Slow Cooker Boneless Turkey Breast
I was looking all over for a recipe for a 10-pound boneless turkey breast and couldn't really find any, so I figured I would just whip up my own. It turned out delicious.
I was looking all over for a recipe for a 10-pound boneless turkey breast and couldn't really find any, so I figured I would just whip up my own. It turned out delicious.
Yum.. loved this. I had a small boneless breast so I reduced the cooking time to 5 hours on low and it was perfect.. nice and moist and I loved the herb crust
I used a 7lb. bone in turkey breast. Eliminated the dry onion mix completely! Placed breast in pot and poured 1 can chicken broth and a little water over it.. Rubbed butter under skin and seasoned with all the spices listed PLUS sage, poultry seasoning, thyme, rosemary and a pinch of paprika. Put chopped onion, celery, and carrots around the turkey. Cooked on high 1 hour then low for 7. It literally fell off the bone taking it out of crock pot! Under the broiler it went for about 7 mins to brown skin and it was perfect! I've never had such moist white turkey meat! This was great for a small family holiday dinner but I won't wait for the holidays to make it again!
I prepared this for the first time on Thanksgiving this year and got raves all around. Used Herb Lipton instead of Onion Lipton and it was wonderful! My son asked how to make it for his family. Couldn't get a better compliment than that.
Loved it, but I used chicken broth instead of water.
This was a quick and delicious way to prepare a boneless turkey breast. I am only giving it 4 stars because I did make some modifications as suggested by previous reviewers and I feel like it wouldn't be a 5-star recipe without those modifications. Here's some helpful tips: if you are using a completely defrosted standard Butterball 3-lb boneless turkey roast, you will only need 1/2 of the spice mixture--if not less--also, I used my thermometer/timer gadget, and the turkey hit 165 degrees at the 4 hour mark, lastly, I only used 1/2 packet of onion soup mix (it was all that I had) and I think if I would have used any more than that, it would have been WAY too salty and artificial-tasting, and instead of using water, I used apple cider, since my dressing recipe has chopped apples in it. It turned out flavorful, tender, and the drippings made a killer gravy!
Delicious! I did a 5lb turkey breast and halved everything with it keeping the same cook time and it came out perfect. It was moist and the seasonings tasted great.
I am not a slow cooker aficionado but my oven is not right, so....Tried this today for easy Christmas dinner, my family loved it! They said don't change a thing, but I will cut back cook time since it was a smaller breast next time. Only mods were to add some poultry seasoning, some herbs de Florence instead of just basil and no seasoned salt because I had none, and used chicken stock instead of water. I also added logs of celery, baby carrots and one onion, chunk cut. Awesome! Family said they could eat this every Christmas and they cleaned their plates. 4. Lb bone in breast yielded 6 servings with a lot of leftovers. Thanks for a great addition to my recipe box!
I used 8lb bone-in turkey breast and only 1 envelope of onion soup; plus the other spices ( just slightly less) This fit in my 6 qt. slow cooker very nicely. It was fabulous; meat fell right off the bone after 8-9 hours. I used the broth for au-jus which was delicious. Meat was tender and moist; very tasty.
So good and moist! I cut this recipe down to use a 3 lb boneless turkey breast and it was super flavorful. We all really enjoyed this.
My turkey did not come out as good as I wanted it to, but I am giving this recipe 5 stars anyways because I am pretty sure it was my fault. The spices are on point, totally awesome. I used a 3 pound boneless turkey breast and I found so many recipes online saying conflicting arguments about cooking it frozen vs thawed. So I defrosted it in the fridge for 14 hours and it was partially frozen in the center when I threw it in the crock pot. I put it on low for 8.5 hours. It tasted very good, but I am pretty sure 7 or maybe even 6 hours would have worked fine. Also, my slow cooker comes with a rack and instead of putting the turkey directly in the water & spice mix I placed it on the rack. Next time I may try putting it directly in the mix.
This was delicious. I had a 5 lb bone-in breast so I cut the cooking time accordingly but didn't change the measurements for ingredients and it turned out delicious... even for the pickiest eater in the house! Thanks.
