Instant Pot Honey Garlic Chicken

Recipe from familyfreshmeals.com

Ingredients:

  • 3-4 boneless, skinless chicken breasts
  • Salt and pepper to taste
  • 1/2 cup honey
  • 1/3 cup soy sauce
  • 1/3 cup onion, diced
  • 1/4 cup ketchup
  • 2 tablespoons vegetable oil
  • 4 garlic cloves, minced
  • 3 teaspoons cornstarch dissolved in 1/4 cup water
  • Sesame seeds & green onion for topping
  • Rice for serving


Directions:

Start by placing your chicken in the bottom of the Instant Pot. Season well with salt and pepper.

In a small bowl, combine honey, soy sauce, onion, ketchup, oil, and garlic. Pour the mixture over chicken and put your Instant Pot Lid on and set to seal.

Cook on the Meat setting (or on HIGH pressure for non IP) for 15 minutes and then quick release once the 15 minutes is up. Remove chicken from pot, leave the sauce in the pot.

Dissolve 3 teaspoons of cornstarch in 1/4 cup of water in a small bowl and pour into your Instant Pot. Stir to combine with sauce. Push the Saute button and cook sauce for about 5 minutes or until slightly thickened.

Cut the chicken into bite size pieces, then return to pot and toss with sauce before serving. Sprinkle with sesame seeds and green onions, and serve over rice.

The whole family loves this recipe!

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Berry Cheesecake Salad

Recipe adapted from cakescottage.com

Ingredients:

  • 1 box (3.4 oz) cheesecake pudding mix
  • 12-16oz whipped topping
  • 3 (6oz each) strawberry yogurts
  • Fresh strawberries, sliced
  • Black berries
  • Raspberries

You can add mini marshmallows as well I usually forget.


Directions:

Add whipped topping, yogurts and pudding mix to a bowl. Mix together. Place in fridge at least one hr prior to serving.

When ready to serve add berries and marshmallows. Stir gently to combine.

Serve immediately.

This recipe has been loved wherever I have taken it. A true “crowd pleaser”.

Aloha Chicken Kabobs

Ingredients:

1-2 chicken breasts

1 c red bell peppers, chopped

1 c yellow sweet onions, chopped

1 cup fresh pineapple cubed

1 TBS soy sauce

1/2 TBS honey

1 tsp olive oil

1 tsp rice vinegar

1/2 tsp minced garlic

1/2 tsp ground ginger

Salt and pepper

2 TBS unsweetened shredded coconut

Rice

Full fat canned coconut milk ( used in place of liquid for rice)


Directions:

Heat oven to HI Broil.

Cook rice according to package using coconut milk in place of the liquid with a pinch of salt.

Skewer chicken, pineapple, peppers and onions in a desired pattern. Place on greased broiler pan. Set aside.

Combine honey, soy sauce, olive oil, rice vinegar, olive oil, garlic, and ground ginger in a small bowl. Baste the skewers with the mixture and then sprinkle with salt, pepper, and shredded coconut.

Broil for 10-15 minutes, flipping halfway.

Enjoy warm over coconut rice.


I double the sauce if I’m using 2 large chicken breasts just do make sure the flavor is strong. Completely up to preference. Just depends on the amount of food I have.

Also I have just skipped the skewers and placed the chicken, pineapple and veggies straight in the pan.

Baked Pesto Parmesan Chicken

takes about 10 mins of prep.

Ingredients:

  • 2-4 Chicken Breasts, pounded out
  • Pesto
  • Parmesan cheese
  • Salt and Pepper

Directions:

  1. preheat oven to 350 F.
  2. spray baking dish/pan. Place chicken breasts in pan. Salt and pepper each side.
  3. top with pesto sauce followed by parmesan cheese.
  4. Bake 20-30 mins, or until chicken is cooked through (inner temp of 165 F)
  5. Serve with your favorite sides, vegs, or pasta.

Turkey Bacon Ranch Pinwheels

Ingredients:

  • 8 oz cream cheese, softened
  • 1 Tbs ranch mix
  • 1 cup shredded cheddar cheese
  • Green onions, sliced
  • 1-2 Tbs milk
  • Bacon, crumble or bits (the original recipe uses bacon bits, I personally like using the precooked bacon that you heat in the microwave and then crumble it myself. Or you can always do the good ole cook your own bacon, just depends on how much time you have/want to spend)
  • 1/2 lb thinly sliced deli turkey
  • 4 large burrito tortillas (12 inch)

Directions:

Mix all ingredients (except for turkey and tortilla) until well combined. Spread about 2 Tbs of this mixture evenly onto each tortilla then layer with turkey slices. Roll tortilla gently but tightly. Refrigerate for about 30 mins to firm up cream cheese. Cut into 1 inch slices.

