We had a Thanksgiving potluck at work yesterday, and I brought the turkey. I made it that morning in my Instant Pot and it turned out amazingly good-- super juicy and the seasoning went all the way into the meat! I know there are a bunch of folks here who use IP's, so you might want to try it out.
Thank you! I was just thinking about this lol.
Ohhh this is very timely! I was going to get ham and turkey at the HoneyBaked store but I got inspired to make my own turkey. I was going to make an entire turkey, truss it up, take out the giblets, rub butter under the skin, etc...but this sounds INFINITELY easier. I will go look for a turkey breast. Did it have a bone or not? (I cannot believe I am braving the grocery store the day before Thanksgiving. Pray for me. But we are not making Thanksgiving until Saturday (going to friends tomorrow) so I have time to thaw this little sucker.)
Also, 10-12 minutes per pound? So it's legit in the instant pot for like 50+ minutes? I have never cooked anything that long!
I used a bone-in breast, mine was about 5lb. So it was in the IP for well over an hour, including the slow release and the time to get up to pressure. I was a little nervous since I never leave anything in there that long, but it definitely needed all that time so that it would be cooked all the way through.
Yay for easy turkey!
I used my IP to cook turkey thighs and a half breast that I then pulled off the bone to add to the dressing I make. I used the trivet, and flavored the meat and the cooking broth heavily with the usual herbs and spices. The resulting broth after it was done cooking was probably the best thing I've made in the Instant Pot.
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While I don't own an IP, your post got me thinking and I did mine in the crock-pot. It was super easy and I pulled it out a tad early to pop in the oven to brown up the top! It turned out great! Thanks for the idea!
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