Instant Pot Turkey Breast

about the recipe

Get ready to serve a tender and juicy Instant Pot Turkey Breast that will have your friends and family coming back for more. Prepared with the convenience of your pressure cooker, this bone-in turkey breast is sure to impress with its succulent texture and rich flavors. With a simple blend of seasonings and herbs, it's a quick yet delicious solution for a weeknight dinner and delicious enough for your holiday table.


Ingredients – 1 5 to 7 pound turkey breast – ¼ cup avocado oil or vegetable oil – 1 tablespoon maple syrup – 1 ½ teaspoons sea salt – 1 teaspoon smoked paprika – ½ teaspoon freshly ground black pepper – 1 lemon zested and halved – 1 onion peeled and halved – 2 cups chicken or turkey broth Gravy – ¼ cup water – 2 tablespoons cornstarch – 2 tablespoons butter – ½ teaspoon sea salt – ¼ teaspoon freshly ground black pepper

– Dry the turkey breast with a paper towel and let stand at room temperature for 1 hour. – Stir together the oil, syrup, salt, paprika, black pepper, and lemon zest

– Brush over the outside of the bird. – Place the onion and lemons in the cavity .

– Add the broth to the bottom of the Instant Pot and place the trivet in the pot. Add the turkey on top. Place the lid on the top and lock it into position. Turn the valve to SEAL.

– SET the pot to MANUAL HIGH PRESSURE for 30 minutes. (Adjust the time depending on the size of the turkey - aim for 6 minutes per pound.)

– When the time is up, do a quick release of the pressure. – Preheat your oven to BROIL. – Move the turkey to a roasting pan. Broil for 3 to 5 minutes.

– While the turkey is resting, stir the water and cornstarch together in a small bowl. – Set the Instant Pot to SAUTE.

– Whisk the cornstarch slurry into the broth. – Add the butter, salt, and pepper.

– Whisk the cornstarch slurry into the broth. – Add the butter, salt, and pepper.