Delicious Slow Cooker Turkey Breast

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Serve a flavorful feast for the whole family with this hassle-free Delicious Slow Cooker Turkey Breast

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I bet we have a lot in common. You probably have a busy calendar. There’s work and dental appointments and kids’ music lessons and homework and housework. In between, you’re organizing the family get-together and making sure to buy presents for your goddaughter’s birthday and trying to squeeze in a little date time with your partner and cocktails with your girlfriends. Something’s gotta give, and all too often, it’s the homecooked meal. Enter this lifesaver. The Slow Cooker Turkey Breast tastes like I spent all day slaving over the oven. (And when my spouse says he’ll do the dishes since I worked so hard on dinner, I don’t tell him otherwise). But the crockpot saves the day.

I’ve used the slow cooker for these Pork Carnitas and Buffalo Chicken Chili, but there’s something about the smell of turkey cooking that makes everyone think that it’s a special occasion. The smell wraps you up into thinking that it’s time to turn off the TV, leave the smartphones on the nightstand, and spend some time savoring each other—and the turkey.

Why You Will Love This Recipe //

This recipe packs a punch with flavor and nutrients without requiring an afternoon of cooking. Plus, we normally have leftovers, and the turkey tastes just as good the second time as the first—so we get two meals for the work of one. That’s a win-win in my book!

Ingredients //

  • 1 1/2 lb boneless turkey breast
  • 1/4 tsp paprika
  • 1/2 tsp garlic powder
  • Pinch of sea salt and black pepper
  • 2 tbsp olive oil
  • 1/4 cup chicken broth
  • 1/2 onion (peeled and cut in half)
  • 1 sprig of rosemary leaves
Delicious Slow Cooker Turkey Breast ingredients

How to Make // The Steps

Step 1: In a small bowl, combine the garlic powder, paprika, salt, pepper, rosemary leaves, and olive oil. Stir well to make a paste.

Delicious Slow Cooker Turkey Breast step 1

Step 2: Coat all sides of the turkey breast with the rub and let it marinate for 10 minutes.

Delicious Slow Cooker Turkey Breast step 2

Step 3: Add the chicken broth to the slow cooker and place the onion halves inside. Place the turkey on top of the onions.

Delicious Slow Cooker Turkey Breast step 3

Step 4: Cover and cook the turkey breast on high for 2 hours until the meat is cooked through.

Step 5: Remove the turkey breast from the slow cooker and place it under the broiler for 5 minutes to give it a crispy skin.

Step 6: Once the skin is crispy, rest the breast for 5 minutes before slicing and serving.

slow-cooker-turkey-breast step 4

Tips & Tricks for a Perfect Slow Cooker Turkey Breast.

  • For even more flavor, I like to let the turkey breast marinate in the spice rub overnight in the fridge.
  • Don’t skip the broiling step: this gives your turkey a crispy skin while keeping the inside juicy and tender.
  • You might cook the breast top side down so that it can absorb the juice.
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FAQs

I got a bone-in turkey breast. Can I still use this recipe?

Definitely. In fact, a bone-in turkey breast might even be more delicious. Just remember to check cook times—it’ll probably take longer.

How can I be sure my turkey is properly cooked?

The best way is to use a meat thermometer. Your turkey is ready to serve when it hits 165°F in its thickest part.

What if I don’t have chicken broth? Can I use something else?

You can swap the chicken broth for vegetable—or even a white wine.

Can I mix things up with this recipe?

I like to toss in some chopped root veggies like potatoes or carrots.

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Serving Suggestions //

Let your turkey rest before slicing—but not for too long! You don’t want it to get cold. You can serve the turkey as part of a Thanksgiving (or any time, really) feast, with mashed potatoes, green beans, and stuffing. Or you can slice it up and eat it on sandwich bread or biscuits with a smear of cranberry sauce.

Make Ahead and How to Store //

You can make this ahead of time and store it in the fridge for 3 or 4 days. To reheat, add a bit of chicken broth, cover with foil, and warm up in the 325°F oven. You can follow the same directions for leftovers.

Slow Cooker Turkey Breast

Serve a flavorful feast for the whole family with this hassle-free Delicious Slow Cooker Turkey Breast
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Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 2 hours
Total Time 2 hours 10 minutes
Servings 2
Calories 371 kcal

Ingredients
  

  • 1 1/2 lb turkey breast boneless
  • 1/4 tsp paprika
  • 1/2 tsp garlic powder
  • Pinch of sea salt and black pepper
  • 2 tbsp olive oil
  • 1/4 cup chicken broth
  • 1/2 onion peeled and cut in half
  • 1 sprig of rosemary leaves

Instructions
 

  • In a small bowl, combine the garlic powder, paprika, salt, pepper, rosemary leaves, and olive oil. Stir well to make a paste.
  • Coat all sides of the turkey breast with the rub and let it marinate for 10 minutes.
  • Add the chicken broth to the slow cooker and place the onion halves inside. Place the turkey on top of the onions in the slow cooker.
  • Cover and cook the turkey breast on HIGH for 2 hours until the turkey breast is cooked through.
  • Remove the turkey breast from the slow cooker and place it under the broiler for 5 minutes to give it a crispy skin.
  • Once the skin is crispy, rest the breast for 5 minutes before slicing and serving it.

Nutrition

Calories: 371kcalCarbohydrates: 4gProtein: 74gFat: 7gSaturated Fat: 1gPolyunsaturated Fat: 2gMonounsaturated Fat: 3gTrans Fat: 0.04gCholesterol: 184mgSodium: 936mgPotassium: 887mgFiber: 1gSugar: 2gVitamin A: 225IUVitamin C: 2mgCalcium: 61mgIron: 2mg
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