Recipe By Sally Anne
Published Apr 2nd
Prep 15m Cook 7h Additional - Ready In 7h 15m
Servings 8 servings Calories 194.4

This is a delicious and tender turkey breast. The recipe fuses the traditional flavors of bacon, turkey, and ranch seasoning with the moistness of my beer-can chicken.

Recipe Ingredients

  • cooking spray
  • ¼ cup butter, softened
  • 1 (1 ounce) packet ranch dressing mix, divided
  • 1 whole bone-in turkey breast, rinsed and patted dry
  • 6 slices thick-cut bacon
  • 1 cup light-colored beer

Cooking Directions

  1. 1 Spray the inside of a large slow cooker with cooking spray.
  2. 2 Stir butter and 1/2 the ranch dressing mix together in a bowl until completely combined.
  3. 3 Carefully loosen each side of the skin of the turkey breast and spread the butter-ranch mixture under the skin. Transfer turkey, skin-side up, to the slow cooker.
  4. 4 Sprinkle remaining 1/2 ranch dressing mix over turkey breast. Lay bacon strips evenly across turkey. Pour beer around turkey breast.
  5. 5 Cook in the slow cooker set to High for 1 hour. Reduce heat to Low and cook until turkey is tender, 6 to 8 hours.

Nutrition Facts

  • Calories 194.4
  • Carbohydrate 3 g
  • Cholesterol 44.8 mg
  • Fat 15.4 g
  • Protein 8.2 g
  • Saturated Fat 6.8 g
  • Sodium 471.6 mg

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Chef's Notes

To reduce the fat from the bacon, this dish may be prepared a day in advance: slice the turkey from the bone, place into large bowl, strain the broth over the meat and refrigerate. The next day, skim the fat from the top, and reheat on the stove-top on low.


  1. Turned out really good
  2. It is moist I'll give you that but the bacon and ranch dressing mix did not help
  3. I doubled the amount of ranch per butter for under the skin and increased the sprinkled butter over top some but not a lot. I did this because another reviewer said that they could not taste the ranch. With my increases the taste of the ranch was faint and I felt it more increased the - Read more ...
  4. I used bone-in chicken thighs (4 total) in the slow cooker. It smelled delicious so I was super excited. The chicken was moist and tender but I only gave it three stars because I could barely taste the ranch seasoning which was kind of a bummer.
  5. I used a fryer instead of turkey breast. I also didn't put it in the slow cooker, but baked it for 6 hours at 250. The kids loved it!