Nutrients per serving

  • Calories  216
  • Protein  18 g
  • Carbohydrates  25 g
  • Fat  6 g
  • Cholesterol  36 mg
  • Sodium  183 mg
  • Potassium  373 mg
  • Phosphorus  187 mg
  • Calcium  43 mg
  • Fiber  2.4 g

Slow Cooker Turkey Breast with Carrots & Cranberry Gravy

A delicious turkey dish shouldn't be Thanksgiving-only fare. Slow Cooker Turkey Breast with Carrots and Cranberry Gravy was created exclusively for DaVita.com by DaVita renal dietitian, Sara from California, to provide a tasty renal-friendly recipe that's easy to make.

Diet types:

  • CKD non-dialysis
  • Dialysis
  • Diabetes


Recipe created exclusively for DaVita.com by DaVita dietitian Sara, RD, CSR, CDE, from California.



Portions: 6     Serving size: 2-1/2 ounces turkey, 1/3 cup carrots, 1/4 cup gravy

Ingredients

  • 18 ounces boneless, skinless turkey breast
  • 1 teaspoon poultry seasoning
  • 1/2 teaspoon chicken bouillon granules
  • 1 cup cranberry sauce
  • 1/3 cup celery, diced
  • 1/4 cup onion, chopped
  • 2 cups carrots, sliced

Preparation

  1. Place turkey breast in slow cooker and sprinkle with poultry seasoning and bouillon granules. 
  2. Spoon cranberry sauce on top; add celery, onion and carrots.
  3. Cover with lid, turn heat to high and slow cook for 4 hours.

Renal and renal diabetic food choices

  • 2 meat
  • 1 vegetable, medium potassium
  • 1 high calorie

Carbohydrate choices

2

Helpful hints

  • Whole turkey breast may be substituted for boneless turkey.
  • Spray slow cooker pot with nonstick cooking spray for easier cleanup.
  • Frozen onion and carrots may be used instead of fresh vegetables.
  • A very small portion of regular bouillon adds flavor.  Portion control helps keep sodium content within the limits of a low sodium diet.
  • Serve with noodles, rolls, margarine and fruit salad.
 

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Slow Cooker Turkey Breast with Carrots & Cranberry Gravy

DLWeiss822 says:

3

I thought it was bland, any suggestions on ways to spice it up would be appreciated

Sep. 28, 2014, 4:43 PM - Inappropriate review?

Slow Cooker Turkey Breast with Carrots & Cranberry Gravy

CharlieAnn says:

4

This sounds really good,but I don't have a slow cooker. Can it be done in the oven at 300 to 325 degrees about. Dietitian comment: Yes a low temperature oven will work similar to a slow cooker but it may cook faster so I suggest checking with a meat ther.mometer for doneness after 3 hours

Dec. 30, 2013, 8:18 AM - Inappropriate review?

Slow Cooker Turkey Breast with Carrots & Cranberry Gravy

Mike559 says:

5

Very good holiday meal.

Feb. 26, 2013, 7:15 AM - Inappropriate review?

Slow Cooker Turkey Breast with Carrots & Cranberry Gravy

cookn4u2 says:

4

I am just so greatful for the support of this website and recipes, I can't thank you enough.

Dec. 03, 2012, 8:08 PM - Inappropriate review?

Slow Cooker Turkey Breast with Carrots & Cranberry Gravy

Stanwat says:

5

Excellent recipe, easy to make, great with the cranberry, I added a diced apple to the cranberry sauce. Works well with chicken breasts, boned or boneless, skinless

Nov. 21, 2012, 12:18 PM - Inappropriate review?

Slow Cooker Turkey Breast with Carrots & Cranberry Gravy

TLJ911 says:

5

Very good, incredibly moist.

Mar. 29, 2012, 4:58 PM - Inappropriate review?

Slow Cooker Turkey Breast with Carrots & Cranberry Gravy

leigh561 says:

5

I made this today and I have to say it was really good...even the non-kidney disease family members loved it. The only change I made to it was I used a low sodium chicken bouillon.

Feb. 12, 2011, 6:49 PM - Inappropriate review?

Slow Cooker Turkey Breast with Carrots & Cranberry Gravy

busybee40 says:

5

This was a supper full of flavor and so good that even my picky husband liked it. I am the dialysis patient so finding a meal that my husband likes is a plus!!! You will love this one :>)

Jan. 25, 2011, 9:07 PM - Inappropriate review?

Slow Cooker Turkey Breast with Carrots & Cranberry Gravy

nkl1956 says:

5

I absolutely love this recipe. It is very easy, and very tasty. I tried it with Cornish Game Hen and it was almost as good as with turkey. One of my dialysis nurses used this recipe for Christmas, and it was a hit with her family as well.

Jan. 06, 2011, 2:10 PM - Inappropriate review?

Slow Cooker Turkey Breast with Carrots & Cranberry Gravy

Dawn Schulz says:

5

I made this for our family a couple of weeks ago and it was fantastic. My dad has kidney disease and I wanted something we could all have together. I put it all together in the slow cooker the night before and stuck it in the fridge so I had nothing to do the next day:)

Dec. 08, 2010, 4:03 PM - Inappropriate review?

Slow Cooker Turkey Breast with Carrots & Cranberry Gravy

JPRD says:

5

Made this for 'Tasting Day' at the dialysis unit. Easy, and the patients loved it

Dec. 08, 2010, 12:27 PM - Inappropriate review?

Slow Cooker Turkey Breast with Carrots & Cranberry Gravy

teachwalking says:

5

It sounds too good to be true, but it's just as good as it is simple. I served it on a piece of bread rather than noodles with a touch of canned gravey (really just a touch) and I am suddenly having fond memories of Thanksgivings past. I cooked this to get me in the Fall holiday mood early. Mission accomplished!

Oct. 24, 2010, 12:43 PM - Inappropriate review?

Slow Cooker Turkey Breast with Carrots & Cranberry Gravy

says:

5

Loved it. Great flavor..I used larger chicken breasts and in turned out good. I fixed it for my daughter and grandson and they really liked it.

Jan. 27, 2010, 2:13 PM - Inappropriate review?

Slow Cooker Turkey Breast with Carrots & Cranberry Gravy

diamondkay says:

3

I notice it calls for chicken bouillon I though dialysis patients need to stay away from sodium, is this ok to use, please advise? Moderator comment: One serving from this recipe provides less than 200 mg sodium. Use of small amounts of higher sodium ingredients adds flavor. By limiting the amount, the recipe is still low in sodium and suitable for a kidney diet.

Nov. 18, 2009, 3:40 PM - Inappropriate review?

Slow Cooker Turkey Breast with Carrots & Cranberry Gravy

nlm68 says:

5

I made this turkey recipe last week after finding it in the DaVita magazine. Not only was it easy to put together but it was totally delicious. My grown children fought over who would finish it.

Nov. 18, 2009, 3:01 PM - Inappropriate review?

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