365 Days of Slow Cooking: Recipe for Slow Cooker Perfectly Seasoned Turkey Breast
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Monday, February 11, 2013

Recipe for Slow Cooker Perfectly Seasoned Turkey Breast

Looking for a way to get your turkey perfectly moist and delicious every single time?  Try this slow cooker method.  Make sure to use the slow cooker liners...that is the trick that will keep the moisture in the meat!

Recipe for Slow Cooker Perfectly Seasoned Turkey Breast #crockpot #turkey

Makes about 8-10 servings
Ideal slow cooker size:  6-8 quart (large enough to fit your turkey)

6 to 6 1/2 lb turkey breast (mine had bones in it), thawed, rinsed and patted dry
2 Tbsp olive oil
1 Tbsp minced garlic
2 tsp kosher salt
1 tsp pepper
1 tsp crushed rosemary
1 tsp ground thyme
1 tsp ground sage
1 tsp onion powder

1.  In a small bowl stir together the oil, garlic, salt, pepper, rosemary, thyme, sage and onion powder.
2.  Rub the seasonings mixture all over the turkey.
3.  Place Reynolds slow cooker liner in a large slow cooker.  Place turkey in the slow cooker liner.
4.  Tie up the liner with a piece of string or yard.
5. Cover and cook on LOW for about 6-8 hours or until internal temperature is 165 degree F.
6.  Remove string and carefully open bag (it will be hot and there will be lots of steam).
7.  Remove turkey from bag and place on a cutting board.  Tent with foil and let rest for 10 minutes.  Slice and serve!

I have been scared to make a turkey...but not anymore.  This technique is a winner and will keep your turkey moist and delicious.  I was gone during dinner time so I wasn't able to eat the turkey with my family.  When I returned home I asked, "how was it??"  My kids were so cute, "Mom, it was the best turkey we've ever eaten."  Granted, they are 7 and 4 and probably haven't eaten that much turkey in their life.  But it was a nice compliment, nonetheless.  My husband's comment was that it was seasoned really well.  I loved it too and only wish turkeys were a little less expensive to buy.  5 stars.


  1. I made this for dinner tonight. It was excellent!! I'm not afraid to make turkey anymore :)

  2. It sounds great. What happens if I don't use the liner?

  3. Erin, it won't be as tender, but it will still work. Give it a try!

  4. Sara Beth2/10/13 14:19

    What is the gravy-looking stuff on top of the turkey? Is it sauce left over from turkey or did you make some gravy? If so, what kind? Thanks

  5. Sara Beth, I just made gravy out of the drippings that were left in the slow cooker liner.

  6. So thankful I happened upon your recipe. I was going to do a turkey breast in the Crock Pot for Thanksgiving, but without the liner. Now I know better.

  7. bitsybet, you're going to love it, I promise!!

  8. Perfect time for me to see this on pinterest. . . just bought a turkey breast last night on sale for 99 cents a pound. I was going to try it in the crock pot, but wouldn't have used a liner. Now I know I won't ruin it!