Instant Pot: Chicken a’la Anything

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.

2 thoughts on “Instant Pot: Chicken a’la Anything”

  1. You sound like Judy Laquidara (….she uses hers all the time for fab put-together creations!!!! I’m watching out for one…..on sale per chance!
    So wonderful to read about your recent forays into the kitchen and sewing/quilting, etc, and your path to feeling better is moving in the correct direction! Sending prayers.
    I understand that you are scheduled to come my direction in early October (“Festival of Quilts” in Spring Grove,MN). With the way the days are passing, this will come quickly (I hope not… falls away in chunks enough!!!!). I do FMQ demos both Friday & Saturday on my Juki TL2010Q…….GREAT venue with visitors that are so very interested in the art!!!!! Sending hugs…….from Houston,MN

  2. After your first post on the instant Pot. I went to Amazon and got one. you mentioned about wanting to make yogurt. My husband has perfected it and we have the best yogurt ever now. It is really easy. We started by getting a starter, no so good. We then went to our local Trader Joe’s and bought their own brand of 16oz Greek plain yogurt to use as a starter. When mixing the starter with the milk we use 1 cup starter to two cups boiled cooled milk. Mix gently leaving lumps, in other words don’t mix it up a lot, and then mix back in to rest of gallon of milk very gently. Then cover with cloth and set yogurt button and plus to about 12 to 15 hours. We bought a yogurt strainer and strain for 2-3 hours and then put in quart jars. Yogurt will be smooth, creamy and thick! Absolutely wonderful without any sweetener but we do add fruit. Thanks so much for recommending the pot. I am using it for lot of things. Will try your latest dinner.

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