Instant-Pot Recipe: Buffalo Chicken Bowls

Posted September 1, 2016 by Thirty-Something Angie in Recipes, Wellness / 4 Comments

Do you have an Instant-Pot, yet?  If not, what are you waiting for?  This is seriously my favorite new kitchen gadget.  I don’t even know how I managed without it! The only issue is, I’m still having trouble finding clean eating Instant-Pot recipes to follow.  What’s a girl to do?  I made my own!  I’ve been experimenting for a few weeks, now, so I hope to be able to continue sharing some of my favorite recipes for the Instant-Pot as I have time.

One of the issues I’m coming across is that so many recipes available today include ingredients that we don’t eat.  All of my meals are 100% natural and clean ingredients.  We don’t eat sugar (Okay, we rarely eat sugar), soy, MSG, or any other processed chemicals.  That pretty much eliminates everything that’s convenient, but I still really like to make quick and convenient meals.  After all, I run a business at home, and try to keep up with both of my kids and their extra-curricular activities!  Any time that I can make a meal from scratch that my entire family will eat, without stressing out or rushing to finish in time, is a huge in in my book. Besides, I love being able to cook an entire, well balanced meal using only one pot.

One of our favorite dishes since buying the Instant-Pot is this buffalo chicken bowl.   It’s super quick and tasty, although if you’re not careful, it can carry a pretty big kick.  If your kids don’t like “spicy foods,” you may want to replace the hot sauce with BBQ sauce.

Enough talking.  Let’s get to the good stuff!

Instant-Pot Recipe for Buffalo Chicken Bowls

Instant-Pot Recipe Buffalo Chicken

Truth be told, I never measure my ingredients, but I’ve given some pretty close approximates for you to follow to make the same dish.  I love that this dish is so versatile.

Ingredients:

  • 1 lb chicken breasts, frozen or thawed
  • 2 heads of broccoli – cut off stems
  • 1 cup jasmine rice
  • 1/4 cup (or less) of buffalo hot sauce or BBQ sauce
  • 1 1/4 cup water or chicken broth
  • salt and pepper to taste

Cooking Directions:

Add all of your ingredients above into your Instant Pot, being careful not to go over the Max Fill line (I have a 6 qt and haven’t had any issues).  Mix well, making sure everything is covered in liquid.  Close and seal the pot, hit the poultry button, and increase the time to 30 minutes.

Once the timer goes off, release the pressure and open the lid.  The chicken will shred and fall apart very easily at this point, or you can scoop a whole breast onto your plate.

The buffalo chicken bowl has become a favorite of my entire family.  It is a well balanced meal that includes veggies and tons of flavor for the whole family, which I love.  We’ve made this dish using hot sauce as well as barbecue sauce, and it came out fabulous each time. I love using my Instant-Pot to create clean meals for my family in almost no time at all.  How else can you cook dinner from frozen in 30 minutes?

Do you have an Instant-Pot? What are your favorite dishes to make for your family? I’d love to chat in the comments below!

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