially thawed is perfectly safe. It will just take longer to cook from frozen, so make sure to plan accordingly.
  • This turkey breast is low-carb/keto-friendly and gluten-free.
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Slow Cooker Turkey Breast

Yield: 6 people
Prep Time 10 mins
Cook Time 5 hrs
Total Time 5 hrs 10 mins
Slow Cooker Turkey Breast recipe – seriously delicious! Just season the turkey breast and throw it in the slow cooker. Ready to eat in about 5 hours. We LOVE this fuss-free turkey!! Bone-in turkey breast, olive oil, garlic powder, seasoned salt, paprika, Italian seasoning, black pepper, and onion powder. Low-carb, keto-friendly, and gluten-free. Great for Thanksgiving and Christmas or just when you have a craving for a good turkey sandwich!!

Ingredients:

  • 1 (6 to 7-lb) bone-in turkey breast, thawed
  • 1 Tbsp olive oil
  • 2 tsp garlic powder
  • 2 tsp seasoned salt
  • 2 tsp paprika
  • 2 tsp Italian seasoning
  • 2 tsp pepper
  • 2 tsp onion powder

Instructions:

  • Brush turkey with oil.
  • Combine seasonings and rub over turkey.
  • Place turkey, breast side up, into 6-quart slow cooker.
  • Cover and cook on LOW for 5 to 6 hours.

Notes:

  • This turkey takes about 5 hours to cook in the slow cooker. Once the turkey breast was cooked, I transferred it to a baking pan and popped it under the broiler for a few minutes to crisp up the skin.
    • If you aren’t a fan of the skin, you can remove the skin before cooking. Either way, it will be great!
  • Can I cook the turkey on HIGH in the crockpot? Yes. It will take about half the time to cook on HIGH. Use an instant-read meat thermometer to check for an internal temperature of 170ºF.
  • You can use any seasoning combination that you enjoy. Cajun seasoning, BBQ seasoning or a packet of onion soup mix are both delicious.
  • Can you cook a turkey breast from frozen? Yes! Cooking a turkey breast from frozen or partially thawed is perfectly safe. It will just take longer to cook from frozen, so make sure to plan accordingly.
  • This turkey breast is low-carb/keto-friendly and gluten-free.

Steph

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  1. This look so great! Could you add veggies to the bottom of the slow cooker or would that throw off the time/proper cooking of the turkey? Probably a dumb question, but I’m new to the crockpot turkey game!

  2. I made it for our considerably smaller Thanksgiving celebration. (My son’s school is requiring a 14 day isolation if we have Thanksgiving dinner with people outside of our household, so we’re staying home.) I love the recipes on this blog. They are easy to follow and taste great! I hope everyone has a happy and healthy Thanksgiving full of peace and happiness!

  3. I made this last year and it was DELICIOUS! Will use this recipe again this year! We don't need a huge turkey for just the two of us!

  4. I plan on using this recipe for Thanksgiving this year. We have a 4.5lb turkey breast and a slow cooler that tends to cook on the hot side on low. How long should I cook this, and what method of thawing did you use? How long was it before it was completely thawed? Thanks!

  5. Made this today and it was amazing! I didn't have paprika so just did without. The turkey was so moist and the flavor really ran through all the meat. So glad I saw this recipe on Facebook!

    1. Emily – I’m thrilled to hear the turkey was a success for your holiday meal!! So glad you found the recipe. Happy Thanksgiving!

  6. Cant wait to try this, I have to make two, so I may make one tomorrow (cause I work all day wednesday) and the bigger one on Thanksgiving because the kids love the TG leftovers,plus they used to like the dark meat, but now not so much, so I just want to do the breast. I did get the McCormick box gravy, yeah I am not that great at gravy so some reason, just easier to buy it. Looks so good, have a happy Turkey day!

    1. I have made mashed potatoes in the slow cooker. Most of the time we just boil the potatoes and add some milk, butter, salt and pepper and mix them up with a hand mixer. For our gravy – we use a packet of McCormick Turkey Gravy mix and add some of the turkey juices to the mix in the place of the water. We used to make our own gravy, but we just love the packet more, soooo…. 🙂

  7. The turkey breast is so nice & brown * it will brown-up that nicely in slowcooker? Looks DELICIOUS will want to give it a try.

      1. I have a 4.5 pound turkey how long should I cook it for in the slow cooker? Also can I put some chicken broth in the bottom of the crockpot?

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