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Slow-Cooked Herbed Turkey

Total Time

Prep: 15 min. + marinating Cook: 4 hours + standing


16 servings

Updated: Sep. 13, 2022
When herbs are plentiful in my garden, I prepare this turkey recipe. The turkey stays moist in the slow cooker and is bursting with herb flavors. When I served this to our Bible study potluck group, everyone wanted the recipe! —Sue Jurack, Mequon, Wisconsin
Slow-Cooked Herbed Turkey Recipe photo by Taste of Home


  • 1 can (14-1/2 ounces) chicken broth
  • 1/2 cup lemon juice
  • 1/4 cup packed brown sugar
  • 1/4 cup minced fresh sage
  • 1/4 cup minced fresh thyme
  • 1/4 cup lime juice
  • 1/4 cup cider vinegar
  • 1/4 cup olive oil
  • 1 envelope onion soup mix
  • 2 tablespoons Dijon mustard
  • 1 tablespoon minced fresh marjoram
  • 1-1/2 teaspoons paprika
  • 1 teaspoon garlic powder
  • 1 teaspoon pepper
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 2 boneless skinless turkey breast halves (3 pounds each)


  1. In a blender, combine all ingredients except turkey; cover and process until blended. Pour half the marinade into a bowl; cover and refrigerate. Place turkey breasts in a large, shallow bowl; add remaining marinade. Turn to coat. Cover and refrigerate overnight, turning occasionally.
  2. Drain turkey, discarding marinade. Transfer turkey breasts to a 5-qt. slow cooker. Add reserved marinade; cover and cook on high until a thermometer reads 165°, 4-5 hours. Let stand for 10 minutes before slicing.

Nutrition Facts

5 ounces cooked turkey: 232 calories, 5g fat (1g saturated fat), 97mg cholesterol, 369mg sodium, 4g carbohydrate (3g sugars, 0 fiber), 40g protein. Diabetic Exchanges: 5 lean meat, 1/2 fat.

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