Slow Cooker Turkey Breast with Gravy

Looking for an easy way to prepare turkey breast that doesn't require too much attention, this is it! Juicy turkey breast with rich turkey gravy, all in your slow cooker. I've made this so many times when I wanted a turkey dinner but I didn't want to cook a whole bird!
Looking for an easy way to prepare turkey breast that doesn’t require too much attention, this is it! Juicy turkey breast with a rich turkey gravy, all in your slow cooker. With Thanksgiving around the corner, I thought I would share this from the archives.
Looking for an easy way to prepare turkey breast that doesn't require too much attention, this is it! Juicy turkey breast with rich turkey gravy, all in your slow cooker. I've made this so many times when I wanted a turkey dinner but I didn't want to cook a whole bird!

It’s like a mini Thanksgiving feast, perfect for a smaller crowd or when you just feel like having Thanksgiving any time of the year. I have tons of lightenened up Thanksgiving side dish recipes and recipes for leftover turkey which you can see here. I’ve made this many times, pictured above I served the turkey with my favorite Cranberry Pear Sauce which can be made a few days ahead and roasted brussels sprouts. Pictured below in this older photo you’ll see my Skinny Buttermilk Mashes Potatoes which my husband loves, but in my opinion, no Thanksgiving meal is complete without my Mom’s Stuffing!

Modified from the Slow Cooker Revolution Cookbook. It’s a great base for turkey breast, and I can see playing around with the ingredients in this recipe. And since so many are asking, I have the 6 Quart Hamilton Beach Set ‘n Forget Programmable Slow Cooker. I love it because you can adjust the time you want it to cook, and it automatically turns to warm when it’s done. It also has a probe for meat that automatically shuts off when done. I hated my old slow cooker, it burnt everything and my food had a weird taste. This slow cooker is so great and inexpensive, I actually own three!

Slow Cooker Turkey Breast with Gravy

Looking for an easy way to prepare turkey breast that doesn't require too much attention, this is it! Juicy turkey breast with a rich turkey gravy, all in your slow cooker.

Ingredients:

  • 1 1/2 tbsp unsalted butter or olive oil
  • 1 medium onion, chopped
  • 1 carrot, peeled and chopped medium
  • 1 celery rib, chopped medium
  • 6 garlic cloves, peeled and crushed
  • 1/3 cup flour
  • 2 cups low sodium chicken broth
  • 1 cup water
  • 1/4 cup dry white wine
  • 2 tbsp fresh sage
  • 2 bay leaves
  • 5 lb turkey breast, bone in, skin on (removed later), trimmed of fat
  • salt and pepper

Directions:

  1. Melt butter in a 12-inch skillet over medium-high heat. Add onion, carrot, celery and garlic and cook until onion is soft, about 8 to 10 minutes.
  2. Stir in flour and cook until golden, about 2 minutes. Stir in 1 cup of broth and scrape up any browned bits and smooth out any lumps; transfer to slow cooker.
  3.  Stir in remaining broth, water, wine, sage, and bay leaves into the slow cooker.
  4. Season turkey with salt and pepper, place skin side up in the slow cooker, cover and cook 5 to 7 hours on low, or until the turkey reaches 165 degrees with an instant-read thermometer
  5. Transfer turkey to a cutting board tent loosely with with foil and let it rest 20 minutes.
  6. Let braising liquid settle for 5 minutes, then remove the fat from the surface using a large spoon or a gravy fat separator.
  7. Strain braising liquid into saucepan, discard celery, bay leaves and simmer until thickened, about 15 minutes. Season with salt and pepper to taste.
  8. Discard the skin and carve the turkey and serve with gravy.

Nutrition Information

Yield: 10 servings, Serving Size: 4 oz breast, 1/4 cup gravy

  • Amount Per Serving:
  • Smart Points: 3
  • Points +: 4
  • Calories: 167
  • Total Fat: 5g
  • Saturated Fat: 1g
  • Cholesterol: 55mg
  • Sodium: 743mg
  • Carbohydrates: 8g
  • Fiber: 1g
  • Sugar: 0.3g
  • Protein: 25g

 

Looking for an easy way to prepare turkey breast that doesn't require too much attention, this is it! Juicy turkey breast with a rich turkey gravy, all in your slow cooker.