How To Slow Cook A Turkey Breast
Give your oven some space
If you’re looking for delicious, tender turkey breast, without a lot of hands-on time in the kitchen, slow cooking is your answer. We do not recommend slow cooking a whole turkey, as it increases the risk of food-borne illness. However, you can slow cook smaller amounts of turkey—like our JENNIE-O® OVEN READY™ Breast. It even includes a cooking bag and doesn’t require any thawing, cleaning or seasoning.
Pro Tip: Cut down on cooking time on Thanksgiving Day by roasting a small whole turkey and supplementing your feast with slow cooked turkey breast.
JENNIE-O® OVEN READY™ Boneless Turkey Breast is perfect for your slow cooker.
Add ½ cup water to the bottom of slow cooker. Place turkey breast in the bottom of the slow cooker.
Cut three ½ inch slits in the top of the cooking bag.
Cook for approximately 5½ hours with the slow cooker on HIGH setting or 6½ hours on LOW setting. Always use a meat thermometer to take the internal temperature to ensure that the turkey breast is cooked thoroughly. Roast the turkey breast until a meat thermometer reaches 165°F.
Cut open the cooking bag and remove the turkey breast. Be careful—the bag will be hot! Reserve the juices for gravy (if desired).
Allow the turkey to rest approximately 15 minutes. Carve and serve.
Find more whole turkey basics here.