Cooking Time:8 hours
Ingredients8 lb. Turkey Breast
1 Onion, sliced
2 T. onion powder
1 T. Italian Seasoning
3/4 c. free range chicken broth
2 T. garlic powder
1 T. dried parsley
1 tsp. paprika
1 T. sea salt
Celebrate any day as if it were a holiday with this easy and healthy recipe for Slow Cooker Paleo Turkey Breast. This recipe requires a large slow cooker and it you don’t have one, you can use a smaller cut of meat and reduce the cooking time. Enjoy!
- Place sliced onions in the bottom of a large oval slow cooker.
- Set turkey breast on top of the onions.
- Whisk onion powder, Italian seasoning, and chicken broth in a bowl and pour the mixture over the turkey breast, spreading it out to evenly cover the meat.
- Carefully pull skin back from turkey breast. (KEEP it attached – you’ll want to put it back in place in a second!)
- Mix garlic powder, parsley, sea salt, and paprika in a small bowl until well combined, then sprinkle over the turkey breast – underneath the skin.
- Replace the skin on top of the turkey breast.
- Cover and Cook on LOW for 8 hours. Use a meat thermometer in the thickest part of the breast to measure doneness. Turkey is done when internal temperature reaches 165 degrees.
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Great recipes but I’m wondering why would the Turkey have such a high carb count? Is that for the whole turkey perhaps? 🙂
Thanks Kerri for posting, for some reason the nutrition facts were not calculating correctly when I posted this recipe, but I have them corrected now, with many thanks to you and others for alerting me. Happy Crocking!
5362 mg of salt per serving…really? sounds wrong to me
Bobbjohn thank you for your message, I am puzzled as to what happened, but I have corrected the nutrition facts, and it looks much better… Happy Crocking!
The instructions say to add the paprika with the garlic, salt and parsley but the ingredient list doesn’t say anything about paprika, how much do we need? This looks really good and I think I’m going to try it for Thanksgiving this year..
Thanks Nancy, I just corrected the paprika ingredient. I did an oops!, but thank you for letting me know. Happy Crocking!
Is this Gluten free?
Barbara yes when you use the Paleo diet it is gluten free and grain free.
Is the calorie count right per serving??
Doris thank you for the question, I did just post a new nutrition chart, as the servings were wrong originally. So sorry for my error! Happy Crocking!
How large of a crock pot are we talking about here? 6/7qts?
Yes Mary if you want a 8 pound turkey breast, you can always do a smaller turkey. 🙂
How would you make this with a smaller turkey? I’ll be cooking Thanksgiving dinner for only my husband and I and 8 pounds would be way too much.
Emily you will cook it the same, only in a smaller slow cooker. The rule of thumb is to make sure the slow cooker is 1/2 – 2/3 full for it to crock properly. Time should be the same….. Give us feedback after you serve your delicious turkey. Also use a meat thermometer… a big help! Happy Crocking!
So, 1 serving is almost 14 ounces?
Sorry Deanne…guess I had some healthy eaters! Ha! Thank you so much for posting I have corrected the recipe. I work really hard not to make mistakes, but sometimes 🙂 !! Happy Crocking!
Is your turkey breast thawed? Could you use a frozen one and increase the cooking time?
Yes JoAnn you can use a frozen turkey breast, you would need to also increase the crocking time. I would also test with a meat thermometer! Happy Crocking!
Would a three pound turkey breast work in a 2-quart slow cooker? Adjustment in spices?
I would visualize your slow cooker and look at a turkey breast… The reason I say that is most 2 quart slow cookers are round and not oval, so without seeing you 2 qt. slow cooker, I am not sure how to answer you. Hope this helps!
I have 7.25 whole turkey. Could I use that.in crock pot?
I have 7.25lb whole turkey. Will that work the same ?
Hi Jamie – Yes, you could use a whole turkey. Here are a few tips: make sure it’s completely thawed and of course do all the normal prep steps (like removing the giblets, etc.) before crocking. You will want to cook on HIGH for 4-5 hours and use a meat thermometer to check for doneness in several areas. The temp should reach 170 degrees. You can brown the top of the turkey under the broiler for about 5 minutes if you would like as well. Good luck & Happy Crocking!
thanks so much! Making tonight for dinner! It’s in crock pot now!
should I be worried that its not completely covered in liquid?
Boneless or bone in breast?
This recipe was calculated as a boneless breast. Thank you for the question FC 🙂
Could you use turkey tenderloins instead?
Joy make this recipe your own, and change it up to your liking, I am sure it will be delicious! Happy Crocking!
I am looking to purchase a new crock pot. Is there one that you recommend ?
Tamura, I have a link on my website at getcrocked.com. It also depends on your family size, but I show my favorite on this link… I actually purchased it on the recommendation of my Facebook friends. They loved it and so do I. There is a Crock Pot brand that is very similar and a great unit too. Take a look, and if you order, it comes in just few days. Hope this helps!
Are you sure about adding 2 Tablespoons of garlic and onion powders? That seems like an awful lot.
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I put a BONE IN turkey breast in the crock today at 1:45 and it’s been cooking away but I just saw your comment that this recipe is based on a boneless breast. Could you tell me how much longer you think I should cook, beyond the 8-9 hours you suggest above?
If you have a meat thermometer, I suggest you use it, the temperature will registers a 165°F in the turkey thigh when your turkey is done! Happy Crocking!
I fixed this Tuesday and it was absolutely delicious..
In the picture, it appears that the breast still has the skin on. Am I seeing it right?
I hope its ok that the turkey is on its side in the crock?
All I have is a 16 quart crock pot. What do I have to adjust as far as how to roast it in there?
Hi Jodynne, Did you mean a 6 quart slow cooker? You just need to make sure the Turkey Breast will fit inside your slow cooker. There are many different size turkey breast, and I am sure you will find one that will work. Happy Crocking!
is this bone in turkey breast or boneless?
Hi Carol, I do not believe it matters, but I make it boneless. Happy Crocking!
Does the skin brown and crisp up, it appears do in the picture.
It will brown some, but if you want it to brown more, I would put it under the broiler for just a few minutes. Enjoy!
Curious if this is Italian seasoning like in the dressing aisle or like the dryer herbs? I assume the dried herbs.
It is the dried herbs … This is a great recipe!