Instant Pot Chicken and Potatoes with carrots
Chicken is a staple in our household…we always have chicken in our fridge or freezer…usually in the freezer because we do shop at Costco…chicken is so versatile and thankfully my boys love it!
Today, I made for my boys chicken with potatoes and carrots…and I thought when I first got the Instant Pot…”why not put it in the same pot?” And when I did, it came out great! This time though I decided to add carrots into the mix…
This is what it looked like when it was done cooking and with a natural pressure release (NPR)…I know it may not look as appetizing but it worked!
As you can see how thick and big everything is…it was done in 10 minutes (cook time).
I cut it up for the boys so it would be easier for them to eat…the chicken was nice and moist, the potatoes were perfect and the carrots tasted like sweet potatoes! All 3 of my boys ate all of the carrots first and asked for more and I didn’t have any more for them.
So for those who are busy and need something quick for your family and especially for your kiddos…this is perfect! I know it may not look like much (I didn’t put a lot in because my boys don’t like a lot going on when it comes to their potatoes, chicken and carrots)…but you can always add your own spices in to your family’s liking.
Hope you enjoy!
A one pot, quick meal for the whole family.
- 1 lb chicken breasts fresh or frozen
- 4 medium Idaho potatoes, peeled whole you can add as many as you like
- 2 large carrots, peeled
- 1/2 teaspoon salt
- 1 cup water
Place trivet into the liner and then a cup of water
Place chicken and sprinkle with salt
Place potatoes and then carrots
Close lid, turn valve to seal, press the poultry setting and set to 10 minutes (use the "-" button), then natural pressure release for 10 minutes
Mine only needed 10 minutes because the chicken breasts were not that thick but whenever making chicken start with that time and then adjust as needed after checking to see if it is done...also you have to take into account that there were other ingredients in there that caused the pot to take longer to come up to pressure and then your natural pressure release time...and if you do need more time on your chicken please be sure to take out your potatoes and carrots because those will be done.