Turkey Breast
By :Kathleen Phillips
Turkey with gravy
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Turkey with gravy
Votes: 11
Rating: 4.55
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Course Dinner
Cuisine Modern
Difficulty Easy
Browse Category Kid-Friendly, Poultry
Cooking Technique Pressure Cook, Sauté
Prep Time 10 minute
Cook Time 40 minute
Servings
6 - 8 serving
Ingredients
  • 7 lb bone-in turkey breast
  • 3 tbsp butter softened
  • 1/2 tsp paprika
  • 1/4 tsp garlic powder
  • 1/2 tsp salt
  • 1 1/2 cups chicken broth or water
  • 1 small onion quartered
  • 2 small celery stalks cut in half
  • 2 tbsp cornstarch Plus additional 1 tsp
Course Dinner
Cuisine Modern
Difficulty Easy
Browse Category Kid-Friendly, Poultry
Cooking Technique Pressure Cook, Sauté
Prep Time 10 minute
Cook Time 40 minute
Servings
6 - 8 serving
Ingredients
  • 7 lb bone-in turkey breast
  • 3 tbsp butter softened
  • 1/2 tsp paprika
  • 1/4 tsp garlic powder
  • 1/2 tsp salt
  • 1 1/2 cups chicken broth or water
  • 1 small onion quartered
  • 2 small celery stalks cut in half
  • 2 tbsp cornstarch Plus additional 1 tsp
Turkey with gravy
Votes: 11
Rating: 4.55
Rate this recipe!
Instructions
  1. If the turkey breast is frozen, let it thaw in refrigerator for 3 days in the wrapping it came in. Remove the gravy mix and giblets from the cavity, if any are present. Rinse the turkey breast and let it drain in a colander. Pat it dry with paper towels. Loosen the skin on top of the breast with your fingers and a knife but do not cut it off.
  2. Combine butter, herb seasoning, and salt in a small bowl. Using fingertips, spread about 2 tbsp of the mixture up under the skin and onto the turkey breast. Lay the skin over the mixture then spread the remaining mixture on top of the skin.
  3. Place the trivet in the Instant Pot pan and pour in the chicken broth.
  4. If the turkey breast has a cavity to place the onion and celery under the breast, place it there. If it is open, just place them in the Instant Pot pan and place the turkey breast, breast side up.
  5. Place lid on Instant Pot and set valve to “sealing”. Press “Pressure Cook” / "Manual" button, then -/+ button to 32 minutes on High Pressure. It will take about 12 to 20 minutes to come to pressure, cook 32 minutes, then when it beeps, let it release pressure naturally (don’t touch sealing valve) for 20 minutes. If it hasn’t release all the pressure, switch to “venting”. Carefully open the lid away from your face when floating valve drops.
  6. Preheat broiler. Remove the turkey with two large metal spatulas or spoons. Forks will release all the turkey juices! Place it on a foil-lined baking sheet and broil it 3 to 5 inches from the broiler for 3 to 5 minutes or just until skin in golden brown.
  7. Measure 2 cups of turkey drippings in the Instant Pot pan. Discard any remaining liquid, onion and celery (I actually save them for soup later). Combine 1 tbsp water and cornstarch in a custard dish then pour into turkey drippings. Turn Instant Pot “Saute” button on. Cook the gravy, stirring constantly about 8 minutes or until slightly thickened.
Recipe Notes

Shortcut: 1 teaspoon Mrs. Dash garlic and herb salt-free seasoning can be substituted for paprika and garlic powder.
You can also just rub olive oil on the turkey skin and sprinkle the spices and salt on the skin.

37 replies
  1. KarenL46
    KarenL46 says:

    Why can I not get the recipes? Only the first page is coming ip. No ingredients, no directions. What am I mussing?

  2. Sewgirl
    Sewgirl says:

    U hafta tap on the shopping basket icon on the bottom of the screen to see the ingredients, then the spoons icon to see cooking directions.

  3. Steve
    Steve says:

    I made this for dinner tonight. Excellent and easy recipe! The only thing I did differently was to add a few sprigs of fresh thyme. Turkey breast was very moist.

  4. Instant Pot
    Instant Pot says:

    Hi JackRyan,

    7 lbs of turkey breast were used. IF you are using more or less weight than the recipe calls for you may have to adjust time. Always ensure the meat has been cooked to a safe temperature. If under cooked cook a little longer, starting with 5 minutes as it will cook more while pressuring again.

