Adventures in Instant Potting

I’m very lucky to be married to a man that loves to cook.  However, he also travels a lot which means I get to venture into the kitchen a few weeks out of every month.  My repertoire includes lasagna, enchiladas, salad and Papa Murphys Pizza.  

Part of the problem is my work hours, the last thing I want to do is cook after a 15 hour day.  Since my hubby gets home a few hours before me it’s always easier for him to whip something up.  But when he’s gone, I spend a lot of time standing in front of the refrigerator trying to use the force to magically make food appear.  

Thus enters the Instant Pot.

A cooking marvel that is supposed to streamline my cooking habits and make chicken and rice appear in just 2 minutes flat! 

I survived cooking chicken in it earlier this week, so of course the natural progression is to take on Chicken Pot Pie.

Here is the recipe I used:

  • 2 lbs Chicken Breast, diced
  • 3 medium potatoes, sliced into chunks
  • 1lb mixed frozen veggies
  • 3 cups chicken stock

Put 1 cup of the chicken stock in your Instant Pot first, then dump the diced up chicken breast in.  Add the remaining chicken stock followed by potatoes and veggies.

  • 1 can cream of chicken
  • 1/2 cup water
  • 1.5 tsp Lawrys Seasoning
  • 1 tsp Herbs de Provence
  • 1/4 tsp black pepper

Mix this up and pour over the meat and veggies.

  • Raw bisquits of any variety, I used Gluten Free ones made from scratch using Bob’s Red Mill 1 to 1 flour
  • 1 tsp Lawrys
  • 1 tsp Herbs de Provence

Drop pieces of the bisquit mix over the top of the veggies until completely covered.  Sprinkle the seasonings on top.

Place the Instant Pot cover on, press manual and set for 4 minutes.  Wait for the timer to go off, press cancel and wait!  Let it naturally release the pressure and then enjoy! 

I had to say a silent prayer when I pressed start and made sure to let my husband know that I had the pizza place on speed dial in case it was a bust.  Thankfully this Instant Pot seems full proof so far and it turned out quite tasty!  There is definitely enough for leftovers so I’m anxious to heat some up at the office tomorrow and see how it tastes on day 2.  

Next up on the Instant Pot adventure list, shrimp and rice!  Hold on to your hats everyone, I’m going to be a chef in no time!


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