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Slow Cooker Herbed Turkey Roast

Marybeth Feutz
Do you love turkey, but don't want to cook a big turkey? This Slow Cooker Herbed Turkey Roast is perfect for a weeknight meal or a small holiday dinner.
5 from 1 vote
Prep Time 20 mins
Cook Time 6 hrs
Total Time 6 hrs 20 mins
Course Main
Servings 6 -8 servings


For the brine:

For the turkey roast:


For the brine:

  • In a large pot, combine all brine ingredients except iced water.
  • Heat to a boil, stirring occasionally.
  • Let boil for 2-3 minutes, then remove from heat.
  • Let brine cool to room temperature.
  • Remove the turkey roast from the packaging (leave string netting in place) and place in a large bowl or pot with a lid.
  • Pour cooled brine and iced water over the turkey roast.
  • Cover and refrigerate for 10-14 hours.

To cook the turkey roast:

  • Remove the turkey roast from the brine. Discard the brine liquid.
  • Place the turkey roast in a 6-quart slow cooker.
  • Insert a probe-style meat thermometer into the center of the turkey roast.
  • Add parsley, sage, thyme, tarragon, and peppercorns to the slow cooker.
  • Pour chicken broth over the turkey roast.
  • Cover and cook on high for 2.5-3 hours (or low for 5-6 hours), until the thermometer reads 165 degrees F.
  • Remove roast from slow cooker. Let rest under loosely tented aluminum foil for 5 minutes before carving.
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