Sunday, December 30, 2018

Instant Pot Butter Chicken


I was remiss in not staging this picture in a more appetizing way. With our rush to eat this magnificent Instant Pot Butter Chicken, I didn't even think about it. I quickly snapped a photo of my husband's plate before he devoured it. :)  Whenever you read a recipe and all of the ingredients sound so amazing and savory, it's definitely a recipe worth making. More than once. 


- 1, 14 oz. can diced tomatoes
- 3 cloves of garlic, chopped small
- 1 tsp. ground ginger
- 1 tsp. turmeric
- pinch red pepper flakes (more if you really like heat)
- 1 tsp. paprika
- 1/2 tsp. salt
- 1 tsp. garam marsala
- 1/2 tsp. cumin
- 1 lb. boneless skinless chicken breast (feel free to use thighs as well)
- 3 oz. butter
- 4 oz. heavy cream
- 1/3 cup cilantro

In your Instant Pot, add all of the ingredients, except for butter, cream, and cilantro. Select manual, and cook at high pressure for 9 minutes (for thicker chicken breasts). After it's done, let the steam natural release for about 5 minutes, and place a towel over the release vent and do a quick release. Remove chicken and set aside (*you can make sure the chicken is done by inserting a food thermometer into the thickest part of the breast. It should read at least 165 degrees Fahrenheit.)

Transfer diced-tomato mixture to a food processor, or blender. Pulse until most of the mixture is smooth (a few lumps of diced tomatoes are yummy). Add butter, cream, and cilantro and stir until combined. Plate chicken over cauliflower rice, zucchini noodles, or rice; and spoon savory sauce on top. Eat up, enjoy, and go back for seconds! If you'd like a printer-friendly version of this recipe, Click Here

"The best part of any meal is seconds." - Anonymous

Monday, December 24, 2018

Oven-Baked Tacos


Taco lovers will melt over these oven-baked tacos with the cheese baked right in! That first heavenly bite of melted cheese with perfectly seasoned taco meat will make you instantly look forward to that second taco!


- 1 lb. ground turkey or ground beef
- 1/4 cup fat-free refried beans
- 1 envelope taco seasoning
- 4 oz. tomato sauce
- 6 hard taco shells 
- 4 oz. shredded cheddar cheese

Toppings: Whatever you desire!

- lettuce
- salsa
- onions
- tomatoes
- sour cream
- chives

Preheat oven to 375 degrees. 

Over medium-high heat, brown turkey and drain any fat. Add taco seasoning, refried beans, and tomato sauce, stirring until combined. Spray 9x9 pan with cooking spray. Spoon taco filling into taco shells and line them side by side in the pan. Sprinkle cheese over each taco and bake, uncovered, for 13 to 15 minutes. Remove from oven and top with favorite taco toppings. Enjoy! If you'd like a printer-friendly version of this recipe, Click Here.

"If you have a problem, let's taco about it." - Anonymous