I used 3 lbs. of boneless skinless turkey breast. I didn't have onion soup mix, so I just put all the other spices, plus sage (just eye-balled all of the amounts) into a crockpot on low with 1/2 cup water. It cooked in less that 4 hours. Once done, I put it on "warm" and put some pats of grassfed butter in the crockpot. That kicked it up another notch...it needed some fat in there - b/c as you know turkey breast has almost no fat, and can be a bit dry. Anyway - GREAT recipe - even tho I didn't follow it much, it was my inspiration. Thank you!
Super easy to do and was very good. I didn't have such a big turkey breast so I only used 1 envelope onion soup mix and used chicken broth instead of the water.
I LOVED this recipe! The turkey breast was very moist, tender, and extremely flavorful. It was the best turkey I've ever had! Thanks for sharing.
I was really nervous after putting all the ingredients in the slow cooker. I only had a 3 pound boneless turkey breast and did not adjust the other ingredients accordingly. In less than 4-1/2 hours my turkey reached 165 degrees. I kept it on the warm setting for another 1-1/2 hours. It came out delicious. It was not too salty, and I don't care for salt. Alll of the flavors blended together nicely. My son thought it smelled a bit like pizza while cooking, which disappointed him that I wasn't actually making pizza. I didn't have enough sauce for "au jus". This was very easy and delicious. I will definitely make it again.
I did not care for this recipe. Too salty.
I used the 3.5 pound turkey breast roast with only 1 pack of the soup mix, cut to 4 hours cookin and it came out amazing. So tender and moist. Even the picky 5 year old loved it and had seconds!
This was wonderful. I made it for christmas dinner and my mother loved it so much she took all the left overs. My changes were: I forgot to pick up the onion soup mix so I skipped that step and just used chicken broth for the flavor rather than water. I was not able to find a boneless turkey breast over 3 pounds so I got two and used two crock pots. I used half of the spices listed and split it between the two. (All though I went a little heavy handed with the parsley for the look of it). It came out delicious! My only thought is if you decide to use chicken broth and you don't like a salty flavor, try low sodium broth. While everyone loved it - I felt it might have needed a bit less salt. I am making this again tonight because my husband was so impressed that he said "you got lucky, let's see you do it again" :) all in fun. I was so impressed with the results without the onion soup mix that I have decided to skip that step again.
Really great. Definite keeper for guests or for a regular day. Plenty of leftovers, too. I added carrots, onion, and celery at the bottom of the pot, only used one soup packet, and rubbed some of the spice mixture under the skin. Just make sure your crock pot is big enough. Naturally that should go without saying, but ... sigh.
Used 1 onion soup mix and 1 dry veggy soup mix, everything elas the same. Tasted and smelled like stuffing. Hubby thinks I am brilliant.
Mix of flavors resulted in a really yummy turkey! I got bone-in and it would not fit in my crock-pot, so I ended up roasting in oven. But definitely will make again and without bones so it will fit in the crock-pot!
The combination of herbs and spices makes this a tasty and easy dinner addition. The ease of cooking it in a slow cooker only makes you love it that much more. I used a frozen Butterball 3 pound turkey breast and followed the directions. it was so good I had to add it to my recipe box!
Made this yesterday and it was the best. Used a bone in breast I had; substituted chicken broth for the water and added a can of whole cranberry sauce to the onion soup mix. It was so tender and juicy. The spices made it so flavorful. I'm going to make it again at Thanksgiving.... Being Able to do it in the slow cooker makes it easy to do anytime.
Awesome turkey-everyone loved it! Could only find 3 lb boneless, so I used 2 in 1 crock pot. Only used 1 soup mix and slightly reduced the other herbs/spices. I'm really bad about getting ahead of myself, so I had mixed all the herbs/spices/soup mix/water together before I realized I was only supposed to mix the soup and water, then sprinkle on the rest. Well, it was still great. Will definitely be making this on a regular basis. It will be nice having turkey, other than just on Thanksgiving. Thanks for the recipe:)
This is GREAT! I used a pint of Belgian style ale instead of H2O. 7lb turkey breast cook low for 8 hours or less.
