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Family Favorite Pork Chops

Family Favorite Pork Chops

Ingredients

4 pork loin Chops

1 tsp. Salt

1 tsp. pepper

1 C. Italian breadcrumbs

1 Tbsp. Garlic powder

1 C. Flour

1 large egg, beaten

Olive oil cooking spray

Directions

1. Rinse and pat them dry with paper towels. Season with salt and pepper.

2. In one shallow bowl, combine the breadcrumbs and the garlic powder. In another bowl add the flour and in a third bowl add the large egg.

3. Next, dip each pork chop into the flour and then the beaten egg, then dredge in the breadcrumbs mixture, turning to coat evenly. Lightly grease the chops on all sides with cooking spray.

4. Air fry in batches at 400°F for ten minutes, then flip the chops and continue to fry until cooked through and golden, about five minutes.

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Super Moist Blueberry Muffin Bites

INSTANT POT BLUEBERRY MUFFIN BITES

INGREDIENTS

  
1 Box blueberry muffin mix

¾ cup water

2 large eggs

¼ cup vegetable oil

1 cup water for the Instant Pot

Directions

1.  Mix the blueberry muffin mix following the directions on the box. Fill each cup of a silicone bites mold cups ¾ full with blueberry muffin batter. Place the egg bites mold on top of a silicone Instant Pot sling with handles.

2. Put 1 ½ cups of water into the bottom of the Instant Pot Insert when using an 8-quart pressure cooker. If using a 6 quart Instant Pot place 1 cup of water into the bottom. Press the manual button and set high pressure for 10 minutes.

3. Once done pressure cooking allow to naturally release steam for 5 minutes. Push the sealing valve to the releasing position and allow steam to release from the pressure cooker. Remove the lid and carefully lift the bites mold up with the silicone sling handles. Remove the plastic lid to stop the cooking. Allow the bites molds to cool for about 5 minutes.

4. Flip each Instant Pot silicone bites mold over on a plate and apply gentle pressure to each of the blueberry muffin bites to release the blueberry bites from the silicone mold. Makes 14 Blueberry Muffin Bites

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The Best Chicken Taco Soup

Instant Pot Chicken Taco Soup

Ingredients

2 chicken breasts

1 15 oz. can of sweet corn with liquid

1 15 oz. can black beans, drained and rinsed

1 large onion, diced

2 Tbsp. tomato paste

32 oz. low sodium chicken broth

1 packet low sodium taco seasoning

1 7 oz. can green chilis

1 15 oz. can fire roasted tomatoes with liquid

Directions

1. Place all ingredients in the Instant Pot and give it a little stir to combine. Lock the lid and make sure your valve is set to sealing position.

2. Pressure cook on high pressure for fifteen minutes, then QR (quick release) Once the pressure is released, carefully take off the lid and remove chicken breasts.

3. Shred the chicken and then return to the pot. Serve hot with with your favorite toppings like shredded cheese, sour cream, fresh avocado, or cilantro.

Source Dear Crissy

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!

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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

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

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!

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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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