A split turkey breast is a terrific cut to use in this healthy slow-cooker recipe for turkey stroganoff because it stays moist. Here turkey breast is cooked in the crock pot with lots of mushrooms and carrots, then pulled off the bone, chopped and stirred back into a creamy sauce. If you can't find a split turkey breast, try this recipe with bone-in chicken breasts. Serve over whole-wheat egg noodles, on mashed potatoes or even thick slices of toasted whole-grain country bread.

Carolyn Malcoun
Source: EatingWell Magazine, March/April 2013




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Instructions Checklist
  • Combine mushrooms, carrots and onion in a 5- to 6-quart slow cooker. Add turkey, meat-side down. Cover and cook on High for 4 hours (or on Low for 8 hours).

  • Transfer the turkey to a cutting board.

  • Whisk sour cream, flour and sherry in a bowl. Stir into the slow cooker along with peas, salt and pepper. Cover and cook on High until thickened, about 15 minutes.

  • Remove the turkey from the bone and cut into bite-size pieces; cover to keep warm. When the sauce is done, gently stir in the turkey. Serve over noodles, sprinkled with parsley.


Make Ahead Tip: Prep vegetables and turkey; cover and refrigerate separately for up to 1 day.

Equipment: 5- to 6-quart slow cooker

Use dry sherry instead of “cooking sherry” in recipes calling for sherry. It adds depth of flavor to sauces and stews like stroganoff, without adding the extra salt that's typically in cooking sherry. Look for dry sherry with other fortified wines at your wine or liquor store.

Nutrition Facts

451 calories; protein 46.1g; carbohydrates 43.2g; dietary fiber 6.7g; sugars 6.4g; fat 7.8g; saturated fat 3.8g; cholesterol 106.3mg; vitamin a iu 5928.2IU; vitamin c 12.4mg; folate 74.5mcg; calcium 78.7mg; iron 2.3mg; magnesium 63.5mg; potassium 815.8mg; sodium 598.3mg; thiamin 0.3mg.

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13 Ratings
  • 5 star values: 3
  • 4 star values: 6
  • 3 star values: 0
  • 2 star values: 3
  • 1 star values: 1
Rating: 4 stars
Eh. Made this was excited about it until the first taste. I think the Sherry killed it honestly. I think if I made it again I would add wine instead. Needs some kind of extra ingredients for flavor as the flavor of sour cream is lost. I would start with garlic and maybe more onion. Still need to figure out the rest of the spices. Pros: Simple and cheap Cons: Bland and strange-tasting Read More
Rating: 4 stars
Lots of mushrooms can half or get one sm. chicken use yogurt has sherry good alternative to using canned soup Read More
Rating: 4 stars
Didn t have any wine on hand so it substituted with 1/8cup malt vinegar and 1/8cup chicken broth. I used 16oz fresh baby Bella and 1oz dried Shitaki mushrooms. I thought it turned out pretty well. Would like to use sherry next time. Read More
Rating: 2 stars
Good base recipe needs some tweaks I didn't read the other reviews carefully before I made it and most insights were right. Having said that I would still make this recipe again with some tweaks. I saw the note not to use cooking sherry because it would make it too salty but I did not have dry sherry only cooking sherry so I used it and did not add the salt the recipe called for. The result was a bland (not salty ) dish with a strong sherry under flavor especially in the mushrooms. When I make it again I will skip the sherry and use chicken stock as other reviewers suggested. Pros: Easy way to make creamy dish without using canned cream of soup Cons: A little bland Read More
Rating: 2 stars
Bland need some herbs maybe. Read More
Rating: 4 stars
Yummy! This was a nice thick and comforting meal after a 13 hour long day at work. My turkey was a little dry since it was in the crock pot for so long but that is just the way my day went. I did add extra pepper and used white wine instead of sherry (it is what I had on hand). Pros: Easy to do and loved coming home to the smell of it cooking. Read More
Rating: 5 stars
LOVED IT I made this exactly like the directions except that I cooked the turkey with the skin still on then removed after. It was so easy. It took 10 minutes to set up then four hours later it took 20 minutes including prep to cook the sauce. So easy and even my child who hates peas and carrots ate the whole bowl. My husband could not shut up about how good this was and told me to put it in the rotation. Amazing taste for how little work this was. Pros: FAST PREP/EASY Read More
Rating: 1 stars
Blech I was really disappointed in this. I was anticipating a great meal all day and it was bland and watery. If I were to make it again I would use a thickener and maybe some chicken or vegetable broth. Herbs are also a good idea. Pros: Lots of veggies and healthy proteins Cons: bland Read More
Rating: 4 stars
Question about this recipe I have a quick question about this recipe. I am making it right now and promise to rate it after but when I take the turkey out and I am about to put the sauce ingredients into the slow cooker do I remove the liquid from the veggies and turkey plus the vegetables or leave it all in minus the turkey when creating the sauce? Read More