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Slow Cooker Turkey Breast

Delicious turkey in just over three hours is a pretty sweet deal
slow cooker turkey breast
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Whether it's Thanksgiving or a regular ol' weekday, this recipe will have tender turkey on the table in no time.

This recipe by Virginia Willis appeared in the Chicago Tribune.

Ready in
3 h 15 m
15 m
(prepare time)
3 h
(cook time)
Calories Per Serving


Experiment, if you like, with turkey drumsticks or thighs instead of the breast.


  • 4 to 6 Pounds boneless turkey breast
  • Coarse salt
  • Freshly ground pepper
  • 1/4 Cup Madeira wine
  • 1 onion, preferably Vidalia, sliced
  • 1 sprig thyme
  • 1 garlic clove
  • 1 Tablespoon honey


Season a 4- to 6-pound boneless turkey breast with coarse salt and freshly ground pepper.

Place the turkey, skin side up, in a slow cooker.

Pour over 1/4 cup Madeira wine; add 1 onion, preferably Vidalia, sliced; 1 sprig thyme; 1 garlic clove; 1 tablespoon honey.

Seal with the lid.

Cook on high heat, turning once, until tender, three to four hours.

Transfer to a cutting board; cover with foil.

Let the turkey rest 15 minutes before slicing.

Pour the broth into a fat separator or remove the grease with a spoon.

Strain broth into a small saucepan; heat to a boil.

Taste; adjust seasonings.

Keep warm over low heat until ready to serve.

Spoon broth over turkey slices.