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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.

Step 1

JENNIE-O® OVEN READY™ Boneless Turkey Breast is perfect for your slow cooker.  

Step 2

Add ½ cup water to the bottom of slow cooker.  Place turkey breast in the bottom of the slow cooker.  

Step 3

Cut three ½ inch slits in the top of the cooking bag.  

Step 4

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.


Step 5

Cut open the cooking bag and remove the turkey breast. Be careful—the bag will be hot! Reserve the juices for gravy (if desired).

Step 6

Allow the turkey to rest approximately 15 minutes. Carve and serve.


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