Garlic Herb Slow Cooker Turkey Breast

Slather your turkey breast with garlic herb butter so it bastes with flavour and keeps the breast moist as it cooks in the slow cooker. Slow cooker is the easiest, safest way too cook turkey breast without brining or marinating! See here for the roasted version of this recipe. Also see the classic spice rubbed Juicy Slow Cooker Turkey Breast.


  • 2.5 - 3 kg / 5-6 lb single turkey breast , skin on, bone in (Note 1), NOT BRINED
  • 1/2 tsp salt
  • Black pepper
  • 1 brown onion , halved
  • 1 head of garlic , halved horizontally
  • 3 sprigs rosemary, 8 sprigs thyme (optional)
  • Oil , for drizzling (for skin)


  • 150 g / 10 tbsp unsalted butter , softened
  • 1 1/2 tsp salt
  • 1/2 tsp black pepper
  • 4 large garlic cloves , minced
  • 1 tbsp EACH finely chopped fresh sage, rosemary leaves, thyme leaves and parsley , fresh


  • Chicken broth/stock, for topping up (if required)
  • 1/3 cup / 50g flour
  • 1/2 tsp + dark soy sauce (or gravy colouring) (Note 3)
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  1. Garlic Herb Butter: Mix ingredients together.
  2. Loosen skin (video helpful): Pat breast dry. Use small knife to cut slit on one side to separate skin from flesh. Slide upside tablespoon between flesh and skin, all over turkey.
  3. Slather: Slather about 2/3 of the butter under the skin, then the remaining all over the surface including underside. 
  4. Full instructions visit @recipetineats

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