I just love when I’ve planned ahead for the week and have all the dinners in mind I want to make.
Often that doesn’t happen, but lets pretend it happens every week.
This is my new TIME SAVER.
Cook the chicken you need all at once.
Sounds simple enough, right. But what if you haven’t planned out your weeks meals and just want to imcorperate chicken in to most of your meals, great! That is where my TIME SAVER tip really comes in handy.
I cooked 6 pounds of boneless skinless chicken breasts in my pressure cooker in 22 minutes. Yes you heard me right, they were all finished cooking and ready to be added to the many many options of meals I was about to make this week.
This idea is great for the weeks when you it will be CRAZY at dinnertime.
One great recipe to use this chicken in is Chicken Enchiladas with Green Sauce.
I just LOVE my pressure cooker for chicken, it comes out perfectly cooked, not dry, doesn’t taste boiled, and saves me lots of time and effort when I need to get meals on the table fast, or for a quick lunch, perfect to add to a salad, or pasta salad…like this
I have a 6 quart Presto Pressure Cooker here is a link to the one I have on Amazon.
I place 6 pounds of boneless skinless chicken into my pressure cooker with 4 cups water. The water is just coming over the cooling rack in the pressure cooker, that way the chicken isn’t sitting in the water and I have plenty of chicken stock when I’m done.
It takes 10 minutes for it to come to the proper pressure and I cook it for 12 minutes with the pressure regulator rocking high.
I then place all the chicken into my KitchenAid mixer and turn it on high for about 30 seconds and it is then all shredded. No standing there with two forks shredding it until my hands hurt anymore.
Now want some meal ideas for all this chicken,
Shredded chicken would go in any of these meals nicely….
Shrimp Fra Diavolo ( just substitute chicken for the shrimp)
Another favorite of mine is Lo Mein, just substitute chicken for the pork.
To make it easy I package 2 cups of shredded chicken into quart sized plastic bags. They can be frozen or kept in the refrigerator until your ready to use it.
Don’t forget you will also have 4 cups of chicken broth, you can use it to add to sauces…
Stew and even…chili….
or even a
the options are endless and I will have a few new recipe with shredded chicken to share with you soon!
Another GREAT post on cooking chicken for the week is my post on How and Why I cook chicken for the week all at once.