EASY Frozen Meatballs in Air Fryer

Frozen Meatballs in the Air Fryer

Ingredients

1 lb. pre-cooked frozen meatballs

Non-stick cooking spray (optional)

Directions

1. Preheat the air fryer for three-five minutes at 400 F. If your air fryer doesn’t have a non-stick coating on the rack/basket, spray it with a light coating of cooking spray to keep the meatballs from sticking.

2. Spread the air fryer frozen meatballs out in a single layer on the air fryer rack or in a basket, depending on the type of air fryer you have.

3. Cook the meatballs in the air fryer for six minutes and then flip them or shake your air fryer basket. Continue cooking them for six-seven additional minutes until cooked through.

Source Whole Lotta Yum

Magically Moist Breaded Chicken Breasts

Air Fryer Breaded Chicken Breasts (Magically Moist!)

Ingredients

1-2 lb chicken breasts, we used chicken breasts that were 7-8 oz each

1/4 C. mayonnaise (high quality!- Best Foods, Hellmann’s, Dukes, or homemade)

1/2 C. Italian seasoned breadcrumbs

1/4 C. grated parmesan cheese

Directions

1. Remove the boneless skinless chicken breasts from the fridge 15-30 minutes before cooking, if you’re able to. Bringing meat up to room temperature for a safe amount of time helps cook the dish evenly and 

Preheat the air fryer to 360F for 3-5 minutes.

2. Brush the mayonnaise on both sides of the chicken breasts. In a gallon-size plastic bag add the chicken, bread crumbs, and parmesan cheese. Shake the bag to make sure the chicken gets evenly coated with bread crumbs and cheese.

Air Fryer Chicken Breast Cook Time

3. Bake the breaded chicken breast in the air fryer for ten mins and then flip over for twelve- sixteen more minutes. You just want to cook the recipe until the chicken internal temperature reaches 160F. I highly recommend using an instant-read meat thermometer to help with that. Let the chicken rest three -five minutes before serving. Serve the chicken breast whole or slice it for a fancier presentation. This recipe serves 2+ people using just 2 8 oz chicken breasts. You can add more chicken breasts if desired.

Notes

Let the chicken breast sit out for thirty-fifteen minutes before cooking.  

Preheat the air fryer to get more consistent cooking.

Using a gallon-size bag, makes it easy to coat the breading on the chicken breasts, but you can also coat it by first adding the crumb mix to a low dish and pressing the chicken into the mix on both sides.

Cut the gluten or carbs by switching to gluten free or low carb breadcrumbs.

If your chicken breasts are smaller than 7-8 oz each, take a couple of minutes off of the cooking time.

Use a large air fryer if you want to cook more than 2 chicken breasts at a time. The crumb mix will coat up to 3-4 breasts.

Replace the mayo for olive oil if you don’t like or don’t have mayonnaise.

Swap plain breadcrumbs for seasoned and add your favorite seasoning instead.

Source Whole lotta of yum

Healthy Chicken and quinoa burrito bowls

Instant Pot Chicken and quinoa burrito bowls

Ingredients

2 tsp. Taco seasoning

6 to 8 boneless, skinless chicken thighs, fat trimmed

2 Tbsp olive oil

3/4 C. Fresh refrigerated tomato salsa

1 C plus 1 tablespoon store bought chicken broth

3/4 C. Red Quinoa, rinsed

1 (15-ounce) can black beans, drained and rinsed

Salt and pepper

1 C. Guacamole

Directions

1. Rub the taco seasoning into the chicken. Pour the oil in pot, select sauté, and adjust to more/high heat. When the oil is hot, brown the chicken on one side only until golden brown, three minutes per batch. Press cancel . Drain the fat in the pot and return the pot to the appliance.

2. Add 1/2 cup of the salsa and 1/4 cup of the broth to the pot and scrape up the browned bits on the bottom of the pot. Add in the chicken and any accumulated juices to the pot. Spoon the remaining 1/4 cup of salsa over the chicken.

3. Place a tall trivet in the pot over the chicken. In a 7-inch metal baking pan, combine the quinoa and remaining 1/4 cup plus 1 tablespoon of chicken broth. Spoon the beans over the quinoa mixture, but don’t stir them in. Place the uncovered baking pan on trivet. Lock on the lid, select the pressure cook function, and adjust to high pressure for twelve minutes. Make sure the steam valve is in the sealing position.

4. When the cooking time is done, quick release the pressure. Remove the baking pan and trivet from the pot. Fluff the quinoa-bean mixture with a fork and season with salt and pepper. Divide the quinoa among bowls and top with the chicken and some of the cooking liquid from the pot. Top with guacamole. Sprinkle with the optional toppings, if using, and serve.

