Turkey Breast with Gravy – Instant Pot Turkey Breast Roast

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This Turkey Breast with Gravy – Instant Pot Turkey Breast Roast is the answer to getting beautiful turkey meat without too much inconvenience.

Are you hosting a smaller get together Thanksgiving, or Christmas this year? Don’t bother with a whole turkey — just roast a turkey breast! This recipe will yield more than enough for a small party of six.

What Turkey Breast do I need?

Most grocery stores sell turkey breasts year-round. You’ll either find them in the chest coolers or in the butcher’s display case. For this method, buy a 3-pound bag of Butterball Frozen Boneless Turkey Breast Roast. The bag comes with a gravy, however we will make our own.

Prepping the Turkey Breast for Cooking

The best part is that no thawing of the turkey breast is required in this recipe.  All you’ll need to do is run warm water over the frozen turkey breast.  Easy peasy!

However, if you want to thaw it before cooking, generally, a totally frozen turkey breast will thaw in about 24 hours. Place the frozen turkey breast in the bottom of your fridge and let it thaw. Thawing will reduce the cooking time.

How long will this keep in the refrigerator?

Refrigerate in tight-lid glass containers for up to 4 days. You can also divide leftovers in individual portions and freeze. Before consuming the frozen turkey, thaw in the refrigerator overnight.

The instant pot method for making Turkey Breast with Gravy – Instant Pot Turkey Breast Roast

You get the best meat for half the price and time of cooking. It’s a win-win if you ask me.

Firstly, coarsely grind coriander seeds, fennel seeds, peppercorns, brown sugar and salt, in coffee grinder or spice grinder.

Also, Keep the butcher twine intact. It helps the turkey stay together. We will remove it after the turkey is cooked.

Further, rub the turkey with 1 tablespoon oil.

Furthermore, rub the turkey well with the ground spices. Finish with the minced garlic. 

When ready to cook, select sauté on the instant pot and adjust to high. Then add in 2.5 tbsp butter, 1 tbsp oil and the turkey breast. Sear the turkey breast on all sides continually for a few minutes roughly 5 minutes.

Press cancel. Transfer the breast to a plate or a cutting board.

Next, add half cup chicken broth to the inner pot. Mix well and make sure nothing is stuck to the bottom of the pot. Also, add the Instant Pot’s wire rack.

Place the seared turkey on top.

At this time secure the lid on the pot and close the pressure-release valve. Select manual and cook at high pressure for 50 minutes. (in case of frozen turkey) or 30 minutes for thawed turkey breast. When cooking is complete, let the pressure release naturally. Carefully unlock and remove the lid from the instant pot. Transfer the breast to a cutting board, cover completely with aluminum foil and let it rest for 10 to 15 minutes before cutting into it.

If crispier skin is desired, place the cooked turkey breast on a baking pan or dish and set under the broiler for about 5 to 10 minutes. I typically, set my broiler to 440 degrees F and watch the turkey the whole time.

Gravy:

Do not discard the chicken broth with turkey dripping. Select saute on the Instant Pot and adjust to normal.

Add in flour and whisk well continually to remove any lumps.

Further add in half and half and sauté for about 2 minutes. Whisk continually.

Keep stirring to prevent it from sticking to the pot. Additionally, Season with salt and pepper as desired. I do not add more salt and pepper. Transfer to a gravy boat.

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Turkey Breast with Gravy – Instant Pot Turkey Breast Roast

This Turkey Breast with Gravy – Instant Pot Turkey Breast Roast is the answer to getting beautiful turkey meat without too much inconvenience.
Prep Time5 mins
Cook Time1 hr 20 mins
Course: Main Course
Cuisine: American
Keyword: Easy Turkey Breast, Frozen Turkey Breast, Instant Pot Easy Turkey, Instant Pot Frozen Turkey Breast, Instant Pot Thanksgiving Turkey, Instant Pot Turkey Breast, Instant Pot Turkey Breast Roast, Thanksgiving Turkey, Turkey Roast
Servings: 6
Author: Shilpa

Equipment

  • Instant Pot

Ingredients

Turkey

  • 2 tbsp oil of choice (divided)
  • 3 pounds Boneless turkey breast (either fresh or frozen butterball turkey breast)
  • 1/2 tbsp coriander seeds 
  • 1/2 tbsp  fennel seeds
  • 1 and 1/4 tbsp whole black peppercorns
  • 1 and 1/4 tsp salt
  • 2 tsp light brown sugar
  • 2 and 1/2 tbsp butter (unsalted)
  • 1 garlic head (minced)
  • 1/2 cup chicken broth

Gravy

  • 2 tbsp all-purpose flour
  • 1/2 cup half and half

Instructions

Prep

  • For frozen turkey breast, run warm water over the frozen turkey breast to thaw. Keep it in warm water for 5 minutes.
  • If you want to thaw it completely before cooking, generally, a totally frozen turkey breast will thaw in about 24 hours. Place the frozen turkey breast in the bottom of your fridge and let it thaw. Thawing will reduce the cooking time. You could also use fresh turkey breast.
  • Coarsely grind coriander seeds, fennel seeds, peppercorns, brown sugar and salt, in coffee grinder or spice grinder.
  • Also, Keep the butcher twine intact. It helps the turkey stay together. We will remove it after the turkey is cooked. Further, rub the turkey with 1 tablespoon oil. Furthermore, rub the turkey well with the spices. Finish with the minced garlic. 

Cook

  • Select sauté on the instant pot and adjust to high. Then add in 2.5 tbsp butter, 1 tbsp oil add the turkey breast.
  • Sear the turkey breast on all sides continually for a few minutes for about 5 minutes. Press cancel. Transfer the breast to a plate or a cutting board.
  • Add half cup chicken broth to the inner pot. Mix well and make sure nothing is stuck to the bottom of the pot.
  • Add the Instant Pot's wire rack, then place the turkey on top. At this time secure the lid on the pot and close the pressure-release valve. Select manual and cook at high pressure for 50 minutes. (in case of frozen turkey) or 30 minutes for turkey thawed for 24 hours, or fresh turkey breast.
  • When cooking is complete, let the pressure release naturally. Carefully unlock and remove the lid from the instant pot.
  • Transfer the breast to a cutting board, cover completely with aluminum foil and let it rest for 10 to 15 minutes before cutting into it. Remove the butchers twine before cutting into it.
  • If crispier skin is desired, place the cooked turkey breast on a baking pan or dish and set under the broiler for about 5 to 10 minutes. I typically, set my broiler to 440 degrees F and watched the turkey the whole time. Cut into it after broling.

Gravy

  • Do not discard the chicken broth with turkey dripping from the inner pot. Select saute on the instant pot with the chicken broth and turkey dripping in the inner pot. Adjust to normal. Add in flour and whisk well continually to remove any lumps.
  • Further add in half and half and sauté for about 2 to minutes. Keep whisking to prevent it from sticking to the pot.
  • Additionally, season with salt and pepper as desired. Transfer to a gravy boat.

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5 stars
The turkey was amazing! And that gravy was sooooo good. Nate was talking about all afternoon!

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Thank you so much Kellie. We appreciate you taking the time to leave us a positive feedback:))