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Crock Pot Turkey Breast and Gravy

Comfort food and a Thanksgiving staple combine in this Crock Pot Turkey Breast and Gravy recipe where your slow cooker does all of the work for you.
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Prep Time 5 mins
Cook Time 6 hrs 10 mins
Total Time 6 hrs 15 mins
Course Entree, Slow Cooker, Turkey
Servings 4 -6 servings


For the Turkey:

  • 2-3 lb turkey breast
  • 1 onion quartered
  • 2 large carrots roughly chopped
  • 2 celery stalks roughly chopped
  • ½ cup chicken broth
  • 2 tablespoon butter cut into cubes

For the Dry Rub:

  • 1 teaspoon garlic powder
  • 1 teaspoon onion powder
  • ½ teaspoon paprika
  • ½ teaspoon ground sage
  • ½ teaspoon thyme
  • ½ teaspoon salt
  • ½ teaspoon pepper

For the Gravy:

  • 2 cups cooking liquid
  • 4 tablespoon all purpose flour
  • 4 tablespoon unsalted butter
  • salt and pepper to taste


  • Place the onion, carrots and celery in the bottom of a 6 quart crock pot. Pour the chicken broth on top.
  • In a small bowl, combine the ingredients for the dry rub.
  • Remove the skin from the turkey breast as it will not get crispy in the crock pot.
  • Rub the dry rub mixture all over the turkey breast and place breast side down in the crock pot, making sure that it sits up on the vegetables. Add the cubes of butter on top of the turkey breast.
  • Cook on high for 1 hour then turn to low and cook 4-5 hours more or until a thermometer inserted in the center of the breast reaches a temperature of 165 degrees.
  • Remove the turkey breast from the oven and allow to rest on a cutting board for a few minutes.
  • Strain 2 cups of the cooking liquid from the crock pot and discard any solids.
  • Melt the butter in a medium skillet over medium heat. Whisk in the flour and then slowly stream in the cooking liquid, whisking constantly, until a gravy of your desired consistency is reached. Season to taste with salt and pepper.
  • Cut the turkey breast into slices, plate and drizzle the gravy on top.

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Keyword comfort food, crock pot. turkey breast, slow cooker, thanksgiving
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