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Instant Pot Turkey Breast – Tender, Juicy & Flavorful

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Instant Pot Turkey Breast

Tender, Juicy & Flavorful in 1 Hour

I was pleasantly surprised at how much I ended up enjoying this Instant Pot turkey breast. Around the holidays our family always has turkey, but we rarely are excited to eat it. It’s just what you do, but it’s usually either dry, flavorless, or both. Well, I’m pretty confident they are going to RAVE about this one. I’m not sure how all the aromatics got into the meat so well, but I could totally taste the garlic and thyme while eating it.

 

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The Process

Instant Pot Turkey Breast | The Foodie Eats

Make sure turkey breast is completely defrosted.

 

Instant Pot Turkey Breast | The Foodie Eats

Season breast liberally with salt and pepper.

 

Instant Pot Turkey Breast | The Foodie Eats

Making sure to season inside cavity as well.

 

Instant Pot Turkey Breast | The Foodie Eats

Add remaining ingredients to pot – chicken broth, onions, garlic, thyme, rosemary. (Not pictured: I meant to add a sliced lemon as well, but I forgot.) Place trivet on top of all ingredients. May be uneven and not touch bottom, and that’s okay.

 

Instant Pot Turkey Breast | The Foodie Eats

Place breast on top of trivet, skin side up. Lock lid and cook for 35 minutes at high pressure. I use the rule: 5 minutes per pound, plus 5 more minutes. There’s nothing worse than undercooked poultry.

 

Instant Pot Turkey Breast | The Foodie Eats

Once cook time is complete, allow pressure to release naturally (will take almost 30 minutes).

 

Instant Pot Turkey Breast | The Foodie Eats

Using tongs and a spatula, transfer turkey breast to a baking tray. Place into oven under high broiler until skin reaches desired crispiness. Keep a close eye on it and do not walk away because it can change quickly.

 

Instant Pot Turkey Breast | The Foodie Eats

Be sure to rotate the breast so that it crisps evenly on all sides of the skin.

 

And this is the AMAZING Result…

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Instant Pot Turkey Breast

Incredibly moist, tender, and flavorful turkey breast in about one hour!

Course Main Course
Cuisine American
Prep Time 5 minutes
Cook Time 35 minutes
Pressure Release 25 minutes
Total Time 40 minutes
Servings 6
Calories 617 kcal
Author The Foodie Eats

Ingredients

  • 5-6 lb. bone-in, skin-on turkey breast
  • sea salt
  • black pepper
  • 1 1/2 cup chicken broth
  • 1 yellow onion sliced
  • 1 garlic head sliced across cloves
  • 8 thyme sprigs
  • 1 rosemary sprig
  • 1 lemon sliced

Instructions

  1. Make sure turkey breast is completely defrosted. Season breast liberally with salt and pepper, making sure to season inside cavity as well. 

  2. Add remaining ingredients to pot – chicken broth, onions, garlic, thyme, rosemary. (Not pictured: I meant to add a sliced lemon as well, but I forgot.) Place trivet on top of all ingredients. May be uneven and not touch bottom, and that’s okay.

  3. Place breast on top of trivet, skin side up. Lock lid and cook for 35 minutes at high pressure. I use the rule: 5 minutes per pound, plus 5 more minutes. There’s nothing worse than undercooked poultry.

  4. Once cook time is complete, allow pressure to release naturally (will take almost 30 minutes).

  5. Using tongs and a spatula, transfer turkey breast to a baking tray. Place into oven under high broiler until skin reaches desired crispiness. Keep a close eye on it and do not walk away because it can change quickly. Be sure to rotate the breast so that it crisps evenly on all sides of the skin.

  6. When ready to serve, be sure to slice against the grain. If you slice with the grain, the turkey will be chewy.

Recipe Notes

Nutritional information for this recipe is misleading. The approximations include calorie and fat content for all of the skin and bones. So your actual consumption will be MUCH less than that. There's just no way to reflect that with this type of recipe card.

Nutrition Facts
Instant Pot Turkey Breast
Amount Per Serving
Calories 617 Calories from Fat 234
% Daily Value*
Total Fat 26g 40%
Saturated Fat 7g 35%
Cholesterol 245mg 82%
Sodium 242mg 10%
Potassium 1149mg 33%
Total Carbohydrates 4g 1%
Dietary Fiber 1g 4%
Sugars 1g
Protein 84g 168%
Vitamin A 1.7%
Vitamin C 16%
Calcium 6.6%
Iron 28%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.

 

 

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