Instant Pot Turkey Breast with Garlic-Herb Butter

Instant Pot Turkey Breast with Garlic-Herb Butter

The best way to save time preparing Thanksgiving dinner!
4 - 6 Servings

Instant Pot Turkey Breast – Quick, easy and the result is incredibly tender, juicy, and delicious. Turkey breast cooks in the pressure cooker in just 25 minutes, then a quick broil in the oven makes it crisp to perfection. Use the herb and butter flavored dripping juices to make a killer gravy. The best way to save time preparing Thanksgiving dinner!

Crisp-Juicy Instant Pot Turkey Breast - Quick, easy and the result is incredibly tender and delicious.

Ingredients list for the Instant Pot Turkey Breast

Turkey

  • 3 lb (1.5kg) turkey breast, skin on, bone in or boneless
  • 1 or 2 heads of garlic, cut in half horizontally
  • 1 sprig rosemary
  • 1 sprig of thyme (or 2 tsp dried thyme leaves)
  • 1 cup chicken stock
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Herbed butter

  • 4 cloves garlic, peeled
  • 1 tablespoon coriander seeds
  • Leaves from 2 sprigs of rosemary
  • 1 teaspoon black peppercorns
  • 3 tablespoons butter at room temperature

Gravy

  • Chicken stock or water, for topping up the cooking liquids, optional
  • 2 tablespoons butter
  • 1/4 cup (35g) flour
  • Salt and pepper

 Crisp-Juicy Instant Pot Turkey Breast - Quick, easy and the result is incredibly tender and delicious.

Crisp-Juicy Instant Pot Turkey Breast - Quick, easy and the result is incredibly tender and delicious.

Crisp-Juicy Instant Pot Turkey Breast - Quick, easy and the result is incredibly tender and delicious.Crisp-Juicy Instant Pot Turkey Breast - Quick, easy and the result is incredibly tender and delicious.

Crisp-Juicy Instant Pot Turkey Breast - Quick, easy and the result is incredibly tender and delicious.

Crisp-Juicy Instant Pot Turkey Breast - Quick, easy and the result is incredibly tender and delicious.

Instructions

1. Place rosemary, coriander, peppercorn, garlic  in a food processor bowl and pulse to combine. Add butter then pulse again to form a coarse paste. Set aside, at room temperature.

2. Pat the turkey breast dry all over with paper towels. Seasoning on all sides with salt and pepper. Massage with the herbed butter on all sides and under the skin if you want.

3. Place the garlic head halves, rosemary and thyme sprigs in the Instant Pot. Place the turkey breast on top so it is slightly elevated. Add 1 cup chicken stock and close de lid. Set to cook for 25 minutes (for a 3 lbs turkey breast, if yours is larger, add 5 to 10 minutes). When done, press “cancel”, release pressure, and allow to rest for 10 minutes before crisping in the oven.

4. Preheat your broiler to high. Carefully remove turkey from the Instant Pot into a roasting pan. Place on the mid oven shelf and broil for 5 to 10 minutes, or  until the skin is crispy. Keep an eye on it because it browns very quickly! Transfer to a serving platter and serve immediately garnished with rosemary sprigs, cranberries, the garlic heads and gravy on the side. Enjoy!

To make the gravy:
1. Strain the cooking liquids from the instant pot into a large bowl, squishing the garlic to extract all the flavor (unless you want to keep it for the garnish). Top up with chicken broth if you need more gravy.

2. Melt butter in a saucepan over medium heat. Add flour and combine to make a roux. Pour about 1/2 cup of liquid into the flour mixture and mix until it forms a paste. Slowly add remaining liquid, stirring constantly, break off lumps with a whisk or wooden spoon if you need. Simmer the gravy until almost thickened to you liking (it will continue to thicken for a while). Adjust seasoning and transfer to a gravy boat and serve along with the turkey.

Note: Serve with a side of buttery garlic mashed potatoes, apple sage stuffing or garlic butter roasted butternut squash. Or check our easy and delicious side dishes ideas for Thanksgiving.

Crisp-Juicy Instant Pot Turkey Breast - Quick, easy and the result is incredibly tender and delicious.

Crisp-Juicy Instant Pot Turkey Breast - Quick, easy and the result is incredibly tender and delicious.
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