How Long Do I Cook A Turkey Breast In The Crock Pot

Slow cooker turkey breast tips!

  • Any kind of turkey breast, with or without bones, is acceptable It is advised to cook the turkey with its skin on because the fat beneath melts and bastes the bird, adding flavor and moisture. To get that gorgeous browned, seasoned crust you see in the pictures, skin is also necessary.
  • Single or double breast? Either is fine. These photos show a single turkey breast. Check out this image of a double turkey breast (also known as a turkey buffe or turkey crown) on the bone.
  • Turkey breasts vary widely in size; they can be anywhere from 1 Note the different cook times in the recipe! This recipe works for any size turkey breast as long as it fits in your slow cooker! From 5/3lb to over 5kg/10lb!
  • A good rub makes a big difference when it comes to turkey breasts because it adds flavor, seasons the broth, and enhances the color of the meat.
  • How long does a 2 kg or 4 lb turkey breast take to cook in a slow cooker? It will take roughly 5 to 6 hours on LOW. See recipe notes for cook times for other sizes.
  • When the turkey breast reaches an internal temperature of 165°F (75°C), it is done. That’s the ideal level of cooked juiciness, allowing for a small rise in temperature while the turkey is resting.
  • To ensure even cooking, elevate the turkey breast with halved garlic and onion. If you don’t, the breast will be partially submerged and will poach in liquid (you’ll be surprised at how much liquid the breast leaks during cooking).
  • Crisp the skin under the broiler. The additional flavor is well worth the short wait—just a few minutes.
  • Use the turkey juices from your slow cooker to make the best gravy ever! They are incredibly flavorful and make the best broth ever!
  • Because of the low temperature, there is much less chance of overcooking and drying out the turkey when you Slow Cook! Thus, the turkey will still be delicious even if it is left in the slow cooker for one or two hours longer than is necessary. Furthermore, to be completely honest, that gravy can save anything. ANYTHING!.

Would you rather a roasted turkey breast? Try this Roasted Turkey Breast with Garlic Herb Butter.

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Click or tap on Servings on the recipe. Next, slide until the turkey’s weight is reached. Refer to the recipe notes to determine the appropriate cook time for your turkey after it adjusts all the ingredient quantities for you!

Helpful Tips & Frequently Asked Questions

  • I use a bone-in skin-on turkey breast. You can remove the skin to reduce calories.
  • The 6-pound turkey breast I used in the slow cooker took about 5 hours to cook. Check that the internal temperature of the turkey breast meat is 170 degrees Fahrenheit using an instant-read meat thermometer. After the turkey breast is cooked, I move it to a roasting pan or baking dish and broil it for a few minutes to get that deliciously crispy skin. Keep an eye on the turkey and broil it just long enough for the skin to begin turning golden brown. You can remove the skin before cooking if you don’t like it. Either way, it will be great!.
  • If the slow cooker’s lid won’t fit over the turkey when it’s inside, line the crockpot with sturdy aluminum foil.
  • Is it possible to cook the turkey in the crockpot on HIGH? Cooking on HIGH will take about half the time. Check for an internal temperature of 170ºF using an instant-read meat thermometer.
  • You can use any seasoning combination that you enjoy. Delicious options include fresh herbs, poultry seasoning, cajun seasoning, BBQ seasoning, and onion soup mix packets.
  • Garlic, onion, celery, thyme, and other fresh vegetables and herbs should be added to the bottom of the crockpot for added flavor. Use the turkey drippings to make a flavorful gravy.
  • It is completely safe to cook a turkey breast that is frozen or partially thawed. Simply put, cooking from frozen will take longer, so allow enough time when making plans.
  • This turkey breast is low-carb/keto-friendly and gluten-free.
  • Leftover turkey meat can be frozen for later use or kept in the refrigerator in an airtight container. Soups, casseroles, and, of course, turkey sandwiches are fantastic ways to use leftover turkey!

How Long Do I Cook A Turkey Breast In The Crock Pot