I survived! Not only did I successfully use my Instant Pot for the first time, I did not blow any of the windows out of the house AND I kept all of my fingers! It’s time to celebrate with some seasoned chicken and rice!
I am stoked about my first successful pressure cooker recipe- and as usual, I jumped into the deep end feet first. Instead of starting with thawed chicken, I decided to go all in and use the frozen breasts that I had in the freezer – let’s open her up and see what she’ll do! I am so excited about this little gadget. Up until now, I have not been one of those moms who were obsessed with the Instant Pot – that may now change. It was SO SO easy to go from frozen and in the freezer chicken to cooked and ready to eat entrée in about 20 minutes – that includes prep and cook time.
3 to 4 large chicken breasts
3 cups Jambalaya Rice
3 cups water
2 tablespoons Paprika
1 tablespoon garlic
1 teaspoon salt
Place rice and water in the bottom of pot. Stir well. Add spices and stir again. Add chicken.
I set it to poultry and high pressure. Be sure your valve is set to sealing and not venting! The recommended time was 15 minutes, so away we went.
I let the pressure naturally release for 5 minutes and then manually released it. Either use a very thick kitchen towel or wooden spoon to turn the valve to venting. You don’t want your digits anywhere near that steam, so be very – very careful releasing the pressure on your pot.
That was a cinch! I can’t wait to try more miracle recipes with this magical kitchen gadget. I swear, this may be my kitchen unicorn. The chicken was moist and juicy, completely cooked, and the rice was fluffy and tender. This was the perfect first recipe to give me a little Instant confidence.
Serve with a salad and vegies of your choice to complete the meal. I also garnished with a little fresh parsley for color, but that is up to you. Cilantro or chives would also up the flavor profile if you were looking for a flavorful garnish with a little personality.
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