Crock Pot Turkey Breast – Flavorful, Juicy, Perfect!

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There’s no easier Thanksgiving recipe than this turkey in crock pot. Slow-cooked in a flavorful seasoning, everyone will enjoy this perfectly juicy turkey breast.

Crock Pot Turkey Breast - Flavorful, Juicy, Perfect!

This crockpot turkey breast recipe might be the one thing you need to ensure a flawless Thanksgiving!

Did you know that you can make an entire turkey breast in your crockpot? Well, now you do! With this slow cooker recipe, all you have to do is simply add the ingredients to a slow cooker and let it works its magic. At the end of the day, you’ll have the most flavorful and tender turkey breast to enjoy for Thanksgiving dinner. Trust me, it’s juicy to the very last bite and plenty enough for a big family meal.

turkey breast with gravy

Serve your slow cooker turkey breast with our homemade cranberry sauce, mashed potato, and roast vegetables for a fantastic Thanksgiving meal. I bet once your family tries this recipe, you’ll be making turkey in the crockpot throughout the year!

ingredients crock pot turkey breast

Recipe Ingredients

  • Turkey breast (4-6 pounds or whatever can fit in your crock pot)
  • Butter
  • Sage
  • Italian seasoning
  • Kosher salt

Helpful Kitchen Tools

How to Make Turkey in Crock Pot

pour butter over turkey breast in crock pot

Place thawed turkey in crock pot. The turkey pictured here is approximately 4-5 pounds of turkey breast.

Pour butter over.

Add salt to crock pot.

Add kosher salt.

Add Italian seasoning.

Add Italian seasoning.

Spread seasonings over turkey breast.

Sage goes next, then spread all seasoning over the turkey breast as above.

cooked turkey breast

Cook turkey breast covered and on low for 7 to 8 hours and it should look like the above picture.

sliced turkey breast

Slice with your carving knife or electric carver.  Isn’t that pretty!

turkey breast with gravy

But don’t forget our turkey gravy!

Your family will love you for this beautiful meal.  Check out my suggestions for what to serve with this slow cooker turkey breast below. Enjoy!! 


  • Turkey leftovers will last in an airtight container in your fridge for up to 2 days. If you’re wondering what to make with leftover turkey breast, keep scrolling!
  • You can also freeze cooled leftovers in an airtight container in the freezer for up to 3 months. Thaw overnight in the fridge and either eat cold or warm in the microwave.

Recipe Notes

  • Make sure you buy a turkey breast that will fit in your slow cooker. The largest I’ve been able to fit in my slow cooker is a 7-pound.
  • Most turkey breasts are sold frozen. The best and easiest way to thaw frozen turkey breast is to purchase a few days before you plan on cooking and keep it in the fridge.
  • The Italian seasoning includes a tasty blend of marjoram, oregano, thyme, rosemary, basil, and sage. However, you can make your own turkey rub if you like, as long as it equals approximately a tablespoon in total. You might like to add garlic powder, onion powder, chili powder, or paprika.
  • Another option is a lemon and garlic-flavored turkey breast. Combine 1/4 cup minced fresh parsley, 8 minced garlic cloves, 4 teaspoons grated lemon zest, and 2 teaspoons lemon-pepper seasoning.
  • If you want crispy skin, I recommend broiling your turkey breast for a few minutes once it’s done cooking and you’ll get crispy golden brown skin.

Recipe FAQs

What do you serve with crock pot turkey breast?

You can serve your slow cooker turkey breast with an assortment of sides. I recommend loaded sweet potatoes or my sweet potato casseroleoven-roasted butter and herb corn, fresh green beans, and Preston rolls.

What do you do with turkey breast leftovers?

If you have leftovers from your turkey dinner, I highly recommend transforming them into sandwiches. Add leftover cranberry sauce and brie for the ultimate holiday-inspired grilled cheese.

Here are more terrific turkey recipes:

Turkey Hash Recipe

Hot and Cheesy Italian Turkey Subs

Stuffed Peppers With Ground Turkey

Crock Pot Black Eyed Peas with Smoked Turkey Leg

Overnight Turkey (Easy, Delicious, and Always Moist!)

How To Deep Fry A Turkey

Crock Pot Turkey Breast

This turkey in crock pot recipe is so easy and results in slow-cooked turkey breast that's juicy, flavorful, and perfect for Thanksgiving.
Prep Time: 15 minutes
Cook Time: 8 hours
Total Time: 8 hours 15 minutes
Course: Main Course
Cuisine: American
Keyword: turkey
Servings: 4
Calories: 323kcal


  • 5-7 pounds bone-in turkey breast fully thawed
  • 1 stick melted butter or 1/2 cup
  • 1/2 teaspoon rubbed sage
  • 1 tablespoon Italian seasoning
  • kosher salt to taste (1-2 teaspoons)


  • Place thawed turkey in a 6-quart slow cooker. Pour butter over. Sprinkle with kosher salt to taste and then sprinkle other seasonings over. Cover and cook on low for 7 to 8 hours.
    5-7 pounds bone-in turkey breast, 1 stick melted butter, 1/2 teaspoon rubbed sage, 1 tablespoon Italian seasoning, kosher salt


Tips: Make sure you buy a turkey breast that will fit in your slow cooker. The largest I've been able to fit in my slow cooker is a 7 pound.
Most turkey breasts are sold frozen. The best and easiest way to thaw it is to purchase a few days before you plan on cooking and keep it in the fridge.


Calories: 323kcal
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  1. 5 stars
    I’ve made this several times now. It always comes out so juicy and delicious! And so darn easy. This year I am going through chemotherapy so a big ta-do just is not in the stars, but, not making any turkey just didn’t seem right. Remembering your slow cooker turkey breast recipe ensures that we’ll be eating a delicious turkey this year, no matter what! 😀

  2. The only thing small left at Aldi was a turkey breast tenderloin. It looks good so I’ll try it with your recipe. It’s thawed and about 3 pounds so I don’t think I can leave it in the crock pot for more than 4hours, unless I want shredded turkey!

  3. It was a few months short of celebrating forty-seven Thanksgiving Dinners with my husband. He passed away August 2011. In 2017, I met another wonderful man and we were married a week before Thanksgiving Day. The Creator took him home December 22nd, 2019. In November 2020, I cooked a small Thanksgiving Dinner for myself plus my dog and cat. I wish I had thought to roast a turkey breast in my slowcooker. I will this year. Thanks. Blessings.

  4. It is always great to learn the different types of meat that can be cooked in a Slow Cooker, thank you. I will be sure to save this recipe to use at a later date. Because the household is down to one (for Thanksgiving this year) I am having a Cornish Game Hen. I would love to have recipes for Cornish Game Hens. Happy Thanksgiving.

  5. 5 stars
    It is in the Crockpot. I love this recipe. I made it last year too. I have been making your mustard recipe before this one.

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