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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.

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How To Cook A Turkey Crown In A Slow Cooker

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.

Preparing The Turkey Crown

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

Turkey Crown in 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!

Adding The Turkey Crown To The Slow Cooker

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

There is no need to add any water or stock, just place the lid on top and set it off on high for 5 hours. If you are cooking a smaller sized turkey crown, check on it at the 4 hour mark.

As you would when cooking a turkey in an oven, baste the crown a couple of times during the cook time. Remember to not take the lid off too many times though or you will slow down the cooking time. 

Baste the turkey crown with the natural juices that have come out during the cooking time.

Side Note: The last time I make a slow cooker turkey crown I only remembered to baste it once and it came out lovely and moist!

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 (you can grab them on Amazon) – it should reach 70C in the deepest part of the turkey. The meat should have no pink meat visible at all and the juices should run clear.

Crisping Up The Turkey Skin

You can optionally brown up the turkey crown under the grill, or in the oven, for around 15 minutes. 

Carving The Turkey Crown

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

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What To Serve With A Turkey Crown

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

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What To Make With Leftover Turkey

How Long Does Cooked Turkey Last?

Covered in a fridge cooked turkey will last 3 to 4 days.

In a freezer, cooked turkey will last for 3 to 4 months.

Check out my other slow cooker recipes.

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Slow Cooker Turkey Crown

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

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


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


  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 lid on slow cooker and cook on high for 5 hours.
  6. Baste the turkey with the juices in the slow cooker once or twice during the cooking time.
  7. 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 70C. If you don't have a thermometer check the turkey has no pink bits and the juices run clear.
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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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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