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moist and tender instant pot turkey breast

(3 ratings)
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Not Far From Green Bay, WI

One of my favorite ways to cook a moist, tender turkey breast for a main course or for sandwiches. Even though in a pressure cooker the skin doesn't get crispy, using this method it does become a beautiful golden brown as shown in the second photo. Recipe made using a 3 qt. electric pressure cooker. Here is my recipe for Honey Browned Butter Dill Carrots, as shown-

(3 ratings)
yield 3 -4
prep time 5 Min
cook time 45 Min
method Pressure Cooker/Instant Pot

Ingredients For moist and tender instant pot turkey breast

  • 1
    turkey breast (2-3 lbs.)
  • 2
    tb. butter (don't substitute. needed to form a nice sear.)
  • 1
    cup of water mixed with 1-1 1/2 tsp. better than bouillon (you could use chicken broth, but i find that btb has a much better flavor.)
  • salt, pepper, garlic powder, onion powder and paprika

How To Make moist and tender instant pot turkey breast

  • 1
    Season turkey breast with salt and freshly ground black pepper, onion powder, garlic powder and paprika.
  • 2
    Melt 2 TB. butter in pressure cooker on "brown/sear" setting. Place turkey breast in pot, skin side down. Turn occasionally for 8-10 minutes, picking up browned bits at the bottom and browning all sides.
  • 3
    Remove turkey breast to platter and add wire rack to pot. Add Better Than Bouillon mixture. Return turkey breast to rack in pot. Re-season, if desired.
  • 4
    Cook on Poultry setting for 30 minutes. Allow steam to release naturally for 10 minutes, then release rest of pressure. Internal temp should reach 165 degrees. Slice and serve.