Tuesday, January 21, 2020

Instant Pot Chicken and Chicken Stock

I'm a little slow with new kitchen devices, ok very slow.  But my brother in law brought me up to speed a bit with my birthday gift this year.  He got me an Instant Pot.

I've looked at these and talked to some friends about them, but wasn't convinced so I never made the purchase.  Well I don't know what I was waiting for, this thing is awesome.  

I decided to test it with a chicken, I needed some shredded chicken for chicken salad for lunch this week.  I put a chicken on the trivet, rubbed it with some butter, sprinkled salt and pepper, and added a quartered onion.  Put 1 1/2 cups of water in the bottom and cooked it for 30 minutes with the poultry setting.  I did a quick steam release let it cool about 10 minutes and then pulled it out of the pot and shredded it. It was perfect!  Juicy, fall off the bone tender, and I pulled off the skin and fried it for chips.

Once I removed all the meat, I threw the carcass back into the pot with the cooking liquid, added 1 lb. of bone in chicken thighs, some celery, apple cider vinegar, salt and pepper and filled the pot up to the 2/3 mark and processed on high for 2 hours.  It made the best chicken bone broth and so quick! And because I was gifted the 8 quart pot, it made a ton of broth for my freezer.  Well, now I'm hooked.  
I'll be experimenting with the Instant Pot a lot for a while.  I have plans for chocolate cake, ribs (how nice in the summer not to start the oven for my barbeque ribs), onion jam, and what ever else I can come up with from Pinterest!

What are your favorite Instant Pot recipes?

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January 21, 2020  Sunrise 10:10 am  Sunset 3:54 pm  Temp H -12/ L -18°F

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