Thursday, November 16, 2023



Have you ever cooked a whole turkey breast in the crockpot? It is fail proof and super moist and tender!!! 

It is so easy, that turkey and gravy won't be "just for Thanksgiving" any more!!  

5 pound bone-in turkey breast
1 envelope dry onion soup mix
3 stalks celery chopped
1/2 cup chicken broth
black pepper

The size of your crockpot will determine how many pounds of turkey you can cook. I've found (bone-in) turkey breasts at the market, weighing as little as 4 1/2 pounds and as much as 7 pounds... but keep in mind that the roast is going to have to fit into your crockpot.

Wash and pat dry your THAWED turkey breast. Trim the meat so that it will fit into the crockpot (I usually have to remove the rib bones (with my kitchen shears) to get the big ones to fit). Coat the surface of the turkey with minimal butter and rub the dry onion soup mix* and pepper all over the surface of the turkey. Put the chopped celery into the bottom of the crockpot and add 1/2 cup of chicken broth. Lay the turkey breast (skin side down) on top of the celery. Cook on low for 5-7 hours (see notes below).

NOTE: You will be tempted to add more than 1/2 cup of broth to the crockpot, but don't. The turkey will produce plenty of liquid (for  gravy) and *don't worry about an over-powering onion soup taste, you won't even know its in there, but it really makes a great addition to the gravy.

NOTE: Everyone’s crockpot cooks at a different temperature, so you will have to keep that in mind. We like our turkey to come easily off the bone, and that takes 6 hours on LOW for a 5 pound (bone-in) turkey breast. Just start testing it after 5 hours.

When turkey is fully cooked, remove it from the crockpot and thicken the juices/broth to make gravy.

This is a great (fool proof) cooking method for turkey breast. There are so many uses for it like "extra turkey" if you are serving a BIG crowd, or extra turkey for next-day sandwiches, casseroles, soups, salads, etc.