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Instant Pot Turkey Breast

This healthy Instant Pot Turkey Breast recipe will save you tons of time in the kitchen on Thanksgiving! Learn how to serve some tasty, low-carb turkey to your family with less money and effort than ever. Naturally gluten-free, keto,low carb, dairy-free, paleo and Whole30 compliant.

Course Dinner
Cuisine American
Keyword easy turkey recipes, how to cook a thanksgiving turkey, how to cook a turkey breast, instant pot meat recipes, instant pot turkey breast, thanksgiving turkey, turkey breast recipe
Prep Time 15 minutes
Cook Time 35 minutes
Total Time 50 minutes
Servings 6 servings
Calories 144 kcal
Author Kelly


  • 1 medium carrot cut into thirds
  • 1 medium onion cut into wedges
  • 2 celery ribs cut into thirds
  • 1/2 lemon sliced
  • 1 1/2 cups chicken broth
  • 2 tbsp softened butter flavored coconut oil can sub with avocado oil, olive oil, ghee or butter if not dairy-free
  • 1 tsp fine sea salt
  • 1/2 tsp black pepper
  • 1/3 tsp dried rosemary
  • 1/3 tsp dried oregano
  • 1/3 tsp dried thyme
  • 1/3 tsp dried sage
  • 1 bone-in, skin-on turkey breast 6-7 lbs, patted dry, gravy packet removed if included


  1. Place the carrots, onions, celery, sliced lemons and broth in an 8-quart Instant Pot.

  2. In a small bowl, use a fork to combine the coconut oil, salt, pepper and seasonings and brush or rub on the turkey breast.

  3. Place the trivet on top of the vegetables and arrange the turkey breast on top, breast side up.

  4. Lock the lid and push the steam valve to the sealing position. Then, press the High Pressure or Manual button and set the time for 36 minutes.

  5. Allow the turkey to naturally release for 10 minutes, then release the rest of the pressure by pushing the steam valve to venting.

  6. Carefully open the lid and allow to cool for 3 minutes before carefully transferring the turkey to a large baking sheet. 

  7. Broil the turkey for about 5 minutes, or until golden, watching closely that the skin does not burn.

  8. Slice and serve with roasted vegetables and cauliflower mash.

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Nutrition Facts
Instant Pot Turkey Breast
Amount Per Serving (1 serving)
Calories 144 Calories from Fat 45
% Daily Value*
Fat 5g8%
Carbohydrates 3g1%
Fiber 1g4%
Sugar 1g1%
Protein 22g44%
* Nutrition facts are provided as a courtesy using the WPRM recipe calculator. It is best to make your own calculations to ensure accuracy. We expressly disclaim any and all liability of any kind with respect to any act or omission wholly or in part in reliance on anything contained in this website. Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.