Easy Turkey Breast in the Crockpot

With Thanksgiving coming up, the best of all holidays for weightlifters, I wanted to post a few recipes you can make to ensure a tasty holiday. Turkey Day is a feast…the bird, the stuffing, the potatoes, the pie…most celebrate with the exact same menu. My wife and I are hosting for the first time this year, and we want to make sure Thanksgiving is GOOD.

Enter this turkey recipe. There’s something so old-fashioned about making a turkey in the oven…my wife doesn’t want to do it, and I sure don’t want to help. The answer? Throw it in the crockpot. This recipe is far from healthy…it’s packed with butter and wine, but it’s great for the holidays. I wouldn’t eat this weekly, unless you’re trying to gain weight (and then use chicken broth instead of wine). You can’t beat the taste, and you can’t make turkey much easier than this.

Crockpot Turkey Breast

Prep time 5 minutes
Cook time 7 hours
Total time 7 hours, 5 minutes
Meal type Main Dish
Misc Pre-preparable
Occasion Christmas, Formal Party, Thanksgiving
Website Crockpot 365
The slow-cooked turkey reminds you of thanksgiving but takes virtually no work. Great to serve any day, or on the holidays.

Ingredients

  • 4-6lb turkey breast (bone-in or bone-out, doesn't matter)
  • 1 stick butter
  • 2 cups white wine
  • 1 onion
  • 1 tablespoon ground sage
  • kosher salt and freshly ground pepper

Directions

Step 1
Rinse turkey, pat dry with paper towels, and season liberally with salt and pepper.
Step 2
Lay turkey breast side down in the crockpot and season the cavity with more salt and pepper.
Step 3
Chop of the onion in large pieces and sprinkle in the crockpot, ensuring some are in the open cavity of the turkey.
Step 4
Sprinkle sage on the turkey, put the stick of butter in the cavity, and pour the wine over the entire thing.
Step 5
Cook on low for 7-8 hours or high for 4-6. To check for doneness, use a meat thermometer. It shoulder register at 170 degrees.
Step 6
Remove from crockpot and let sit 20 minutes under foil before carving.

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