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Let's Make Instant Pot Turkey Tenderloin
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Make super juicy and delicious turkey breast tenderloin in the Instant Pot! Ready in just 20 minutes with an optional gravy. Easiest enough for a weeknight and special enough for a holiday.
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  • 2 lbs turkey breast tenderloins (1.5-2lbs total)
  • 1 tbsp butter
  • 1 tbsp olive oil
  • 1 tsp garlic powder
  • 1 tsp onion powder
  • 1/2 tsp smoked paprika
  • 1/4 tsp dried thyme
  • 1/4 tsp dried sage (optional)
  • Salt and pepper
  • 1 cup chicken broth
  • 1 onion, quartered
  • 1 carrots, chopped
  • 1 stalk celery, chopped
  • 2 tbsp cornstarch
  • 2 tbsp cold water
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Step 1 Mix together the garlic powder, onion powder, paprika, dried thyme, salt, and pepper.
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Step 2 Use a paper towel to pat dry the turkey tenderloins. Then coat the turkey on all sides with the spice mixture.
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Step 3 Turn the Instant Pot on “Saute” mode. Add the butter and olive oil. Once melted and hot, add the turkey tenderloins and sear for 1-2 minutes per side until golden brown. Remove and set aside.
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Step 4 Add the onion, carrot, and celery to the bottom of the slow cooker. Pour in the chicken broth. Place the turkey tenderloins on top. Close the Instant Pot and cook on high pressure for 8 minutes. Let naturally release for 10 minutes.
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Step 5 Remove the turkey tenderloin from the Instant Pot and let rest. Cover it loosely with foil to keep warm. Discard the carrot, celery, and onion.
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Step 6 To make gravy: Turn the Instant Pot back to Saute mode. In a cup, combine the cornstarch and cold water. Use a whisk to stir the cornstarch mixture into the chicken broth. Whisk until smooth and continue to cook until the gravy is thick and bubbling., Season with salt and pepper as needed. Slice the tenderloin and drizzle with gravy to serve.
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