Source Instant Pot Miracle 6 Ingredients or less

Instant Pot Broccoli Cheddar Soup

Instant Pot Broccoli Cheddar Soup

Ingredients

1 Tbsp. Olive oil

1 medium yellow onion, chopped

1 lb broccoli crowns, florets left in 3-inch pieces, stems sliced

2 C. Store-bought vegetable or chicken broth or homemade

1 large (12-ounce) russet potato, peeled and chopped

Salt and freshly ground black pepper

1/2 C heavy cream, warmed

3/4 C grated aged cheddar cheese

1/2 to 3/4 tsp freshly grated nutmeg

Directions

1. Put the oil in the pot, select sauté, and adjust to normal medium heat. When the oil is high, and the onion and cook, stirring frequently, until beginning to brown, four minutes. Press cancel.

2. And the broccoli, broccoli, potatoes, one and a half teaspoons of salt if you grounds of pepper and stir to combine. Back on the lid, so I liked the pressure cooker function, and then just to high pressure for 10 minutes. Make sure the steam valve is in the sealing position.

3. When the cooking at time is up, let the pressure come down naturally for 10 minutes and then quick release the remaining pressure add the cream and cheese and whisk to combine and break up the vegetables season the soup with the nutmeg and additional salt and pepper.

Source Instant Pot Miracle 6 Ingredients or less

Savory & Creamy Lemony Tortellini Alfredo

Instant Pot Lemony Tortellini Alfredo

Ingredients

1 pound dried cheese tortellini

2 C store bought vegetable or chicken broth

2 medium garlic cloves

2 tsp. Olive oil

Salt and freshly ground black pepper

3/4 C. Frozen peas

1 1/2 C. heavy cream

2 tsp. finely grated lemon zest

1/2 C grated Parmesan cheese

Directions

1. Combine the tortellini, broth, garlic, olive oil, 1 teaspoon salt and a few grinds of black pepper in the pot. Lock on the lid, select the pressure cooker function, and adjust to high pressure for ten minutes. Make sure the steam valve is in the “sealing” position.

2. When the cooking time is up, let the pressure come down naturally for 10 minutes and then quick release the remaining pressure.

3. Add the peas, cream, and lemon zest. Select sauté and adjust to normal medium heat. Add cook, stirring occasionally, until the sauce thickens slightly, two minutes. Press cancel add the cheese and stir to combine.

Source Instant Pot Miracle 6 Ingredients or less

Instant Pot Salmon with Asparagus

Salmon with Asparagus

Ingredients

1/2-1 lb salmon

1.5 lb asparagus trimmed end

1 C. Cream Cheese

6 Tbsp. Mayo / (1/4 cup of butter can be added

2 Tbsp. Dijon mustard

Juice of 2 Lemons

Directions

1. In a small mixing bowl combine cream cheese, mayonnaise , mustard and lemon juice Rub the mixture all over the salmon.

2. Wrap each salmon and 3-4 asparagus stalks into 4 pieces of foil and let marinate for fifteen minutes.

3. Pour a cup of water into the instant pot and place the trivet. Place the foil wraps on top of the trivet.

4. Secure the lid and cook on manual mode for ten minutes (high). Once the fish is done, apply a quick pressure release. Open the lid and transfer the foil-wrapped salmon to a serving plate and serve with lemon wedges.

Source Instant Pot Cookbook for Beginners

Instant Pot Japanese Balsamic Pork Roast

Instant Pot Japanese Balsamic Pork Roast

Ingredients

1 lb pork shoulder
3 C. Chicken broth
1 C. Heavy cream
1/2 C. teriyaki sauce
3 Tbsp. Butter
1 tsp. Salt and black pepper

Directions


1. Combine teriyaki sauce, chicken broth and heavy cream in a mixing bowl. Use salt and pepper to season the pork shoulder. Set the instapot to sauté mode.

2. Add the butter and pork into the instant pot. Cook for ten minutes until it gets brown. Add the broth mixture, cover and cook on manual for twenty five minutes.
When time is up do a natural pressure release. Transfer to a plate. Garnish with some lime and parsley.

My apologies for not including a photo. The photographs I took didn’t live up to my standards. However, I will be posting one shortly.

Source Instant Pot Cookbook for Beginners

Sweet and Sour Pork Slow Cooker

Sweet and Sour Pork Slow Cooker

Ingredients

3 lbs Pork Loin fresh or thawed

2 bottles Kikkoman Sweet & Sour Sauce {12 ounces each}

20 ounce can Dole Pineapple Chunks

3 C. Dole Pineapple Juice

Optional: chopped Green Onions and Sesame Seeds for garnish

Directions

1. Trim off any excess fat from Pork Loin, then cube into 1″ pieces. Place cubed pork into Gallon sized Ziploc Bag, then pour Pineapple Juice into the bag as well.

2. Let pork marinade in pineapple juice in the refrigerator for 2+ hours, or overnight. When ready to cook, place both Pork and Marinade in a five -six quart Crockpot and cook on LOW for three hours

4. After three hours, discard juices from crockpot, and add Sweet & Sour Sauce and drained Pineapple Chunks to crockpot, and stir well to combine with pork pieces.

6. Cover Crockpot and cook on High for 30 more minutes, or until done. Serve over cooked White Rice, and top with optional Green Onions and Sesame Seeds.  ENJOY!

