This will become your favorite way to cook turkey!
Craving turkey, but don’t want the hassle of cooking the whole bird? Have a go at this fabulous slow cooker Herb Crusted Turkey Breast recipe, it is the perfect size for several servings. You can enjoy it any night of the week, or prepare it for holiday celebrations. Our special mixture of savory herbs forms a delightful crust that envelopes the juicy breast meat. If you would like added moisture and flavor, quarter a large apple and onion and place them inside the cavity of the bird before cooking. After 4 or 5 hours in the slow cooker, the turkey will be tender and ready to eat. It is a savory straightforward meal that anyone can make.
Turkey dishes are often reserved for special occasions, but this dish is great for any day of the year. Turkey is lean and full of protein. It also makes a great alternative to chicken and fish. Slow cooker recipes make turkey making even easier. Prep your meal in the morning and you will have a delicious turkey dinner by evening. Quick, easy, and healthy, just like we love it!
Our Herb Turkey Breast pairs beautifully with a batch of our moist and delicious Cornbread Stuffing. You can also add our Garlic Mashed Potatoes to the meal if you want a Thanksgiving feast.
You might also like these other Slow Cooker Recipes by Skinny Ms.
Slow Cooker Herb Crusted Turkey Breast
- 2 1/2 pounds turkey breast on the bone with skin, removed before eating
- 1 tablespoon garlic powder
- 1 tablespoon poultry seasoning
- 1 teaspoon thyme dried
- 1/4 teaspoon black pepper
- 1 tablespoon onion powder
- Mix all the spices together in a small mixing bowl.
- Place your turkey breast on a plate and cover both sides with spices. It should be completely coated in spice mix.
- Place in slow cooker (no liquid) and cook as directed.
- Cook 4-5 hours on low or until it reaches at least 165 degrees F. on a meat thermometer.
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Will the recipe for Herb Crusted Turkey Breast work the same if the turkey breast is sliced?It's not cooked.
Janet – It may not need as long to cook, but it should work okay. Might be a tad bit on the dry side though.
Do you think I should add any liquid?
Janet – No, you don't need to. At least I didn't when I made it.
I made it with the sliced turkey breast fillets and it turned out great. Not dry at all. It did cook in about 3 hrs but it also was a total of about 2.3 lbs insread of 2.5.
Janet – Fabulous! We're happy it worked out!
Your picture shows the skin on the turkey – your recipe says take the skin off – how can you get it browned without the skin??
Judy, It should have said we removed skin before eating. Just made the correction…thanks! 🙂
Hi! For a larger turkey breast (5 lbs), would I just double the cooking time? Or would that be too long? Thanks!
Amanda, If the turkey fits in your slow cooker, you will need to cook it 1-2 hours longer. Be sure to check for doneness with the steps indicated in the recipe.
Was the turkey breast you used frozen? Just wondering if I should have it thawed out =)
Chelsea, Yes, you have to thaw the turkey in the fridge until totally defrosted before using here. Thanks for checking:).
What about turkey tenderloin
Reanna, We haven’t tried turkey tenderloin but it should work fine. Adjust the cooking time accordingly. 🙂
How long should a 24 ounce tenderloin be cooked?
Julie, Are you talking about a pork tenderloin and in the oven or slow cooker?
Would it be okay to use a breast without the bone?
Liz, That’s fine. We used breast on the bone for a more tender and moist recipe.
The recipe says it yields 3 servings, but the serving size says 1/6 of the recipe. Can you clarify please?
Becky, It has been corrected. This recipe makes about 6 servings.
Thisnisnprobably a dumb question, but do you put the plate in the slow cooker? I don’t know why you’d bother to dirty a plate otherwise???
You do not put the plate in the slow cooker. Once the chicken is prepped, add it to the slow cooker. 🙂
Did this for Thanksgiving. Came out really well, and took almost no effort. Would definitely do it again.