Instant pot for lunch? Yes! I can make chicken (from the freezer) in minutes and tada delicious lunch is happening for this momma!!
Everyone knows by now how much I love the instant pot.
I really enjoy using the instant pot to help me stay on track at lunch time!
An easy way to make sure I get my protein in the middle of the day is by cooking chicken.
cooking in the Instant pot means you don’t have to thaw it!!!!!!
So, usually I just throw one frozen boneless chicken breast or boneless thigh in the pot and season it however I’m feeling that day.
My current Favorite seasonings are:
Cumin, chili powder, onion powder, and cyan pepper – if I want to make a something like a taco salad or just a little black beans.
Garlic, salt, pepper is my go to when I just want to have some veggies or a salad.
Celery Salt, olive oil and pepper is yummy too!
Really the options are endless
Cooking this in the instant pot couldn’t be easier! I just grab some chicken out of the freezer and throw it in! I like to use the metal trivet that came with my pot. I feel like the chicken is a better texture when it isn’t sitting in the water/juices. Also with just a little bit of chicken like this, I find it doesn’t need that much liquid to pressure cook. Chicken produces quite a bit of it’s of its own juices (yum chicken broth) and less water makes it come to pressure faster!! So I only put about 1/2 a cup into the bottom of the pot.
I set the pot for 15 minutes (high pressure) and make sure it is set to seal. And that’s all I have to do!!!!
Usually I set this and then start the boys lunches! By the time I’ve got them sitting and eating, my lunch is done and I get to eat too!!! yay!
Last week I had sweet potatoes! So, I seasoned my chicken as usual and threw the sweet potato in the pot along with it. I set it to the usual 15 minutes and it was seriously perfect!!!
Happy Instant Pot-ing to you all!
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