This easy Instant Pot Turkey Breast is for a dinner at any time of year, but it is especially great for a simple Thanksgiving dinner! Much easier to handle and perfect if you are serving a smaller family.
A turkey breast is very easy to make and a great alternative to a full turkey. The best part is that your Instant pot will make one very moist and tender.
Wow! The month is speeding by and it is time to think about Thanksgiving! This is a perfect recipe for a family or Friendsgiving with six people or less. It will still give you plenty of turkey and you don’t have to heat up and take space in the oven with this recipe.
If you haven’t tried a turkey in your multicooker or instapot, I would definitely recommend it. This is also perfect for C Christmas and other celebrations.
For more great Thanksgiving recipe ideas, Check out:
- Slow Cooker Mashed Potatoes – Use your crockpot and save space on your stove with this easy Potato Recipe.
- Easy Scalloped Potatoes – Cheesy potatoes in a wonderful casserole made in the oven.
- Baked Butternut Squash – Baked in the oven with no added sugar.
- Easy Cornbread – A delicious cornbread recipe from scratch and tastes great with honey butter.
What is nice about this recipe, is that y0u don’t have to use your oven to make a turkey.
Here is a list of main ingredients for this recipe:
Turkey Breast – of course, they are the star of this show. I use a bone-in turkey breast from the meat section. I used a seven-pound breast for this recipe. You want to figure about one pound per person and the largest turkey breast I usually see is 8 pounds.
Broth – I always use chicken broth because it is always on sale this time of year. You can use turkey broth or beef broth if that is all you have.
Butter – I would use either salted or unsalted. Unsalted will let you control the amount of salt, so it is a personal preference.
How to make a Turkey Breast in an Instant Pot
The full recipe is below, but the major steps are:
- Mix the seasonings in a bowl.
- Coat turkey breast in seasonings
- Mix broth and vegetables.
- Place turkey in instant pot.
This will be ready in about 30 minutes! This saves hours of time!
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Instant Pot Turkey Breast
- 1 medium turkey breast
- 1 stick (½ cup) unsalted butter, softened
- 2 teaspoons fresh rosemary or 1 teaspoon dried rosemary
- 2 teaspoons fresh sage or 1 teaspoon dried sage
- 2 teaspoons fresh thyme or 1 teaspoon dried thyme
- 1 teaspoon salt
- ½ teaspoon black pepper
- 2 cups turkey or chicken broth
- 1 medium onion, chopped
- 3-4 stalks celery, chopped
1. Clean and wash turkey breast, pat dry
2. Rub butter completely over turkey
3. In a small bowl, combine the salt, pepper, and herbs
4. Sprinkle seasonings over turkey
5. Add turkey or chicken broth to Instant Pot and place the trivet inside
6. Clean and cut onions and celery and add to the pot
7. Place turkey breast side up into pot on top of trivet
8. Seal the lid and set to Manual High Pressure for 30 minutes
9. When the timer goes off, carefully naturally release pressure
10. Carefully open the lid
11. Remove turkey and place on cutting board
Amount Per Serving: Calories: 139Total Fat: 6gSaturated Fat: 2gTrans Fat: 0gUnsaturated Fat: 3gCholesterol: 66mgSodium: 606mgCarbohydrates: 3gFiber: 1gSugar: 2gProtein: 18g
- Chop the celery and onion ahead of time and store in your refrigerator until ready to use.
- You want to check that the temperature of the cooked turkey is 165° so be sure to have a meat thermometer handy.
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