For Christmas this year I was fortunate enough to have received an Instant Pot (aka the most incredible invention since sliced bread). For those of you that don’t know what an Instant Pot is, I’ll break it down for you. It is a pressure cooker that also has functions to sauté, steam, bake, you name it! Heck, you can even make your own yogurt!!! Come on now guys, that’s pretty cool (and yes, I will learn how to make yogurt and share that in another post with you all at another date in the future).
ANYWAYS, since receiving this gift I have fallen in love with making easy and flavorful dinner in such short amounts of time. I wanted to share my favorite “go to” recipe for the weeks that I work night shift and have no energy to cook when I get home. Now, if you don’t own an Instant Pot then there is no need to fear because you can also make this same recipe in a Crock Pot and have it cooking and ready when you get home from work or a busy day. I hope you all enjoy this easy and delicious recipe as much as I do!
3 Chicken Breasts
1 Green Bell Pepper
1 Red Bell Pepper
1 Orange or Yellow Bell Pepper
1 12oz Jar of Mango Salsa (I try to find the ones that don’t have a lot of sodium or added sugar)
2 Tbsp of Olive Oil
1/3 Cup of Chicken Broth
1.) Cut all bell peppers and onion into strips and toss in olive oil
2.) Place chicken breasts in pot and top with veggies. Pour chicken broth on top of both chicken and veggies and finally, smother with the mango salsa of your choosing.
IF USING CROCK POT: Place on low heat cooking for 6-8 hours. Every Crock Pot is different so you kind of need to use your own judgement with the settings that your particular appliance has.
IF USING INSTANT POT: Close and secure the lid and ensure that the vent valve is secure and not open to “vent mode”. Press the “pressure cook” button and set the timer for 10 minutes. Please note that it may take a few minutes for the Instant Pot to heat up to the ideal temperature to pressure cook the amount of food that has been placed in the pot.
3.) When finished cooking, shred the chicken and stir all of the contents in the pot together. You can serve this over a bed of rice or with tortillas or just eat it by itself because it’s that good.
4.) Now wasn’t that EASY?!?!? Ugh, I just love quick, easy and scrumptious dinner 🙂