You want to know my honest to goodness thoughts on the instant pot?
Go freaking buy one right now. Don't even read this. And before it even gets to your door, throw away your crockpot and rice cooker. This thing legit rocks my world. But if you need more convincing, I suggest reading this blog post. Hah
Let me preface by saying I am not the best cook. I am actually quite terrible at it. So anything that helps out in that department is my best friend in the whole world. Cue instant pot. It hasn't let me down once since I bought it. Everything I have tried to make has turned out great. And so stinking easy and fast! I am going to walk you through some of my faves.
Shredded Chicken: Having shredded chicken in your fridge is amazing cause you can throw it on a salad, eat it with beans, make tacos with it, etc etc. But the making of said shredded chicken is annoyingggg. It takes forever and I always dry it out. With the instant pot, I throw in frozen chicken breasts. (yes rock hard frozen solid not defrosted chicken breasts) with some water. (somewhere around 1/4-1/2 cup) and cook for about 10 minutes. (the time depends on how thick your chicken is. if it's not cooked all the way through, no worries, you can always just close the lid up and cook for a few minutes longer) Then when I am done I pull the chicken out and shred with my kitchen aid. I could do this step with a fork but seeing that I don't cook, this is basically the only use my kitchen aid gets and it works really well. haha. The chicken legit falls apart and is crazy juicy. It's not dry and nasty like when I do it in a crockpot or my stove.
Soup: And not your nasty tastes like every other soup you've ever made crock pot soup. Juicy chicken and yummy flavor all in less than 30 minutes soup. I make a lot of soups where I just throw frozen chicken breasts, rinsed uncooked brown rice, chicken stock, veggies, and whatever seasoning and its amazingggg every time. I've made chili with beans and a soup with sausage, frozen cubed potatoes, and kale. Basically I have yet to mess it up. Which is huge. You just throw it all in there, push the soup button, and come back when it beeps to perfect amazing tasting soup. If you hate experimenting, there are like a frabillion recipes on pinterest and such.
Lunch for One: It's the hardest ever to eat healthy when your a busy human. For me personally, I eat lunch when my kids are down for naps, and I am not about to waste all that precious time preparing a healthy meal. So I'll throw a chicken breast and some salsa in the Instant pot and 10 minutes later I have a healthy meal. Or you can hard boil like 87 eggs to perfection at the same time. (k not quite 87 but as many that will fit)
Other ideas for the instant pot:
Steal cut oats super quickly
Perfect fluffy quinoa in just minutes
Brown Rice in about 20 minutes
You can sauté in the instant pot so basically you can throw away your stove top too.
This isn't a sponsored post and I paid for the pot with my hard earned money and haven't regretted it for a single second. I use it at LEAST once a week (usually more around 3 or 4 times) and every time I do I want to hug it because I am just so dang grateful for it.
I'd suggest checking it recipes on pinterest or you favorite cooking blogs and being a part of this Facebook cult.. I mean group. Haha these people are legit! They make like cheesecake and stuff in theirs. #goals