Slow Cooker French-Style Turkey Breast

We all love roasted turkey from the oven, but this slow cooker turkey recipe with a short prep time produces a big flavor!  This crockpot turkey recipe will come together in mere minutes and will turn out tender and super flavorful!  You can even use the juices from the bottom of the crockpot to make an easy turkey gravy!  This is a great Thanksgiving main course option for a smaller group on Thanksgiving or Christmas. 

If you’re cooking Thanksgiving dinner for a smaller group this year, I highly suggest making this melt-in-your-mouth slow cooker Turkey recipe.  The inside of this turkey turns out so luscious and tender!  You will be able to save your oven space for all of your side dishes when you cook your turkey in a slow cooker.

If you have any leftovers, you will be able to serve the best turkey sandwiches for lunch on Black Friday!

This slow cooker turkey breast only requires a few ingredients that feature my favorite French-Style flavors!

Ingredients for this French-Style turkey breast recipe

One boneless turkey breast – usually found in the frozen meat section of your grocery store

One onion

Three cloves of garlic

Four tablespoons of Herbs de Provence

Three tablespoons of lemon juice

Four tablespoons of dijon mustard

1/4 cup of butter – or half a stick of butter

1/4 cup kalamata olive brine

This is super easy to prep!  All you need to do is!

  1. Fully thaw the turkey according to the instructions on the packaging
  2. Remove netting and lay it flat on the bottom of your slow cooker.
  3. Cut your onion into rings and chop garlic and arrange them around the turkey.
  4. Mix the marinade.  In a medium-sized bowl, mix Herbs de Provence, dijon mustard, kalamata olive brine, and lemon juice.  Rub the sauce over the top of the turkey.
  5. Slice butter and arrange butter on top of the turkey.
  6. Cover and slow cook on high for  5 hours or on low for 7-8 hours.  Use a meat thermometer and check the internal temperature.  It should reach 165 degrees before it is safe to eat.
  7. Remove the turkey from the slow cooker.  Place all the drippings in a pan and add a cornstarch slurry to make gravy.

Note:  If you prefer crispy skin on your turkey, you can broil the turkey for a few minutes in the oven to achieve the flaky skin 

How to Make Gravy for your Turkey

  1. Pour leftover broth from your slow cooker into a saucepan
  2. Whisk a tablespoon of cornstarch with water until smooth
  3. Stir the cornstarch slurry into the turkey juices until thickened.

5 Reasons to Cook your holiday Turkey in your slow cooker!

  1. Save time on dishes
  2. No thawing out the turkey for days
  3. No need to worry about the disposal of turkey bones
  4. Spend more time RELAXING on thanksgiving!
  5. Simple and Easy!

Side dishes to eat with your holiday turkey!

Minted Carrots

Ginger Snap Mashed Sweet Potatoes 

Sausage and Gravy Green Beans

Black Cherry Jello Salad 

Mashed Potatoes 

Slow Cooker French Style Turkey Breast

Ingredients

  • 1 3-4 pound boneless turkey breast
  • 1 yellow onion peeled and cut into rings
  • 3 cloves garlic chopped
  • 4 tablespoons Herbs de Provence 
  • 3 tablespoons lemon juice
  • 4 tablespoons dijon mustard 
  • 1/4 cup kalamata olive brine
  • 1/4 cup butter sliced
  • 1 tablespoon cornstarch

Instructions

  1. Fully thaw the turkey according to the instructions on the packaging 

  2. Remove netting and lay it flat on the bottom of your slow cooker. 

  3. Cut your onion into rings and chop garlic and arrange them around the turkey. 

  4. Mix the marinade.  In a medium-sized bowl, mix Herbs de Provence, dijon mustard, kalamata olive brine, and lemon juice.  Rub the sauce over the top of the turkey. 

  5. Slice butter and arrange butter on top of the turkey

  6. Cover and slow cook on high for  5 hours or on low for 7-8 hours.  Use a meat thermometer and check the internal temperature.  It should reach 165 degrees before it is safe to eat. 

  7. Remove the turkey from the slow cooker.  Place all the drippings in a pan and add a cornstarch slurry to make gravy. 

Place your turkey on a cutting board and top with a bit of pepper before serving.  Your family will love this recipe!  If you are cooking for a smaller crowd this year, I highly recommend using a crockpot for cooking your turkey!  This flavor mixture of herbs de Provence, dijon mustard, kalamata olive brine, and lemon juice is my favorite!

If you make this turkey, let me know how it turns out!  Comment below or tag me on social media and let me know how it turned out!  You can find me on Pinterest, Facebook, Instagram, TikTok, and Twitter.

 

 

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