Another quick and tasty Instant Pot recipe to add to your collection! To save time on prep you can purchase already diced onions, garlic, can of fire roasted diced tomatoes, freshly prepared salsa and guacamole, and frozen plain cauliflower rice. Just always make sure to check the ingredient label when you purchase those items! You want to be on the lookout for any unwanted ingredients like sugar, preservatives, or any other unfamiliar names you don't need to throw into your body. That is just my tip for making meal prep easier though. If you have time to prepare all your own ingredients, then that is certainly the fresher and more cost-effective way to go. About the recipe though... After sauteing the onion and garlic, you throw all the ingredients (minus the chicken) into a blender, then top the sauce blend over the chicken, and turn the pressure cooker on. The only additional step I took was putting the pot on "saute" mode when finished and stirring frequently to reduce the sauce some. I do this with majority of Instant Pot meals, so that I am not leftover with too much extra sauce. The only change I made to this recipe was using chipotle powder in place of the chipotle peppers and adobo sauce, like the notes below suggest. I have never been able to find adobo sauce that only has whole food ingredients with no added sugars in it. I also opted for using half chicken breast and half chicken thighs, which I find tasty every time. You can easily double (or triple, in my case) the ingredients below to get enough food to fit your meal prep needs. Top with your favorite toppings, add some vegetables (I find cauliflower rice the easiest, especially in saucy recipes like this one), rice, and/or wrap in a tortilla (Siete’s grain-free tortillas are a great option), and enjoy this delicious meal all week long!
Instant Pot Chicken Tinga
For Chicken Tinga
*If following a Whole30 or strict Paleo diet, you can use 2 tsp chipotle spice powder in place of the chipotle peppers and adobo sauce.
**You can quickly saute the cauliflower rice to cook, or buy frozen rice and heat in the microwave.
Original recipe found here
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