This Cajun crockpot turkey breast is the simplest meat I’ve made to date. The breast comes out so perfectly juicy you hardly will even need a knife to cut it. This recipe is super easy to make for holiday celebrations and will free up oven space. Eat for dinner or eat it for sandwich meat. This turkey is foolproof. Keep reading to see how I made this simple crockpot turkey breast.
Wednesdays have become my busy day of the week. I get Amelia from school, kill time in town, then take her to dance, then finally go to church. I’m constantly running so I have to prepare dinner ahead of time. Crockpot meals it is! I’m always trying to brainstorm about items that can go in the crock and make my life a little easier. This recipe is just that.
I love Cajun turkey breast. I mainly eat it on sandwiches but eating it the traditional way is just as delicious. This was so simple to make and amazingly delicious and tender. All you’re going to do is put a turkey breast in the crockpot, add in some vegetables, fill the pot with broth until it’s about halfway up the sides of the breast, then coat the top of the breasts with Cajun seasonings and butter. It maybe takes about 5 minutes of effort to make this meal…
Equipment You Will Need
You’ll definitely need a full-sized crockpot for this recipe. It’ll need to be at least a 6 or 7 quart. Honestly, that’s really about it. You will need a baking sheet or a roaster to broil it in. Maybe a good knife. Nothing too extreme for this recipe.
Ingredients You Will Need
For this Cajun turkey recipe, obviously you’ll need a turkey. I bought a frozen turkey breast and unthawed it overnight in the fridge. Then I used some celery, onion, and lemon. I feel like that goes in all good Cajun dishes, right? Then some butter and of course Cajun Seasonings. I always use Tony’s. I also used Old Bay. I really like the flavor it gave the turkey.
How to Cook a Crockpot Turkey Breast
In a large crockpot, add a thawed-out turkey breast. The breast should be around 2-3 pounds. If it comes with a gravy, just discard it.
Add in a yellow onion that’s been quartered, a half of a lemon, and a couple of celery stalks.
Fill the pot with chicken broth until it come up to about halfway of the turkey breast. You’ll want the top half of the turkey out of the broth. I used about 3/4 of a 32oz carton of broth.
Add all your seasonings to the top of the turkey breast then top it with a few slices of butter. Add the rest of the butter into the pot. You’ll want it thick on the top of the turkey. See my picture above!
Cook on low for 6 hours. You can cook it a little longer if you need. Make sure the internal temperature is at least above 165 degrees.
Turn stove to broil or 500 degrees. Remove turkey from pot and broil for 2-3 minutes on a baking sheet to crisp the skin. Remove the vegetables and use thicken the juice in the pot with some flour or cornstarch and use a gravy if desired. Enjoy!
Cajun Crockpot Turkey Breast
- Large Crockpot
- Baking Pan
- 3 lb Turkey Breast
- 1/2 Lemon
- 1 Yellow Onion
- 2 Celery Stalks
- +/- 3 cups Chicken Broth
- 6 tbsp Butter
- 2 tbsp Old Bay Seasonings
- 2 tbsp Cajun Seasonings
- 1 tbsp Garlic Powder
- 1 tbsp Pepper
- In a large crockpot, add a thawed-out turkey breast.
- Add in a yellow onion that's been quartered, a half of a lemon, and a couple of celery stalks.
- Fill the pot with chicken broth until it come up to about halfway of the turkey breast. You'll want the top half out of the broth.
- Add all your seasonings to the top of the turkey breast then top it with a few slices of butter. Add the rest of the butter into the pot.
- Cook on low for 6 hours. Make sure the internal temperature is at least 165 degrees.
- Turn stove to broil or 500 degrees. Remove turkey from pot and broil for 2-3 minutes on a baking sheet to crisp the skin. Remove the vegetables and use thicken the juice in the pot with some flour or cornstarch and use a gravy if desired. Enjoy!
Before you go…
What did you think? Have you ever cooked a turkey breast in a crockpot? I loved this recipe so much. Let me know if you made this recipe. Contact me here or in the comments below. Happy cooking!