Slow Cooker Turkey Breast

I always make my turkeys in the oven. Why have I never made them in the slow cooker before? I love my slow cooker! It took me a total of 5 minutes to throw this into the slow cooker. In just a few hours, I had the most delicious, moist, and tender turkey that I have ever had in my life!

Slow cooker turkey breast pieces on a plate with mashed potatoes and gravy and green beans.

This year we get to go to my grandma’s for Thanksgiving. I am always so excited to go there! She is one of the best cooks that I have ever known. She has always made the most delicious home cooked meals. Since they live in a part of Utah in the middle of no where, it takes about 30 minutes to drive to your local grocery store or restaurant. One of my most favorite memories about staying there was her fresh homemade bread. Oh my goodness. She would knead the dough and make it completely from scratch. She is such an amazing cook and I will always look up to her for that reason! I am so excited to go there this year and I especially can’t wait for her homemade cherry pie! 🙂

We decided to have a mini Thanksgiving at our house for family night. I have always wanted to try making turkey in the slow cooker. This was the perfect opportunity! It was a smaller turkey and just right for our family. This was the most moist and tender turkey I have had. Which makes sense because it seals in the moisture and cooks in the juices all day. I couldn’t believe how delicious this turned out! And the sauce that it cooked in all day gave it the perfect flavor. This will not just be a seasonal meal made at our house. We will be making this year round!




Slow Cooker Turkey Breast

5 from 1 vote
Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 8 hours
Total Time 8 hours 10 minutes
Author Alyssa Rivers
Servings 6 Servings

Amazing juicy and perfectly tender turkey breast that slow cooks all day in the crockpot!

Course Dinner, Main Course
Cuisine American


  • 1 5-6 pound turkey breast make sure it will fit into your slow cooker
  • 1/2 C orange juice
  • 1 14 oz can whole cranberry sauce
  • 1 package Onion Soup Mix
  • salt and pepper to taste


  1. Line your slow cooker with a liner or spray with cooking spray. I like using a liner so that the clean up is easy. Place the thawed turkey into the crockpot.
  2. Mix together the cranberry sauce, onion soup mix, and orange juice. Pour over the top of the turkey. Sprinkle the top with salt and pepper. I love using the Lawry's coarse seasoned pepper.
  3. Cover and cook on low for about 8-9 hours or until your thermometer reads 180. Carefully remove your turkey and place it on a plate. Let it rest for 5 minutes before carving and enjoy!

Nutrition Facts

Serves: 6

Calories575kcal (29%)Carbohydrates30g (10%)Protein98g (196%)Fat8g (12%)Saturated Fat1g (5%)Cholesterol245mg (82%)Sodium969mg (40%)Potassium1157mg (33%)Fiber1g (4%)Sugar29g (32%)Vitamin A162IU (3%)Vitamin C12mg (15%)Calcium69mg (7%)Iron3mg (17%)

All nutritional information is based on third party calculations and is only an estimate. Each recipe and nutritional value will vary depending on the brands you use, measuring methods and portion sizes per household.

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Alyssa Rivers

I am Alyssa and the blogger behind The Recipe Critic. I started my blog in June of 2012 as a place to share my passion for cooking. I love trying new things and testing them out with my family.

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  1. This turkey looks wonderful Alyssa! I love that it turned out so moist and flavorful.! I love finding new slow cooker recipes and can’t wait to try this 🙂 Thanks for sharing and hope you and your family have a wonderful Thanksgiving!

  2. Sounds interesting. Did it turn out moist?

    One other question – did you put the breast in the crockpot with the meaty side up or down? Does it matter?

    1. Yes it is perfectly moist. The slow cooker kept the moisture inside. AS long as you do not over cook it it will be amazing! I put the meaty side up.

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