The most amazing, flavorful, moist, turkey breast you will ever cook!

Recipe Summary

prep:
15 mins
cook:
6 hrs
additional:
15 mins
total:
6 hrs 30 mins
Servings:
12
Yield:
1 5-pound turkey breast
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Ingredients

12
Original recipe yields 12 servings
The ingredient list now reflects the servings specified
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Directions

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  • Rinse turkey breast and pat dry with paper towels; sprinkle with salt and black pepper. Place 2 rosemary sprigs, 2 thyme sprigs, 1/4 cup chopped onion, and butter slices into turkey breast cavity.

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  • Place celery leaves, remaining white onion, and remaining rosemary and thyme sprigs into a large slow cooker. Lay turkey breast over vegetables and herbs with the top facing down. Pour white wine into cooker and cover.

  • Cook on High until meat is tender and an instant-read meat thermometer inserted into the thickest part of the breast meat reads 170 degrees (75 degrees C), about 6 hours. Let turkey breast rest for 15 minutes before slicing.

Nutrition Facts

308 calories; protein 36.8g 74% DV; carbohydrates 2.4g 1% DV; fat 13.4g 21% DV; cholesterol 89.4mg 30% DV; sodium 725.6mg 29% DV. Full Nutrition
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Most helpful positive review

Rating: 5 stars
01/17/2013
What a shame that I was the only one home while this was cooking! The aroma was awesome, predicting what a great turkey dinner we were in for. I had a small boneless breast, about 3 pounds, so I adjusted the method, measurements and cooking time to accommodate it, but other than rubbing the roast with some olive oil before sprinkling it with salt, pepper and a little chopped rosemary, I made no substitutions or omissions of ingredients. I cooked it about 6-1/2 hours on low. This was fragrant, immensely flavorful and so tender and moist. The juices it gave off during cooking made for excellent gravy. When I’m the first reviewer of a recipe, as I am here, and it turns out this good I couldn’t be more pleased to review it. I served this with Ann’s Rice Pilaf, Chic Green Beans, recipes also from this site, and a tossed green salad. Read More
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Most helpful critical review

Rating: 2 stars
05/07/2013
Bland bland bland. I prepared this exactly as stated and it was just okay. Lacked flavor and it was DRY! Dry in a slow cooker??? Who knew that was possible. I made it for a dinner party and I'm just thankful I made the "Awesome broccoli-cheese casserole" because it saved the whole dinner. Read More
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48 Ratings
  • 5 star values: 31
  • 4 star values: 11
  • 3 star values: 3
  • 2 star values: 3
  • 1 star values: 0
Rating: 5 stars
01/17/2013
What a shame that I was the only one home while this was cooking! The aroma was awesome, predicting what a great turkey dinner we were in for. I had a small boneless breast, about 3 pounds, so I adjusted the method, measurements and cooking time to accommodate it, but other than rubbing the roast with some olive oil before sprinkling it with salt, pepper and a little chopped rosemary, I made no substitutions or omissions of ingredients. I cooked it about 6-1/2 hours on low. This was fragrant, immensely flavorful and so tender and moist. The juices it gave off during cooking made for excellent gravy. When I’m the first reviewer of a recipe, as I am here, and it turns out this good I couldn’t be more pleased to review it. I served this with Ann’s Rice Pilaf, Chic Green Beans, recipes also from this site, and a tossed green salad. Read More
(99)
Rating: 5 stars
01/26/2013
Very nice recipe. I used chicken broth instead of white wine. The turkey breast was very juicy and tender. Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
02/18/2015
I could only find a 3 lb boneless turkey breast. It did not have a cavity (I guess since it's boneless), so I put the thyme and rosemary sprigs on the very bottom of the crockpot. Then I placed 32 oz. peeled baby carrots, one bunch of chopped celery, and one medium chopped onion on top of the herbs. I topped that with the pats of butter, but only 1/3 of a cup instead of half. I placed the turkey on top of that and sprinkled with a little bit of salt and pepper. Then I poured in the wine and cooked it on low for 6 hours. My crockpot tends to run hot or cook fast, or something of the sort. I think I inadvertently poured a little more than half the bottle of wine in the crockpot. It was delicious. It smelled wonderful while cooking, the whole family enjoyed it, and the turkey was very moist. I served this with some stuffing on the side. This is an excellent meal, and I will definitely be making it again. Thank you for posting! Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
04/21/2013
Superb husband loves it. I use dried herbs instead of fresh. Have had trouble getting hold of a decent sized turkey breast so have made with turkey steaks (adjusted cooking time) as well a huge butterflied breast I found for sale at the butchers (put the required ingredients inside then rolled and tied before putting into the slow cooker). Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
04/28/2013
This was so easy and quick! Cooked a 7lb breast on high for about 5 hrs and it just fell apart. I did use half the wine and half chicken broth as another user suggested. Thank you for the awesome recipe it was so moist and juicy and a big hit with the family! Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
03/30/2014
I use this all the time! I also add baby carrots and fresh sage. Plus I never measure the wine nor the herbs. My kids call it my drunken turkey but it has the most delicious aroma when it is cooking and the meat is very moist. Read More
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Rating: 4 stars
04/02/2013
Really liked it & family was happy. Smelled wonderful while cooking! Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
03/24/2013
This was outstanding and so easy. I didn't change a thing. The turkey was very moist and flavorful and the juices made a delicious gravy. Don't omit the wine. It's a must for the flavor. Read More
(4)
Rating: 5 stars
03/24/2015
I changed it a bit - I put some of the vegetables on the bottom adding carrots and more celery. I use 1/2 of the wine and used chicken stock for the rest. I turned the breast upside down as directed but I put the whole stick of butter in the cavity on top the remaining herbs and vegetables. The turkey was so moist & tender we served it with a dinner fork and the stock was AMAZING!!! will make again for sure!! Read More
(4)
Rating: 2 stars
05/07/2013
Bland bland bland. I prepared this exactly as stated and it was just okay. Lacked flavor and it was DRY! Dry in a slow cooker??? Who knew that was possible. I made it for a dinner party and I'm just thankful I made the "Awesome broccoli-cheese casserole" because it saved the whole dinner. Read More
(2)
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