Instant Pot and Chicken: A Match Made in Heaven
There are hundreds of different recipes for cooking chicken. It’s such a versatile meat and one that can be cooked in so many different ways and with so many different dishes from soup and pasta to a delicious Sunday roast. You could be barbecuing chicken legs during the summer, and then making tasty chicken fillets in the winter. It’s a meat that can be consumed anytime of the year, hot or cold.
Chicken can be boiled, roasted, grilled, fried, barbequed or baked. With so many different ways to cook it, there are so many wonderful recipes that you can try out.
If you are lucky enough to have an Instant Pot at home, then you are going to be able to whip up a whole range of unique and tasty recipes in no time at all. One major benefit that the Instant Pot has over other types of cooking pot, or method of cooking, is the amount of time that it takes. Instant Pots cook quickly and thoroughly.
They are a combination of different cooking pots all merged into one, and are a great piece of equipment to have at home in your kitchen. They will also save you energy, and cut down on the amount of washing up you’ll have to do.
With your Instant Pot, there are loads of delicious recipes that you can try out, and in this article, you’ll find some of the more popular ones, which will give you the chance to prepare a wonderful meal for your family or dinner guests.
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Creamy Chicken and Mushrooms
There’s something about chicken and mushrooms that get the taste buds tingling. They are such a great combination, and when topped with a creamy sauce, become almost a work of art. The time to prepare and cook this meal is around 30 minutes, which is very quick.
This recipe works best with skinless and boneless chicken breasts, though you can also use chicken thigh if you prefer. The meat is lightly cooked and brown and crispy on top, while staying soft and moist inside. You can top off the chicken with the mushroom cream, and then serve with some potatoes or green vegetables, which go perfectly with the chicken.
For the sauce you can also add in any additional vegetables and seasoning that you enjoy. Garlic goes great with this dish, so if you can add a clove of garlic, you’ll be giving it a real kick. This is a perfect meal for the family or a weekend lunch, and it is an easy and quick one to prepare.
Chicken Tikka Masala
Chicken Tikka Masala is a chicken dish that is loved the world over, and one that is very easy to prepare and ideal for cooking during the week after work. You can also put any leftovers in the fridge and have them again the following day.
The dish is packed full of goodness and flavor, and is a great choice for dinner during the cold winter months, where it can really warm you up. The best chicken for this is boneless and skinless thighs or breast. You can use any type of yogurt for this dish, but if you want something really tasty, try and find a tub of Greek yogurt. Nothing can beat that for a tikka masala.
You’ll add the spices and seasoning that you prefer, but the main one you need for this dish is garam masala, which is a very common spice for Indian food and can be found in most supermarkets or food stores. The amount of spice you add will depend on how hot you like your curries. It’s quick, simple and extremely tasty, and something that the whole family will enjoy at the dinner table.
These are an all time favourite with families all over the world. The only problem was that they were a little messy and time consuming to cook, especially if you were grilling them in the oven or on your BBQ. However, if you have an Instant Pot then these are a doddle to prepare and cook and you won’t need more than 30 minutes to have them ready and served.
The great thing with chicken wings is the variety of dips that you can serve them with. You can also add a range of different seasoning onto the chicken, giving it a spicy or tangy taste. The Instant Pot cooks the chicken wings and locks in all the flavors and aromas from the herbs and spice, with the meat staying very soft and juicy, and not all dried out as can be the case with other methods of cooking.
If you are planning a gathering during the spring or summer, and want to avoid having to fire up the barbeque, then chicken wings in your Instant Pot is the best recipe you can try.
Chicken and Broccoli Stir Fry
Chicken is a meat that can be accompanied with a range of different vegetables. One of the most popular, healthy and easy to prepare is broccoli. Packed full of vitamins and minerals, broccoli is a great vegetable to eat with your meals, and it goes perfectly with chicken.
Creating a stir fry dish of chicken and broccoli with your Instant Pot is extremely easy, and you can also add in any other vegetables that you enjoy. It’s a dish made famous at Chinese takeaways, and now is something you can prepare at home in under 30 minutes.
Your chicken should be diced into chunky pieces that can fit easily on a fork. Any larger, and they can be a little too much for people to chew, while too small, and you lose the flavors that are locked into the chicken while it's cooking. This dish can be served with rice, noodles or even quinoa if you enjoy it.
With an Instant Pot, there is a whole world of chicken recipes that you can try and experiment with. The great thing with chicken is that it's an easy meat to cook and season, and with the Instant Pot, it’s so much quicker to cook when compared to an alternative method. Why not try one of the suggestions mentioned in this article and see how they come out. Your family are bound to love them.