I have always loved to cook but I am the kind that once I find something that I really like I will cook it over and over again until everyone is sick of it. Since getting my Instant Pot and now starting Whole30 it has pushed me out of my box and has me testing out new recipes and even creating some of my own. To me, that has been one of the best things about all of it, being able to create new, tasty and healthy meals for my family. So on my meal planning calendar I planned to make Jambalaya for dinner this week but I couldn’t find a recipe that I really loved. I thought one of the points of Jambalaya was a delicious meal with lots of spices and flavor but for the most part you could make it the way you want. So thats exactly what I did, last night we had homemade Chicken Jambalaya and boy was it good!
Chicken Jambalaya Prep Time: 7 minutes Cook Time: 15 minutes
INGREDIENTS 2 lb Boneless Skinless Chicken Breast, diced 4 Chicken Sausages 2 tbsp. Coconut Oil Salt Pepper 1 cup chopped onion 3 garlic cloves, minced 2 cans diced tomatoes; 1 can diced tomatoes, 1 can fire roasted tomatoes 15 oz can tomato sauce 3 cups chicken stock 2 tsp paprika 2 tsp thyme 2 tsp oregano 2 tsp garlic powder 2 tsp onion powder Cauliflower Rice or Spaghetti Squash
INSTRUCTIONS 1. Dice Chicken breast and chicken sausage, chop onion and mince garlic. 2. Turn InstantPot to sauté and add above ingredients, until lightly cooked. 3. Turn off Sauté. 4. Add additional ingredient, stir. 5.Cook on Manual High pressure for 15 minutes 6. Serve with Cauliflower rice or Speghetti squash
HAPPY NEW YEAR!
I hope you enjoyed ringing in the new year as much as I did. Titus had his first sleepover at my sister’s house, so Nathan and I went out and had a great time with some awesome friends. We stayed out way to late, ate lots of tasty food and didn’t really get to sleep in. That’s why we decided to start Whole 30 on Tuesday instead. My plan was to get all of my groceries in the morning, cook and let you all know how wonderful my food turned out. BUT life with a kid changes plans sometimes. He decided that he wanted to be grumpy, clingy and needy. Anytime I tried to get some cooking done he wanted to go through cabinets and took out every ziplock bag out of the box and throw them on the floor. Then decided to spike a temperature, very relaxing night.
Thankfully though I was able to get a big chunk of my cooking for the week done. I have our dinners and breakfast for the entire week prepared, Whole30 approved and ready to be eaten.
- Breakfast muffins: I didn’t follow a recipe which is probably why I didn’t work the way I had planned. I wanted to cook them in my awesome “egg bit cups” but after talking to a friend and doing some research if you use too much almond milk in the egg bites they won’t congeal when you cook them. So I will attempt this recipe again. After I tried in my instant pot twice I just put them in the oven. So they are still super tasty, but I don’t want to write a recipe up until I tweak them to be cooked easy and perfectly in my Instant pot. That’s the great thing about this blog, I’m learning new things everyday and hopefully you get to learn from the things I mess up.
- Chicken Enchilada Soup: This recipe was super easy, to the point and tasty. I put all of the ingredients in the Instant Pot and cooked it on Manuel high for 20 minutes, quick release and then I shred my chicken in my new KitchenAid. Then it was ready to eat. You can add Avocado, put it over cauliflower rice, or eat it as is, delicious soup.
If you started Whole30 with me, good luck! Remember the first week is the hardest… it can only go up from there!
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