Friday, October 14, 2016

Power Pressure Cooker is a Must Have

I have seen pressure cookers being used on cooking shows like master chef and always found them intriguing but also intimidating. Since then Companies like Fusion Life Brands give even a novis cook access to a pressure cooker with their consumer version of “one touch cooking” and the Power Pressure Cooker XL.



Now, mind you I still love my slow cooker, but since using the Power Pressure Cooker, it’s been a bit of a love affair. I don’t know why I was worried about finding a recipe to cook in this, but I was, at first. Then I found site after site that is dedicated to pressure cooking, much like sites that are dedicated to crock pot/slow cookers.



The Power Pressure Cooker comes in three different sizes, 6, 8 and 10 Qt. The one I have and am showing you is the 6qt. If you think you will be making larger items, then I would just get the 10qt. For my family and I, the 6qt is perfect for now.



Since I had never used one before, I decided to start off with a simple recipe and if that went well, go from there. I was shocked that it was pretty much as simple as using a slow cooker, just much, much faster. I decided on chicken noodle soup. Everyone in my family loves it, so I thought it was the perfect recipe to start off with.


Ingredients

  • 1 tbsp olive oil
  • 1 tbsp minced garlic
  • ½ cup diced onion- white or yellow
  • 2 carrots diced
  • ½ tsp salt
  • 5 cups water
  • 1 pound boneless chicken- thawed
  • 1 tsp black pepper
  • 1 tbsp lemon juice
  • 1/2lb pasta (use any that you want)
  • Cilantro (as much or little as you want, it’s for garnish)




Directions

  1. Heat oil in the pressure cooker pan, then add the garlic and let it perfume for about 30 seconds. Then add the onions and carrots. Let that sauté for a few minutes until the onions are soft.
  2. Add thawed chicken, salt, ½ tsp pepper, water and lemon juice. Tightly close the lid of the pressure cooker and turn the heat on high. Once you hear the first whistle turn the heat to medium and let cook for 6-8 minutes.  Once it’s done, just turn off the heat and let it rest for 5 or so minutes to release the pressure.
  3. Once all the pressure is released, open and take out the chicken. Turn the cooker back on high and add your noodles. Don’t put the lid on, you can cook the pasta like normal. For the pasta, just follow the instructions on the back of the bag or box for how long to cook, as each pasta is a little different.
  4. While the pasta is cooking, take the cooked chicken and shred into small pieces.
  5. Add the chicken back in once the pasta is done.
  6. Use a ladle to scoop into bowls and add the chopped cilantro.
  7. Enjoy!



I was really surprised at how easy this recipe was and my kids loved it. I mean, my 13 year old daughter had 3 bowls full. I think it’s safe to say this was a hit that I’ll be making again and again. With a cook time of under 20 minutes, I can do this on the busy weekdays as well.

This makes for a great gift as well (hint hint for the upcoming holidays). I would head on over to PowerPressureCooker.com and order yours. As an added bonus I have a 10% discount code for you. use Promo Code PPC10. You can also buy some accessories for it from their site as well.

Please let me know if you already have one and what your favorite thing to make is.



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