Cooking Turkey Breast in Crock Pot – The Clean Eating Couple

Recipe to cook turkey breast in crock pot

The best Crockpot turkey breast recipe that’s THAT SO easy! Learn how to cook a turkey breast in the clay pot! Perfect for Thanksgiving.

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If you’ve ever organized Thanksgiving, you know the struggle to use every inch of your oven with your side dishes and turkey.

This recipe is a game-changer for your food because it opens your oven for all those delicious sides and gives you the juiciest turkey meat!

Just 10 minutes of preparation, 5 ingredients + some spices for the easiest turkey breast you’ve ever tasted!

If you’re planning your Thanksgiving menu, check out these 50 healthy Thanksgiving recipes!

And if you have turkey leftovers, be sure to check out this turkey cake soup, wild turkey rice soup, leftover turkey

soup, leftover turkey chili or turkey noodle soup.

Crock Pot Turkey Breast


To make this slow-cooking turkey breast you will need


  • boneless turkey breast
  • celery, carrots
  • water or
  • vegetable
  • broth Olive oil garlic powder, onion powder

  • , dried thyme
  • salt and


Here’s what you need for the optional sauce:

  • Crockpot base bottom broth
  • Onion flour
  • powder



to cook a turkey breast in a clay pot

It is very easy to cook a breast

in the cooking pot!

  1. Place carrots and celery at the base of your cooking pot and place the turkey on top of the vegetables
  2. .

  3. Mix the olive oil and spices. Brush the outside of the turkey with the mixture of oil and spices.
  4. Add the broth to the bottom of the cooking pot, cover and simmer for 6-8 hours or high for 3-4 hours.
  5. You can transfer the turkey to a glass baking and roasting dish so that the skin is crispy for 4-5 minutes, or serve directly from the cooking pot!
  6. Optional sauce: Take 1 cup of broth from the base of the slow cooker and add it to a small pot. Bring to a boil, beating the flour and spices. Reduce heat and simmer. It should thicken almost immediately.
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Crock pot Turkey breast with sauce on top in a white dish with herbs and lemons on the side

Top your turkey with the sauce and enjoy the most delicious turkey!

How much turkey breast per person?

Here’s a good guide on how much

turkey you’ll need per person:

  • Boneless
  • : estimated about 1/2 lb per person

  • Bone-in entry: estimate of about 1 pound per person

Can you cook a frozen turkey breast in a clay pot? No, you

can’t cook frozen turkey breasts in the clay


. You should never put frozen meat in the slow cooker because it is a food safety issue.

If your meat doesn’t thaw completely, it could result in raw meat.

How long to thaw a turkey breast?

If you’re thawing frozen turkey in the refrigerator, you’ll want a minimum thawing time of 6 hours per pound of turkey.

You can also thaw your

frozen turkey in a bowl of cold water with the breast wrapped completely submerged and estimate a thawing time of 30 minutes per pound of turkey.

Differences for cooking a bone-in vs. boneless

turkey breast in a clay pot This recipe is for a boneless


If you are cooking a bone-in turkey breast, it may take longer to cook. Keep checking the internal temperature until it reaches 165°F.

What size turkey breast and slow cooker are needed for this recipe?

To make this recipe you’ll need a 3-4 pound boneless turkey breast and a standard-sized slow cooker. We have an 8-quart slow cooker, but a smaller one will work too!

How long to cook turkey breast in

Crock Pot When cooking turkey breasts

in the

cooking pot, here’s a good timeline

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  • Low (recommended): 6-8
  • hours

  • High: 3-4 hoursHow

can you tell when the turkey breast is made?


should be cooked to an internal temperature of 165°F.

What to serve with the slow cooker Turkey


There are so many recipes for serving this turkey breast! Here are some of our favorites:

  • Healthier mashed
  • potatoes

  • Dutchess Potatoes Paleo
  • Sweet
  • potatoes Roasted

  • Brussels sprouts
  • Green beans Almondina
  • Mac and healthy cheese
  • Pumpkin soup recipe
  • Oven-roasted potatoes

How to cut a turkey breast

Before cutting

The turkey, let it sit for about 15 minutes to allow the juices to stay on the meat and not just run all over your cutting board.

This recipe is for a boneless turkey breast in the clay pot, so you won’t have to cut it from the bone, but you’ll want to carve the fibers from the meat to get the cutest turkey cut


Here’s a video showing you how to carve a turkey breast out of bone bone and the proper cutting technique for a turkey breast.

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