Cooking a Turkey in a Crockpot/Slow Cooker

I recently bought a turkey at the grocery store. It was so cheap that I really couldn’t pass up the deal. However, I had never cooked a turkey before. I made a pork roast on Monday when I was home with Johnny and when I pulled out my little crockpot I thought if my turkey fit in my big one it would be a fun try.
I googled cooking a turkey in a crockpot and all I found were posts on if anyone had done it so I thought I’d take my chances and give it a try.
Cook a WHOLE Turkey or Chicken in the CROCKPOT
Once I took out of its plastic and pulled the guts out {ack! It had the neck in there!!!} I rubbed it down with some Lawry’s Seasoned Salt and a few shakes of pepper. Since I had never cooked one I wasn’t really sure what to rub on it other then I was supposed to rub something on it.
Since I really wasn’t sure how long it would take and knew hubby wouldn’t be home until around 6pm I set it on low at noon.

I thought about an hour in to add some butter. It looked right so I put in a whole stick of it.

I took a baster to it a few times with the butter juices every 30 mins or so.
Of course I love a meal that let’s me pull out my pretty kitchen stuff. This is my Pampered Chef Forged Carving Set with Case and Reversible Bamboo Carving Board {love}!
The turkey was actually done after only 4 hours on low. I had a popper on it so I’d know. I turned it to warm and it stayed there until 6pm when we ate dinner.
And it was delish! So moist and juicy!
Just so you know my turkey was just over 8.5 pounds.

I will definitely be making this again as we all loved it. If your a crispy skin kinda person this may not do it for you as there was none of that here. I pull all my skin off anyways so I could careless.


  1. Tesa @ 2 Wired 2 Tired says

    This looks delicious and so easy! I’d love try this and free up some oven space for Thanksgiving.

  2. Tiff @ Babes and Kids says

    LOVE cooking in my slow cooker and have never done a turkey. Great idea, glad to know that they turn out yummy!

  3. This looks like my kinda way to cook turkey. No one here eats the skin either.

  4. Lisa R says

    wow, didn’t know this can be done. I heard it is also great to make turkey in a deep fryer

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  5. Sylvia Zajis says

    I would have never thought to cook a turkey in a slow cooker! I also throw away the skin so it would be okay for me but the husband would have a fit without the crispy skin….guess this one is for a night with the girls rather than the hubby…lol.

  6. Chris says

    I did this last year for Thanksgiving, and my husband says I’m making it again this year. He usually wants anything but turkey.

  7. Cheryl says

    If you do like crispy skin just transfer bird to a roasting pan and put under the broiler for a few minutes. Did this last year and was great. It was a little tricky getting turkey out of the crock pot without it falling apart,so this year I am going to wrap in cheese cloth,then remove before putting under broiler.

  8. Amy D says

    I never thought of cooking a slow cooker in my slow cooker. What a great idea. I am going to pin and try this recipe. Thank you for the great idea and easy recipe.

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