Slow cooker turkey breasts

Prep Time 10 minutes Cook Time 4 hours Total Time 4 hours 10 minutes
Serves Lots - probably 14-16 sandwiches worth or 8 cups chopped     adjust servings

Easy, hands-off, healthy homemade deli turkey - ditch the processed stuff!


  • 2 frozen boneless turkey breasts (about 3 pounds each), slightly defrosted
  • 1 1/2 to 2 tablespoons preferred seasoning mix (homemade or store bought)


  1. Prepare the turkey breasts. Remove from all packaging (discarding the gravy mix) and use a knife to remove the layer of skin and fat. Place turkey breasts into slow cooker.
  2. Sprinkle seasoning all over the tops of the turkey breasts in the slow cooker.
  3. Cover with the lid and turn the slow cooker on. Cook on high for 4 to 4 1/2 hours.
  4. Remove the cooked turkey and let cool before slicing and storing.

Recipe Notes

I buy frozen Butterball turkey breasts. I place the frozen turkey breasts in the fridge for 1 1/2 to 2 days before cooking them. They are usually still a tad bit frozen and cook up perfectly and hold together for slicing.
I use a homemade Cajun seasoning mix (Emeril's recipe) but you can use any seasoning you like: southwestern, Italian, a simple mix of salt, pepper and garlic powder. Sky is the limit - change it up and never be bored!

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