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Slow Cooker Turkey Crown

Are you thinking about serving a turkey crown this year? If so, have you thought about cooking it in a slow cooker? 

Cooking a turkey crown in a slow cooker is easy to do. It takes about 5 hours to cook through, and the all important part, it doesn’t dry out.

carved turkey crown next to a slow cooker

🛒 What You Need

  • 2kg turkey crown (approx)
  • 2 onions
  • 1 tbsp olive oil
  • 2 tsp dried mixed herbs
  • Seasoning
  • Optional extras: bacon rashers, garlic cloves, chopped carrots, celery

Check The Size

We cooked a 2.2kg turkey crown in a 6 litre size slow cooker. Make sure you can fit the turkey in your slow cooker!

This size turkey crown was the perfect size for our slow cooker with enough space around it to add in some onions to cook alongside it, adding some extra flavour.

👩‍🍳 Making It

Step 1: Prepare The Turkey Crown

Take the turkey crown out of the fridge about 30 minutes before you need to put it in the slow cooker.

Season it according to how you would normally – I added a little oil, garlic salt, season-all and dried mixed herbs – but use your preferred turkey seasoning!

Step 2: Add The Turkey Crown To The Slow Cooker

Add the turkey crown to the slow cooker. If you have room in the slow cooker, place the turkey on top of some chopped onions and carrots. 

seasoned turkey crown with onions and carrots in slow cooker

There is no need to add any water or stock; just place the lid on top and set it off on high.

Cook for the following times, according to the size of the crown:

  • 1.5kg: 3.5 hours
  • 2kg: 4 hours
  • 3kg: 5 hours

Step 3: At The End Of The Cooking Time

Check that the turkey crown is completely cooked through.

The easiest way to do this is with a meat thermometer – it should reach at least 75°C/165°F in the deepest part of the turkey. The meat should have no pink meat visible, and the juices should run clear.

slow cooked turkey crown on a plate of roasted vegetables next to a slow cooker

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Step 4: Crisping Up The Turkey Skin

You can optionally brown up the turkey crown in the oven at 180°C/360°F for around 10 to 15 minutes. 

Step 5: Carving The Turkey Crown

It’s important to leave the turkey to stand for at least 20 minutes before carving.

🍽 What To Serve With A Turkey Crown

carved turkey crown on a plate with roasted potatoes, carrots and brussel sprouts next to the slow cooker it was cooked in

You can serve whatever you normally have with a roast dinner; here are some ideas;

What To Make With Leftover Turkey

How Long Does Cooked Turkey Last?

Covered in a fridge, cooked turkey will last 3 to 4 days or in a freezer; cooked turkey will last for 3 to 4 months.

Alternative Ways To Cook A Turkey Crown

If you decide not to use the slow cooker to cook your turkey crown, there are other methods that work great, too:

🧾 More Slow Cooker Recipes

Are you looking for more recipes for your slow cooker? Try some of these for inspiration:

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carved turkey crown with vegetables next to a slow cooker

Slow Cooker Turkey Crown

Yield: 6
Prep Time: 5 minutes
Cook Time: 4 hours
Total Time: 4 hours 5 minutes

Slow cooker turkey crown is a simple yet tasty to cook a turkey. Deliciously moist and full of flavour!

Ingredients

  • 2kg turkey crown (approx)
  • 2 onions
  • 1 tbsp olive oil
  • 2 tsp dried mixed herbs 
  • Seasoning

Instructions

  1. Leave turkey crown out at room temperature for at least 30 minutes before serving.
  2. Brush with olive oil and season with herbs, salt, pepper, or your choice of herbs/spices.
  3. Chop onions and place in the bottom of the slow cooker.
  4. Place turkey crown on top of onions.
  5. Put the lid on the slow cooker and cook on high for 4 hours (see notes).
  6. At the end of the cooking time check the turkey is cooked all the way through. Use a meat thermometer if you can, it should be at least 75°C/165°F. If you don't have a thermometer check the turkey has no pink bits and the juices run clear.

Notes

Cook for the following times, according to the size of the crown:

  • 1.5kg: 3.5 hours
  • 2kg: 4 hours
  • 3kg: 5 hours
Nutrition Information:
Yield: 6 Serving Size: 1
Amount Per Serving: Calories: 664Total Fat: 27gSaturated Fat: 8gTrans Fat: 0gUnsaturated Fat: 18gCholesterol: 363mgSodium: 408mgCarbohydrates: 4gFiber: 0gSugar: 1gProtein: 96g

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George

Saturday 23rd of December 2023

Hi Liana which you a merry Christmas and happy new year and a big thank you for all the recipes😍

Liana Green

Friday 5th of January 2024

Thanks for your wishes George - all the best to you too 🥰

Mo

Friday 24th of December 2021

I am going to cook my Turkey Crown in my Slow cooker tomorrow , Christmas Day. Will let you know how it turns out.

Mo Beccles

Wednesday 22nd of December 2021

Definitely going to try this, this year. I have a D Russell turkey crown and although these come up smallish compared to some they are from France and are full of flavour. I know it will fit into my Crockpot Instant Pot set on slow cooker mode but on high. I like the idea of it not clogging up the whole of the oven when there are so many other items to cook.

Will let you know how I get on

Mo Beccles

Monday 27th of December 2021

@Mo Beccles, I duly cooked the Crown , just a small one and on a high setting in 4 hrs it was cooked and the temperature was 75 plus. I did baste half way as suggested. What a fabulous idea to cook it this way. So moist and flavoursome. Thank you.

Elaine Towler

Friday 25th of December 2020

Fabulous recipe, the breast is so moist and delicious, I covered with streaky bacon and cooked on a bed of carrots, banana shallots, leek and celery, these I will freeze and add to the soup maker in a few days for a wholesome soup. Definitely the way to go fur just the two if ys , absolutely no waste whatsoever

Mo Beccles

Wednesday 22nd of December 2021

@Elaine Towler, I like the idea of the streaky bacon and the shallots carrots leek and celery. Will make fabulous gravy and as you say the veggies will do for a soup later.

Have a good Christmas.

Liana Green

Wednesday 6th of January 2021

I'm glad it turned out so well Elaine! :)

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