Crock Pot Shredded Turkey

Total Time
8hrs 5mins
Prep 5 mins
Cook 8 hrs

This EASY shredded turkey recipe is great on good quality, buttery sandwich rolls. I know, it sounds weird, but trust me, its wonderful! Just an FYI - it makes a lot and freezes perfectly!

Ingredients Nutrition

  • 1 (12 ounce) can light beer
  • 12 cup butter
  • 1 (1 1/4 ounce) package Lipton Onion Soup Mix
  • 10 lbs frozen whole turkey breast, thawed
  • roll


  1. Pour beer into a large crock pot.
  2. Add butter and onion soup mix. Stir to incorporate soup mix into the beer.
  3. Place turkey breast into crock pot.
  4. Cover and cook on low for 8 hours or overnight.
  5. After cooked, separate meat from the bone and discard bone. (Do not discard liquid!).
  6. Using two forks, shred the meat.
  7. Serve warm on sandwich rolls.
Most Helpful

dee-lish, kids loved it ... didn't chg a thing...put turkey frozen in crock pot on high, placed a clean kitchen towel over it then the lid on top (turkey was taller than my crock) ... started cooking at 8 a.m. by 7 p.m. waalaa .... oh yes p.s. the gravy/giblet bag came out easy half way thru I pierced it with fork and allowed liquid to drain into contents....<br/><br/>my girls kindergarten & 3 rd grade asked for sandwiches for 2 days<br/><br/>definate keeper...thanks for sharing SweetJ

angelWannaB June 16, 2014

Easy and delicious!

DebS #2 March 31, 2012

This is a really great way to cook turkey! I did use a pre-seasoned boneless breast, so I used the beer (hefeweizen) and butter, but skipped the onion soup mix so it wouldn't be too salty. The turkey is really moist and flavorful. I look forward to trying the full recipe with regular turkey breast. Thanks for posting, I will make this again!

Recipe Reader December 06, 2011