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Juicy Slow Cooker Turkey Breast

Katerina | Diethood
Classic buttery turkey breast with herbs, paprika, and black pepper cooks up moist and flavorful in the slow cooker. A quick broil delivers crispy, golden-brown skin.
Servings : 8
Prep Time 15 mins
Cook Time 5 hrs
Resting and Broiling Time 30 mins
Total Time 5 hrs 45 mins


  • 6 pound bone-in, skin-on whole turkey breast
  • 8 tablespoons butter, softened
  • 1 tablespoon finely minced garlic
  • 1 tablespoon chopped fresh thyme leaves
  • ½ tablespoon chopped fresh rosemary
  • 2 teaspoons chopped fresh sage
  • 1 tablespoon lemon zest
  • ½ tablespoon salt, divided
  • 1 ½ teaspoons fresh ground black pepper, divided
  • 1 teaspoon paprika
  • ½ cup chicken broth


  • Pat dry the turkey breast with paper towels and set aside.
  • In a mixing bowl stir together the butter, garlic, thyme, rosemary, sage, lemon zest, 2 teaspoons salt, 1 teaspoon ground black pepper, and paprika.
  • Using your fingers, carefully pull the skin away from the meat and rub about half of the butter mixture under the turkey skin.
  • Rub remaining butter mixture on top and all around the turkey breast.
  • Season the turkey with remaining salt and pepper.
  • Pour chicken broth in the bottom of your slow cooker.
  • Add the turkey to the slow cooker, skin side up.
  • Cover and cook on LOW for 4 to 5 hours, or until internal temperature of the turkey breast registers at 165˚F.
    Use a Meat Thermometer and start checking for doneness around the 4-hour mark.
  • Remove turkey from slow cooker and transfer to an oven-safe dish and let stand for 15 minutes.
  • In the meantime, turn oven to BROIL.
  • When ready, broil the turkey for about 4 to 5 minutes, or until skin is browned and crispy.
  • Remove from oven and let stand 15 minutes.
  • Slice and serve.



  • Notes: Lower calories by removing the skin after cooking.
  • WW POINTS:  Points were calculated with SKINLESS turkey breast.
  • NET CARBS: 0 g


Calories: 451 kcal | Carbohydrates: 1 g | Protein: 74 g | Fat: 17 g | Saturated Fat: 8 g | Polyunsaturated Fat: 2 g | Monounsaturated Fat: 5 g | Trans Fat: 1 g | Cholesterol: 214 mg | Sodium: 1242 mg | Potassium: 862 mg | Fiber: 1 g | Sugar: 1 g | Vitamin A: 591 IU | Vitamin C: 3 mg | Calcium: 62 mg | Iron: 2 mg | Net Carbs: 0 g

Nutritional info is an estimate and provided as courtesy. Values may vary according to the ingredients and tools used. Please use your preferred nutritional calculator for more detailed info.

Course: Main Course
Cuisine: American
Keyword: crockpot turkey breast, easy turkey recipe, how to cook turkey breast in a crockpot