I loved this recipe. I did everything the same, had a 8.5 lb bone-in turkey breast and the only difference was that I threw in some spanish paprika with the other spices and removed the skin. Moist and juicy even without the skin. Pleasantly surprised and will definitely be doing this again! Thanks for sharing.
Mouth watering and " no need " for a knife with this recipe. So tender and juicy - and super convenient to prepare/make. By far the best tasting turkey recipe in my books!!
We loved it. I used sliced turkey cutlets and not a whole breast. I substituted dry white wine for the water. It was a big hit. I will make this again for the holidays next year.
Made this today with a 6lb deboned breast and it was fantastic. I cooked it for 7hrs,and couldn't of asked for a better dinner. Will be making this again for sure!
I omit seasong packet and add broth or stock instead of water and use poultry seasoning with fresh poultry style herbs and use butter pats under skin and olive oil to season.
between the onion soup mix and the seasoned salt, it was way too salty.
the recipe works perfectly. Only reason for 4 stars rather than 5 is the lack of flavor in the turkey. The spices which are sprinkled over the turkey breast simply stay on top of the skin . . . which we don't eat. Would suggest rubbing them under the skin before cooking.
4/2022 update: While I still didn't use butter (wish I had) I did rub the spices under the skin on the breast, and the meat was much more flavorful. A 7 lb breast cooked one hour on high, seven hours on low.
I absolutely loved this recipe. It gave the turkey a wonderful flavor. Personally I added 1 tsp of paprika and the flavor was outstanding.
This was phenomenal. I halved the seasoning for a 3 pound turkey breast roast. Moist and delicious. Thanks for posting! I will be making this again and again.
I used a bone-in turkey breast and it was pretty good. I will agree with some of the other reviewers that there is a bit too much salt for me so next time I will definitely reduce the amount of seasoned salt next time. Overall I got a moist, fall-off-the-bone turkey breast for Thanksgiving so I'm pleased.
Excellent! I used with a 5 lb. turkey breast, used chicken broth instead of water, and decreased spices from tbsp. to tsp. The family loved it! Looking forward to making paninis with this turkey breast next time!
I used this recipe with two turkey thighs and a small breast. It was delicious!! Guests were picking at it before it was even served. The only thing that I would change next time is the amount of salt. I would reduce the salt by a 1/2 or a full TBSP because the gravy that I made from the cooking juices was very salty. I also shoved TBSP slices of butter under the skin to help baste from the top down.
Best slow cooker turkey recipe! Used a 5 lb. turkey breast and cut the recipe in half. I followed the recipe and it was so moist and tender. Very flavorful! I will definitely make this again!
Way too salty (and much too high sodium content) for our taste. It simmered instead of roasted. I ended up rinsing the cooked product, refrigerating it overnight and serving as sliced turkey sandwiches the next day and turkey salad the day after.
This created a soft and flavorful meat. To make it a full meal, I placed chunks of potatoes all around the turkey breast. Then, halfway through the cooking, I tossed in a full bag of frozen baby carrots. Everything had an excellent flavor.
I tried this recipe last year and didn't much like it because it was way too salty. The turkey was nice and moist though, it pretty much fell apart! If I try it again I will not use the onion soup, but will use sliced onions.
Love it! Everyone who tries it wants the recipe and my 15 month old son devours it!
I made this for Thanksgiving with a 9 pound breast. It was wonderful!!!!! the top browned with it and it was so tender and juicy. It will produce enough juice to make gravy along with it.
Sooooooo good! Moist and tender; I loved the herb crust and juice. Fabulous! My husband raved over it, and all my girlfriends want the recipe. Easiest and tastiest turkey I've ever made. Thank you daddyoftwo83 and Allrecipes!
This was great! Made it in addition to our Easter ham and it was a hit- very tender and flavorful, so easy too. I will definitely make this again.
Tried it for Thanksgiving and now Christmas dinner. Easy clean-up and oh so good.
It was the moistest turkey and tasted great...I used half a container of onion soup and half of a spice soup and the other spices. My turkey breast was just under three pounds and I cooked it on low and for three hours and it was tasty and very moist!
