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Million dollar Chicken

Million dollar Chicken

Ingredients

½ C. chicken broth (or ½ cup water and ½ tsp better than bouillon)

2 lbs boneless skinless chicken tenders (or boneless, skinless chicken breasts sliced in half horizontally)

2 Tbsp. dry ranch dressing mix (I prefer Hidden Valley)

4 oz cream cheese

1–2 Tbsp. cornstarch

3 Tbsp. mayonnaise

5 slices bacon, cooked and crumbled

1 ½ C. shredded Colby jack cheese

½ C. diced green onions

Instant Pot Directions:

1. Pour in chicken broth into Instant Pot. Add chicken into Instant Pot. Sprinkle the chicken with ranch dressing mix. Dump the cream cheese on top.

2. Cover Instant Pot and secure the lid. Make sure valve is set to sealing. Set the manual/pressure cook button to five minutes. When time is up let the pot sit for five minutes and then move valve to venting. Remove the lid.

3. For this part it’s easiest if you remove the chicken and place it on a plate. Then turn Instant Pot to saute. Stir the cream cheese into the broth. Thicken with a cornstarch slurry. In a small bowl stir together one tablespoon of cornstarch with one-two tablespoons of water, until smooth. Then pour the mixture into the Instant Pot. The cornstarch mixture will thicken up contents of pot quickly. Stir in the mayo, cheese, bacon and green onions. 

4. Toss the chicken back into the Instant Pot and coat in the sauce. Serve chicken with sauce over cauliflower rice, rice, potatoes, noodles etc. 

Slow Cooker Directions:

1. Pour broth into slow cooker. Add chicken into slow cooker. Sprinkle the chicken with ranch dressing mix. Dump the cream cheese on top. Cover and cook on low for 2-3 hours, or until chicken is cooked to 165° F. 

2. Stir the cream cheese into the broth. Thicken with a cornstarch slurry. In a small bowl stir together 1-2 Tbsp of cornstarch with 1-2 Tbsp of water, until smooth. Then pour the mixture into the slow cooker. Stir in the mayo, cheese, bacon and green onions. 

3. Cook on high for 15 more minutes, without the lid, or until sauce has thickened.

4. Serve chicken with sauce over cauliflower rice, rice, potatoes, noodles etc. 

Source 365 Days of Crockpot

The Pioneer Woman’s BBQ Meatball Subs

BBQ Meatball Subs

Ingredients

FOR THE MEATBALLS:

Cooking spray

1 1/2 lb. ground beef

3/4 c. quick-cooking oats

1/2 c. milk

1 large egg, lightly beaten

1/2 small onion, minced

1 1/2 tsp. kosher salt

Black pepper, to taste

FOR THE SAUCE:

1 tbsp. salted butter 

1/2 small onion, minced 

1 c. ketchup

3 tbsp. distilled white vinegar

2 tbsp. sugar

2 tbsp. Worcestershire sauce

Dash of hot sauce

FOR THE SUBS:

6 hero rolls, split

12 slices cheddar cheese

Pickle slices and potato chips, for serving

Directions

1. For the meatballs: Preheat the broiler. Line a baking sheet with foil and coat with cooking spray. Mix the beef, oats, milk, egg, onion, salt and plenty of pepper in a medium bowl with your hands. Roll into 18 meatballs (1/4 cup each). Arrange on the baking sheet.

2. Broil the meatballs for 6 minutes, then flip and broil until browned and firm to the touch, about 5 more minutes. Meanwhile, for the sauce: Melt the butter in a large skillet over medium heat. Add the onion and cook, stirring, until softened, about 2 minutes.

3. Stir in the ketchup, vinegar, sugar, Worcestershire sauce and hot sauce. Bring to a simmer and cook, stirring frequently, until bubbling and thickened, about 5 minutes. Add the meatballs to the sauce and toss to coat. Keep warm over low heat.

4. For the subs: Discard the foil from the baking sheet. Place the rolls on the pan. Lay 2 cheese slices in the center of each to cover the split. Broil until the cheese is melted, 1 to 2 minutes. Fill with the meatballs, sauce and a few pickle slices. Serve with potato chips.

