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Easy Slow Cooker Thanksgiving Turkey Breast Recipe

Thanksgiving Turkey in the Slow Cooker has not been one of our long traditional family recipes but we have been making it for about the last 10 years. I am always intrigued by how other people celebrate the holidays and ask friends and coworkers what they you do for the Thanksgiving and Christmas season. One of my co-worker’s family traditions that she passed on to me is this turkey breast cooked in the crockpot. Her family calls it Christmas Crockpot Turkey.

Turkey Breast in Slow Cooker

I usually do not make this recipe for our main Thanksgiving and Christmas dinner but use this dish as an easy hands-free dinner when our family is staying over several days. The turkey comes out moist tender and very flavorful as it cooks in the crockpot for 6-8 hours.

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Easy Slow Cooker Thanksgiving Turkey Breast Recipe

Usually, I buy a fairly large turkey breast, however, when I went this week to purchase my turkey the price was too high. Our local store had the Jennie-O Turkey Breast which is a package with two breasts per package. They were on sale and I purchased two of the packages which gave me small breasts.

The Jennie-O was just as tender, moist, and delicious. I was able to get 2 to 3 extra meals from one crockpot recipe.

Turkey Breast in Slow Cooker

I use this recipe often when I am in have the taste for Thanksgiving dinner without all the fuss. The moist turkey breast can be paired with all your other Thanksgiving favorites for a comforting fall and winter meal.

Turkey Breast in Slow Cooker

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Turkey Breast in Slow Cooker

Thanksgiving Turkey in the Slow Cooker

  • Author: Crafting a Family Dinner
  • Prep Time: 10 minutes
  • Cook Time: 6-7 hours
  • Total Time: 0 hours
  • Category: main dish
  • Method: Slow Cooker
  • Cuisine: American


Turkey Breast Cooked Slow for Thanksgiving or Christmas. Inspired by my friend Kathy K.ย 


  • 1 Large or 2 Small Turkey Breasts
  • 1 Turkey or Chicken Broth 32 oz box
  • 1 Onion chopped in large chunks
  • 4 Stocks of Celery are washed and whole to layer on the bottom of the slow cooker.
  • 4 Carrots, 2 for the bottom of the slow cooker, 2 large chopped to add.
  • 1/2 stick butter melted
  • 1/2 Parsley chopped
  • 2 cloves of Garlic minced
  • Salt & Pepper
  • 1 teaspoon Paprika
  • 1 tablespoon Poultry Seasoning
  • a few Sage Leaves optional


  1. Place the celeryย  and the carrots in the bottom of your Slow Cooker.
  2. Put the Turkey Breast on top of the celery and carrots.
  3. Pour in the turkey broth
  4. Mix together into melted butter: Parsley, garlic, salt, pepper, paprika, and poultry seasoning. Spread the butter mixture over the turkey breast.
  5. Cook on High for 5 hours or Low for 6-7


  • This recipe does not have the exact measurements. The amount depends on the size of the Breast of the Turkey.
  • For my Crockpot, I put it on high for 1 hour and then low for 6 hours.

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  1. I LOVE my slow cooker, but have never tried turkey in it. Thanks for sharing this delicious recipe!

  2. Congratulations on the feature at Over the Moon. I do love using my slow cooker and this turkey breast recipe sounds good.

  3. I love meals like these just perfect for a busy week but still a wonderful hearty meal. Thankyou fgor sharing with #FiestaFriday

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  5. I have to try making turkey in a slow cooker after reading your post. Your recipe looks delicious & yum.Thanks for bringing it to Fiesta Friday!

  6. I’ll have to look for those turkey breast at the store. I love this idea of making it in the slow cooker. Thanks for sharing at Merry Monday.

  7. Had not thought about making turkey in a slow cooker, what a lovely idea and thanks for sharing it on Fiesta Friday!

  8. I ONLY make turkey in the slow cooker for Thanksgiving. I’m a huge fan! It takes the guesswork out of cooking a turkey, and it frees up the oven for other things. I will have to try this recipe–sounds delicious!

  9. Dianne Gregory says:

    This is something different , will have to try , ty.

  10. Very good idea for a smaller family, or for those in confined living areas. Not everyone has access to an oven and this is a great alternative.

  11. Great idea, I am cooking my turkey sous vide this year. Another way to have it come out moist and tender. Turkey breasts are often dry.

  12. Yummy! The turkey looks so good and I love that it is cooked in a slow cooker! This is perfect to make this time of the year! I pinned this recipe and I really want to make it soon! Thanks for sharing!

  13. I use my slow cooker to cook turkey breasts as well. It may not be the Thanksgiving turkey but they are always tender and flavorful. Besides I love white meat and not dark so I probably make this more often. Thanks for sharing with Fiesta Friday.

  14. Easy peasy! We have a small family of 3 so I usually just get a frozen turkey breast and cook it. This is brilliant for Thanksgiving because it frees up your oven for other side dishes.

  15. I’ve never made a turkey, which has me super nervous.However, I can totally handle the crock pot! Eager to try this recipe. Visiting from Makers Party.

  16. I’ve never cooked turkey in a slow cooker but I don’t know why. I cook everything else in one. Going to give this a try.

  17. debrashoppeno5 says:

    What a perfect way to cook a turkey if you are having a small gathering.

  18. Yesterday’s 25 lb turkey is all gone with nothing left and that means no leftovers. So I am going to try this recipe to alleviate that problem. Your recipe looks delicious and easy!#happynowlinkup

  19. Having a small thanksgiving this year and was just searching for a Crockpot recipe. =) #happynowlinkup

  20. Sounds delicious! Thanks for sharing!


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