Make Your Own Deli Meat in a Slow Cooker

Make your own deli meat in your slowcooker by making this easy turkey breast

Make your own deli meat to save money on your groceries, and to give your family sandwiches that aren’t full of unhealthy fillers and preservatives!

There’s no need to buy stuff that doesn’t even look like it came from a turkey when you can make your own deli meat in the slow cooker!

I have started trying to make “real food” and ditch the over processed stuff so we can cut down on salt in our diets. I’m going to show you how to easily make your own deli meat in the slow cooker.We love to make sandwiches. Every time I go to the grocery store and hit the deli counter, I look at that log of something they call turkey and think, “I’ve never had a turkey breast that looked like that and came from nature!”

Make your own deli meat in your slowcooker by making this easy turkey breast
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There are 1050 mg of sodium in 3 slices of deli turkey. That means you can only have 800 more mg for the entire day if you have that deli sandwich. That is crazy! Why not made a real turkey breast in your slow cooker, cut down on the sodium and have a better lunch?

We all know the best sandwich is right after thanksgiving, right? This recipe is so easy you can make one turkey breast a week and have a healthy sandwich at the ready. Even better, you cook it in your slow cooker, so you don’t have to babysit it.

The fun part is that you can play around with the herbs and citrus to make it a little different every week. It’s juicy and flavorful and with good bread and mayonnaise, it’s the perfect sandwich.

Ditch the grocery store deli meat and make this easy turkey breast in your slow cooker

Do you think you will make your own deli meat?

Make Your Own Deli Meat in the Slow cooker
Prep Time
10 mins
Cook Time
6 hrs
Total Time
6 hrs 10 mins
Slow cooked Turkey Breast makes the perfect sandwich and saves on all those chemicals.
Course: Entree
Cuisine: American
Author: Kelley @ Miss Information Blog
Ingredient List
  • 1 turkey breast
  • 1 cup low sodium chicken stock or water
  • 2 stalks Rosemary
  • 1 onion cut in ringed slices
  • 1 lemon lime, or orange
  • 2 tablespoons of unsalted stick butter
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt and pepper.
  1. Pour chicken stock into the bottom of the slow cooker.
  2. Place 2 stalks of rosemary and onion slices on the bottom of the slow cooker
  3. Cut citrus fruit into fourths and put inside of turkey breast.
  4. Place Breast into slow cooker.
  5. Cut 2 tablespoons of butter into 4 slices and put under the skin of the turkey breast.
  6. Season top with salt and pepper.
  7. Cook on low for 6 hours.

If you try this recipe, please leave me a comment to let me know what you think of it!

Ditch the deli meat and make this easy turkey breast in your slow cooker
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8 Responses

  1. Stephanie says:
    I love this idea!! Looks delicious too! Thank you so much for linking up at Tasty Tuesday! Your recipe has been pinned to the Tasty Tuesday Pinterest board! Please join us again this week!
  2. Chicken stalk? I think you mean chicken stock. I would hate to have to go stalking chickens! I mean seriously have you ever tried catching one of those things?
    1. Ha Ha thanks Denis for pointing out my typo, yes it's stock. And yes I have tried catching one and it's not easy LOL.
      1. Glad you had luck catching chickens. I only get lucky that way when I hit the grocery store meat section. It usually helps when I wear a disguise, and look like a chicken. I get funny looks from people, but I get my chicken. They never see it coming! LOL As far as the typo goes, I pick those up so quickly when it is NOT my own writing, but when it is mine, I am oblivious to them! I LOVE your blog and am grateful for you being there with your great ideas. Thank you!
  3. Stephanie says:
    This looks delicious! I would love for you share it on my Tasty Tuesday recipe link up here! Everything gets pinned and I would love to have you!
  4. thebetterbaker says:
    YAY! I have a turkey breast in the freezer and am going to try this. Awesome hint and help. Thanks much.
  5. Great post! I would never have thought to make my own deli turkey (and am scared about the sodium in the deli turkey at the store- yikes!). I'm definitely going to give this one a try!

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