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Slow Cooker Miso Soy Turkey and Lentils are a perfect back to school meal! Toss into the slow cooker and have dinner ready for when work, school and activities are done. Economical, nutritious and so tasty with miso soy flavours. #ad

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Slow Cooker Miso Soy Turkey and Lentils are a flavourful dinner that the whole family will love! A wholesome and delicious meal ready for when you get home!
Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 3 hours 30 minutes
Total Time 3 hours 40 minutes
Servings 8 -10 servings
Author Samantha @mykitchenlove


  • 3-4 lbs 1.3-1.8kg turkey breast, skin on and bone in
  • 1.5 cups whole green lentils
  • 1 medium yellow cooking onion, peeled and roughly chopped
  • 2 carrots peeled and roughly chopped
  • 2 celery stalks trimmed and roughly chopped
  • 2 " ginger root peeled and finely grated
  • 4 garlic cloves peeled and roughly chopped or minced
  • 1 tbsp miso paste white or red will work
  • 1/4 cup soy sauce
  • 3 cups chicken broth*
  • salt and pepper to season turkey only


  1. Season turkey breast all over with salt and pepper. Place turkey, skin side down in a large skillet (or the base of the slow cooker IF it's stovetop approved) and sear for 5-7 minutes over medium-high heat (edging close to high than medium) until the skin is browned.
  2. Place lentils, onion, carrot, celery, ginger, garlic, miso, soy, and chicken broth into slow cooker and place seared turkey breast on top.
  3. Cook for 3-3.5 hrs on high or 8.5 hrs on low.

Recipe Notes

* this recipe makes for lentils cooked in a sauce which means a "gravy" like substance for the turkey. If you aren't into saucy lentils, reduce broth to 2.5 cups.