For Christmas this year I bought myself an Instant Pot pressure cooker and let me tell you- I am in LOVE with it! Seriously this little machine is a major GAME CHANGER! I love my crock pot but a lot of times I am out and about in the middle of the day, the time when I am supposed to put food into the crock pot and so it just doesn’t happen. Well this little machine does recipes in less than an hour and they are as easy as the crock pot meals! The thing that I am MOST excited about with this pressure cooker is being able to cook FROZEN chicken in less than 30 minutes (that is start to finish!) because I SUCK at reminding to thaw out chicken and/or buying raw chicken. I have so many recipes that call for cooked chicken and I love them but I don’t so much make them, because I just plan forget to get the chicken ready, so the Instant Pot frozen chicken is the best. This is how I will use the Instant Pot most often.
Here is a quick video to show how I used it to make the chicken chow mein.
Chicken Chow Mein
- 3-4 chicken breast frozen or raw
- 3 cups chicken broth or 3 cups of water and 3-4 chicken bullion cubes
- 1/2 cup oil
- 2 cups celery diced
- 1/2 cup onion diced
- 1 can bean sprouts drained
- 1 can water chestnuts drained
- 1/4 cup soy sauce
Cook chicken in Instant Pot. Frozen chicken cook for 15 minutes, raw for 12 minutes. Add 1/2 cup of water to pot before sealing.
Add oil to large pan and add cooked chicken. Add salt and pepper and heat for 2-3 minutes.
Add chicken broth, onions and celery and heat until boiling. Cover and shimmer for 10 minutes.
Uncover and then add bean sprouts, water chestnuts and soy sauce. Cook until vegetables are tender.