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A large, white, rectangle platter with a whole roasted turkey breast that has been seasoned with cooked celery and carrot sticks around it on the platter. The platter is sitting on a brown wood weathered back drop.

Slow Cooker Holiday Turkey

Slow Cooker Holiday Turkey is a bone-in turkey breast that is cooked in the Crock Pot until tender and seasoned with herbs and spices, making this turkey breast recipe the perfect Thanksgiving turkey or Christmas turkey dinner. 

Course Main Course
Cuisine American
Keyword Christmas Turkey Dinner, Slow Cooker Holiday Turkey, Thanksgiving Turkey Recipe
Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 11 hours
Total Time 11 hours 10 minutes
Servings 8
Author Amy - The Speedy Spatula


  • 1 5lb bone in turkey breast
  • 4 celery stalks halved
  • 4 carrots peeled and halved
  • 1 tbsp Old Bay Spice
  • 1 tbsp dried parsley flakes
  • 1 tsp Toney's Creole Seasoning
  • 1 tbsp onion powder
  • 1 tbsp garlic powder
  • 1 tsp ground black pepper
  • 1 1/2 cups water


  1. Thaw turkey out according to packaging directions, remove from packaging and rinse.

  2. Place turkey, chest cavity side down, into a 6 quart or larger slow cooker.

  3. Season the top and both sides of the turkey liberally with all of the seasonings. 

  4. Pour water into the slow cooker, to the side of the turkey - not on top or you will wash away all of your seasoning.

  5. Wash your celery, remove very bottom and leaves and cut in half. Place the halves around the turkey

  6. Wash and peel the carrots, cut in half and place around the turkey.

  7. Place the lid on the slow cooker and cook on low for 11 hours. Once cooked, remove carefully with two spatulas, on either end of the turkey.