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Instant Pot Turkey Breast

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Instant Pot Turkey Breast is perfect for small gatherings and is ready in an hour. You can use fresh or frozen meat, brown the skin and make gravy in same pot as well. Isn’t it amazing?!

  • Author: Olena of ifoodreal.com
  • Prep Time: 10 minutes
  • Cook Time: 30 minutes
  • Total Time: 40 minutes
  • Yield: 8 servings 1x
  • Category: Dinner
  • Method: Instant Pot
  • Cuisine: North American
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Ingredients

  • 5 lbs fresh or frozen turkey breast
  • 1 tbsp oil
  • 1 large garlic clove, grated
  • 2 tsp smoked paprika
  • 1 tbsp dried rosemary
  • 1 3/4 tsp salt
  • Ground black pepper, to taste
  • 3 tbsp cornstarch

Instructions

  1. Add 1 cup water and trivet to 6 or 8 quart Instant Pot. Mesh roast could fit into 3 quart.
  2. Trim fat from the turkey if necessary. Mix smoked paprika, rosemary, salt and pepper in a small bowl.
  3. Rub turkey breast with oil, garlic and sprinkle with spices. You can do it in a bowl, on a platter or right inside Instant Pot if you pour 1 cup water after on the side w/o washing off spices.
  4. Press Pressure Cook on High or Manual as per chart in the notes depending on the weight.
  5. Let pressure release naturally (NPR), open the lid when float valve is down and remove turkey onto baking sheet.
  6. Broil turkey breast until skin is brown and crispy.
  7. Now you can make gravy with the drippings right in Instant Pot. Press Saute and whisk 1/4 cup cold water with 3 tbsp cornstarch. Pour into bubbling drippings, whisk and cook until gravy has thickened, about 1-2 minutes. Press Cancel.
  8. Slice turkey breast roast against the grain with sharp long knife. Serve hot with gravy and your favorite sides like mashed potatoes, cauliflower mash or mashed sweet potatoes.

Store: Refrigerate leftovers for up to 5 days. Or freeze in portions for up to 3 months and use in sandwiches, salads, frittatas, casseroles and soups.

Notes

How Long to Cook Turkey Breast in Instant Pot

Fresh – 6 minutes per lb with Natural Release (takes about 10-15 minutes):

  • 2 lbs = 12 mins
  • 3 lbs = 18 mins
  • 4 lbs = 24 mins
  • 5 lbs = 30 mins
  • 6 lbs = 36 mins
  • 7 lbs = 42 mins
  • 8 lbs = 50 mins

Frozen – 10 minutes per lb with Natural Release.

  • 2 lbs = 20 mins
  • 3 lbs = 30 mins
  • 4 lbs = 40 mins
  • 5 lbs = 50 mins
  • 6 lbs = 60 mins
  • 7 lbs = 70 mins
  • 8 lbs = 80 mins

I fit in 5 lbs roast into my 6 quart Instant Pot Lux and could fit in up to 7 lbs. 8 quart can hold even 8-9 lbs turkey breast or a whole mini turkey. Do not do Quick Release as meat might be not fully ready and come out dry.

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