Crockpot Cranberry Turkey Breast

Crockpot Cranberry Turkey Breast is a taste of the holidays you can enjoy any time of year. Turkey breast, cranberries, oranges, and classic spices come together to create a dish that’s full of the flavors of the holiday season.

sliced turkey breast on a white plate garnished with oranges and cranberries

We love the flavors of the holiday season. And we mean more than just the sweet treats. The savory flavors are delicious, as well. We love them so much, in fact, we have a recipe that lets us enjoy all the classic turkey flavor of the season any time of year, and we can’t wait for you to try it.

This crockpot turkey breast is so easy, and it’s really delicious!  You just put it in the crockpot, place the lid on it, and the crockpot cooks it to perfection. 

It’s flavorful, juicy, and really pretty, and you don’t even have to turn on the oven!  You cook your oranges, and cranberries right in the crockpot with the turkey breast, making this a beautifully simple dish.

gravy being poured over a meat

❤️ Why You’ll Love This Recipe

  • It’s an easy Crockpot recipe that only takes a few minutes of prep.
  • The turkey breast comes out tender and juicy.
  • It’s loaded with classic holiday flavor.
  • It uses ingredients available year-round, so you can enjoy it any time you want!


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The ingredients for this recipe are all readily available at your local grocery store, and they’re all very simple. There’s nothing fancy here. We’re covering the ingredients here that make this recipe so good, but you’ll find the complete list of ingredients in the recipe card at the end of the post.

  • Turkey breast
  • Oranges
  • Cranberries
  • Brown sugar

🔪 How to Make Crockpot Cranberry Turkey Breast

This recipe is full of flavor, but it’s not full of work. It’s a simple Crockpot recipe, so it only takes a few steps and a few minutes to make.

raw meat in a slow cooker

Step 1: Prep

Set your Crockpot on high and let it warm up for 30 minutes with the lid on. Then, remove the wrapping from the turkey breast, rinse it, and pat it dry.

Step 2: Cook the Turkey Breast

Place the dry turkey breast in the Crockpot and sprinkle it with coarse ground garlic salt, seasoned salt, seasoned pepper, and garlic powder. Cook on high for 2 to 3 hours. Then, set the heat to low and ladle the juices over the turkey breast. Cook for another 2 hours.

Step 3: Prep the Fruit

While the turkey is cooking, slice the oranges into 1/3-inch slices. Then, rinse the cranberries.

Step 4: Add the Fruit

Place the orange slices and cranberries in the Crockpot. Then, slice the butter into thin slices and place it around the Crockpot. Sprinkle the brown sugar over the butter and fruit.

cooked meat on a a bed of oranges in a slow cooker

Step 5: Continue Cooking

After the fruit and brown sugar are added, continue cooking the turkey breast for another 2 to 3 hours until the internal temperature of the thickest part of the breast reaches 170 degrees. Serve with fresh rosemary for garnish and your favorite gravy and side dishes.


Do you want to change up this recipe and make it your own? Here are some ways that you can do that!

  • Seasoning: Change up the seasoning to make this turkey breast any flavor you’d like. Try cajun seasoning, poultry seasoning, or any of your other favorite spices.
  • Homemade Gravy: Make your own homemade gravy with the remaining juices and chicken broth.
  • A Holiday Feast Any Time: Serve with mashed potatoes and boxed stuffing mix for a holiday feast any time of year.
  • Whole Chicken: You can use a small chicken in place of the turkey breast if you like.

If you think this looks delicious, then check out these turkey cranberry sliders.

gravy being poured over a turkey breast on a white platter

🥄 Equipment

You’ll only need a few basic kitchen implements to make this recipe.

  • Measuring spoons
  • Knife
  • Cutting board
  • Crockpot

🥫 Storage

Store leftovers in an air-tight container in the refrigerator for up to 4 days. For longer storage, you can freeze it in an air-tight container for up to 3 months.

💭 Tips

This is an easy recipe to make, but there are a few things to remember when making this recipe and working with poultry, in general.

