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When it comes to family friendly dinners, here recently I have been turning to my Instant Pot. I use it for basically everything – meat, poultry, soups and stews, rice, even oatmeal – and it cooks it all in no time at all. This summer I am trying my best to spend as little time in the kitchen as possible and instead creating as many memories as I can with with Big D and Little D, and the Instant Pot is helping me do this.
Family Friendly Instant Pot Meals
1- My go to on super busy nights, Shredded Chicken can be used in so many different dishes. Eat it plain, make enchiladas or put it in tacos. The possibilities are endless.
2- Corned Beef & Cabbage is a tender and juicy meal that will have everyone asking for seconds and maybe thirds.
3- Don’t count on leftovers when you make Pizza Pasta. My kids lick the plate clean.
5- Teriyaki Turkey Meatballs are perfect when you want a fast, family-friendly meal in a jiffy.
6- If you want an affordable dinner, that everyone will gobble up, then try making Beef Stew. Stew meat is always on sale.
7- My kids love anything smothered in gravy, so this Chicken & Gravy recipe is sure to be a hit.
8- Dinner can be super delicious and on the table in under 30 minutes with Turkey & Sweet Potato Chili.
9- No one will notice the hidden veggies in Beef With Rigatoni.
10- Pair this Creamy Tomato Soup with a grilled cheese for a quick and easy dinner any day of the week.
11- If you have cheese lovers, then you must try this Cheesy Chicken Pasta dish. It’s ready in under 30 minutes.
12- This Macaroni & Cheese recipe calls for just four ingredients and takes less than 10 minutes. Wow!
13- Ginger Garlic Drumsticks are cooked in a sweet and sour sauce that makes them fall apart tender.
14- You can use bone in or bone out pork chops to make this 30 minute Mushroom Pork Chop dish.
15- Not a mushroom fan? Then try these BBQ Pork Chops instead.
16- Chicken & Rice is a delicious and simple supper that is great on hot or chilly nights.
17- Spaghetti is one of our favorite meals and done in just 15 minutes including prep time.
18- You can have fork-tender Barbecue Pork Ribs with homemade sauce on the table in under 1 hour with your pressure cooker.
19- This easy Vegetable Soup is hearty and delicious. Great for a meatless Monday option.
20- You can use skin on chicken thighs for major flavor in this Chicken Noodle Soup recipe.
21- Orange Chicken is healthier than takeout and so very easy to make.
22- These Turkey Meatballs are cooked in a savory, umami gravy inspired by teriyaki sauce. Kids won’t know the difference.
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Corey, Darryl, Big D & Little D
- 1.5-2 lbs boneless chicken breasts
- ½ teaspoon salt
- ½ teaspoon garlic salt
- ⅛ teaspoon pepper
- ½ cup chicken broth
- Place chicken in your Instant Pot
- Season both sides of chicken with garlic salt and pepper.
- Pour in chicken broth.
- Seal Instant Pot, making sure your valve is set to sealing. Press poultry button. Once done, wait for Instant Pot to depressurize on it's own, known as natural release.
- NOTE: If you are wanting to use the "quick release" method, I suggest adding 5 extra minutes to the Instant Pot cooking timer. If you do this, once timer goes off, you can switch your valve to "venting" which will cause a faster release.
- Place chicken on a cutting board and shred with 2 forks, OR slice chicken breast.