  5. Instant Pot
    Instant Pot says:

    Hi Faye,

    The trivet is the metal “Steam rack” that came with the Instant Pot Multi-Use Pressure Cooker. You still use the inner pot and place the trivet inside so food items do not touch the bottom of the inner pot.

  6. Instant Pot
    Instant Pot says:

    Hi Kevin,

    To get a crispy skin, you can use your ovens broiler and broil the meat for a couple of minutes on each side. It is a similar technique to a reverse sear.

  7. Instant Pot
    Instant Pot says:

    You have to use the tabs at the bottom of the selected recipe to switch between ingredients and instructions.

  8. Chuck_Sam
    Chuck_Sam says:

    Made this tonight I had hoped to have some left over to put on a salad for lunches tomorrow, nope its all gone. My husband and daughter came back for seconds and as I was placing Turkey in container for later they kept comming by to steel it as I picked the ribs clean! My daughter asked if I will make it again for her birthday in 2 weeks! Thank you so much!

  9. Big Bear
    Big Bear says:

    Please provide a minutes per pound to cook in case the size of the turkey breast is different. This seems elemental.

  10. mcarlsen
    mcarlsen says:

    I thought this came out excellent. It wasn’t very pretty coming out with the skin on but I didnt bother to broil it since I remove the skin anyway. Meat was super tender and juicy.

  11. M.Gretz
    M.Gretz says:

    I have only a 4 lb frozen bone in turkey breast. How long should I cook it? I am very, very new to this.

  12. kathleen phillips
    kathleen phillips says:

    M. Gretz, So glad you are trying my recipe! I recommend setting the time to 28 minutes for a 4 pound bone-in turkey breast. Let us know if this works for you if you try it again!

  13. June
    June says:

    What size Instant Pot was used for this recipe? I have a 6 quart Instant Pot. I bought a 6.94 lb. turkey breast.

  14. Kathleen Phillips
    Kathleen Phillips says:

    Hi June! So glad you are going to try my recipe! I have the 6 qt 7 in 1 Instant Pot. Up to a 7lb will fit! Of course, an 8 qt will have more “leg room”. Lol

  15. June
    June says:

    I tried your recipe, so good and easy! Now when I cook a whole chicken I calculate 6 minutes per pound. So for the 6.94 lb. I selected Manual then 41 minutes on High Pressure, then NR.. I used an instant-read thermometer to check the temp, it was good. my dog (Sunny) is going crazy from the aroma of the turkey, Thanks! I did omit the onion, just used Nature’s seasoning with the butter.

    Used some of the leftover turkey made turkey veggie soup with broth, celery, carrots, and white beans, topped with chopped green onions, so good!

  16. Kathleen Phillips
    Kathleen Phillips says:

    I’m so glad you added your own seasonings and made it your own! I found 32 minutes for a 7 pound bone-in turkey breast was perfect for me. I wish you the best Thanksgiving!

  17. June
    June says:

    Thank you! Happy Thanksgiving! When I cook the turkey breast (any size up to 7 pounds) in the 6 quart IP, I guess 5 minutes per pound would be closer to the time to use.

  18. jenusha
    jenusha says:

    Hi i have two 3 pound boneless turkey breasts. Would you recommend any modifications to this recipe to achieve the same delicious results as other reviewers are reporting? Thanks!

  19. Paul1968
    Paul1968 says:

    The general rule of thumb for cooking poultry in the Instant Pot is is 6 minutes per pound with a 10 minute NPR (Natural Pressure Release).

  20. hdeneeclark
    hdeneeclark says:

    I needed a quick & rather easy recipe for cooking a turkey today for my family’s Thanksgiving Dinner. This recipe was just that! And my entire family loved the turkey. There was no turkey or gravy left. Thank you for sharing this amazing recipe. I will be making it again!

  21. rockyracoon
    rockyracoon says:

    I don’t know how to put it on manual then place on hi and that it heats up 12 to 20 minutes and then it cooks for 32 minutes. I have an 8.28 lb. Turkey breast. Help please

  22. jenusha
    jenusha says:

    I had two 3 pound boneless turkey breasts with skin in the net. I doubled the butter and spices. Took the net off, rubbed under the skin then put the net back and rubbed the rest on the skin with net on. Both pieces fir into my instant pot. Cooked on High for 36 and natural release (ended up being about 50 minutes). Then broiled and amazing! Thank you for the recipe!

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