This delicious turkey breast makes a spectacularly delicious main course. If you’re a fan of electric pressure cookers, you’ll enjoy this recipe, and if you’re more of an oven-pro, we’ve got you covered there, too.

Savory Seasoned Turkey Breast

Turkey Breast | Chef Alli's Farm Fresh Kitchen

Ingredients

  • 1 turkey breast, 5-6 lbs., thawed well
  • 1 cup broth

Seasoning Blend

  • 2 tsp. seasoned salt
  • 2 tsp. granulated garlic
  • 2 tsp. paprika (sometimes I sub 1 tsp. smoked paprika)
  • 2 tsp. Italian seasoning
  • 1/2 tsp. red pepper flakes
  • 2 tsp. black pepper

Combine everything well in a small bowl; reserve.

Brine for a Turkey Breast

  • 3/4 cup kosher salt
  • 1/3 cup packed dark brown sugar
  • 2 quarts water, divided use
  • 6 cloves garlic, smashed (no need to remove skins – just toss into brine as-is after crushing)
  • 1 Tbs. black peppercorns
  • 2 bay leaves
  • 3-4 sprigs fresh thyme or rosemary, rolled with rolling pin to release essence/oils
  • 1 orange, cut in half
  • 1 lemon, cut in half

Dissolve the salt and sugar in one quart of hot water; add garlic, peppercorns, herbs, and brown sugar;  stir to blend well.  Cool the solution with remaining quart of cold water; add oranges and lemons.
**If brining a full-size trukey instead of just a turkey breast, this bribe recipe can be doubled or tripled.

Directions

Unpackage and rinse turkey breast with cool water; place into a two-gallon heavy-duty Ziploc bag that is placed into a very large bowl or container.
Pour the prepared brine mixture over the breast into the bag; use a heavy-duty rubber band to close bag tightly, pulling the bag up as tightly as needed to hold brine around breast. Place turkey breast with brining solution into refrigeration for 8-12 hours. (Exact brining times will vary. Start with eight hours and make changes per your taste.)

Electric Pressure Cooker Method

Place one cup broth into bottom of Electric Pressure Cooker (EPC) pot; add trivet.
Remove breast from brine and pat dry with paper towels. Rub turkey breast liberally with 1-2 Tbs. canola oil; using your finger tips, rub prepared seasoning all over oiled turkey breast.
Place seasoned breast on top of trivet in EPC pot; lock EPC lid into place and choose High Pressure setting for 40-45 minutes.
When timer sounds, perform a natural pressure release. When all pressure is removed, unlock EPC lid and temp breast using an instant-read meat thermometer inserted into center of breast. The temperature should register 160-165 degrees F.
If turkey breast isn’t fully cooked, lock EPC lid into place again and set for 3-5 minutes on High Pressure setting. When timer sounds, release pressure from EPC and check internal temperature of breast again, making sure it is 160-165 degrees F. at the center.
If you’d like to crisp up the skin of the turkey breast you’ve cooked in the EPC, simply place breast into a shallow roasting pan. Lightly brush breast with a bit of oil or melted butter. Place roasting pan beneath a preheated broiler for a few minutes until breast is a dark golden brown, keeping a close eye on it . Slice breast as desired and serve.

Oven Method

Preheat oven to 500 degrees F.  Place prepared turkey breast into a greased roasting pan. Roast, uncovered, in preheated oven on center rack for 25-30 minutes, or until very nicely browned.
Remove turkey breast from oven and cover with foil.  Reduce heat to 375 degrees F.  and continue to roast covered turkey breast for an additional 30-60 minutes, just until an instant-read meat thermometer inserted into center of the breast registers 160 degrees F. and turkey juices run clear.
Remove turkey breast from oven and let rest, covered with foil for 20 minutes before carving.