Source The Pioneer Woman

Instant Pot Jambalaya

Instant Pot Jambalaya

Ingredients


2 Tbsp. Olive Oil


12 oz Andouille Sausage cut into ¼-inch-thick slices

1 medium Onion chopped

1 medium Green Bell Pepper seeded and chopped

1 medium stalk Celery chopped

3 Garlic Cloves diced

2 tsp. Cajun Seasoning

1/4 tsp ground Thyme

1 C. Long-Grain White Rice regular NOT instant rice

1 14.5-ounce can Diced Tomatoes undrained

1 1/2 C Low-Sodium Chicken Stock

1/2 tsp Kosher Salt

12 oz medium-size Cooked Shrimp (41-60 count)

4 Scallions thinly sliced

Directions

1. Heat the olive oil in the inner pot at on Sauté. Add the sausage slices, and cook until browned, about two minutes per side. Transfer the meat to a paper towel–lined plate to drain. 

2. Next, add the onion, bell pepper, celery, and garlic and cook, stirring occasionally, until the onion is translucent, approximately three minutes. 

3.  Add the Cajun seasoning, thyme, and rice, and stir until the rice is well coated in the oil. Press Cancel to stop the cooking. 

4. Add the tomatoes and their juices, the stock, and salt. Stir with a spatula freeing any food particles sticking to the bottom of the Instant Pot insert. 

5. Lock the lid. Cook on Manual High Pressure for eight minutes, then allow a Natural Pressure Release for five minutes followed by manual release of the remaining pressure. 

6. Stir the rice mixture, then stir in the shrimp, scallions, and reserved sausage. Replace the Instant Pot lid and allow the ingredients to heat through for five minutes in the residual heat.

Source Boulder Locavore

Creamy Garlic Parmesan Chicken and Rice

Instant Pot Garlic Parmesan Chicken and Rice

Ingredients

1.5 lbs chicken breast, boneless, skinless

1 tbsp margarine

2 1/2 C. water

2 C. heavy cream

10.5 oz cream chicken condensed soup

2 C. Long grain white rice

1 tsp. Onion Powder

1 Tbsp. Garlic powder

1 tsp salt

1 tsp pepper

2 tsp. Parsley flakes

2 C. Parmesan cheese, shredded

Directions

1. Slice chicken breast into strips. Turn Instant Pot on to Saute Normal. Add margarine to the pot while it’s heating up. Add the chicken breast slices to the pot and cook until almost no pink remains. Add the water, heavy cream and cream of chicken soup to the pot and stir gently.

2. Add the rice, garlic powder, onion powder, salt and pepper to the pot. Do not stir. Place the lid on the Instant Pot, lock it in place and turn the steam release handle to the sealing position.

3. Pressure Cook on High for 7 minutes. Once the Instant Pot is done cooking, immediately turn the steam release handle to do a quick release.

4. Once the float valve is all the way down remove the lid. Add the shredded Parmesan and parsley flakes to the pot. Stir well until the cheese is all melted.

5. Enjoy!

Source This is not diet food

Tasty Open-Faced Tuna Melts

Open-Faced Tuna Melts

Ingredients

1 5-oz can White albacore tuna in water

1 Scallion

1/4 cup Mayonnaise

1/2 tsp Garlic powder

1 tsp Fresh lemon juice

1/4 tsp Kosher salt

1/4 tsp Freshly ground black pepper

2 slices Sourdough bread

1 Plum tomato

2 slices Provolone cheese

1 Tbsp Unsalted butter

Paprika

Directions

1. In a medium bowl mix tuna with scallion, mayonnaise, garlic powder, lemon juice, salt and black pepper. Top bread with tuna, tomato and cheese.

2. Add butter to the cooking pot. Press the start/stop on your pressure cooker to begin sear/sautè function. Heat the butter until hot approximately three minutes.

3. Lower sandwiches into the pot. Bread side down. Close the lid and set to locked position. Set regulator to venting.

4. Cook until bread is toasted and cheese is melted about four minutes. Remove the lid. Using a spatula, transfer sandwiches to a plate. Serve sprinkled with paprika.

