I was so excited when I saw the Instant Pot‘s price was dropped dramatically on Black Friday! I ordered instantly and couldn’t wait for it to arrive. I have honestly only used it about 4 times but I know I’ll get much more use out of it as I get more familiar with it and as the hustle and bustle of Christmas slows down. What I love though – is that you can just toss in a few items and out comes a great little meal! And that’s where this Buffalo Chicken Soup comes into play.
I had chicken breasts defrosted but wasn’t sure what I wanted to do. I had a lonnng weekend and it was a Monday —- ugh ….didn’t really want to stand in the kitchen and cook. I wanted to curl up on the couch and veg! So – I put my instant pot to work. Aside from quickly dicing up some onions and celery, the instant pot did all the work and dinner was done in about 20 minutes (which didn’t give me much time to curl up on the couch before it was time to eat :-/)
Perfect little meal for a cool winters night or even a rainy Saturday or Sunday lunch. If you don’t have an instant pot and want one, check amazon! If you’re reading this as a current posting, I’m sure they’ll have some kind of deal going on after Christmas 🙂
This meal in itself was good enough reason for me to have this in my appliance collection — easy! Tasty! And quick! Jillz Crackerz were a great little “spoon” to add crunch!
- 4 boneless chicken breasts
- 1/2 onion, diced
- 2 large celery stalks, diced
- 1.5 cups cauli-rice
- 3 tbsp ghee or brown butter
- 1/4 cup buffalo sauce
- 1/2 tsp garlic powder
- Salt & Pepper to taste
- 1 tbsp tapioca powder - optional
- On sauté mode on your instant pot, add 1 tbsp ghee/brown butter and sauté the onions & celery for about 3 minutes.
- Once that's done, add the chicken seasoned with the garlic powder, salt and pepper to the pot, as well as the rest of the ghee, buffalo sauce and cauli-rice.
- Switch the instant pot to 'Poultry' setting and seal lid making sure the steam vent is closed.
- When time is up, release vent and remove lid -- use 2 forks to pull the chicken apart and into chunky shreds. I added a tbsp of tapioca to thicken it up a little but that's optional and a personal preference.
- Mix the shredded chicken in so its evenly distributed throughout.