Cooking a whole turkey can be fairly daunting and complicated. By making this slow cooker turkey breast recipe you will get a moist, juicy, and extra flavorful turkey breast that is practically perfect every time.
When Thanksgiving rolls around, everyone thinks about cooking a large whole turkey. Well, that’s just not practical if you are a small family and you don’t want leftovers for weeks.
This easy slow cooker turkey breast recipe will take the daunting task of cooking a large turkey and turn the main course into an easy recipe.
This crockpot thanksgiving turkey will become a new tradition. It turns out moist and delicious every time! People always leave rave reviews about how this is their favorite way to make Thanksgiving turkey.
If you do want to make a full turkey, be sure to take a look at how to cook a Thanksgiving turkey.
This is also another Thanksgiving recipe that we love to make in our slow cooker to free up space in the oven for other recipes. Thanksgiving is the holiday to let your slow cooker shine, maybe both if you have more than one (like me).
We also love this recipe for Sunday dinner – pair it with creamy garlic mashed potatoes and our homemade turkey gravy and it’s a delicious and easy meal! You can also pair it with some Easy Sweet Cornbread and finish it all off with Pumpkin Dump Cake.
How can I cook this turkey breast quicker?
- If you don’t have 8 hours to cook this turkey breast, don’t stress. You can cook this turkey in a slow cooker on high, or also in the oven.
- If you are wanting to speed up the cook time on the slow cooker, you can turn the heat to high, and cook it for four hours. I do this all the time, and the meat is still extremely juicy and delicious.
- You can also cook this in the oven. Prepare it as you would, but place it in a glass baking pan. My turkey breast fit great in a 9×9 inch pan, but you may need a 9×13 inch pan. Cook the Turkey breast for 1 hour at 375 degrees F.
- Before letting it cool, slice into it, to make sure it is done cooking, or check with a food thermometer and make sure it reaches an internal temperature of 165 degrees.
Related recipe: Combine Thanksgiving recipes with our easy Slow Cooker Turkey and Stuffing.
how many people will a turkey breast feed?
This depends solely on the size and weight of the turkey breast.
One 3 pound turkey breast will feed two to four people. A whole six to seven pound breast (two breasts), will feed six to eight people.
You can use this method of meat measuring for any meat, not just turkey. These are also very good portion sizes.
So if you have a few more guests, all you need is some extra side dishes to fill them up.
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