An easy crockpot turkey breast dinner!
You don’t have to wait until Thanksgiving to have turkey for dinner. This is an easy to make turkey breast in the crockpot that you can have any time of the year. It’s especially great to make at Thanksgiving for an easy way to get turkey on the table while you’re busy cooking other meals.
I like to purchase an organic turkey breast from Whole Foods – you can choose boneless or bone-in. Buying just the breast is easier than purchasing a whole turkey and you don’t have to worry about cleaning out the cavity or stuffing it with filling.
I like to use Pacific Organic Chicken Stock but you can also buy a turkey stock to use for the “gravy”. It adds moisture and flavor to the turkey while it cooks in the crockpot, so this never tastes dry or overcooked. Fresh herbs really add a ton of flavor to the turkey, but dried herbs will work just as well and are usually cheaper to purchase.
I like to combine the turkey breast with a wild rice or mashed sweet potato and my citrus dill carrots.
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Herb Turkey Breast
An easy crockpot turkey dinner!
- Prep Time10 min
- Ready in4-6 hours
- Serving Size4-6
- 1 organic turkey breast - 3 to 6 pounds
- 1 cup Pacific brand organic chicken stock
- salt and pepper
- 1 tbl dried basil
- 1 tbl Italian seasoning
- 1 tbl organic olive oil
- 1 sprig fresh rosemary or 1 tsp dried
- 1 sprig fresh thyme or 1 tsp dried
Make sure the turkey breast is thawed and at room temp (not frozen). Rinse the turkey breast under water and remove any netting. Place in a crockpot. Add 1 cup chicken stock to crockpot.
In a bowl combine olive oil, salt, pepper and the dried herbs. Mix well with a spoon. Use a basting brush or pour mixture onto turkey breast. Use your hands or basting brush to thoroughly coat the turkey breast with seasonings. Add any fresh herbs into crockpot.
Cook turkey breast on LOW for 5-6 hours for a 6 lb turkey breast. If you have a small breast around 2-4 pounds it will take about 3-4 hours to cook. You can place the breast in the oven under the broiler for 3-5 minutes to get a golden brown top to it after it’s done cooking.
Cut into thin slices and pour the chicken stock from the crockpot over the turkey. You can also heat the rest of the chicken stock in a pan on the stovetop and serve as a gravy.
I like to serve with whipped sweet potatoes or wild rice and citrus dill carrots.