Ninja Foodi Turkey Breast

Total Time

Prep: 25 min. Pressure-Cook: 15 min. + releasing Air-Fry: 15 min.


6 servings

Updated: Jun. 27, 2023
This Ninja Foodi turkey breast recipe makes some of the most succulent turkey I've ever eaten. High in lean protein, it’s a smart entree for a special occasion. —Jessica Kunz, Springfield, Illinois
Ninja Foodi Turkey Breast Recipe photo by Taste of Home


  • 3 thick-sliced bacon strips
  • 5 garlic cloves, minced
  • 1 tablespoon chopped fresh sage
  • 1-1/2 teaspoons chopped fresh rosemary
  • 1 teaspoon chopped fresh oregano
  • 1 teaspoon chopped fresh thyme
  • 3 tablespoons unsalted butter, softened
  • 1 teaspoon kosher salt, divided
  • 1 teaspoon freshly ground pepper, divided
  • 1 bone-in turkey breast (3-1/2 to 4 pounds)
  • 1 cup chicken broth
  • 1 tablespoon cornstarch
  • 1 tablespoon cold water


  1. Press saute function on a large multi-cooker; select pork setting. Press timer; set to 5 min. Start. Cook bacon until crisp; press cancel. Transfer to paper towels to drain, reserving 1 tablespoon of rendered bacon fat. Finely chop cooled bacon; transfer to a small bowl. Add garlic, sage, rosemary, oregano, thyme, butter, 1/2 teaspoon salt and 1/2 teaspoon pepper. Mix thoroughly to form a paste.
  2. Using your fingertips, gently loosen turkey breast skin. Spread paste under skin. Season outside of turkey breast with remaining 1/2 teaspoon salt and 1/2 teaspoon pepper. Brush turkey all over with reserved bacon fat.
  3. Pour broth into inner pot. Place turkey on wire rack with handles; use handles to lower into inner pot. Lock pressure lid. Select pressure function; set to poultry setting. Press timer; set to 15 minutes. Start.
  4. Let pressure release naturally for 10 minutes; quick-release any remaining pressure. Cover with air frying lid. Press air fry function; select poultry setting. Press timer; set to 15 minutes. Start. Cook until a thermometer inserted in turkey breast reads at least 170°.
  5. Remove turkey from pressure cooker; tent with foil. Let stand 10 minutes before slicing. Meanwhile, skim fat from the cooking juices. Press saute function; select poultry setting. Press timer; set to 10 minutes. Start.
  6. Bring the cooking juices to a boil. In a small bowl, mix cornstarch and water until smooth; stir into cooking juices. Return to a boil, stirring constantly; cook and stir until thickened, 1-2 minutes. Serve with turkey.

Nutrition Facts

1 serving: 536 calories, 31g fat (12g saturated fat), 172mg cholesterol, 744mg sodium, 3g carbohydrate (0 sugars, 0 fiber), 58g protein.