If you’re having a small gathering, whether it’s for Thanksgiving dinner or a weeknight family dinner, cooking a boneless turkey breast is a great option. They’re so much easier than a whole roasted turkey and a bit more versatile. This Lemon Garlic Slow Cooker Turkey Breast recipe always comes out moist and full of flavor. Slow cooking your turkey is an excellent option to prevent dry turkey.
I started cooking my turkey in the slow cooker because it was so much less work. I love that you can prepare it and forget about it. You open the slow cooker to a warm and flavorful piece of meat. Our whole family enjoys this recipe. My Husband likes it so much that I started making it year round- not just for Thanksgiving.
Looking for more holiday meat recipes? Slow Cooker Balsamic Herb Pork Loin is another truly moist option. If you’re feeding a crowd, go for the traditional Oven Roasted Turkey. If you want to do a ham, Bourbon Glazed Ham has a sweet touch.
How To Make Boneless Lemon Garlic Slow Cooker Turkey Breast
Readers with smaller families always email me to tell me how much they appreciate this recipe. Once you’ve tried it, you don’t go back. I love utilizing my slow cooker during the holiday season. You can even get fancy and pull out multiple slow cookers – throw in some side dishes too!
What To Serve With Slow Cooker Turkey Breast
I’m a meat and potatoes type of gal. If you’re making this for the holiday season, you’ll want some traditional side dishes. The good news is, your turkey cooks itself and you can focus on the side dishes if you want. These are some of my favorites:
- Pretzel Brown Sugar Sweet Potatoes
- Cranberry Fluff Salad
- Make Ahead Cranberry Sauce
- Garlic Mashed Potatoes
How Many People Does A Boneless Turkey Breast Serve?
For the most part, a 6-7lb. turkey breast will feed 5-6 people. If you’re wondering how much turkey you’ll need per person, you can calculate it: number of guests x 1.25. So six guests will need a 7.5lb. turkey. You can also do two turkey breasts and double the recipe, in a larger slow cooker.
How To Thaw A Boneless Turkey Breast From Frozen
You should be able to check out the package label for thawing instructions. I always purchase Butterball Turkey Breasts and they have thawing instructions.
If your breast came frozen, here’s the rule of thumb: every 4 pounds of frozen turkey will need 24 hours of thawing time before it’s ready to cook. The safest and easiest way to thaw a turkey breast is to keep it in its original packaging in the refrigerator, on a tray, for the allotted time. The tray can catch any juices.
What You’ll Need From The Grocery Store:
- Boneless Skinless Turkey Breast
- Olive Oil
- Minced Garlic
- Fresh Parsley
- Lemon Pepper Seasoning
Step-By-Step Directions For Boneless Slow Cooker Turkey Breast Recipe
Brush turkey with oil. In a small bowl, combine 1/4 cup minced fresh parsley, 8 minced garlic cloves, 4 teaspoons grated lemon zest, 2 teaspoons salt-free lemon-pepper seasoning and 1-1/2 teaspoons salt. Rub over your turkey breast.
Add water and cook on low for 5-6 hours. Use a meat thermometer to check internal temperature. It should be 165º before serving.
- 1 Boneless Skinless Turkey Breast (6-7 lbs)
- 1 Tablespoon Olive Oil
- 1/4 Cup Minced Fresh Parsley
- 8 Minced Garlic Cloves
- 4 Teaspoons Grated Lemon Zest
- 2 Teaspoons Lemon Pepper Seasoning
- 1-1/2 Teaspoons Salt
- Brush turkey with oil. In a small bowl, combine 1/4 cup minced fresh parsley, 8 minced garlic cloves, 4 teaspoons grated lemon zest, 2 teaspoons lemon pepper seasoning and 1-1/2 teaspoons salt.
- Rub over your turkey breast. Add water and cook on low for 5-6 hours.
- Use a meat thermometer to check internal temperature. It should be 165º before serving.
Amount Per Serving: Calories: 21Total Fat: 1gSaturated Fat: 0gTrans Fat: 0gUnsaturated Fat: 1gCholesterol: 5mgSodium: 437mgCarbohydrates: 1gFiber: 0gSugar: 0gProtein: 2g
**Nutrition is calculated by a third party. Actual values may vary.