Easy Instant Pot Recipes

What is an Instant Pot?

Have you heard of the Instant Pot? Or, maybe you have seen some of the easy Instant Pot recipes online. Likewise, perhaps you have one and aren’t sure what to do with it. We can help.

It is the latest all-in-one appliance. But, what is all the noise about? Can one appliance really make a difference in my life? Ultimately, the Instant Pot is a multi-programmable cooker. It has so many options to choose from! Firstly, a few of the features include:

  • Pressure Cooker
  • Slow Cooker
  • Saute Pan
  • Rice Cooker
  • Steamer
  • Yogurt Maker
  • Cake Maker
  • Warmer

Secondly, this device uses about 70% less energy. Additionally, it speeds up cooking time. Lastly, the Instant Pot has a ton of health benefits. Such as retaining essential nutrients. What more could you ask for? Don’t worry; we have more information for you. Moreover, if you already have an Instant Pot, keep reading. We have a collection of easy instant pot recipes for you in store.

Easy Chicken Recipes

If you are like many, cooking chicken is a daunting task. If you cook it too long, it is dry. However, if you don’t cook it long enough, you risk contamination. So, where’s the happy medium? Our first tip is to purchase high-quality protein. Often, meat bought at the grocers has been injected with water. Therefore, you end up with a dry chicken regardless of cooking

Nonetheless, the cooking method is a significant factor. But, In comes the Instant Pot to save the day. Instant pot chicken will be your new favorite! From fresh or frozen, chicken breasts cook in only 10-15 minutes.

For many families, time is a factor. The intention is to have a home-cooked meal, every single day. But, in reality, it isn’t always that simple. First, you go out and buy fresh, local ingredients. Then, you search for recipes. Lastly, you have to find time to make a meal. However, things get busy, and time runs out. So, what do you do? Thankfully, the Instant Pot helps you cook your food faster, and better. Check out some of these easy Instant Pot recipes for cooking chicken at home:

Instant Pot Chicken Breast

Chicken breast isn’t just for dinner. For instance, you could toss some on your fresh salad. Or, make a big batch of pulled chicken for lunch. Either way, chicken breast is a staple in most homes. Therefore, we made it a goal to give you a step-by-step in this blog. This basic recipe uses just chicken, salt & broth. That’s it!

Here is how to make the perfect Instant Pot chicken breast:

Ingredients

  • 3 pounds fresh or frozen boneless, skinless, chicken breasts (about 4 large breasts)
  • 1 teaspoon kosher salt
  • 1 cup low-sodium chicken broth or water

Directions

1.Combine the chicken, salt and broth in the Instant Pot.

2. Season the chicken as desired. 

3. Set the pressure on HIGH for 10 minutes for fresh chicken breast. However, if you are using frozen chicken it may take 12-15 minutes. It depends on the size. 

4. Release remaining pressure and remove from the Instant Pot. Remember, keep the liquid! You can use this delicious broth for soups or cooking grains.

5. Enjoy right away, or store for meal-prep all week.

Now that you know how to cook a basic chicken breast, we have some fantastic recipes you can try. We dare you to try any of these easy Instant Pot recipes at home.

First, this Honey Garlic Instant Pot Chicken is sure to please. Even better, you can perfectly cook rice using this device.

For something different, try Creamy Italian Instant Pot Chicken Breasts. Serve with pasta, or on its own with roasted potatoes.

Last, but certainly not least, we bring you Crack Chicken. Instant Pot Crack Chicken is delicious, and also, Keto. This easy and low-carb meal will have the entire family coming back for more. Moreover, you don’t have to feel guilty.

Instant Pot Boiled Eggs

Of course, at Hilltop Acres, we enjoy a bounty of eggs. Farm fresh eggs should be in everyone’s diet. Therefore, we thought it was important to mention how easy it is using the Instant Pot. You can add this to your list of easy Instant Pot recipes.

Do you hate peeling eggs? Most of us do. Unfortunately, it is a task that can make or break the quality of your boiled egg. However, these Instant Pot hard boiled eggs will make you jump with joy. You will get perfect, easy to peel eggs, every single time.

Instant Pot Hard Boiled Eggs

Ingredients

  • 4 Large eggs
  • 1 Cup water
  • Instant Pot Rack

Directions

  1. Place the provided rack inside your Instant Pot.
  2. Next, pour water into the bottom and place eggs on the rack.
  3. Lastly, cook on HIGH pressure for 5 minutes. Remove from Instant pot and place in a cold-water bath. Then, peel right away!

Alternatively, you can also cook soft boiled eggs in your Instant Pot. For soft boiled eggs reduce the cooking time to 3 minutes. Easy as that.

We would also like to mention that the freshness of your eggs plays into the taste and texture. For the freshest eggs possible, visit our farm store today.

To conclude, we would like to stress the importance of buying the freshest ingredients possible. For example, poultry and eggs. These ingredients can sit in grocers for extended periods. Not to mention, you don’t know what types of preservatives are used. When you buy local, you know where your food is coming from. But more importantly, what is in your food. At Hilltop Acres, we pride ourselves on sustainable farming and sustainable sourcing.

We provide fresh options and only local. In short, we care about our customers and will always strive to provide the freshest products. While we may be a poultry farm, we have lots of other items for purchase.

Check out our Online Store, or feel free to drop by for a visit. Don’t forget to check the Weekly Feature on the Home Page of our website for the special of the week. As always, we would be happy to answer any questions you may have. Don’t wait, come in today!

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