Instant Pot Turkey Breast

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7Ingredients
50Minutes
15Calories

Description

_Tender, flavorful turkey breast, made in under 45 minutes cook time from start to finish…

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If you’ve spent any time perusing the Internet for recipes in the last year or so, chances are you’ve come across the Instant Pot. As one of the newest trends in home appliances, the Instant Pot is marketed as being a multi-use pressure cooker capable of cooking a variety of foods with cooking times two to six times faster than traditional methods. It’s safe, energy-efficient, and versatile, and in recent years has been finding its way into the shopping carts of home cooks and professional chefs alike.

The Instant Pot: What can't it do?

A quick browse on Pinterest shows that the Instant Pot is the Renaissance Man of small kitchen appliances. Users have been testing the limits of its capabilities, making everything from whole chickens, to mac n’ cheese, to corn on the cob, to cheesecake in record time with this do-all electric pressure cooker. The Instant Pot is exactly the kind of timesaving, multi-purpose appliance that home cooks of fifty years ago would have imagined having in the future, which is fitting, considering it looks like a small spaceship landed on your counter.

Start simple

Depending on what model of Instant Pot you own, it may have up to ten different functions available, including "slow cooker" and even "yogurt." This turkey breast recipe uses only one, the standard “pressure cook” setting for high-pressure cooking, making it an easy and approachable recipe perfect for new Instant Pot users, or for anyone who is looking for a low-maintenance weeknight meal. The only hands-on preparation involved is seasoning the turkey breast halves, which takes approximately two minutes. The Instant Pot does the remainder of the work, and a savory and moist turkey main dish is on the table less than forty minutes later.

What is the best kind of turkey breast to buy?

This recipe calls specifically for bone-in, skin-on turkey breasts, which are both more flavorful and economical than boneless turkey breasts sold as skinless cutlets. As the turkey cooks, the fat from the skin renders into the bottom of the Instant Pot, just like with roasted turkey in the oven. If time allows, these drippings can be used to make a quick gravy on the stove top. The Instant Pot even has a “keep warm” function that will keep the turkey breasts from going cold while you whip up the gravy, ensuring everything is served together at the perfect temperature. If you’re in a rush or just don’t feel like standing over a stove, rest assured these pressure-cooker turkey breasts are delicious just as they are!

Whether you make this recipe for a weeknight main course with mashed potatoes, as part of your Sunday meal prep, or even a traditional American Christmas or Thanksgiving dinner, cranberry sauce and all, we promise these near-effortless Instant Pot Turkey Breasts will be a hit at the table!

Recipe by Sara Mellas

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Ingredients

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  • 2 bone-in, skin-on turkey breast halves (one whole breast, total of approximately 5 lbs.)
  • 2 teaspoons salt
  • 1/2 teaspoon black pepper
  • 2 teaspoons dried thyme
  • 1 teaspoon dried sage
  • 1 teaspoon garlic powder
  • 2 cups chicken broth
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    Directions

    1. Pat the turkey breasts dry with paper towels. Season liberally on both sides with the salt and pepper, then sprinkle with the thyme, sage, and garlic powder.
    2. Insert the trivet/steamer rack into the bowl of the Instant Pot, and pour in the chicken broth. Lay the turkey breasts inside the trivet.
    3. Secure the lid on the Instant Pot. Set the timer to 35 minutes on the “Pressure Cook” setting, and press start.
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    15Calories
    Sodium34% DV810mg
    Fat2% DV1g
    Protein4% DV2g
    Carbs0% DV1g
    Fiber0% DV0g
    Calories15Calories from Fat9
    % DAILY VALUE
    Total Fat1g2%
    Saturated Fat0g0%
    Trans Fat
    Cholesterol
    Sodium810mg34%
    Potassium80mg2%
    Protein2g4%
    Calories from Fat9
    % DAILY VALUE
    Total Carbohydrate1g0%
    Dietary Fiber0g0%
    Sugars0g0%
    Vitamin A0%
    Vitamin C0%
    Calcium2%
    Iron2%

    * Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet. Your Daily Values may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs.

    Reviews(5)

    Kathleen 7 days ago
    The perfect solution for anyone who doesn’t want or need an entire large bird! I’ve made other versions but this recipe, with the addition of some granulated onion to the seasoning mixture, satisfies my yearning for that traditional Thanksgiving turkey taste.
    Colleen B. 7 months ago
    Fantastic! Moist, good flavor and easy to make. This is definitely a recipe I plan to use again.
    Kayla Dildine 10 months ago
    sooo good. would definitely make it again.
    Dan Wilke 10 months ago
    It was absolutely amazing, very good and so tender.
    Hello Kristen a year ago
    So easy! Tender and mostly moist! Would use it again for sure!
    Abigail P. a year ago
    Turkey was very moist and tender

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