Instant Pot Turkey Crown

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Instant Pot Turkey Crown (or Pressure Cooker Turkey Breast) is on the menu today in the Milner household. A delicious yummy turkey crown that is perfectly moist, full of flavour and just asking to put on your roast dinner menu.

Instant Pot Turkey Crown (Pressure Cooker Turkey Breast)

Can you believe it is turkey season already? That Thanksgiving is nearly upon us and before we know it that we will be enjoying Christmas?

Me neither.

This year has gone so fast for us.

We had the most amazing summer road trip, we lost a few pounds, gained a few back and overall have had a great year.

Instant Pot Turkey Crown (Pressure Cooker Turkey Breast)

When we got back from our summer road trip (we travelled between June, July & August), we realised that we had photo’d and taken notes of lots of amazing recipes, but had yet to type them up and turn them into the finished Instant Pot Recipes that you all see on here.

We must have had a backlog of about 25 recipes, just sat there waiting to be published.

One of those 25 was our Instant Pot Turkey Crown and looking back at the date, its hard to believe that we have been sat on this recipe since May and not yet written it up.

Instant Pot Turkey Crown (Pressure Cooker Turkey Breast)

You see like many people we bulk buy turkeys on clearance when Christmas is done with. This turkey crown recipe was part of our very last turkey. Dominic chopped it up and I cooked it in the Instant Pot.

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Instant Pot Turkey Crown

Instant Pot Turkey Crown (Pressure Cooker Turkey Breast)

I’m all about cooking in one single pot so you can see why the Instant Pot Pressure Cooker appeals to me so much.

In my Instant Pot Turkey Crown recipe, we crisp up the turkey crown skin first, create our marinade for the turkey crown and then cook our vegetables under the turkey.

It saves on a lot of washing up and then you can use your air fryer to make some roast potatoes to go with it.

What Is A Turkey Crown?

Instant Pot Turkey Crown (Pressure Cooker Turkey Breast)

A turkey crown or a bone in turkey breast as they are probably known to Americans is a turkey with just its carcass and the breasts. The turkey legs and often the wings too have already been removed.

The advantage of a turkey crown over a whole turkey is that you are getting just pure meat and not wasting any turkey.

A turkey crown is much quicker to cook thanks to it been a lot smaller.

There are no complaints from family members that don’t want the brown turkey meat.

Turkey crowns are often a lot more expensive than a whole turkey, but it’s a case of that you’re getting what you pay for.

Because a turkey crown is smaller than a whole turkey, they are perfect for smaller families. Plus, they fit into kitchen gadgets like slow cookers and pressure cookers perfectly.

Instant Pot Turkey Crown (Pressure Cooker Turkey Breast)

Delicious turkey crown cooked in the Instant Pot Pressure Cooker. A simple way to achieve the perfect moist and NOT dry turkey.
Prep Time5 mins
Cook Time50 mins
Total Time55 mins
Course: Main Course
Cuisine: Instant Pot
Servings: 8
Calories: 79kcal



  • Place garlic, lemon juice, olive oil in the Instant Pot and place it on the sauté setting. Wait until the Instant Pot starts to sizzle from the olive oil.
  • Using tongs rub the top and sides of the turkey crown skin in the sizzling olive oil, until it starts to get some colour on it.
  • Remove the turkey and put it to one side.
  • Peel and dice the carrots and onion. Add them to the bottom of the Instant Pot with the olive oil that is still there. Also add chicken stock. Add the seasonings.
  • Mix well.
  • Turn off sauté and place the turkey crown back in the Instant Pot.
  • Place the lid on the Instant Pot, set the valve to sealing and cook for 45 minutes on manual pressure.
  • Manually release pressure, take the turkey crown out of the Instant Pot and allow it to rest for 20 minutes prior to serving.


Our turkey crown weighed 2 kilos which is approximately 4.4lbs. A similar size would be good as it must fit in your Instant Pot (or other pressure cooker). I used ¼ of the carrot mixture from the bottom of the Instant Pot and blended it until smooth.
It made an amazing turkey gravy to serve the turkey crown with. Because the turkey crown is rather large it took 15 minutes for the Instant Pot to go to pressure and start counting down. We recommend this brand for a good quality stock for your turkey.


Calories: 79kcal | Carbohydrates: 5g | Protein: 1g | Fat: 5g | Saturated Fat: 0g | Cholesterol: 1mg | Sodium: 79mg | Potassium: 139mg | Fiber: 0g | Sugar: 2g | Vitamin A: 3820IU | Vitamin C: 3.2mg | Calcium: 14mg | Iron: 0.3mg
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4 thoughts on “Instant Pot Turkey Crown”

  1. Question. I have never come across a turkey crown, so would that be a special order/request from mkt. or butcher? Now would just a turkey breast done the same way work the same? Thank you. & Merry Xmas & Happy New Year..

    • Hi Nydia,

      A turkey crown is what Europeans call bone in turkey breast. So just ask your butchers for a turkey breast with bone in if they can do it but if not normal turkey breast with no bones should be fine 🙂

      Merry Christmas and a happy new year to you!


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