Crockpot Tikka Masala

Ingredients:

  • 1 large onion, finely chopped
  • 4 garlic cloves, minced
  • 2 Tbs grated fresh ginger
  • 1 (29 oz) can of tomato sauce
  • 2 Tbs olive oil
  • 1 Tbs Garam masala
  • 2 tsp ground cumin
  • 2 tsp ground coriander
  • 2 tsp paprika
  • 1 tsp turmeric
  • 1/2 tsp cinnamon
  • 1/2 tsp cayenne pepper (adjust for your heat preference)
  • 1/2 tsp ground black pepper
  • 2 bay leaves
  • 1 cup heavy cream (coconut milk)
  • 2 Tbs arrowroot powder (or cornstarch)
  • Juice of 1/2 lemon

Directions:

  1. Grease the inside of your crockpot. Set aside.
  2. Combine all ingredients (except bay leaves, heavy cream, cornstarch, and lemon juice) in a large bowl. With a spatula, stir to combine everything, making sure that the chicken is well coated.
  3. Pour mixture into the slow cooker and place the two bay leaves on top.
  4. Cover and cook for 8 hrs on low or 4 hrs on high.
  5. When done, in a small bowl combine heavy cream and cornstarch. Gently stir the mixture. Let cook and additional 20 mins to thicken up.
  6. Finally add lemon juice and gently stir to incorporate.
  7. Serve warm over rice and with Naan bread.

Nutritional Facts: one serving is 400 cal, 18 g of fat, 6 g of carbs, and 49 g of protein.

Baked Lime Chicken Bowls

great for meal prep 

Ingredients:

  • 2-3 lbs boneless, skinless chicken breasts cut into bite sized cubes
  • 6 Tbs olive oil
  • 3 Tbs red wine vinegar
  • Juice from 2 limes
  • 2 tsp chili powder
  • 1 tsp garlic powder
  • 1 tsp paprika
  • 1 tsp kosher salt
  • fresh cracked pepper, to taste

Directions:

  1. In a large resealable bag combine all ingredients. Toss to coat.
  2. Marinade at least 2 hours or up to overnight.
  3. Preheat oven to 400 F.  Pour chicken onto baking sheet and bake for 20 mins, or until chicken is cooked through.
  4. Serve with cooked quinoa, brussel sprouts, spaghetti squash, or any of your favorite vegetables.

 

Sheet Pan Mini Meatloaves w/ Potatoes and Green Beans

recipe adapted from strawberry blonde kitchen

yields 4 servings

Ingredients:

  • 12 oz Red Potatoes, quartered
  • 8 oz green beans
  • Olive oil
  • Salt and Black Pepper
  • 1 lb. Ground Beef
  • 1/2 cup onion, chopped
  • 2/3 cup breadcrumbs
  • 2 cloves garlic
  • 3 Tbs ketchup + 4 tsp divided
  • 1/2 Tbs horseradish sauce
  • 1/2 Tbs dijon mustard
  • 1 egg
  • 1/2 tsp oregano
  • 3 oz white cheddar cheese, diced into cubes
  • 2 Tbs fresh parsley, chopped
  • 2 Tbs parmesan cheese, grated

Directions:

  1. Preheat oven to 400 F. Line 12 x 17 inch pan with aluminum foil and spray with cooking spray.
  2. Place potatoes on the bottom half of the pan.  Drizzle olive oil and sprinkle with salt and pepper. Toss to combine.
  3. In a medium skillet over medium heat, saute garlic and onion for 2 mins. Place into a large bowl.
  4. Combine onion mixture, breadcrumbs, 3 Tbs ketchup and remaining ingredients.
  5. Shape into 8 loaves.
  6. Place 3 cubes of cheese into each meatloaf and wrap tightly making sure none of the cheese is exposed.
  7. Place onto sheet pans on the upper half of the pan.
  8. Place green beans between potatoes and meatloaves. Drizzle with olive oil and sprinkle with salt and pepper. Toss to coat.
  9. Place 1/2 tsp of ketchup onto each meatloaf.
  10. Bake in the oven for 20-25 mins or until the internal temp of the meatloaves reaches 160 F.
  11.  *you may want to remove the green beans after about half the cooking time depending on your crispiness preference.

Nutritional Data: 1 serving (2 mini loaves, 2 oz green beans and 5 oz of potatoes) 470 cal. 34g carbs and 36g protein.


Zach isn’t usually a fan of meatloaf but he really enjoyed this recipe and even gave permission for it to be made again. So that’s a win to me!

Sweetened Whipped Cream

Recipe from Our Best Bites

This is my favorite way to do whipped cream. Way better than anything store bought.


Ingredients:

1 c. whipping cream

1/3 c. powdered sugar

1 teaspoon vanilla extract


Directions:

Combine whipping cream and powdered sugar in a large bowl. With an electric hand mixer, beat whipping cream until soft peaks form.