Source The Frugal Girls

Instant Pot Pork Chops with Bacon Apple Glaze

Instant Pot Pork Chops with Bacon Apple Glaze

Ingredients

3 slices thick cut bacon diced

1/2 onion diced

1 tsp minced garlic

1/4 tsp dried thyme

1/2 tsp. dried parsley

1/2 tsp. salt

pinch black pepper

2 Tbsp. canola oil

1/2 tsp salt

1/4 tsp. pepper

6 boneless thick cut pork chops

1 C. unsweetened apple juice

1 Tbsp. corn starch

1 Tbsp. water

Directions

1. Turn the Instant Pot to saute and wait until it reads “hot.” Add the bacon and onion and cook, often stirring, until bacon is crispy and onion has softened and browned. Add the garlic, thyme, parsley, salt and pepper and stir. Remove from the pot with a slotted spoon, leaving the bacon grease behind.

2. Drizzle oil over both sides of the pork chops and season with salt and pepper. Sear on both sides in a single layer, in the Instant Pot, for about two – three minutes or until browned and they move easily. (If they feel stuck, they are probably not quite done). You may have to sear the chops in two sets.

3. Turn the Instant Pot off. Add the apple juice to the hot pan, and scrape the bottom of the pan to deglaze (You may have to remove the pork chops to do this if you have a lot stuck on, but you add them back in with the juice to pressure cook).

4. Put the lid on, turn the valve to sealing, and select Manual or Pressure Cook for 8 minutes. It will take about 10 minutes to build pressure and start counting down. 

5. When the cook time is over, let pressure release naturally (i.e., turn off and do nothing!) for 10 minutes, then move the valve to venting, release remaining pressure and open the lid. Remove the pork chops to a plate and cover to keep warm. Turn Instant Pot to saute. 

6. Combine corn starch and water and add to juices in pot, along with the bacon and onion, cooking and stirring to thicken. Serve over pork chops.

Source The Recipe Rebel

Honey Garlic Instant Pot Chicken Breasts

Honey Garlic Instant Pot Chicken Breasts

Ingredients

1/3 C. water or vegetable broth or chicken broth

¼ C. low sodium soy sauce

¼ C. honey

2 cloves garlic minced

¼ tsp. black pepper

1 1/2 pounds boneless skinless chicken breasts

2 tsp. cornstarch

Directions

1. Combine water or broth, soy sauce, honey, garlic and pepper in Instant Pot. Stir. Next, add the chicken breasts to the Instant Pot. Close the lid and turn the steam valve to the sealing position. Set Instant Pot to pressure cook/manual, high pressure. Set the cook time according to the size of your chicken breasts. For fresh: 8 minutes for small (7-8 ounce) chicken breasts, 10 minutes for medium (10 ounce) chicken breasts, or 11 minutes for large (12 ounce) chicken breasts.

2. The Instant Pot will take about 10 minutes to come to pressure and then will start counting down the cook time. When it beeps to let you know the cook time has finished, carefully quick release the pressure by using the handle of a long spoon to turn the steam valve to venting. (If your chicken breasts were frozen, do a 10 minute natural release instead of a quick release. Just leave the Instant Pot alone for 10 minutes before turning the steam valve to the venting position.)

3. Wait for the steam to escape and the pin to drop down. Then, carefully remove the lid. Use an instant read thermometer to test the internal temperature of the chicken. It should be at least 165 degrees F. If the temperature is lower, finish cooking the chicken using the Instant Pot’s saute mode. Remove chicken to a clean plate or cutting board.

4. In a small bowl, stir together the two teaspoons cornstarch and one tablespoon of water. Turn the Instant Pot on saute mode and stir in the cornstarch mixture. Cook, stirring, until the liquid has thickened, 2-3 minutes. Turn off Instant Pot and remove the inner pot to stop the cooking process. Slice the chicken and stir it back into the sauce in the pot. Serve with rice and vegetables, or as desired.

**For frozen chicken breasts, add 3 minutes to the cooking times listed in step 4, and pressure cook (manual) at high pressure. Be sure that your chicken breasts are not stuck together as that will increase the pressure cook time.**

Notes

To Cook in a Slow Cooker:

1. Stir together water or broth, soy sauce, honey, garlic and pepper in slow cooker insert. Add the chicken.

2. Cover and cook on low for 3-4 hours or high for 2 hours, until chicken reaches an internal temperature of at least 165 degrees F.

3. Remove chicken to a clean plate or cutting board. Turn slow cooker to high setting.

4. In a small bowl, stir together 2 teaspoons cornstarch and 1 tablespoon water. Stir this into the liquid in the slow cooker and cook on high until thickened, about 20 minutes. Slice or shred the chicken and stir it into the sauce in the slow cooker. Serve with rice and vegetables, or as desired.

To Make as a Freezer Meal:

1. Add water or broth, soy sauce, honey, garlic, pepper and chicken to a heavy duty zip top freezer bag.

2. Freeze flat for up to 3 months.

3. When ready to cook, thaw in cool water just until sauce is thawed. Transfer to Instant Pot and cook as directed above.

Source Kristine’s Kitchen Blog

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