Creamy Salsa Chicken – Instant Pot

In the Instant Pot world, this creamy salsa chicken is just about as easy as you can get. That’s saying a lot because pressure cooking is pretty easy, am I right? Right now, without any fanfare I will give you the no-brainer version of this recipe. Right now. You ready? Pour salsa in the pot. Put chicken thighs over it. Pour Mexican sour cream, crema, over it. Pressure 10 minutes. Now, the below recipe is a teeny tiny bit more involved, but dudes, not by much. The above no-brainer version? I have done this at least a dozen times and…

Chicken Marbella - Delicious, easy to pack and cook on the trail!

Chicken Marbella – Backpacking Meal

Everyone wants to eat good on the trail or when camping – I know I do! Let me tell ya, chicken marbella is some good eats! Chicken marbella is just solid, man, it’s a solid recipe. It’s not like a freeze dried, store-bought meal, like Mountain House, where you eat it and you still have this hole you want to fill. It’s just satisfying. And it’s totally packable too – let me tell you how it’s done… Oh, and you don’t have to eat this just on trail. Delicious at home or anytime!

Chicken Tortellini & Sun Dried Tomatoes - creamy, delicious lightweight meal for your next adventure!

Chicken Tortellini with Sun-Dried Tomatoes

Creamy, delicious tortellini with dried tomatoes and chicken.  You’re gonna love this! I know you guys, I’m a little behind on this “once a month backpacking meal recipe” thingy! Give me a small break on this.   It’s only been 5011 degrees here.  Just firing up an alcohol stove can give you heat stroke. That being said, the wait is worth it. I think you’re gonna like if not love this recipe and it’s Management approved. What I have realized is that if I can get a wink and a nod from Management, then I’m good to go. Truth time. In…

Healthy chicken zucchini meatballs with plenty of veg and mashed potatoes - in 6 minutes, in your Instant Pot!

Chicken Zucchini Meatballs with Mashed Potatoes

Healthy, chicken meatballs is just what I need in my life right now.  Because … have you seen my Alabama Pot Roast recipe?   Not the healthiest thing in the world. Sometimes you just want need something light, healthy, full of veg.  This is it.  And I’m not sure, but I think you can call this low carb, right?  I don’t know, I don’t keep track of that kind of stuff, I love carbs. But I do have to try to keep a handle on my cholesterol, so there is that. And it’s quick.  6 minutes!  Fix a big salad on the…

Sous vide fried chicken, Chick-Fil-A style!

Sous Vide Fried Chicken Chick-Fil-A Style

By this time you’ve all heard about sous vide. If you’re not sure what is, very simply, it’s the process of cooking food in a water bath at low temperatures. No, you’re not poaching the food. The food doesn’t touch the water, you either need to vacuum seal the food or put it in a zip lock bag. There’s a local restaurant here, NoJa, and it’s been my absolute favorite restaurant for years. They sous vide the food there and the things that come out of that kitchen! Completely amazing! Fat chance, but if you’re ever in Mobile, you’ve got…

What to do with rotisserie chicken? Make these quick and easy chicken adobo tacos!

Chicken Adobo and Black Bean Tacos

You guys know, I love me some tacos.  I love easy.  And I love cilantro.  If you don’t dig cilantro, these chicken adobo and black bean tacos are not for you.  Please leave now. Wait, don’t go, don’t go!  I got Faux Jack in the Box Tacos (vegetarian tacos) and Pork Carnitas you can chow down on! These chicken tacos literally take no time because we’re using leftover chicken.  Rotisserie, shredded chicken made in the pressure cooker or slow cooker, it doesn’t matter.  You could even use shredded beef or pork from something else.  Doesn’t matter.  The point is that…

Pesto chicken with carrots and potatoes - 11 minutes to tender, fall apart chicken goodness. It reminds me of a roast, but with chicken.

Instant Pot Pesto Chicken with Carrots & Potatoes

It’s just so easy, but the taste yield is ridiculous! It actually reminds me, tastewise, of a roast. It’s like eating your favorite pot roast but it’s chicken. I know there are Instant Pot obsessed people out there, and I’m glad for it, but the recipe book that comes with that machine sucks. Big ones. You guys are always looking for recipes for the IP and I encourage you to go to the Cuisinart website and look at their recipes. It won’t make you an IP traitor. 😉 I’ve tried lots of them and they are all delicious, especially this…

Jalapeño beans with shredded rotisserie chicken - healthy, easy weeknight meal!

Jalapeño Beans with Shredded Chicken

  I was on my way home from Canada when I stumbled on this backwoods beans recipe. I call it that because it doesn’t have an official name. I was on the plane, browsing my Backwoodsman magazine and if you know this mag, people write in. Rusty Keller submitted this recipe and it sounded so good I knew I wanted to try it. If you have never seen the Backwoodsman magazine, you should seek it out. I subscribe to it and have for a few years. It’s not monthly but maybe every three months, I’m not positive. Anyway, it’s old…