• Crockpot Turkey Breast

    Crock Pot Turkey Breast is a simple way to prepare this seasonal favorite.

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    Recently on my Facebook page, I asked what sorts of recipes you all were interested in, and more than one of you mentioned crock pot meals. This recipe is as easy as it gets, and the crock pot (being one of my top 3 favorite kitchen gadgets) is in heavy rotation in my kitchen.

    These flavors blend nicely for fall and turkey should be increasingly easier to find in the market, but feel free to get creative and mix up different combinations of spices and vegetables (or even use chicken instead).

    Crock Pot Turkey Breast | stupideasypaleo.com

    Crockpot Turkey Breast

    Course: Main Course
    Cuisine: Crock Pot, Gluten-Free, Paleo, Whole30
    Prep Time: 10 minutes
    Cook Time: 5 hours
    Total Time: 5 hours 10 minutes
    Servings: 4
    Calories: 261 kcal
    Author: Steph Gaudreau

    This Crockpot Turkey Breast recipe is as easy as it gets, and the crock pot is in heavy rotation in my kitchen.



    • 2-3 lb. bone-in turkey breast
    • 1 large onion
    • 4-5 carrots
    • 1 cup fresh cranberries
    • 1 lemon or orange
    • 2-3 Tablespoons Herbs de Provence
    • Sea salt and pepper


    1. Prepare the veggies: rough chop the onion and slice the carrots (fairly chunky since you don’t want them to disintegrate in the crock pot).
    2. Put the onion and carrot into the crock pot.
    3. Place the turkey breast on top of the veggies.
    4. Sprinkle the turkey breast generously with Herbs de Provence, sea salt and pepper.
    5. Slice the lemon or orange, and arrange the pieces on top of the turkey.
    6. Pour the cranberries over the top.
    7. Pour about ½ cup of water into the bottom of the crock pot.
    8. Set the crock pot on LOW for approximately 5-6 hours (you may want to increase the time if the turkey breast is very large).

    Other vegetable / spices combinations:

    1. add cubed raw butternut squash or sweet potato
    2. cumin + chili powder + garlic + smoked paprika with sliced bell peppers and onions
    3. rosemary + garlic
    4. Ras el Hanout spice blend
    Nutrition Facts
    Crockpot Turkey Breast
    Amount Per Serving
    Calories 261 Calories from Fat 27
    % Daily Value*
    Total Fat 3g 5%
    Cholesterol 110mg 37%
    Sodium 464mg 19%
    Potassium 787mg 22%
    Total Carbohydrates 14g 5%
    Dietary Fiber 4g 16%
    Sugars 5g
    Protein 45g 90%
    Vitamin A 206.3%
    Vitamin C 28.5%
    Calcium 6.2%
    Iron 8.7%
    * Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.

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    33 thoughts on “Crockpot Turkey Breast

      1. That’s one of my favorite parts about the crockpot…make a meal that virtually cooks itself and have leftovers for a few days. It’s a win-win!

    1. Do you think a boneless turkey breast “roast” would work? The ones I’ve seen have a netting around them? I’m having a holiday party am looking for “low maintenance” recipes that wont take a lot of my attention. Was the end product juicy?

      1. Hi Rachael…as long as the “roast” is raw and not one of those precooked/reheat-and-eat versions. It came out juicy, yes. One thing I would do to guarantee the turkey be juicy is to brine it first. Have you ever tried that?

        1. I have not tried brining but that’s a good idea! I went ahead and bout a bone in breast. I hope it wont be too difficult to slice up. I have a brine recipe from Melissa Joulwan, I’ll brine it overnight and then throw it in the day of the party!

        2. Hey, I brined the turkey before hand it turned out awesome! More than awesome! I don’t know if you saw, but I blogged it. Thanks for the great recipe. I’ll have to actually eat the veggies next time.

    2. Making this again today with an orange, the herbs de provence, carrots and onions. I have a 5 lb turkey this time though so hopefully that works out with a bit more cooking time. Made it last time with sweet potatoes, onion, carrots, and the cumin spice combo. Amazing!

    3. @ Courtnie, Do you peel the sweet potatoes or just cut ’em up and throw them in? I’ve never cooked them in a crock pot before.

    4. Can I cook a whole turkey using this recipe? What do you think the cook time would be? Its a small-medium size turkey, I don’t know the lb amount off hand. It can fit in my slow cooker though!

    5. Has anyone tried this with a different cut of meat? Would chicken breasts work (maybe skin on bone in breasts?), or maybe a pork tenderloin? Thanks!

      1. Whole chickens work great! Be careful with a cut of meat like pork tenderloin though…because it’s so lean it tends to get dry so you’d have to adjust the cooking time down.

    6. I’ve made this twice with your original recipe using a boneless turkey breast and cooked 5 hours, very juicy! I bought custom oil and vinegar that I’m trying it with today. Rosemary oil and Italian lemon vinegar, used sea salt, carrots, onions and topped woth sliced lemon. I’m sure it will be great. Thank you for this awesome recipe!

    7. This looks delicious! I. Going to buy a boneless turkey breast and try it tomorrow. What would you substitute for the cranberries in the original recipe? Are they essential to keeping the meat from drying out?

    8. Hey Steph!

      I made this yesterday and it came out alright! I couldn’t find turkey breasts at my local grocer, so I got some chicken leg quarters instead, cooked it for about 7 hours on low, and it had a lot of extra liquid. I might try it again with less (or no) water, but do you think it would be possible to oven roast this same dish to get a crispier, browned bird?

      1. Oh yes…you won’t get a crisp result in the slow cooker because it requires moisture to cook. You can roast turkey breast, yes.

    9. A little worried about the LOW temp for 5 to 6 hours. Just double checking that is what you did. Most other crock pot turkey breast recipes I’m finding are cooking 8 hours on low, or an hour on high and then 5 to 7 hours more on low. It’s already past noon, so I don’t have 8 hours here. Ha ha! Going to put it on high for a couple and then shift it to low. I hate when I google too many recipes then second guess myself!

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