I used a 4.6 lbs turkey breast. I melted 2 tbs evoo and 2 tbs butter and brushed it all over the turkey and under the skin too. I added a cup of low sodium chix broth and 1/2 of Chardonnay. I quartered a sweet onion and peeled and chopped two garlic cloves. I omitted the soup mix and water mixture but followed the other ingredients. I cooked on high for one hour and low for four hours. I turned the breast to breast side down half way through the cooking time. the turkey literally fell off the bone. I made a nice gravy from it as well. perfect recipe for Sunday dinner.
Wonderful and easy!!
Try it with cream of chicken soup. No additional water or seasonings.
Looked good but the taste was just fair. Nothing special. If I were asked if I would make again the answer would be no.
This was great added 3/4 can cranberry sauce,chicken stock instead of water 1 package onion soup mix with a 7.5 lb bone in turkey breast alog with he herbs and it was delicious.
This was absolutely delicious. The only thing I changed was I substituted white wine for the water. Will be making this again.
Why not rub the seasoning in to the meat first, and then put everything in the slow cooker?
It turned out great, I cooked on low for 7 hours and it was just fine.
Substitute a can of beer for water and this is to die for!!!
Loved the love in this herb rub! I used a 6# bone-in breast, and removed the skin so I could rub the herb mix directly on the meat. I cooked 8 1/2 hours on low, this was so moist and tender. I did halve the rub and liquid. A definite do-over! Thanks for sharing this recipe with AR.
Way too salty!
This is a version of coca cola chicken which I do! Add to the above a can of low calorie coca cola In place of the water.Half a cup of tomato ketchup and half a cup of mango chutney. Then get your guests / family to guess the secret ingredient ! Smashing!
Great flavor and super tender.
How have I lived this long and never discovered the wonder of the slow cooker turkey breast?! I made it exactly as listed, halving the recipe for a four pound breast. Took five minutes to prepare with common ingredients everyone has on hand - result was moist and delicious.
The kitchen smelled like Thanksgiving all day! I served my 4 lb. boneless turkey breast to raves! The meat was tender and juicy with a delicious flavor. I made this recipe just as written. My breast was smaller so I cut the spices in Half. I kept All The rest of the measurements the same. The turkey was was done in 7 1/2 hours on low.
I made a 5lb turkey breast but put it in the oven, breast side down on a bed of veggies. It was incredible! The seasoning was spot on and so tender. It was a hit! Will do it the same next time.
This will be made again and again... Tender and juicy, with lots of flavor...
Served it for a dinner party and everyone loved it. I followed the recipe exactly EXCEPT I used a bonein turkey breast as it was all the store had.
Definitely make it again.
always moist and delicious !!! no changes made...
I made this recipe, but only for 2 lbs of boneless turkey breast (because I only cook for my husband and I). I used 1/2 a teaspoon of all seasonings and 1 packet of dry onion soup mix. I also used a little more chicken soup stock and mixed in some water. Just enough to cover the turkey breasts. It was so tasty! We will definitely be making this again!
Way too salty
I have made this for years without the onion soup using a bone in turkey breast. It always works well and produces a very moist breast. Particularly great in the summer when you don't want to hear up your kitchen but are craving turkey! Or when you are having a crowd and want to have meat for turkey sandwiches. Just make sure the Souza you buy will fit in your crockpot!
Very easy recipe. But I thought this was just ok. Best part was being able to slow cook it and not worry about it.
My husband loved this. I loved the flavors of the au jus/gravy and plan on making a cream of turkey/wild rice soup with the leftover au jus/gravy and turkey. I didn't find the turkey THAT juicy and tender as others have raved about. To me, it was like roasted turkey breast....some pieces were juicy and others were dry and mealy. But, my husband gives it a very enthusiastic thumbs up!
This is the best way in my opinion to eat turkey. I did find out that a turkey breast witha bone in it was not as good and I also cut down the cooking time for a small breast. You also should not take the lid off at all. I did not add water and it was still moist.
This recipe has been all over the internet with numerous variations on this site. It's pretty good, I've been making it for years but it's not yours.
