Wednesday, January 17, 2018

Teachers are Hungry!

If you're anything like me you come home from a hard day teaching hungry but way too exhausted to cook a great, hot, decent meal. I always want some comfort food but I end up on the couch with my husband sometimes with a bowl of cereal. Sometimes with something we just heated up. Or...uggghhhh....we waste way too much money eating out. (I feel so guilty when I do that!)

I'm always trying to find something easy but not have the same old, same old all the time. I recently decided to get an Instant Pot and I am glad I did. That has helped tremendously! I love it so much that I decided that I would share my experiences with it on my blog for other teachers.

I love how simple it is. I went looking for recipes and there are TONS! Everything can be made in this thing! Today I would like to share with you a very, very simple chicken recipe my husband chose. He liked this one because it only has three ingredients.

When we made it we added some Lipton Onion Soup Mix potatoes on the side (see photo). The next day we had leftovers and had other things with it that we had in the cabinet.


It was easy and tasted great! Here is the recipe:

4 Chicken Breasts (boneless)
1/2 cup Dijon Mustard
1/2 cup Honey

Add the chicken, mustard, and honey to your Instant Pot. If it's way too thick add 1/2 cup of water. Cook for 10 minutes on high pressure (20 minutes if your chicken is frozen and not thawed). When the timer is up, press "Cancel" and use the Quick Release Valve.

Remove the chicken from the pot. You can discard the liquid or you can use it as a sauce. (To make a sauce, select the saute function on your Instant Pot and add about 3 tablespoons of cornstarch. Whisk constantly until thickened.)

When I stored the leftovers I actually used the leftover liquid to keep the chicken in until the next day. This kept it moist.

Today my husband and I are trying a chili recipe. I'll let you know how it goes!