One of my goals when I was off on medical leave was to play with my Instant Pot 7-in-1 Programmable Pressure Cooker. I got it shortly after Christmas and use it all the time but the things I use it for aren’t really recipes. I use it all the time for baked sweet potatoes (totally awesome) and baked potatoes. In only takes a short bit for them and they are so good. I use it for dried bean recipes too. I don’t often cook a complete meal in it though.
Today I just played and made up a recipe that turned out really good.
I’m calling it Chicken a’la Everything. The reason why…I can see us eating this multiple different ways. I can see Hubby wrapping it all up in a tortilla shell….I can see me eating it more like a hotdish and I can see my boys wanting some biscuits with it. It very versatile.
Here’s what I did….
I started out with dried black beans. If you prefer, you can skip this step and purchase a can.
I put one cup of black beans in the pot along with plenty of water to cover them. I pushed the bean setting, lowered it to 20 minutes and let it go.
Once the beans were done I released pressure and drained them. The beans weren’t done but that was okay.
To the pot I added:
the black beans
3/4 cup rice dry-I used Jasmine rice
3/4 cup water
1 can of creamed corn
1 can of okra
1 can of rotel
1 pint jar of whole tomatoes crushed liquid included
2 Tablespoons of chicken bouillon
1 teaspoon of oregano
1/4 teaspoon of pepper
1/2 teaspoon of salt
5 chicken breasts
I cooked that on the meat setting.
Once done I released pressure. I scooped some into a bowl then sprinkled it with shredded cheese and a dollop of sour cream. The flavors really soak into the chicken breasts. I am sure more chicken breasts could be added to accommodate more guests.
Hubby shredded his chicken and put the mix in a tortilla shell….I ate mine as is. I’m sure including biscuits would be a hit too.
Happily it’s versatile and happily there are left overs.
I’ve loved my Instant Pot 7-in-1 Programmable Pressure Cooker. I’m so happy I took the plunge and purchased one.