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Cooking a Turkey Breast in a Slow Cooker (Crockpot)

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A cooked turkey breast.
It is easy to cook a turkey breast in a crockpot. Your turkey breast will come out moist and full of flavor. This is a guide about cooking a turkey breast in a slow cooker.
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By 1 found this helpful
February 25, 2009

On days when you're in a rush but still would like to come home to the welcoming aroma of a homecooked meal, you might want to try this. Put a frozen turkey breast in your slow cooker. Dump a package of onion soup mix on it. Turn the cooker on high and it will be done when you get home after work. Whip up some stuffing mix and open a can of green beans and you have a feast with little effort. (I use one of the West Bend Slow Cookers that has a base and the rectangular pot sits on top of it.) If you are hesitant about leaving it cooking while you're gone, you can always put it on the night before and it will be ready when you get up. Just be sure to refrigerate it before you leave.

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By Sandy from Elon, NC

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By guest (Guest Post)
February 25, 20090 found this helpful

Any water added after adding a dry soup mix?

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February 25, 20090 found this helpful

I was wondering what to do with a turkey breast I have in the freezer, I am going to try this,thanks. Do you add any water or broth?

Thanks

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By guest (Guest Post)
February 26, 20090 found this helpful

I don't think you're supposed to leave the crockpot on high the whole time you're gone. When I cook my turkey breast, I cook it on low for 8-10 hrs or on high for 4-5 hrs. I don't add any water or broth as you wind up with a lot of liquid without adding any extra.

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March 1, 20170 found this helpful

I would probably suggest high since it is frozen. But my husband is usually home and keeps an eye on it if it need to be switched to low he does.

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By 0 found this helpful
February 11, 2009

Whenever turkey breasts are on sale for 99 cents a pound, I like this recipe. Spray the inside of your crockpot with Pam and place unwrapped breast in it. Then take a can of whole berry cranberry sauce and spread over the breast. Cook on low for 6-8 hours. It is very delicious and makes great meat for sandwiches. Enjoy!

By Rachel B. from Gladwin

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February 11, 20090 found this helpful

Great idea. I love crock pot recipes especially easy ones. I do the same thing with whole chickens when they are on sale. Put it in the crock pot, add one cup of katsup & one cup of coke and let it cook all day. It just falls off the bones.

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By guest (Guest Post)
February 12, 20090 found this helpful

I read your crock pot turkey recipe, I am a little confused, when you say put in unwrapped, do you man still in the cardboard wrapped, as you get it from the store/ sounds good and will wait for your answer. Thank you, Mel

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By guest (Guest Post)
February 12, 20090 found this helpful

I am confused. The recipe says "unwrapped breast". What does this mean? I am assuming I am to leave the skin on, correct? Will this work with a bine-in turkey breast? This sounds wonderful.

Plus I am sure it would work with turkey thighs and other meats as well.

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By 0 found this helpful
November 20, 2016

Any good ideas for slow cooking a turkey breast?

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November 20, 20160 found this helpful

I just posted a recipe for slow cooked turkey breast with gravy in the recipe contest.

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December 5, 20160 found this helpful

Wash and dry turkey breast. Rub olive oil on turkey breast, season with salt, freshly cracked pepper. Place in slow cooker, add 2 small cloves garlic, 1 small onion and 1 carrot chopped roughly, 1/2 tsp. Rubbed sage, place vegetables around turkey breast, add 3/4 cup water and 1 Earl Grey tea bag. Allow to cook until tender ,approximately 3 hours. Remove turkey breast and vegetables. Make a gravy by adding 2 tablespoon butter in skillet, add 2-3 tbsp flour, whisk until smooth, add strained liquid from slow cooker, whisk until thick, test for seasoning and adjust if necessary. Pour into gravy boat and slice turkey breast and enjoy with gravy.

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December 5, 20160 found this helpful

Wash and dry turkey breast. Rub olive oil on turkey breast, season with salt, freshly cracked pepper. Place in slow cooker, add 2 small cloves garlic, 1 small onion and 1 carrot chopped roughly, 1/2 tsp. Rubbed sage, place vegetables around turkey breast, add 3/4 cup water and 1 Earl Grey tea bag. Allow to cook until tender ,approximately 3 hours. Remove turkey breast and vegetables. Make a gravy by adding 2 tablespoon butter in skillet, add 2-3 tbsp flour, whisk until smooth, add strained liquid from slow cooker, whisk until thick, test for seasoning and adjust if necessary. Pour into gravy boat and slice turkey breast and enjoy with gravy.

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February 24, 20092 found this helpful

This worked very well this year. We have family over and serve buffet style. Cook a whole turkey breast in a slow cooker ahead of time. In a separate slow cooker do thighs for your dark meat. Slice after it has rested. Keep warm in the oven until dinner time, arrange slices on a serving platter and serve. Not as much waste with bones as a whole turkey.

No last minute rush when everything else is cooked and ready to dish up.

By Syd

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Slow Cooker Turkey Cooking

  • 1 frozen 5-6 lbs. turkey breast, UNthawed
  • 1 lb. can cranberry sauce
  • 1 envelope dry onion soup mix
Put all ingredients into 5-6 quart crockpot, cover, and cook for 2 hours on high. Then reduce heat to low and continue cooking for 4-5 hours until turkey registers 180 degrees on instant meat thermometer. (11/19/2005)

By Mark

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