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Spicy Instant Pot Chicken

The instant pot is certainly the new craze these days. Dinner in under an hour, yes please! Some folks are intimidated by this new machine, but just remember that it’s much like it’s grandfather the crock pot – you can dump whatever you have in your kitchen and voila, dinner is served. This recipe has become a favorite and a staple in our house:

Begin with 3-4 trimmed chicken breasts. Then I grab all the peppers I have on hand plus an onion.

Chop or slice everything into big pieces.

Turn your instant pot on to the brown cycle. Season your chicken generously with your favorite seasoning. We love Weber’s Garlic Habanero. Once heated, add some EVOO to the bottom before browning your chicken on both sides.

Toss in your veggies first. I love adding corn cut from the cob but canned works fine.

Now add in your canned goods. We love hot Rotel, fire roasted diced green chiles, fire roasted diced tomatoes, tomatillo salsa, chipotle in adobo sauce, beans, etc….literally, you can’t go wrong here. Then add 8oz of cream cheese (we prefer the Greek yogurt variety).

Put the lid on and let it cook for 40 minutes. Then shred the chicken inside the pot. We love to serve this over quinoa, but it would be great over rice, potato, or pasta – your pick.

Avocado (and maybe some jalapeño slices and hot sauce) make the perfect topping. Enjoy!

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Salsa Verde/Tomatillo Salsa

Curious about that tomatillo salsa I use in the Jalapeño Cilantro Cream Sauce? Here it is:

Salsa Verde or Tomatillo Salsa is super easy to make from scratch, and not only is it 100x tastier, it doesn’t have any added junk that you don’t need. Heat about 1 tablespoon of EVOO on high heat in a large skillet. Add in 1.5lbs of tomatillos (husks removed), 1 jalapeño, and 1/4 of an onion. Rotate them in the pan until each side is nice and caramelized (they will soften). Then put them in a food processor with 2 cloves of garlic, 1/2 cup of cilantro, and the juice of 1/2 a lime. Chill in the refrigerator. Voilà!