November 8th, 2012

Slow-Cooker Turkey Breast

I love this recipe because it’s a really simple way to cook a turkey breast.  And if you happen to be having a small group for Thanksgiving and want to make things a little easier on yourself, I highly recommend getting a turkey breast as opposed to a whole turkey.    I used this bone-in breast, but I have also made this recipe with a smaller, boneless breast, and it works just as well.

The sauce that goes over the turkey is made with whole berry cranberry sauce, onion soup mix, orange juice, and some salt and pepper.

It’s just a matter of mixing up the ingredients, pouring it over the turkey, and turning on the slow-cooker.  Six to eight hours later, you’ll have a delicious, tender, juicy turkey breast.  You can’t beat that for simplicity!

Posted under Main Dishes

23 Responses to “Slow-Cooker Turkey Breast”

  1. This sounds delicious. It’s our favorite part of the turkey. I’m not so good at thawing one out though, but I will make a point with this recipe. MMMM.

  2. We just made a similar recipe with frozen chicken cooked in the crockpot, so this sounds like a good alternative!

  3. Laura, this looks out of this world!
    Thank you for sharing. I am so excited to try this recipe. YUM!

  4. Thanks for visiting, Michelle! I hope you enjoy the turkey. Rosemary Frederico just told me last night that she made it over the weekend and loved it. Hey, we sure appreciate all the work Don is doing on our house. He’s doing a great job!!!

  5. Can you use this recipe with two turkey breasts?

  6. AC, I think if the turkey breasts are small enough to fit into one slow cooker, you should be fine. The one shown in the picture that I used is too big to be able to fit two of them into one slow cooker.

  7. Thanks!

  8. What size slow cooker did you use? Thanks!

  9. Karly, I have three different sized slow-cookers, and I know I have used at least two of them to make this recipe. Turkey breasts vary in size quite a bit, especially since some of them are boneless, and some are bone-in. As long as the turkey breast you purchase fits inside your slow-cooker, you should be fine. Thanks for stopping by!

  10. Does the turkey breast need to be thawed first?

  11. Roy, I have never made it with a frozen breast. I think it would be best to thaw it first.

  12. I just made this turkey so I would have leftovers, and it is the best turkey I have tasted. It is so moist. The gravy that it makes is delicious as well! Thanks for the great recipe.

  13. Linda, I’m so glad you got to try out this turkey breast recipe. I remember you liked it the time I made it in California. Ashley is visiting with us this weekend, and she requested your Pasta with Chicken and Pesto recipe for tonight’s dinner. It’s one of her favorites, and we all really enjoyed it.

  14. Thank you so much for this wonderful recipe! I have made it and am now sharing it with others on my own food blog, with a credit to you of course! This turned out fantastic, Laura, thank you for sharing.

  15. Amie, that’s great! Can you give me the link to your website. I would love to check it out.

  16. Laura! So excited to make this for Thanksgiving. I look forward to each new recipe you post. Love Michelle

  17. Thanks for your sweet message, Michelle! Happy Thanksgiving to you and Don!

  18. I dreaded getting the oven messy – will be
    trying this for Thanksgiving. Thank you so much!

  19. Making this today for Easter. I am using two 3-lb boneless turkey breasts. Can’t wait to taste it.

  20. Do you have to use whole cranberries? I don’t eat whole ones–only the jelly kind, lol. Weird I know. Just curious. I might do this for Thanksgiving from now on. Sounds so much easier than the hassle of gutting the turkey and the mess and such. Its exhausting making Thanksgiving dinner, lol.

  21. Eileen, I’m sorry it took me awhile to get back to you; I just got back from a vacation. Anyway, I’m sure it will work fine to use the jellied cranberry sauce. I hope this recipe makes your Thanksgiving dinner easier this year!

  22. I have a 8 pd. Turkey breast (bone in) can I cut it in half so it will fit? Really want to do this in the crockpot.

  23. Tina, I’m sure that will work fine.


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