  • Be sure you preheat your Crockpot for 30 minutes on high before adding the turkey breast. This helps the turkey cook more evenly and safely.
  • Always wash your hands thoroughly after handling raw poultry along with anything the raw poultry touches.

⁉️ FAQ

Do you have questions about this recipe? Here are the answers to the most commonly asked questions.

Why do you preheat a Crockpot?

Preheating a Crockpot ensures a rapid heat start and will shorten the time foods are in the temperature danger zone. This is especially important with meat or poultry.

Is it safe to cook raw meat in a Crockpot?

It’s absolutely safe. Crockpots are designed to cook raw food slowly. Just be mindful that you use it correctly.

How do you know when turkey breast is done?

The only true way to know is with a food thermometer. The breast is done with the thermometer registers 170 degrees in the thickest part of the breast.

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🧾Recipe Card

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Crockpot Cranberry Turkey Breast

This crockpot cranberry turkey breast is so simple to make and loaded with delicious, sweet cranberry and citrus flavors.
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Course: Dinner
Cuisine: American
Prep Time: 5 minutes
Cook Time: 6 hours
Total Time: 6 hours 5 minutes
Servings: 6 Servings
Calories: 300kcal


  • Measuring spoons
  • Knife
  • Cutting board
  • Crockpot


  • 3 pounds Turkey Breast
  • 2 large sweet Oranges
  • 16 ounces Cranberries
  • 1 teaspoon Coarse Ground Garlic Salt
  • 1 teaspoon Seasoned Salt
  • 1 teaspoon Seasoned Pepper
  • 1 teaspoon Coarse Ground Garlic Powder
  • 4 tablespoons Butter
  • 1 Tablespoon Brown Sugar
  • 1 package of fresh Rosemary to garnish


  • Turn your Crock Pot to the Highest Setting, and with the lid on, let it warm up for at least 30 minutes.
  • Remove the outer wrapping from the Turkey Breast, and rinse the Turkey Breast under cool water.
  • Pat dry with Paper towels.
  • When the Turkey is dry, and the Crock Pot is heated, place the Turkey in the Crock Pot, and sprinkle with the Coarse Ground Garlic Salt, Seasoned Salt, Seasoned Pepper, and Garlic Powder.
  • Place the lid on the Crock Pot, and cook on high for about 2 – 3 hours.
  • Turn the Crock Pot to low, and using a ladle, ladle the juices from the Turkey, over the breast. Let cook for another 2 hours.
  • Slice the Oranges in 1/3 inch slices and place in the Crock Pot.
  • Rinse the Cranberries, and place in the Crock Pot.
  • Slice the Butter in thin slices, and place around the Crock Pot.
  • Sprinkle the Brown Sugar, all around the Crock Pot, on top of the Fruit.
  • Place the lid back on the Crock Pot, and cook for another 2 – 3 hours. Insert a Poultry Thermometer into the thickest part of the Breast, and make sure it reads ‘DONE’, or 170 degrees, internal temperature.
  • Turn the Crock Pot to ‘KEEP WARM’ until time to serve.
  • To Serve, place the Turkey on a Platter or serving Plate, and slice in one inch slices.
  • Place the Oranges and Cranberries around the plate, and garnish with stems of Fresh Rosemary.
  • Serve with Gravy, and your favorite side dishes.
  • Enjoy!


Make sure you have a Poultry Thermometer to ensure the Turkey is done in the center. You can buy them at most grocery stores, Wal-mart, or Kitchen stores.
Any nutritional data I provide is an approximation and actual dietary information can vary based on ingredients and proportion sizes. 


Serving: 1Serving | Calories: 300kcal | Carbohydrates: 17g | Protein: 50g | Fat: 4g | Saturated Fat: 1g | Polyunsaturated Fat: 1g | Monounsaturated Fat: 1g | Trans Fat: 0.03g | Cholesterol: 124mg | Sodium: 1643mg | Potassium: 711mg | Fiber: 4g | Sugar: 10g | Vitamin A: 206IU | Vitamin C: 34mg | Calcium: 70mg | Iron: 2mg

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