Instant Pot Turkey Breast Recipe

Instant Pot Turkey Breast is a great and EASY way to cook your Thanksgiving Turkey! You can cook this INSTANT POT TURKEY BREAST RECIPE in under an hour and be ready for Thanksgiving! Cooking Turkey Breast in a pressure cooker takes off all the pressure (ha) of making the Thanksgiving Turkey so you can just enjoy your holiday. Pressure Cooker Turkey Breast is quick, easy, and always JUICY!

Instant Pot Turkey Breast is a great and EASY way to cook your Thanksgiving Turkey! You can cook this INSTANT POT TURKEY BREAST RECIPE in under an hour and be ready for Thanksgiving! Cooking Turkey Breast in a pressure cooker takes off all the pressure (ha) of making the Thanksgiving Turkey so you can just enjoy your holiday. Pressure Cooker Turkey Breast is quick, easy, and always JUICY!

Instant Pot Turkey Breast is my favorite way to cook a Thanksgiving Turkey!

This Instant Pot Turkey Breast Recipe is about to change how you do Thanksgiving. I am SO obsessed with my new Instant Pot. Like…SO obsessed. It’s so easy to use, unbelievably quick (some might say…instant lol), and affordable. It just might be my new favorite kitchen appliance.

I’ve been practicing lots of recipes and how to adapt them into Instant Pot favorites (like this Apple Pie Oatmeal…I DIE), and this Instant Pot Turkey Breast is just the tip of the iceberg.

I never thought I’d be using a pressure cooker (let’s be honest, I never thought I’d be using anyyyyything in the kitchen) but, I’m hooked. Have you tried it?

Thanksgiving is just the time to jump into the deep end and wow your guests! Cooking Turkey Breast in an Instant Pot is the only way we will do it from now on!

Instant Pot Turkey Breast is a great and EASY way to cook your Thanksgiving Turkey! You can cook this INSTANT POT TURKEY BREAST RECIPE in under an hour and be ready for Thanksgiving! Cooking Turkey Breast in a pressure cooker takes off all the pressure (ha) of making the Thanksgiving Turkey so you can just enjoy your holiday. Pressure Cooker Turkey Breast is quick, easy, and always JUICY!

Instant Pot Turkey Breast is a great and EASY way to cook your Thanksgiving Turkey! You can cook this INSTANT POT TURKEY BREAST RECIPE in under an hour and be ready for Thanksgiving! Cooking Turkey Breast in a pressure cooker takes off all the pressure (ha) of making the Thanksgiving Turkey so you can just enjoy your holiday. Pressure Cooker Turkey Breast is quick, easy, and always JUICY!

Cooking Turkey Breast in a pressure cooker couldn’t be easier!

I’m the girl that ALWAYS buys a turkey for Thanksgiving. In years past, we have tried turkeys here and there and they always ended up being more trouble than they were worth. We would cook them too long and accidentally make them dry. Or we wouldn’t cook them long enough and I was so paranoid about poisoning my loved ones. The time and effort was just overwhelming, and we would opt to head down to our local Honey Baked Ham instead.

Well now I have a new easy recipe for Turkey Day thanks to this Instant Pot Turkey Breast Recipe.

This Pressure Cooker Turkey Breast Recipe is virtually fool proof and in about an hour we had super tender, juicy, AMAZING turkey. You can choose to add stuffing or not, buy bone in or not…the options are all up to you. This recipe will be our go-to from now on!

Instant Pot Turkey Breast is a great and EASY way to cook your Thanksgiving Turkey! You can cook this INSTANT POT TURKEY BREAST RECIPE in under an hour and be ready for Thanksgiving! Cooking Turkey Breast in a pressure cooker takes off all the pressure (ha) of making the Thanksgiving Turkey so you can just enjoy your holiday. Pressure Cooker Turkey Breast is quick, easy, and always JUICY!

Instant Pot Turkey Breast is a great and EASY way to cook your Thanksgiving Turkey! You can cook this INSTANT POT TURKEY BREAST RECIPE in under an hour and be ready for Thanksgiving! Cooking Turkey Breast in a pressure cooker takes off all the pressure (ha) of making the Thanksgiving Turkey so you can just enjoy your holiday. Pressure Cooker Turkey Breast is quick, easy, and always JUICY!

This Pressure Cooker Turkey Breast Recipe is extra easy and delicious when paired with Make Ahead Mashed Potatoes and Make Ahead Turkey Gravy!

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We have put together a crazy good Thanksgiving Feast that doesn’t require slaving away all day in the kitchen. You deserve to enjoy the holidays as well Mama! (or Papa) It all starts with this Instant Pot Turkey Breast Recipe.

Instant Pot Turkey Breast is a great and EASY way to cook your Thanksgiving Turkey! You can cook this INSTANT POT TURKEY BREAST RECIPE in under an hour and be ready for Thanksgiving! Cooking Turkey Breast in a pressure cooker takes off all the pressure (ha) of making the Thanksgiving Turkey so you can just enjoy your holiday. Pressure Cooker Turkey Breast is quick, easy, and always JUICY!

Pressure Cooker Turkey Breast comes out in about an hour, is super tender and juicy, and will be a definite hit on your Thanksgiving table.

See the recipe card below for full details on How to Make Instant Pot Turkey Breast. Enjoy!

