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Electric Pressure Cooker

Over the summer I purchased an electric pressure cooker, I have used it from time to time, but never really ventured into testing out the abilities of it.

Over time I’ve made applesauce, pulled pork, bbq beef, shredded beef, and salsa chicken. I have recently tried making rice in it as well. I typically just make rice on the stove top.

This week I purchased chicken thighs. I made this in two batches. The first time I put half the chicken thighs in with spaghetti sauce. I added garlic powder, onion flakes, dried parsley, oregano and Italian seasoning. I serve it over cavatappi pasta. I was concerned the boys wouldn’t like this, but they loved it. Colby who doesn’t always like to have any kind of protein in his red sauce ate multiple servings.

Yesterday, I took the other half of the chicken thighs and decided to make them chicken teriyaki. I added about 1/4 cup of chicken stock, chopped onion, chopped green pepper, teriyaki sauce, soy sauce, brown sugar, dried ginger, onion flakes, cumin, and garlic powder. I added  a cornstarch slurry before serving to thicken up the sauce a bit. I served this over rice (jasmine or brown).  While it was cook correctly and the texture was perfect it didn’t have a true teriyaki taste. It didn’t taste bad, it just didn’t taste like we expected it to taste. Blake ate two servings of chicken and Colby barely finished his first serving.

I need to do some more searching for recipes that can be created and made with the electric pressure cooker. I like the prep and set aspect and that I don’t have to have it sit all day like you do with a slow cooker. The two recipes I mentioned about took 40 minutes after it came to pressure. Simple easy and quick.

Do you have an electric pressure cooker? Share a recipe you like to cook in your pressure cooker! I’m looking for new ones.

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