For this weeks instant pot I have decided to do a quick and easy mid week meal that you can use for meal prepping as it has a lot of left overs! With the semester coming to a close, I needed a fast meal like this so the teriyaki chicken was the perfect candidate! This is my last recipe I will be doing for my learning project but I will without a doubt continue to hopefully post any good recipes I do find and if I make them! I retrieved my idea for my recipe from here.
Ingredients I used:
- 2 cups of chicken broth
- 1/3 cup of soya sauce
- 1/4 cup of hoisin sauce
- 1 tbsp of white vinegar
- 1 tbsp of liquid honey
- 2 tbsp of minced garlic
- 1 pinch of red pepper flakes
- 1 1/2 cups of sticky rice
- 3 boneless and skinless chicken breast
- 1 red bell pepper
- 2 medium carrots
- 1 cup frozen peas
1.Add your chicken broth, soy sauce, hoisin sauce, white vinegar, honey, garlic, and paper flakes. Stir well with a whisk until it is a smooth liquid.
(the picture was before I mixed)
2. Add in the rice and stir well again.
3. Now add in your chicken breasts and place them on top of the rice. Pour liquid overtop of chicken breasts a few times.
4. Assure that pressure valve is turned to sealed and lock the instant pot lid. Press the pressure cook button and have it set to high pressure (which it should be set to automatically) and set to 20 minutes. It will take about 15 minutes to come to pressure and then the 20 minutes to cook.
5. during this time you should cut up your pepper and carrots!
6. Once the instant pot pressure is done, do a quick release (just turn the valve) and let the steam out. Officially done when the little red valve goes down.
7. Open lid and shred your chicken add in your carrots, pepper, and frozen peas. Mix everything together well!
8. Close lid, turn valve to seal and click on pressure cooking again. High pressure for 3 minutes.
9. Open lid once done, mix again and enjoy!
Things I would do differently:
- I would also add in broccoli or some other veggies. Maybe not have red pepper.
- I would use ginger to add more flavour
- I would probably not use sticky rice but it was all I had and did not feel like buying new rice just for this recipe.
Level of difficulty and would I make again?:
This was a very easy recipe! Anyone could do it. This would be the ideal instant pot beginner recipe. Compared to some of my other recipes I made, it felt like I literally did nothing to make this! I would for sure make again just with the above recommendations.
How was the online learning experience?:
This blog that I followed was very simple and straight forward. I wish though, it had picture by picture instructions like I do. I see so many blogs that dont with recipes and I guess thats why I do it. Because I know the way I do it is very easy to follow and gives you an idea on how the food should ideally look like by each step. Essentially gives you a peace of mind and makes cooking less stressful! Especially if its an unfamiliar cooking device such as the instant pot or a completely new recipe to you.