Confession. I really like cooking, but I seriously dislike cooking meat on the stovetop. I obviously can do it, but I don’t like it. I always worry about undercooking meat, which means that I let it go for too long and overcook it. It seems that there’s a lot more room for error in the oven, so that’s typically how I prefer to cook meat.
Now, the Instant Pot… that’s tempting. I don’t have to do anything except for press a button? Yes please. You need cooked chicken for a lot of recipes, not to mention being useful for things like salads or sandwiches, so I wanted to give this recipe a try!
- 1 cup chicken broth
- 3/4 teaspoon seasoning salt
- 1/2 teaspoon Italian seasoning
- 1/4 teaspoon black pepper
- 4 boneless, skinless chicken breasts
Place broth, seasoning salt, Italian seasoning and pepper into the Instant Pot inner pot. Stir. Add the chicken breasts and put the lid on. Set on manual for 10 minutes.
Once the timer is done, let the pressure naturally release for 10 minutes. Open the Instant Pot, then drain about half the liquid. Shred the chicken, then add the chicken back to the pot and stir the chicken with the remaining liquid.
And that’s it! You now have cooked chicken, ready for enchiladas, casseroles, salads, whatever you want!
Stars: Sadly, only 3 stars. I so wanted this to be great. The main (and only real) problem is that it is quite overcooked. It is redeemed somewhat by mixing in the liquid, since that kind of tricks you into thinking that it isn’t overcooked and dry. But it’s still overcooked and dry, and when you add it to another dish and cook it more, it’s going to be quite bad. The seasoning and method is good though, just need to figure out a shorter cooking time and we’re golden!