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Instant Pot Turkey Breast Ingredients

Instant Pot Turkey Breast

This Instant Pot Turkey Breast is so easy and makes the juiciest, moist turkey breast. Let your Instant Pot do all the work for you this Thanksgiving and save time!

Course Main Course
Cuisine American
Keyword Instant Pot Turkey Breast, Turkey Breast Recipe
Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 35 minutes
Total Time 45 minutes
Servings 8
Author Recipes Simple


  • 7 pound turkey breast, thawed
  • 1 cup water (or chicken broth)
  • 1 red onion, quartered
  • 3 sprigs fresh thyme
  • 1 sprig fresh rosemary
  • 2 garlic cloves, quartered
  • 1 lemon
  • 2 tbsp butter, softened
  • 1 1/2 tsp kosher salt
  • 1 tsp freshly ground black pepper


  1. Remove the giblets and any packets from the turkey cavity. Wash and pat the turkey breast dry with paper towels.

  2. Place sprigs of rosemary, and thyme into the cavity of the turkey. 

  3. Slice one end of lemon off and place in Turkey Cavity.

  4. In a small bowl, mix together butter, salt and pepper. Rub the butter mixture over the outside of the turkey.

  5. Set turkey breast, cavity side up on trivet in inner pot. Combine remaining ingredients in inner pot of the Instant Pot around the turkey breast. 

  6. Close the instant pot lid and turn pressure valve to seal.

  7. Cook on manual high pressure for 6 minutes PER POUND. For a 7 pound turkey that would be 42 minutes.

  8. Allow for a natural pressure release.

  9. Once it is safe to open the Instant Pot , carefully open lid away from your face. 

  10. Remove the turkey by lifting the Instant Pot trivet.

  11. Once Turkey is cool enough to handle, slice and place on serving platter.

Recipe Notes

Make sure Turkey reaches a cooking temperature of 165 degrees. The minimum internal temperature per USDA guidelines should reach 165 °F for safety. Use a food thermometer to check the internal temperature. 

If you prefer a crispy brown skin you can put the turkey in a broiler pan and broil in the oven for just a few minutes. Keep a close eye on it when broiling so it doesn't get too brown.

Makes 8-12 servings.