Slow Cooker Herb Crusted Turkey Breast

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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.

4.50 from 2 votes

Slow Cooker Herb Crusted Turkey Breast

Turkey's not just for Thanksgiving! Change things up with this mouthwatering everyday turkey recipe.
Prep Time 5 minutes
Cook Time 4 hours
Total Time 4 hours 5 minutes
Yield 6 people
Serving Size 6 ounces
Course Dinner, Main Course
Cuisine American, Universal
Author SkinnyMs.


  • 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.

Nutrition Information

Serving: 6ounces | Calories: 233kcal | Carbohydrates: 4g | Protein: 45g | Fat: 3g | Saturated Fat: 1g | Cholesterol: 112mg | Sodium: 119mg | Fiber: 1g | Sugar: 1g |
SmartPoints (Freestyle): 0
Keywords Diabetic-Friendly, Gluten-Free, Keto, Slow Cooker

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          1. 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.

  1. Your picture shows the skin on the turkey – your recipe says take the skin off – how can you get it browned without the skin??

  2. Hi! For a larger turkey breast (5 lbs), would I just double the cooking time? Or would that be too long? Thanks!

    1. 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.

    1. Chelsea, Yes, you have to thaw the turkey in the fridge until totally defrosted before using here. Thanks for checking:).

    1. Reanna, We haven’t tried turkey tenderloin but it should work fine. Adjust the cooking time accordingly. 🙂

  3. 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???

    1. You do not put the plate in the slow cooker. Once the chicken is prepped, add it to the slow cooker. 🙂

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