Instant Pot Turkey Breast

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This Instant Pot Turkey Breast is perfect for those smaller Thanksgiving gatherings. It takes a fraction of the normal amount of time to cook and stays so tender and juicy!


Units Scale
  • 7 lb Turkey Breast bone in, skin on
  • 23 Tbs Olive Oil
  • Sea Salt
  • Black Pepper
  • Handful of Fresh Sage
  • 1 small Sweet Onion chopped
  • 1 cup Chicken Broth

For the Gravy

  • Cornstarch


  1. Remove any gravy packets or giblets from the inside of the Turkey
  2. Rub outside of Turkey with Olive Oil
  3. Sprinkle a generous amount of Sea Salt and Pepper on outside of Turkey
  4. Place in Instant Pot breast side down so the cavity is facing up
  5. Place Onion and Sage inside of breast cavity
  6. Add Chicken Broth to bottom of Instant Pot
  7. Seal the lid on the Instant Pot and set to high pressure for 42 minutes
  8. Let pressure release naturally for 10 minutes before releasing the rest of the pressure
  9. Set your broiler in oven on high
  10. Remove the lid from the Instant Pot and place the Turkey Breast on a roasting pan and let stand 5 minutes
  11. Place the roasting pan in the oven and broil 6-8 minutes, or until the skin is browned
  12. Transfer Turkey to a cutting board and tent with foil, let rest 15 minutes before cutting

To make the Gravy

  1. Let Turkey drippings cool in Instant Pot
  2. Remove any large chunks
  3. Add Cornstarch 1 Tbs at a time and whisk until smooth, you will need approximately 1 Tbs of Cornstarch per 1 cup of Gravy base in pot
  4. Turn Instant Pot to sauté mode and continue whisking while the Gravy heats up
  5. Whisk until thickened and smooth
  6. Serve over Turkey immediately


I used a 6 qt Instant Pot Duo, the 7 lb Turkey fit perfectly but I would not go any bigger than this or it will not fit.

Cook time is around 6 minutes per pound so 7 lb x 6 = 42 minutes

It takes roughly 10 minutes for the Instant Pot to come to pressure before cook time starts.

Nutrition facts does not include the gravy since it depends on how much drippings you use to make it with.

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