THAW: Be sure to thaw your turkey breast ahead of time. This can take about 36-48 hours.
Remove the thawed turkey from its packaging. Rinse off any liquids that are in the cavity. Pat dry with paper towels. Place the turkey in the slow cooker. I usually have to place the turkey on its side for it to be able to fit.
Pour over the melted butter, then sprinkle over the seasonings.
Cover and cook on low for 7 hours without opening the lid during the cooking time.
Let the turkey rest for about 20 minutes before carving. You can use a bread knife, a sharp kitchen knife, or an electric knife.
If you are going to carve this, then keep it warm in the slow cooker, leave some of the drippings with the meat, or chicken broth to keep it moist. You can keep the turkey on the warm setting for about 2 hours if you add drippings to keep the turkey moist. If you are worried that your turkey isn't done, it should read 165 degrees Fahrenheit on a meat thermometer.
Should I thaw my turkey breast?Yes, it is very important to thaw your turkey before cooking in the slow cooker. If not thawed the turkey temperature can stay in the "danger zone" and can possibly make someone sick. Thaw your turkey breast about 36-48 hours before needed.What if my turkey breast is boneless?If your turkey breast is boneless you will only need to cook on low for 5-6 hours.Will there be enough drippings for gravy?There will be about 1- 1 1/2 cups of drippings from this turkey breast. If you desire more, be sure to have some broth or stock on hand.How much turkey breast per person?Since this is only the breasts and breast bones, there is quite a bit of meat on the bones. You can get away with about 3/4 pound per person, especially if you serve a few sides.How to store leftovers:Turkey does not last long before starting to taste off. Place your extra turkey in a ziplock bag for up to three days or freeze for up to three months.Turkey Breast Variations:
Cajun - Skip all the other seasonings and use a cajun seasoning like Tony Chachere's Cajun Seasoning which has cayenne, onion powder, and garlic powder already mixed in!
Apricot - Add a jar of apricot preserves on top of the butter and seasonings.
Cranberry Onion - Skip the butter and seasonings and instead mix a can of whole cranberry sauce and Lipton onion soup mix and pour over the turkey.