The Instant Pot® made the moistest turkey breast I have ever made. I usually let this cook in the slow cooker all day, but this turned out so much better. I couldn't believe that I had such a wonderful meal ready in less than an hour total!

Recipe Summary

prep:
10 mins
cook:
33 mins
additional:
20 mins
total:
1 hr 3 mins
Servings:
8
Yield:
1 turkey breast
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Ingredients

8
Original recipe yields 8 servings
The ingredient list now reflects the servings specified
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Directions

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  • Sprinkle onion soup mix all over turkey breast and place in the pot of an electric pressure cooker (such as Instant Pot®). Place celery and onion chunks over and around turkey breast. Pour chicken broth over turkey breast.

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  • Seal pressure cooker and bring to high/low pressure on the 'Poultry' setting or according to manufacturer's instructions; cook until juices run clear, about 30 minutes. Release pressure through natural-release method for about 20 minutes. Transfer turkey breast to a plate and slice.

  • Change the electric pressure cooker setting to 'Saute.' Mix water and cornstarch together in a bowl; add a small amount of hot liquid from the pot. Mix until dissolved; pour into the pot and whisk well until thickened, about 3 minutes. Serve gravy alongside turkey.

Nutrition Facts

584 calories; protein 85.7g; carbohydrates 5g; fat 22.1g; cholesterol 220.1mg; sodium 655mg. Full Nutrition
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Most helpful positive review

Rating: 5 stars
11/29/2017
This is my first recipe review ever, but I just had to share how great this recipe went! Two important notes: I doubled the onions and celery, and I also cooked it for 40 minutes in the cooker after realizing that the turkey was slightly pink inside at 30 minutes. I also added 3 cloves of garlic because we love garlic. What a wonderful recipe!! Can’t wait to trot this out at Thanksgiving again next year. Read More
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Most helpful critical review

Rating: 2 stars
11/21/2019
Other than the turkey breast was 4..8lb rather than 6 lb I followed the recipe. I've used pressure cookers for years this was my first time using Instapot. I was not impressed the turkey breast was not moist it lacked flavor & was still pink in the center. Read More
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81 Ratings
  • 5 star values: 60
  • 4 star values: 13
  • 3 star values: 3
  • 2 star values: 4
  • 1 star values: 1
Rating: 5 stars
11/28/2017
This is my first recipe review ever, but I just had to share how great this recipe went! Two important notes: I doubled the onions and celery, and I also cooked it for 40 minutes in the cooker after realizing that the turkey was slightly pink inside at 30 minutes. I also added 3 cloves of garlic because we love garlic. What a wonderful recipe!! Can’t wait to trot this out at Thanksgiving again next year. Read More
(67)
Rating: 5 stars
10/21/2018
This was so easy and good! I did extend the cook time to 40 minutes because I had a 9-pound turkey breast. But I didn’t even turn the juice into gravy. After we had made a couple of meals from the whole turkey breast, I cubed the leftover turkey and tossed it together with the juice as is. I’m going to make turkey-vegetable-barley soup for cheap work lunches. Very practical recipe for a family! Read More
(20)
Rating: 5 stars
01/12/2019
What a great recipe! I set the time on the instant pot to 40 minutes & did a natural release for 10 minutes. I did not use poultry button —I hit pressure cook button insead! When I thickened the gravy I scooped out the celery & then turned on the saute button to thicken gravy! Served boiled potatoes & steamed broccol!!This is a keeper! Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
12/26/2018
The turkey breast that I used was a 3 pound Butterball, so I adjusted the cooking time to 20 minutes. I was surprised at how juicy it was. When I’ve cooked it before in the oven or a slow cooker, it was a little dry. I’m doing it this way from now on. Read More
(10)
Rating: 5 stars
10/04/2018
Excellent and fast! I cooked mine for 40 minutes based on some of the reviews. It seemed done, although it had a button on it that did not pop up. I took the drippings and just combined them with a box of stove top stuffing along with some extra bread cubes - perfect stuffing! Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
01/24/2018
really good I just needed more time on my pressure cooker xl. Next time will use the medium 30 minute button instead of the white quick button. Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
12/09/2018
I simply followed the instructions. I let the wife have the first slice. Her first comment: This is the most moist turkey I've ever had. I took the second bite and I had to agree with her. Very tender. Very moist. Very good. I may try a little paprika the next time I make it to spice it up just a tad. Read More
(4)
Rating: 5 stars
11/20/2020
I think this recipe has sold a bunch more Instant Pots!! It will also increase the confidence of new owners. Follow the recipe exactly ..... because IT WORKS!! Read More
(4)
Rating: 4 stars
02/14/2019
My turkey breast was 7 1/2 lbs. Cooked of for 38 mins, depressurize for ten mins, and than manual to complete. I used stock and one tablespoon of homemade onion soup mix from this site. Turned out very tender and juicy. There were three eating and we all enjoyed. But for me personally I just love roasted turkey. This didn't do it for me. I gave it four stars as it was easy, good and everyone liked it. Just me personally, I would roast in the future. This would be great for me in the future if I was going for turkey sandwiches or soup. But for me, I just can't give up on my roasted turkey. Still a great recipe. Read More
(4)
Rating: 2 stars
11/21/2019
Other than the turkey breast was 4..8lb rather than 6 lb I followed the recipe. I've used pressure cookers for years this was my first time using Instapot. I was not impressed the turkey breast was not moist it lacked flavor & was still pink in the center. Read More
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