How to Cook A Turkey Breast in The Crock Pot? – 09 Easy Steps

Are you busy cooking a perfect meal for yourself or your family? As long as you have a turkey and a crockpot in your kitchen, don’t worry! You can easily and effortlessly cook a boneless turkey with the help of a crockpot.

Now, the question is, how to cook a turkey breast in a crock pot?

All you have to do is, season your turkey with some spices and herbs and then just put it into the crock pot for 4-5 hours. At the end of the day, you’ll get a tender and flavorful dish with minimal effort.

How to Cook A Turkey Breast in The Crock Pot?

How to Cook A Turkey Breast in The Crock Pot?
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In this guide, I’ll share the ingredients, tips, and effortless cooking directions. With these ingredients, your crockpot turkey will become a flavorful impressive dish! Let’s start!

Recipe Facts

  • Prep Time: 15 Minutes
  • Cooking Time: 7 Hours
  • Servings: 5 People


Adding the following ingredients you can create a mouthwatering turkey recipe-

  • Boneless turkey breast (2-3 pounds) – You can use fresh or if frozen thaw first. Thawing the frozen meat is the best way to cook in a crockpot.
  • Butter – For the herb rubs on the turkey. It’s better to use unsalted butter or you can use olive oil too. It adds moisture and makes the meat juicy.
  • Chicken Broth – You can use any flavourful chicken or turkey or bone broth. This extra liquid ensures that your turkey is tender.
  • Garlic – Mince it very well.
  • Herbs – You can add dried rosemary, thyme, sage or parsley. It enhances the richness of the dish.
  • Spices – Black Pepper, Salt and paprika. You can use any poultry or chicken soup mix as a substitute.
  • Vegis – Cut onions into chunks, large and thick pieces. Also, you can add carrots or celery for extra flavor.

Cooking Direction

Turkey Breast Cooking Direction
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Here you go with the 09 easy step-by-step cooking procedure-

Step 1: Make Your Crock Pot Ready

Clean your crockpot fresh and clean. Clean all the grease from the interior part. Then, brush oil or butter on the inner part, so the turkey doesn’t stick to the surface of the pot.

Step 2: Prepare The Herb Butter Rub

I’ve often seen this question, how to season a turkey breast for crock pot? Here is how you do the season mix. In a bowl take butter, minced garlic, rosemary, thyme, parsley, sage, black pepper, paprika, and salt. Then, mix it very well in a paste consistency.

Step 3: Prepare The Turkey

If you use frozen turkey, thaw it at first. Don’t skip this part by any means. With a paper towel, pat dry the turkey properly. It helps the herb mix to stick to the turkey well.

Step 4: Rub Turkey

Now, rub the butter herb mix on the turkey body and spread it on the turkey very well and evenly.

Step 5: Add Broth to Crock Pot

Now, on the butter-coated crock pot, pour turkey or chicken broth which creates a thin layer on the bottom of the crock pot. Its main task is to keep the turkey tender and moist during the slow cooking process.

Step 6: Vegetable Time

This is optional. You may or may not add vegetables. For extra flavor, add the chopped onion, and carrot chunks to the broth layer. The vegetables will infuse more flavor into the turkey dish.

Step 7: Place Turkey in The Crock Pot

Now, take the seasoned turkey and gently place it on top of the vegetables. How to fix a turkey breast in the crock pot? The answer is, to make sure the turkey sits on the top of the vegetables. Also, ensure that the turkey body doesn’t touch the wall of the pot.

Step 8: Set The Cooking Temperature

Take the lid and cover the crock pot. “How long does it take to cook boneless turkey breast in a slow cooker?” is another common question. Now, for temperature, set it to “Low Heat”. Typically the cooking time varies from 5-7 hours. It depends on the size of the turkey. For a 2-3 pound turkey, it’ll take a maximum of 6 hours. Cook for 6 hours and during the cooking time, ensure that the turkey stays moist.

Step 9: Use a Meat Thermometer

If you want the best result, get a meat thermometer and insert it at the very middle part of the turkey. The standard internal temperature is 160°F in a crock pot.

Final Words

So, that’s all for today. I hope you enjoyed the recipe as always and make sure to make it at least once at home. Trust me, the taste will be mesmerizing. If you want a more flavourful taste, after taking it out from the crock pot, transfer the cooked turkey to the roasting pan for a crispy skin.

Broil for a few minutes until it becomes golden. Also, serve the tender turkey with gravy from the crock pot. The turkey broth, vegetable liquid, and everything make a delicious savory gravy! So, best of luck making a crock pot turkey!

That’s all for now. If you’re inserted in another turkey recipe then read my other article on cooking turkey necks.

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