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Instant Pot Turkey Breast Recipe: Juicy & Tender

Written by: Lucas Johnson

This instant pot turkey breast recipe is my go-to for a juicy, flavorful meal. Just season, pressure cook, and voila! Dinner's ready in no time. Trust me, it's a game-changer!

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This turkey breast recipe—from my trusty Instant Pot—is an absolute game-changer. Imagine tender, succulent turkey with a kick of spice from garlic, onion, and paprika, all steeped in a rich chicken broth. In under an hour, this recipe will deliver the kind of comfort food you crave. Homestyle cooking doesn't get any easier or tastier than this. Trust me, you're going to want to give this a try!

Ingredients for Delicious Instant Pot Turkey Breast

  • Turkey breast: Lean protein source, tender meat, the star of the dish, cooks quickly in the instant pot, perfect for a small gathering.
  • Chicken broth: Adds flavor, keeps the turkey breast moist, enhances the overall taste, creates a flavorful cooking liquid in the pot.
  • Garlic powder: Adds depth of flavor, complements the turkey, enhances the savory profile, convenient and easy to use in recipes.
  • Onion powder: Adds a subtle sweetness, enhances the flavor profile, complements the garlic powder, convenient and versatile seasoning.
  • Paprika: Adds color and smokiness, enhances the visual appeal, adds a mild heat, complements the other seasonings well.

Essential Tools for Making Turkey Breast in the Instant Pot

  • Instant Pot: Essential for pressure cooking the turkey breast quickly and efficiently.
  • Trivet: Elevates the turkey breast above the liquid to prevent it from getting soggy during cooking.
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Instant Pot Turkey Breast Recipe: Juicy & Tender

This Instant Pot Turkey Breast Recipe is perfect for a quick and delicious meal. The turkey breast is seasoned with garlic powder, onion powder, paprika, salt, and pepper, and cooked to juicy and tender perfection in the Instant Pot.
Prep Time 10 mins
Cook Time 35 mins
Total Time 45 mins
Course Main Course
Cuisine American
Servings 4 people
Calories 250 kcal

Equipment

  • Instant Pot
  • Trivet

Ingredients
  

Main Ingredients

  • 2 lb turkey breast
  • 1 cup chicken broth
  • 1 teaspoon garlic powder
  • 1 teaspoon onion powder
  • 1 teaspoon paprika
  • to taste Salt and pepper

Instructions
 

  • Season the turkey breast with garlic powder, onion powder, paprika, salt, and pepper.
  • Place the trivet in the Instant Pot and pour in the chicken broth.
  • Put the seasoned turkey breast on the trivet.
  • Close the Instant Pot lid, set the valve to sealing, and cook on high pressure for 25 minutes.
  • Allow for a natural pressure release for 10 minutes before quick releasing the remaining pressure.
  • Remove the turkey breast from the Instant Pot and let it rest for 5 minutes before slicing.
  • Serve and enjoy!

Notes

Make sure to let the turkey rest before slicing to retain its juices.

Nutrition

Calories: 250kcalCarbohydrates: 1gProtein: 50gFat: 3gSaturated Fat: 1gCholesterol: 120mgSodium: 400mgPotassium: 500mgVitamin A: 50IUCalcium: 20mgIron: 2mg
Keyword Easy, Instant Pot, Turkey
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Prep Ahead and Storage Tips for Instant Pot Turkey Breast

Make Ahead Instructions

  • Season the turkey breast as directed and store it in an airtight container in the refrigerator for up to 24 hours before cooking.

Freezing Instructions

  • Season the turkey breast and place it in a freezer-safe bag or container. Freeze for up to 3 months. Thaw in the refrigerator before cooking.

Turkey breast is a lean protein that is rich in selenium, a mineral that plays a key role in thyroid function and helps support a healthy immune system.

Common Questions About Cooking Turkey Breast in the Instant Pot

FAQ:
How long does it take to cook the turkey breast in the Instant Pot?
The turkey breast cooks in the Instant Pot for 25 minutes on high pressure.
Do I need to let the pressure release naturally after cooking?
Yes, it's recommended to allow for a natural pressure release for 10 minutes before quick releasing the remaining pressure.
Can I use water instead of chicken broth?
While you can use water, using chicken broth adds more flavor to the turkey breast.
Should I slice the turkey breast immediately after cooking?
It's best to let the turkey breast rest for 5 minutes before slicing to allow the juices to redistribute.
Can I add other seasonings to the turkey breast?
Feel free to customize the seasonings to your liking, but the garlic powder, onion powder, paprika, salt, and pepper combination works well for this recipe.

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