I wanted to share something different today! I recently posted on Facebook about wanting a pressure cooker... I've actually been thinking about it for a while. Now, don't get me wrong, I LOVE my slow cooker! I use it at least a couple times a month. But, to be honest, things that cook in a slow cooker tend to start feeling the same after a while. While everything DOES taste delicious, I always feel like the meat tends to have the same texture every time.
Enter my quest to find a pressure cooker!
I did some research on You Tube and felt like this one was the right one for us. I opted to get the 6qt one instead of the 5qt because you know how it is with Filipino parties! You can never go to big! LOL
It arrived on Monday, and I did a practice run with it - just heated water in in it like it said to do in the instructions and it wasn't so bad.
I worked 2 nights in a row over the weekend and wanted to cook something on Monday night so here's what I came up with:
- 4 frozen chicken breasts
- 1 jar of spaghetti sauce
- 1 medium onion diced
- 4 cloves of garlic, minced
- 1 teaspon each onion powder, garlic powder, italian seasoning
I cooked it on the poultry setting for 35 minutes. It gets a little confusing because the instructions and other reviews make you think it's going to be DONE in 35 minutes and that's not the case. It takes time to get to the pressure level, THEN it cooks for 35 minutes and then it takes time to de-pressurize, although you could do this manually (per the instructions).
So, all in all, it took about an hour. But that's not bad considering the chicken was FROZEN. And that's always my problem - having the forethought to defrost meat to PLAN a meal. I always get caught with the 4 o'clock hour and not knowing what to make.
Oh and as for recipe? It came out a little watery. I think because the frozen meat just sweat in the pot. LOL But I served it over pasta and the kids liked it. Not bad. :)
Here's a link to where I got it from:
If you decide to get one, let me know what you think! :)
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