I couldn't find a 10 lb breast. I used a 6 lb. instead. It was done sooner and it was delicious!! A big hit with my entire family! Served stuffing and mashed potatoes, & gravy...very tasty!! Thanks Daddy
I found this to be too salty and I just felt there was too much and also overwhelming spice on a turkey breast. I’ll pass.
I used a small already cooked smoked turkey breast and by adding these ingredients minus the salt + a tablespoon of butter on top into the slow cooker, it gave it a decent flavor and kept it moist. Next time I think I'd leave the parsley out. I just need to add stuffing and some gravy as sides to satisfy me.
Cut recipe in half for a 5 pounder (and reduced cooking time - used a thermometer to confirm doneness). It came out wonderfully juicy and with a great flavor. I also added celery and a quartered onion around the sides and the broth was the perfect base for a turkey soup the next day.
It was good. The meat was tender, falling off the bone. As for the spices, I only added one onion soup mix when I should of added two because I was reading the reviews and others said it was to salty. I thought it needed more flavor so next time I won’t skimp on the flavoring.
This was super good! I had a smaller breast so we only used one packet of onion soup; everything else the same. YUMMY.
Too dry. will make it again but will shorten the cooking time.
This is my go to recipe for turkey breast. I had trouble for years trying to make one that both my husband & I like, many coming out blah. I saw this & really like it. Moist, tender, flavorful, no fail turkey. But don't substitute the season all salt , using Mrs. Dash instead. I made that mistake & there was some season in it that made for an overpowering flavor. We do not care to eat the seasonings sprinkled on it. I still put it on, but scrap it & the skin off. We're not fans of the skin & fat underneath anyway. Thanks for this great recipe!
Prepared it as written and it was moist, aromatic and favorable. My husband said he wanted for Thanksgiving so I definitely we cook it again.
I'm giving this recipe 2 stars because it was easy to make, and the breast sliced nicely. But despite following the directions, the meat was the typical, dry turkey breast meet. I put a whole onion cut into fourths and a couple of carrots in the crock pot, and they were the best part of the dish! There was a far amount of juice, and perhaps I should have thickened it and made gravy, but I just served it on the side. But even the juice didn't save this dish. I always brine my Thanksgiving turkey but based on other comments, I didn't think I would need to brine the breast. Bit mistake! Also, I don't understand how anyone would think the recipe is too salty. It's not. All in all a disappointing dish. Next time I will brine the breast in hopes of a moister, tastier bird.
I always make a mirepoix and place turkey breast over the vegetables. I substituted chicken stock for water. Delicious flavors.
Made this for Thanksgiving this year. Everyone loved it. I didn't change ingredients, but since I was using skinless, boneless turkey breast only cooked it for 5 hours. Next time I would do it for a little less time. But it was great!!
I used a 6 lb turkey and had to lay in on it’s side to fit in my slow cooker. Turned out so tender and the juice made the best gravy.
Well, I was really hoping but it just wasn't what I expected. I had a customer tell me she did it for her daughter in college and everyone loved it. We ate out last Thanksgiving because we were tired of the grind of shopping, cleaning, cooking, cleaning. We'll be pulling out the roaster this November and go back to the old routine. This didn't taste bad, it just didn't wow me any more than a rotissere turkey breast from the grocery store.
This is an awesome recipe, we loved it ..having leftovers tomorrow..yum!!! Thanks for sharing
I only used 2 small boneless turkey breasts, about 6 pounds total, and I changed the onion soup mix to vegetable dip mix. It was a bit saltier than my dad likes, so I will omit the seasoned salt next time. Dad wants it for Thanksgiving. Excellent flavor and so easy!
I made this for Thanksgiving and it was awesome! Never had turkey with such flavor, tenderness, and it was not at all dry.
I loved it. Great flavor, quick and easy.
I used drumsticks and thighs and they turned out great. I did put some chicken broth in the bottom of the crockpot and use that liquid to make gravy.
I tried this for our Thanksgiving since boneless, skinless turkey breast is easily available in Hungary where we are living. It was very easy to cook it in the crockpot and the recipe was simple and quick. The turkey turned out only slightly dry but tasty. My husband commented that it was good, but that he likes my usual seasonings better.