Source CHEF iQ

Hearty Sausage & Spinach Tortellini Soup

Instant Pot Creamy Sausage & Spinach Tortellini Soup

Ingredients

1 lb ground Italian sausage

1 medium yellow onion chopped

3 large carrots chopped

2 stalks celery chopped

3 cloves garlic minced

1 tablespoon Italian seasoning

1/2 teaspoon salt

1/2 teaspoon pepper

4 cups beef stock

1/4 cup cornstarch or flour

1/4 cup water

3 12 ounce cans evaporated milk

1 10 ounce packet fresh three cheese tortellini found in the refrigerated section of your grocer

2-1/2 cups fresh baby spinach

1 cup regular milk whole, reduced fat, fat free, ect.

Directions

1. Turn Instant Pot onto saute. When hot, add sausage and garlic and cook until meat is browned. When sausage is browned, add carrots, onion, and celery, and cook until fragrant (about three-four minutes).

2. Turn Instant Pot off and add salt, pepper, Italian seasoning, beef stock and tortellini. Turn Instant Pot on to manual high pressure for HALF the time it mentions on the back of the tortellini package. Mine said three minutes so I cooked it for 1 minute on manual high pressure.

3. When the timer is up, quick release the pressure. Turn Instant Pot off and then back onto saute. Add evaporated milk and regular milk, heat until boiling. While milk is heating, mix together cornstarch and water.

4. When milk comes to a boil, add cornstarch mixture and stir well. Cook for another minute then turn Instant Pot off. Add the spinach and stir until wilted. Let soup sit for two-three minutes to thicken.

Serve with crusty bread and enjoy!

Source I don’t have time for that

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

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

Rich & Creamy Seafood Lasagna

EASY SEAFOOD LASAGNA

Ingredients

1 lb lasagna noodles

4 Tbsp. butter

1/4 C. flour

4 C. milk

1 C. grated Parmesan cheese (divided)

1 Tbsp. salt

1/4 Tbsp. ground white pepper

15 oz ricotta cheese

1 egg

2 tsp. minced garlic

2 1/2 C. grated mozzarella cheese (divided)

1/2 C. chopped parsley

1 lb cooked shrimp (chopped if large)

1 lb crabmeat

DIRECTIONS:

1. Cook pasta according to package directions, drain and separate.

2. In a saucepan over medium heat, melt butter, add flour and whisk until smooth. Gradually add milk, whisking continuously until thick. Turn off the heat add parmesan cheese, salt and pepper.

3. In a bowl combine ricotta cheese, egg, garlic, two cups mozzarella, and parsley. Stir to combine. Mix shrimp and crab in a bowl.

5. In a greased 9 x 13 inch pan, layer 1 cup of the cheese butter sauce in the pan, place 3 noodles side by side, top with ⅓ of the ricotta mixture, top with 1/3 of seafood mixture. Repeat 2 more times topping with remaining sauce, mozzarella and parmesan cheese.

5. Cover and cook in a 350 degree oven for 30 minutes, uncover and cook for additional 10 minutes or until bubbly and golden on top. Allow to rest for 10-15 minutes to set.

Source Yummly

Quick and easy Maple Barbecue Pork Chops

Crockpot Maple Barbecue Pork Chops

Ingredients

1.5 pounds Boneless Center Cut Pork Loin Chops {approx. 4 chops}

14.5 oz. can Swanson Chicken Broth

18 oz Sweet Baby Ray’s Maple Barbecue Sauce {1 bottle}

1/4 cup packed Brown Sugar

Instructions

1. Pour can of Chicken Broth into bottom of Crock Pot. Place Pork Chops in Crock Pot, and cook on LOW for six hours, covered. After six hours on LOW, drain and discard juices from Crock Pot.

2. In a medium bowl, combine BBQ Sauce and Brown Sugar, and stir until well combined. Pour sauce mixture over Pork Chops, and cook on LOW for 30 more minutes, or until done. Enjoy!

Source The Frugal Girls

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