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sliced boneless turkey breast on gray platter

Slow Cooker Turkey Breast

We all love a delicious roasted turkey from the oven, but if truth be told, this simple Slow Cooker Turkey Breast is the one I serve my family on Thanksgiving. Only 4 ingredients a few minutes of prep time needed for the juiciest and most delicious turkey you've ever had!
Course Main Course
Cuisine American
Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 8 hours
Total Time 8 hours 10 minutes
Servings 8
Calories 182kcal


  • 5 quart slow cooker


  • 3 pound boneless turkey breast previously frozen, thawed
  • 2 cups turkey broth sub chicken broth if you can't find turkey
  • 1 sweet onion
  • 1 tablespoon jarred minced garlic
  • ¼ cup cornstarch


  • Fully thaw turkey according to package directions
  • Remove package and netting and lay flat in bottom of slow cooker
  • Add turkey broth
  • Cut onion into rings and layer over top
  • Add minced garlic
  • Cover and cook on low for 8 hours and don't open the lid!
  • Carefully remove fully cooked turkey to platter and let rest while making gravy
  • Strain all liquid from slow cooker into a saucepan
  • Whisk together ¼ cup of cornstarch with ¼ cup water until smooth and then whisk into pan drippings
  • Bring to a simmer while whisking for about 5 minutes or until thickened
  • Slice turkey and serve with gravy


  • To give turkey a crispy skin finish, line broiler pan with foil and place turkey on it skin side up.  Broil in oven for about 5 minutes or until lightly browned.  Watch it closely so it doesn't burn.
  • Slice your onions and lay over the top, the flavor will seep down into the turkey along with the garlic
  • You can slice the turkey or break it into chunks
  • Turkey is cooked when the breast meat reaches an internal temp of 165 degrees F.


Calories: 182kcal | Carbohydrates: 6g | Protein: 33g | Fat: 2g | Cholesterol: 81mg | Sodium: 506mg | Potassium: 456mg | Sugar: 1g | Vitamin A: 30IU | Vitamin C: 5.9mg | Calcium: 34mg | Iron: 1mg