Instant Pot Recipes: Garlic 'n Herb Chicken, Turkey Chili

Feb 23 2017
We've recently fallen in love with the kitchen appliance that has taken the world by storm: the Instant Pot! Here are two incredible recipes you can (and should!) add to your regular rotation. (No Instant Pot? These work in a pressure cooker too.)

HG Heads Up: If you're new to the world of the Instant Pot, here are five reasons it rocks and three things to know before you get started.

Hungry Girl's Healthy Go-To Garlic 'n Herb Shredded Chicken Recipe

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1/6th of recipe (about 3/4 cup): 143 calories, 3g total fat (0.5g sat fat), 413mg sodium, 1g carbs, <0.5g fiber, 0.5g sugars, 26g protein

SmartPoints®
value 2*

This just may be the most versatile chicken recipe in the Hungry Girl arsenal. Add it to salads, soups, wraps, scrambles... You name it! And if you prefer sliced chicken to shredded, slice to your heart's content.

Prep: 10 minutes
Cook: 25 minutes

Ingredients:

1 1/2 lbs. raw boneless skinless chicken breast

1 tsp. garlic powder

1 tsp. onion powder

1/2 tsp. dried parsley

1/2 tsp. dried basil

1/2 tsp. dried oregano

1/4 tsp. each salt and black pepper

2 cups chicken broth

Directions:

Place chicken in the Instant Pot, and sprinkle with seasonings.

Add chicken broth. Cover with the lid, aligning the lid arrow with the arrow marked Open. Rotate until aligned with the Close arrow. Set the pressure release valve to the Sealing position.

Press the Manual button, and set time for 8 minutes. (The Instant Pot will preheat for 10 - 15 minutes.)

Press the Keep Warm/Cancel button to turn off the Instant Pot.

Caution: During the next step, keep hands and face away from opening; the fast-escaping steam will be hot! Turn the pressure release handle to the Venting position to let out steam until the float valve drops down.

Transfer chicken to a large bowl, draining the broth. Shred with two forks.

MAKES 6 SERVINGS

HG Tip: Use a dish towel or potholder to remove the lid, allowing steam to escape gradually before uncovering the pot completely.

Hungry Girl's Healthy All About Adobo Turkey Chili Recipe

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1/6th of recipe (about 1 cup): 221 calories, 5.5g total fat (2g sat fat), 553mg sodium, 22.5g carbs, 6.5g fiber, 7.5g sugars, 21g protein

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SmartPoints®
value 3*


SmartPoints® value 5*

Flavorful chili for the win! For this recipe, you’ll need an Instant Pot with a Sauté function. If yours doesn’t have that function (or if you only have a pressure cooker), simply sauté the meat in a skillet on the stove first.

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Prep: 10 minutes
Cook: 40 minutes

Ingredients:

1 lb. raw lean ground turkey (7% fat or less)

1/4 tsp. each salt and black pepper

One 15-oz. can red kidney beans, drained and rinsed

One 14.5-oz. can diced tomatoes (not drained)

1 cup chopped onion

1 cup chopped red bell pepper

1 cup canned crushed tomatoes

2 tbsp. chopped canned chipotle peppers (previously packed in adobo sauce) + 2 tsp. canned adobo sauce

2 tsp. chopped garlic

1 tsp. chili powder

1 tsp. ground cumin

Optional toppings: sliced radishes, lime wedges

Directions:

Press the Sauté button on the Instant Pot. Add turkey, and sprinkle with salt and black pepper. Cook and crumble for about 5 minutes, or until fully cooked.

Press the Keep Warm/Cancel button to turn off the Instant Pot.

Add remaining ingredients, and mix well.

Cover with the lid, aligning the lid arrow with the arrow marked Open. Rotate until aligned with the Close arrow. Set the pressure release valve to the Sealing position.

Press the Manual button, and set time for 10 minutes. (The Instant Pot will preheat for 10 - 15 minutes).

Let cool down naturally for 10 minutes in Keep Warm mode. (Instant Pot automatically goes into this mode after cook time ends).

Press Cancel. Turn the pressure release valve to the Venting position. Holding the lid handle, turn to the Open position and lift.

MAKES 6 SERVINGS

HG Tip: Use a dish towel or potholder to remove the lid, allowing steam to escape gradually before uncovering the pot completely.

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SmartPoints® value* not what you expected? We follow the same method as Weight Watchers when calculating the SmartPoints® value* for a recipe: We add up the SmartPoints® values* of the individual ingredients. (Many foods have a value of zero and remain zero in recipes.)

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