Instant Pot Turkey Breast with Gravy

Cooking a turkey breast in the Instant Pot is easy and quick and the results are tender, juicy, and delicious. This recipe is surprisingly super easy! The turkey cooks perfectly with little to no effort, and it's juicy and flavorful everytime. This recipe will show you how to make a gravy from the drippings in the Instant Pot as well! It is my favorite way to have turkey, and it's an easy clean up recipe. Make it with me!

Cooking a turkey breast is no longer overwhelming and time consuming! This is the easiest and most delicious way to cook up a turkey breast! Plus, as a bonus, you can make a delicious turkey gravy from the drippings in the Instant Pot! Best served with mashed potatoes. YUM!

I am typically not a huge turkey fan. I normally would choose ham or chicken over turkey. I do, however, like turkey if it is cooked right, and this turkey breast is cooked right! I like with with lots of gravy! Try this recipe out and let me know your thoughts!

Instant Pot Turkey Breast with Gravy
Yields 6 servings

4 lb turkey breast
Spices: salt, pepper, garlic powder, onion powder, and paprika
1 cups chicken broth
1 large onion, quartered
1 stock celery, cut in large pieces
1 sprig of thyme
3 cloves of garlic
3 tablespoons cornstarch
3 tablespoons cold water
Salt & Pepper
  1. Season turkey breast generously with spices.
  2. Place onion, celery, garlic, thyme and chicken broth in the Instant Pot.
  3. Place the wire rack insert in the pot, then place the turkey breast on top.  
  4. Lock lid in place, select Manual Pressure for 60 minutes if frozen, 50 minutes if thawed. 
  5. When beep sounds, allow the Instant Pot to natural pressure release for 10 minutes, then do a quick pressure release to release any remaining pressure.
  6. When valve drops, carefully remove lid. Use a thermometer to check to see if the turkey is done. It should be 165°. If it isn’t 165°, lock the lid in place and cook it for a few more minutes.
  7. When turkey has reached 165° carefully remove turkey and place on cutting board. Cover with foil. OR put in a cooking dish and place under a broiler to brown the turkey breast.
  8. Strain the broth from the Instant Pot and reserve 2 cups to make gravy.
  9. Pour reserved 2 cups of broth back into the Instant Pot, and select the Saute function.
  10. Whisk together cornstarch and cold water then add to broth in Instant Pot. Stir until broth thickens. Add poultry gravy seasoning, salt and pepper to taste.
  11. Remove breast from broiler if you used this feature and slice the turkey and serve immediately.

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