Who says turkey is just for Thanksgiving? Sure, roasting a gigantic bird takes some planning and isn’t a meal that can be whipped up in the small space of time between getting home from work and plopping dinner on the table, but a turkey breast in the slow cooker is different. This recipe can give you that special turkey dinner on a weeknight.
I love cooking something in my Crock Pot that will make two dinners and then provide sandwich fixings for several days. Lunch meat is expensive, and my husband and son take a sandwich for lunch almost every day. This recipe kills two birds (Get it? BIRDS?) with one stone.
After carving this turkey breast, I threw the carcass back in the Crock Pot to make overnight turkey stock. My freezer always has frozen stock just waiting to be used instead of the canned stuff. I can’t even remember the last time I bought chicken or turkey stock, and cooking stock always makes my house smell amazing.
The rub we used is my mother-in-law’s special Thanksgiving turkey rub, so after you read this recipe, you’ll be considered one of us. Christmas is pretty crazy at my in-laws, so you better start saving up now to buy gifts for the tons of nieces and nephews you now have. Welcome to the family!
This recipe is incredibly easy, will feed a family of four for several days, and is only 4 Weight Watchers points. What are you waiting for?
I used my 6.5-Quart Crock-Pot Programmable Touchscreen Slow Cooker to make this recipe.
Crock Pot Roasted Turkey Breast
- 1 5-6 lb turkey breast, bone in, skin on
- 1 cup chicken stock
- 2 tsp Mrs. Dash
- 2 tsp sea salt
- 1 tsp garlic powder
- 1 tsp smoked paprika
- 1 tsp dry mustard
- ½ tsp black pepper
- Combine rub ingredients in a small bowl.
- Cover turkey breast with rub, making sure to get some inside the cavity. I like to sneak some under the skin if I can.
- Place turkey, breast side up, in the slow cooker, along with the chicken stock.
- Cover and cook on low for 6-7 hours, or until a meat thermometer inserted into the thickest part of the breast reads 170 degrees.
- If desired, place turkey breast into the oven, under the broiler, for a few minutes to crisp the skin.
- The liquid left in the slow cooker makes an incredible gravy. Don't waste that good stuff!
If you’re in the market for other Thanksgiving-type dishes, check out these family-favorite slow cooker side dishes!