Instant Pot Green beans!!
Instant Pot Green beans!!
We love eating this Strawberry Chicken Salad all summer long! A little crusty bread is all you need for a complete, refreshing meal!
If you are anything like us, you have been filling these “last days of summer” with as much sun and fun as you possibly can. Or perhaps you are amoung the many who have already started school and all sorts of busy activities. Either way, You should add this refreshing salad to your regular menu, especially while the days are still so warm!
Probably the easiest recipe to share with you. I make this Instant Pot Iced Tea about once a week, especially in the summer. The whole family loves it!
Here’s what I do:
5 bags – we like just plain old black tea.. usually grab the Organic Black Tea at walmart!
A whole lot of water
Sweetener of choice – or two 🙂
Fill up your instant pot with cold or room temperature filtered water. I usually fill up to the Max line. Plop those tea bags in (removing the paper tags)
Close lid and seal. Set to 3 minutes.
Once the 3 minutes are up, Manually Release the Pressure.
Fish out the tea bags. Here’s a time saving tip: Tie the tea bags all together and then they are easier to spoon out of the tea.
I let it just set there for awhile to cool a bit.
Now you can sweeten it. If you sweeten it while it is still a bit warm the sugar will dissolve really easily.
I usually take half of it out and then put regular sugar in Mr. Love’s half and our Sugar free natural Sweetener in the other half.
I found these super cute glass jars at Walmart for 3 whole bucks 🙂 and they fit perfectly in the fridge!
Are you ready? We are going to make Sugar Free Cheesecake, in our Instant Pot! Oh yeah!
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This cheesecake is so creamy and even Mr. Love said he wouldn’t have known it was sugar-free if I hadn’t told him! 🙂
And this guy LOVES it too… we may or may not have had this for breakfast a couple times this week 🙂
For this recipe you’ll need:
want a crust for your Instant Pot cheesecake that doesn’t need an oven? During the summer we try really hard to NEVER turn on the oven.. and that’s where this No Bake Pecan Crust shines!
This is the blend of sweeteners I mix together for recipes! Enjoy
One of my favorite oven dinners is Creamy Chicken, Rice and Broccoli.
So, I set out to convert it to the IP. The Result was an amazing dinner done under 30 minutes (and that’s with frozen chicken)
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I used my 8 qrt DUO, and started out with 1 cup of water in the bottom of the pot, and then the trivet. ( I just happen to like chicken when it isn’t sitting in the liquid, but either way works.)
This particular day I used Bone-in chicken thighs. But you can use Chicken Breast too. And if you want to save yourself a step, just buy boneless.
Then I added a second trivet on top of the chicken. and the bowl of rice. If you don’t have a second trivet you can put the bowl directly on top of the chicken.
In the bowl I put 1 cup of Uncle Ben’s brown rice. and 1 1/2 cups of chicken broth, Plus a slab of butter. Then placed the bowl on top of everything. This method is called Pot in Pot cooking ( or PIP)
Set the lid, and make sure valve is set to seal. Then select Manual (or pressure cook) button and adjust to 23 minutes.
Make sure it is on high pressure.
The Pot came up to pressure surprisingly quick. And then when the 23 minutes was done, I let it naturally pressure release (NPR) for 5-10 minutes. While I waited, I cheated a little bit and steamed my broccoli in the microwave. I could have waited and removed the chicken and rice and stuck the broccoli in the IP (If you want to do this, just select 0 minutes on the manual setting)
After releasing the remaining pressure, I set the bowl of rice aside. and took out the chicken. reserved the liquid for anything I need chicken broth for this week, and took the chicken off the bones.
I dumped in two cans of Cream of Mushroom soup and a splash of milk and dumped everything back in the pot to stir.
A sprinkle of pepper and paprika and dinner is done! (You don’t need salt if you are using the canned cream of mushroom soup)
I really love brown rice cooked like this in IP. It comes out fluffy and soft every time!