Juicy turkey breast cooked in your Instant Pot in just 35 minutes! This Instant Pot Turkey breast will definitely simplify your life during the holidays.
Turkey day is fast approaching so I wanted to share another simple way to cook a turkey breast. This slow cooker turkey breast was a game changer from the first time I made it, and has been my go-to way to cook a turkey breast for years. It’s foolproof, simple and gives you the most tender, moist turkey breast ever.
Well, today I’m sharing another fabulous way to cook a turkey breast. . . .Instant Pot Turkey Breast! It’s definitely another game changer and will make your Thanksgiving day a little less stressful.
This turkey comes out so juicy and flavorful and needs only 35 minutes of cooking time. Now that doesn’t include the time it takes for the Instant Pot to come up to pressure, so keep that in mind. If you like the skin crispy, just simply place the turkey breast under the broiler for a few minutes.
You’re going to love how simple and delicious this is!
TIPS FOR COOKING A TURKEY BREAST IN YOUR INSTANT POT:
- Make sure you remember to place the trivet inside the Instant Pot insert.
- My turkey breast was 7 lbs and it fit perfectly inside my 6-quart Instant Pot. Anything much bigger would probably not have worked, so I would stick with a 6-7 pound turkey breast. Also, 35 minutes was the perfect time, but make sure you check the turkey with a digital thermometer once it’s done to make sure the temperature is at minimum 165 degrees.
- After the timer beeps, let the pressure release naturally for about 10 to 15 minutes, this will keep the turkey juicy. Once you remove the turkey, set it on a cutting board and cover it with foil for 5 to 10 minutes. Remove the skin and slice the meat.
- If you want to make gravy, drain the pan drippings through a sieve/strainer. Measure about two cups of the liquid and place back in the Instant Pot insert. Add a mixture of 1/4 cup cold water and 2 tablespoons of cornstarch, whisk together. Press the sauté button and cook until it thickens. Or you can do it in a small saucepan on your stovetop.
- If you want to, you can also throw a chopped onion and a couple celery stalks and some garlic cloves into the bottom of the instant pot. This will add flavor to the drippings for the gravy. I sometimes add it and sometimes I don’t. It’s delicious either way.
- 6 to 7 lb turkey breast (bone-in)
- 4 tablespoons butter, melted
- 1 teaspoon dried thyme (or 1 tablespoon fresh, chopped)
- 1 teaspoon dried rosemary (or 1 tablespoon fresh, chopped)
- 1 teaspoon sage
- 1 teaspoon salt
- 1/2 teaspoon ground black pepper
- 1/2 teaspoon smoked paprika
- 1 can (14.5 oz) chicken broth
Add chicken broth to Instant Pot insert and then place trivet inside.
In a small bowl or measuring cup, mix melted butter, thyme, rosemary, sage, salt, pepper, and paprika.
Wash the turkey breast, remove gravy pocket, pat dry. Brush the turkey breast with the butter mixture. Place turkey on the trivet, breast side up.
Place lid on Instant Pot and seal/lock the lid. Cook on manual HIGH for 35 minutes.
When beep sounds, allow pressure to do a natural pressure release for 10 minutes, then do a quick pressure release to release any remaining pressure. When valve drops carefully remove lid. Use a thermometer to check to see if the turkey is done. It should be 165°. If it isn’t 165°, lock the lid in place and cook it for a few more minutes.
Using large fork, remove turkey from pressure cooker. Set on a cutting board, cover with foil and let rest for a few minutes. Slice and serve.
**If you want to crisp up the skin you can place the turkey breast in the oven under the broiler. Set the broiler to 425 degrees and broil until skin is golden and crispy. Make sure you watch the turkey closely and rotate it if necessary.
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