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Slow Cooker Lemon Turkey Breast

Slow Cooker Turkey Breast is juicy and tender turkey breast, slow cooked and bursting with lemon and herb flavors.
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Course: Dinner
Cuisine: American
Prep Time: 5 minutes
Cook Time: 5 hours 15 minutes
Servings: 6 Servings
Calories: 663kcal


  • Slow Cooker or Crock Pot


  • 5 lbs bone-in turkey breast
  • ¼ cup butter room temperature
  • 1 teaspoon onion powder
  • 1 teaspoon garlic powder
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • ½ teaspoon thymes leaves
  • ½ teaspoon black pepper
  • 2 lemons sliced
  • 2 sprigs fresh rosemary
  • 2 sprigs fresh thyme
  • ½ cup water

Gravy Ingredients

  • 2 cups pan drippings
  • 2 cups chicken stock
  • ¼ cup butter
  • ¼ cup all purpose flour
  • ¾ teaspoon dried rosemary
  • ¼ teaspoon dried thyme


  • Spray the slow cooker crock with nonstick cooking spray, and pour the water into the bottom of the crock.
  • Placed the lemon slices and fresh herbs around the bottom and sides of the crock.
  • Combine the onion powder, garlic powder, salt, thymes leaves, and black pepper together to make a rub.
  • Take ½ of the butter and rub under the skin of the turkey. Next rub half of the dry seasoning under the skin.
  • Using the last half of the dry seasonings, be sure to cover all sides of the turkey breast.
  • Cook on low for 6 hours or until the internal temperature reaches 165 degrees.
  • For crispier skin, preheat the broiler of the oven. Transfer the turkey to a baking sheet. Place under the oven broiler for 5 to 10 minutes.
  • To make the gravy, melt butter in a skillet over medium heat. Whisk in the flour. Reduce heat to low. Measure the pan drippings and add enough chicken stock to equal a total of 4 cups liquid. Slowly add the liquid, stirring constantly, until the gravy is smooth. Add the seasonings and simmer, stirring often, until the gravy has thickened, approximately 5 minutes.


Make sure that the internal temperature of your turkey breast reaches 165 degrees. 


Serving: 1Serving | Calories: 663kcal | Carbohydrates: 14g | Protein: 78g | Fat: 35g | Saturated Fat: 16g | Cholesterol: 245mg | Sodium: 1322mg | Potassium: 140mg | Fiber: 1g | Sugar: 2g | Vitamin A: 473IU | Vitamin C: 19mg | Calcium: 16mg | Iron: 1mg