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Instant Pot Turkey Breast is a great and EASY way to cook your Thanksgiving Turkey! You can cook this INSTANT POT TURKEY BREAST RECIPE in under an hour and be ready for Thanksgiving! Cooking Turkey Breast in a pressure cooker takes off all the pressure (ha) of making the Thanksgiving Turkey so you can just enjoy your holiday. Pressure Cooker Turkey Breast is quick, easy, and always JUICY!
Instant Pot Turkey Breast
Prep Time
15 mins
Cook Time
1 hr
Total Time
1 hr 15 mins
 

Instant Pot Turkey Breast is a great and EASY way to cook your Thanksgiving Turkey! You can cook this INSTANT POT TURKEY BREAST RECIPE in under an hour and be ready for Thanksgiving! Cooking Turkey Breast in a pressure cooker takes off all the pressure (ha) of making the Thanksgiving Turkey so you can just enjoy your holiday. Pressure Cooker Turkey Breast is quick, easy, and always JUICY!

Course: Main Course
Cuisine: American
Servings: 6
Calories: 751 kcal
Author: Becky Hardin | The Cookie Rookie
Ingredients
  • 1 7½-8 pound whole turkey breast, thawed. I use Butterball, all white
  • 6 tablespoons butter softened
  • 2 tablespoons fresh sage minced
  • 2 tablespoons fresh thyme minced
  • 1 tablespoon fresh rosemary minced
  • 2 tablespoons fresh flat-leaf parsley minced
  • *Note: If fresh herbs are unavailable, use dried herbs: 1 teaspoon each of sage & thyme, 1 teaspoon rosemary and 2 teaspoons parsley
  • teaspoons kosher salt
  • 1 teaspoon freshly ground black pepper
  • 2 cups low-sodium or unsalted chicken broth
  • 1 large onion peeled and quartered
  • 3 medium carrots washed and cut into 2-inch pieces
  • 2 medium celery stalks cut into 2-inch pieces
Instructions
  1. Set the Instant Pot trivet in the bottom of the Instant Pot insert.
  2. Remove the turkey breast from the packaging and set the gravy packet aside.
  3. Pat the turkey breast dry with paper towels.
  4. In a small bowl, mix together butter, sage, thyme, rosemary, parsley, salt and pepper. Rub the butter mixture all over the outside of the turkey, under the skin and inside the rib cavity.
  5. Place the turkey, large cavity side up. Pour the chicken broth inside and around the outside of the turkey. Scatter the chopped onion, carrots and celery around the turkey. (*Note: the turkey can be stuffed with stuffing/dressing, but if not doing so, place some of the vegetables inside the cavity, too.)
  6. Set the Instant Pot lid in place and seal/lock the lid. Close the vent.
  7. Cook on manual HIGH for 1 hour. Allow pressure to release naturally and wait for the pressure pin to drop before opening. This will take approximately 10 minutes.
  8. Once the pressure pin has dropped, it is safe to open the Instant Pot.
  9. Remove the turkey by lifting the Instant Pot trivet, set the turkey in a large bowl, and allow it to cool enough to handle. Reserve the turkey juices/drippings for making gravy *see note. When turkey has cooled enough, set the turkey on a cutting board, remove the meat from the bones and slice. Transfer sliced turkey to a serving platter. Serve immediately.
  10. Enjoy!
  11. *Note: If not using Make Ahead Gravy, the cooking liquid/turkey drippings can be used for the gravy. Strain the cooking liquid and vegetables over a large bowl to reserve the liquid. Set the Instant Pot to sauté and pour the turkey gravy back into the pot. Add the gravy packet and whisk until smooth. Bring to a low boil and cook, stirring until thickened, 5-10 minutes. Season to taste.
  12. **Note: If not using the turkey drippings/liquid for gravy, strain it over a large bowl to reserve the liquid. Season to taste. It is essentially turkey broth, so freeze it to use in other recipes.

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Nutrition Facts
Instant Pot Turkey Breast
Amount Per Serving
Calories 751 Calories from Fat 198
% Daily Value*
Total Fat 22g 34%
Saturated Fat 9g 45%
Cholesterol 356mg 119%
Sodium 1984mg 83%
Potassium 1719mg 49%
Total Carbohydrates 7g 2%
Dietary Fiber 2g 8%
Sugars 2g
Protein 132g 264%
Vitamin A 118%
Vitamin C 11.3%
Calcium 13.3%
Iron 23.7%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.
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Comments

Cathy Amith
Are you saying to stand the turkey on its "shoulders" and fill with the stick/broth??
lisa
Is this a bone-in or boneless?
sERENA
This looks soo good, what size Instant pot did you use to cook your turkey? I currently have the 6 qt and wasn't sure if that size turkey breast would fit or if I'D NEED THE 8QT.
    Becky Hardin
    This was the 8Qt. You could do a turkey breast instead in the 6qt I think. Hope you love the recipe!!
Tammy
This was delicious and so simple to make! I have a 6 qt instapot and it did take some manuvering to make my 8 lb TUrkey breaSt fit! My question is your cooking tIme and mine Varied a good 30 minutes. Is this because my pot is smaller?
    Becky Hardin
    I'm not sure! Did you cook 30 minutes longer? Was your turkey thawed? Not sure but so glad it was still delicious. And that's awesome you got it into a 6 qt!!!
Jan Nunes
Looks absolutely delicious! I just bought an instant pot and can't wait to try this recipe before I try to convert one of my own. Thanks for sharing!
Sue
What size instant pot did you use?
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