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Instant Pot Turkey Recipe: Simple Steps

Written by: Emily Smith

This instant pot turkey delight is my go-to for a quick, flavorful meal. Just season, pressure cook, and voila! Juicy turkey breast ready to be devoured. It's a game changer, trust me!

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I've got this turkey recipe that tickles my taste buds every time. Perfect for a cozy dinner or a festive gathering, it's simple but delectable. Cooking turkey in an instant pot, who'd have thought? Yet, it turns out juicy and delicious every time. If you're tired of the same old roast and looking for something new, give my instant pot turkey delight a whirl.

Ingredients for Instant Pot Turkey Delight

  • Whole turkey breast: The star of the dish, provides lean protein and rich flavor, essential for a satisfying turkey delight.
  • Chicken broth: Adds moisture and depth of flavor to the turkey, creating a delicious and tender final dish.

Essential Tools for Making This Delightful Turkey Recipe

  • Instant Pot: Essential for pressure cooking the turkey breast to juicy perfection in a fraction of the time.
  • Trivet: Elevates the turkey breast above the liquid to prevent it from getting soggy during cooking.

Serves: 4 people

Preparation time: 15 minutes

Cooking time: 30 minutes

Total time: 45 minutes


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


  1. Season the turkey breast with garlic powder, onion powder, salt, and pepper.
  2. Place the trivet in the Instant Pot and pour in the chicken broth.
  3. Put the seasoned turkey breast on the trivet.
  4. Close the lid, set the Instant Pot to high pressure for 25 minutes.
  5. Allow natural pressure release for 5 minutes, then do a quick release.
  6. Remove the turkey breast and let it rest before slicing.
  7. Serve with your favorite sides and enjoy!

Nutritional value:

Per Serving in Calories: 250 kcal | Carbohydrates: 2 g | Protein: 30 g | Total Fat: 12 g | Saturated Fat: 3 g | Trans Fat: 0 g | Monounsaturated Fat: 5 g | Polyunsaturated Fat: 3 g | Cholesterol: 80 mg | Sodium: 400 mg | Dietary Fiber: 0 g | Sugar: 0 g | Calcium: 20 mg | Potassium: 350 mg | Iron: 2 mg | Vitamin A: 50 µg | Vitamin C: 2 mg

Tips for Making Instant Pot Turkey Delight Ahead of Time

Make Ahead Instructions

  • Cook the turkey breast as per the recipe instructions.
  • Let the turkey breast cool completely.
  • Slice or shred the turkey as desired.
  • Store in an airtight container in the refrigerator for up to 3 days.

Freezing Instructions

  • Cook the turkey breast as per the recipe instructions.
  • Allow the turkey breast to cool completely.
  • Slice or shred the turkey as desired.
  • Place in a freezer-safe container or bag, removing as much air as possible.
  • Label with the date and store in the freezer for up to 3 months.

Turkey breast is a lean protein that is high in selenium, a mineral that plays a crucial role in thyroid function and helps protect the body from oxidative damage.

Common Questions About This Instant Pot Turkey Recipe

How long does it take to cook this instant pot turkey delight?
The turkey breast cooks in the instant pot for 25 minutes under high pressure.
Can I use a different type of broth for this recipe?
Yes, you can use any type of broth you prefer for this recipe.
Do I need to let the pressure release naturally after cooking?
Yes, allow the pressure to release naturally for 5 minutes before doing a quick release.
What should I serve with this instant pot turkey delight?
You can serve the turkey with your favorite sides like mashed potatoes, roasted vegetables, or a salad.
Can I use a whole turkey instead of just the breast?
Yes, you can use a whole turkey for this recipe, adjusting the cooking time accordingly.

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