Total Time
9hrs 10mins
Prep 10 mins
Cook 9 hrs

This is a great recipe that I use when I need a lot of moist flavorful cooked chicken/turkey. It's great for salads, enchiladas etc. The breast is even moist enough to slice up and serve for dinner or put on sandwiches.

Ingredients Nutrition


  1. Rinse the turkey and pat it dry with paper towels.
  2. Rub turkey all over with the oil.
  3. Carefully pull back skin over breast and rub with seasonings.
  4. Place breast, meaty side up into a 5 quart slow cooker.
  5. Peel the onion, cut it into quarters and place around the edges of the pot.
  6. Peel the garlic cloves and place around the sides of the cooker (maybe rub some minced under the skin).
  7. Cook for 9 hours if frozen or 7 ½ hours if not frozen on low or to 170 degree internal temperature.
  8. Let bird rest 10 minutes before carving.
  9. Discard vegetables.


Most Helpful

Delicious. I've made this several times to rave reviews. I rub the turkey with EVOO and a rosemary sprig or two and about 1/2 to 3/4 cup of liquid ( mixture of broth, white wine, lemon juice). Moist and wonderful for the first meal and the meals to come.

Mama Says October 11, 2008

I just couldn't wait to submit this review, and I'd give you 10* if I could. This was one highly successful experiment! I was really intrigued that you included directions for a frozen breast, because I always seem to have one hanging out in the freezer (I forget to thaw it of course). I plunged gamely ahead. My crockpot is too small of course, but no matter. I oiled the outside, and also salted & peppered the outside (instead of under the skin, which was, of course, frozen to the breast). Added the garlic & onion. Discovered that the lid wouldn't go on, so I wrapped the top in foil, tucking it down between the crock & the outside, and perched the lid on top. I let it go about 10 hours on low, because I was a bit lazy about making the fixings. The result? A beautifully cooked turkey, moist, tender, and infused with a lovely hint of onion & garlic. Bonus - I got a fair amount of yummy stock. Thank you so, so much for this recipe. Now I won't be afraid to buy those sale turkey breasts any longer. A million thank yous!!!!

evewitch April 14, 2003

This is SO easy and SO good!! I did everything according to the recipe except I added some smoke seasoning to the turkey to give it a slow smoked flavor. Just perfect!! Thanks for posting!

Chef JenniB March 04, 2009

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