Instant Pot Turkey Breast with Garlic Herb Butter

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Instant Pot Turkey Breast with Garlic Herb Butter
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Crisp-Juicy Instant Pot Turkey Breast - #instant-pot #turkey #recipe #eatwell101 - Quick, easy and the result is incredibly tender and delicious .

Instant Pot Turkey Breast recipe – 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 butter flavored dripping juices to make a killer turkey gravy. This Instant Pot turkey breasts recipe is the best way to save time preparing Thanksgiving dinner!

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Ingredients list for the Instant Pot Turkey Breast Recipe


Herbed butter for turkey

Gravy for turkey

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How to Cook a Turkey Breast in the Instant Pot?

This recipe for turkey breast in the Instant Pot is very simple: First, we prepare the herbed butter to coat the whole turkey breast. Then we cook the turkey breast in the Instant Pot for 25 minutes. Then, we broil the turkey breast in the oven for that irresistible crispy skin. The pan drippings are perfect to make a delicious gravy to serve on the side.

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1. How to make this instant pot turkey breast recipe? Place rosemary, coriander, peppercorn, and garlic in a food processor bowl and pulse to combine. Add butter then pulse again to form a coarse paste. Set the herbed butter for turkey aside, at room temperature.

2. Pat the turkey breast dry all over with paper towels. Season on all sides with salt and pepper. Massage the turkey breast 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 the 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 the turkey breast 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 the turkey breast on it because the skin browns very quickly! Transfer to a serving platter and serve immediately garnished with rosemary sprigs, cranberries, garlic heads, and gravy on the side. Enjoy!

To make the turkey 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 for the turkey.

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 turkey gravy until almost thickened to your liking (it will continue to thicken for a while). Adjust seasoning and transfer to a gravy boat and serve along with the turkey breast.

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What to serve with the Instant Pot Turkey Breasts?

Serve your Instant Pot turkey breast 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.

What to do with the turkey breast leftovers?

You can use your turkey breast leftovers in soups, sandwiches, or diced in a salad!

What internal temperature do you cook a turkey breast?

The USDA recommends cooking turkey breast to 165°F (74°C). Use a meat thermometer in the thickest part of the turkey breast to check.

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  • Justin

    2021-02-10 08:00:28

    I like this recipe quite a bit, but sadly do not own a Instant Pot, can anyone translate this to a crockpot or an oven cook method?

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