Slow Cooker Turkey Breast with Gravy

Easy to make crockpot turkey breast with gravy

Recipe By: Madeline
Prep: 15 minutesCook: 5 hoursTotal: 5 hours 15 minutes
Servings: 4 servings 1x


Turkey Ingredients

  • 3lb bone in, skin on split turkey breast (I like Empire Kosher brand)
  • 1 yellow onion diced
  • 1 cup diced celery
  • 1 cup diced carrots
  • 1 cup turkey stock (or chicken stock)
  • 4 tbsp softened butter
  • 4 cloves of garlic minced
  • 1 tsp salt
  • 1/2 tsp pepper
  • 1/2 tsp dried thyme
  • 1/2 tsp dried sage
  • 1/2 tsp dried rosemary

Gravy Ingredients

  • 4 tbsp butter
  • 1/4 cup flour (Use cassava flour if grain free)


  1. Grease a crockpot or slow cooker with oil to ease clean up
  2. Add diced onion, diced carrots, and diced celery to the slow cooker with the turkey stock and stir gently
  3. In a small mixing bowl combine softened butter with minced garlic, salt, pepper, dried thyme, sage, and rosemary
  4. Rub the butter mixture all over the top and bottom or the turkey breast and under the skin of the turkey
  5. If you’re having trouble it helps to rub the bottom with the butter mixture, place it in the slow cooker and then rub butter on the top with the breast in the slow cooker
  6. Close the top of the slow cooker and set to high heat for 1 hour
  7. Reduce the heat to low and cook for an additional 4 hours – you are looking for an internal temperature of 160 – 165F so you may need to cook it on low for longer or shorter than 4 hours, use a meat thermometer to check this
  8. Once the internal temp reaches at least 165F turn the slow cooker off and remove the turkey breast
  9. To crisp the skin of the turkey breast, set your oven to broil and place the cooked turkey breast on a lined baking sheet. Broil for just 2-3 minutes to crisp the skin and set aside as you prepare the gravy.
  10. Pour the rest of the ingredients from the slow cooker over a strainer to separate the veggies from the juices – you should have about 2 cups of juices for the gravy
  11. Heat 4 tbsp of butter in a pan over medium heat
  12. Once the butter is all melted add the flour to the pan and stir to combine
  13. Slowly pour in small amounts of the juices stirring constantly to form a smooth gravy
  14. Once the juices are all added to the pan, cook for an additional 2 minutes stirring constantly then turn off the heat. Taste the gravy and season with salt and pepper as needed. If you would like a thinner gravy, pour in more turkey stock from the carton and continue cooking.
  15. Slice the turkey breast off the bone and serve with the gravy


*** To cook this recipe faster you can cook the whole thing on high for 2 and a half to 3 hours.

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