Instant Pot Turkey Breast THM E

turkey breast with sliced apples
Turkey Breast with Sliced Apples

Turkey Breast in the Instant Pot

I love making a turkey breast in the Instant Pot. It’s quick and comes out moist and juicy every time! We love turkey breast for sandwiches, either sliced or as a turkey salad. It’s much healthier than buying deli meats and it’s a blessing to help us with those E meals.  Will often have sliced turkey breast with apple slices and a side salad of greens and chopped cucumbers.

Purchase either a fresh or frozen turkey breast. When using frozen I prefer to thaw mine prior to cooking.  Use caution when selecting the size, since I use the Instant Pot DUO 60, 6 quart model, it allows me to do up to a 6.5 pound turkey breast.

Place the trivet/rack in your liner and add either one 14 1/2 ounce can of low sodium chicken broth or 1 1/2 cups of homemade bone broth. To your broth add one stalk of celery cut in large chunks and either 4 or shallots or a small onion cut into quarters. Next add either a sprig of fresh thyme or a teaspoon of dried thyme.

Prep your turkey breast by washing and patting dry. Season lightly with salt and pepper, inside and out. Place the breast on the trivet.

 

turkey breast in instant pot liner
Turkey Breast in the Liner

Place your liner in the Instant Pot, cover with the lid and lock into place. Set pressure release to sealing. Plug in the unit, hit [Manual] making sure the time reads 30 minutes. Allow the pressure to release naturally (NPR) for at least 15 minutes. Use an instant read meat thermometer to check the internal temperature before removing from the pot. It should read 165 degrees. If it’s not done at that temperature, lock the lid and set the time for 5 more minutes with 10 minutes NPR. Recheck the temperature for the proper reading. When your breast is done remove from the pot onto a serving platter or cutting board. Tent for 15-20 minutes before carving.

To serve, remove the skin and slice. I like to remove the meat from the bone and slice on a cutting board.

Don’t toss that carcass – use it to make bone broth for this awesome soup along with some of your left over turkey meat – Dressed Up Turkey Soup by Wonderfully Made and Dearly Loved.

Instant Pot Turkey Breast
 
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Turkey breast in the Instant Pot is quick, easy and comes out moist and juicy every time!
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Recipe type: Meat
Cuisine: American
Serves: 18
Ingredients
  • 6 pounds turkey breast (bone in)
  • 1½ cups chicken broth (low sodium)
  • 1 celery rib (cut in 1" pieces)
  • 1 onion (peeled and quartered)
  • 1 teaspoon thyme
  • Salt and pepper
Instructions
  1. Place the trivet/rack in your liner and add either one 14½ ounce can of low sodium chicken broth or 1½ cups of homemade bone broth, celery pieces, onion quarters and dried thyme.
  2. Prep your turkey breast by washing and patting dry. Season lightly with salt and pepper, inside and out. Place the breast on the trivet.
  3. Place your liner in the Instant Pot, cover with the lid and lock into place. Set pressure release to sealing. Plug in the unit, hit [Manual] making sure the time reads 30 minutes. Allow the pressure to release naturally (NPR) for at least 15 minutes.
  4. Once the pressure has released use an instant read meat thermometer to check the internal temperature before removing from the pot. It should read 165 degrees. If it's not done, lock the lid and set the time for 5 more minutes with 10 minutes NPR. Recheck the temperature for the proper reading.
  5. When your breast is done remove from the pot onto a serving platter or cutting board. Tent for 15-20 minutes before carving. To serve, remove the skin and slice. Or remove the meat from the bone and slice on a cutting board.
Nutrition Information
Calories: 220 Fat: 10g Carbohydrates: 1g Sodium: 146mg Protein: 30g Cholesterol: 89mg

 

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