Slow Cooker Turkey Breast

A new Thanksgiving tradition begins with a slow cooker turkey breast. This recipe can also be made in a Dutch oven or on the stove top in a heavy-duty stockpot. Using this method also frees up your oven for side dishes and pies. 

Slow Cooker Turkey Breast
Serves 6

One 5 to 6 - pound bone-in turkey breast
2 tablespoons olive oil
1 tablespoon poultry seasoning
1 teaspoon coarsely ground black pepper
1-1/2 teaspoons Kosher salt
1 large sprig rosemary
2 large sage leaves
4 sprigs parsley
1 onion peeled and quartered
¾ cup chicken broth

Dry the turkey breast with paper towels. Set aside

Pour the olive oil into a slow cooker or other type pot.

In a small bowl, combine the poultry seasoning, pepper and salt. Rub all over the turkey breast and place it in the slow cooker. Turn the breast in the oil to coat it well.

Ties the rosemary, sage and parsley with kitchen string and add to pot.

Add the onion and pour the broth around the turkey.

Cover and set cooking cycle on low for 4 ½ to 5 hours or when the internal temperature of the turkey reaches 165F. If using a Dutch oven, bake covered at 350F; if using a stove top pot, rely on a thermometer reading of 165F

Serve cut into slices with some of the pan juices.


  1. Paula Francese's avatar

    Paula Francese

    Mary Ann: I can't thank you enough for this recipe. It will solve my dilemma about how to serve turkey this Thanksgiving. Grazie!
    Enjoy your family time together!
  2. Toni's avatar


    Wonderful idea in these covid stressed times!
    Thank you, thank you, and More sincere thank you!

    I plan to prepare this recipe!
  3. Barbara's avatar


    Wonderful idea.. Good to know this can be done on stovetop too. :-) Have a Happy Thanksgiving, Mary Ann :-)
  4. Karen's avatar


    Thank you so very much for your message about Thanksgiving. It's been difficult to imagine the day without extended family. This recipe sounds wonderful. A couple of years ago my husband and I drove from New York to Florida with all the Thanksgiving Day dinner makings. I cooked turkey thighs in my All-Clad Slow Cooker and it was great. I didn't add as much as you suggest, and I know it'll be improved following your recipe. Happy safe and blessed Thanksgiving!.
  5. Bill Pike's avatar

    Bill Pike

    I was planning to rotisserie my turkey breast but 1)The weather forecast is for cold and snowy, and 2)I couldn't find my rotisserie's motor brackets. So, this is a lifesaver! Thanks!
  6. Rosann Rookey's avatar

    Rosann Rookey

    This very evening had turkey breast cooked in a slow cooker. it was moist and delicious.

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