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Tandoori Chicken Sliders

Tandoori Chicken Sliders on a slate tray

Tandoori Chicken Sliders are mini-burgers made with marinated & grilled chicken, buttery-soft slider buns and dressed with a tart & spicy cilantro-chutney spread.

I marinate chicken in yogurt, aromatics, lime juice and toasted Indian spices, and grill it to a smoky and juicy finish, or, cook it in my electric pressure cooker, Instant Pot.  Both methods help seal the flavors of the marinade into the chicken, and it stays moist and juicy after cooking. Continue Reading…

Cajun Chicken Salad

Grilled Cajun Chicken Salad, with chicken marinated in olive oil, Cajun seasoning, salt and juice of lime. Instructions for oven, grill, and instant pot. By Spice Cravings. #cooking #food #recipe #recipes #foodphotography #foodblogger #yummy #delicious #foodie

Summertime!!  Like many of you, summer is my family’s favorite season!  It means more road-trips, hiking, picnics and a ton of fresh, delicious and colorful salads.  My husband and I have a salad for lunch almost everyday. Since we both prefer chicken as our protein, we get creative with seasonings, mix-ins and salad dressings to avoid monotony.  Cajun Chicken Salad is one of our most loved salad.

Cajun Chicken Salad:

I start with grilling Cajun spice rubbed chicken, to toast those earthy spices. I use a cabbage spring mix for this salad, which provides a nice cool contrast to the Cajun seasoning. But, you can use any lettuce mix you like. I add toasted almond chips, which provide a nice crunch, and strawberries, which compliment and balance this salad with their sweetness. The chicken is so moist and flavorful that I don’t even use a salad dressing most of the time. But when I do, I like to have an Apple Cider-Honey Mustard Vinaigrette with it. This salad is perfect for any weather really, and the best part is, it’s Low-carb

Mediterranean-Rub-Chicken- Instant Pot or grilled. Perfect for lunches and salads by Spice Cravings

Cajun Spice Blend:

Cajun Cuisine, which is best known for it’s spicy and earthy flavor tones, is a regional cuisine from the southern part of Louisiana. The first time I had Cajun chicken was in New Orleans, the real deal. I fell in love immediately. It was more than a decade ago, when my husband was attending a conference in New Orleans, and I tagged along. I visited the flea market at the famous French market, where I bought my first Cajun Spice blend. I was so eager to try it, that the first thing I did when we returned home was to grill some chicken and shrimp using this spice blend. It was UNBELIEVABLY good. Based on the ingredients on that spice pack, I started putting together my own blend.

The spice mix that I put together, tasted authentic and most of all, I was able to adjust the heat level in the mix. When I make a new batch, I store it in an air-tight container, and keep it in my spice drawer, away from heat and light.

When I make it from scratch, here’s what I use:

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Tandoori Chicken Recipe

Tandoori Chicken Recipe, with chicken marinated in yogurt, lemon juice, aromatics and bold Indian spices. By Spice Cravings. #cooking #food #recipe #recipes #foodphotography #foodblogger #yummy #delicious #foodie

Tandoori Chicken recipe is probably one of the most flavorful and popular recipes from the Indian subcontinent.

In this recipe, I marinate the chicken in yogurt, lemon juice, aromatics and commonly used Indian spices. Then, I grill it to a perfect crispy golden brown.  The result is tender, juicy and a to-die-for flavor! If you’ve never tried it before, just trust me on this and go for it!

Tandoori Chicken tastes really good with sliced onions and some Cilantro Chutney!

Try this easy Tandoori Chicken Recipe. Chicken marinated in yogurt, lemon juice, aromatics and bold Indian spices and cooked to perfection in the Oven or Instant Pot. By Spice Cravings. #cooking #food #recipe #recipes #easyrecipe #foodphotography #foodblogger #yummy #delicious #foodie #tasty #chicken #chickenrecipes #instantpot #bbq #indian

Tandoori Chicken Recipe

Skinless chicken is the traditional choice in this recipe.

Start by making a marinade with yogurt, freshly ground ginger & garlic, garam masala, ground coriander, red chili powder, turmeric, salt, paprika and fresh lemon juice.

Spice Mix for Tandoori Chicken recipe

Marinate the chicken anywhere from 30 minutes to overnight.  Thread it on to skewers and grill it.  Most restaurants grill it in a high-heat clay-oven called Tandoor (tun-dur).  Tandoor is typically heated with charcoals.  That is what gives the chicken a slightly smoky flavor.

But, since most of us don’t have a clay oven in our backyards, an oven broiler, or an outdoor grill can achieve a similar flavor!

Try this easy Tandoori Chicken Recipe. Chicken marinated in yogurt, lemon juice, aromatics and bold Indian spices and cooked to perfection in the Oven or Instant Pot. By Spice Cravings. #cooking #food #recipe #recipes #easyrecipe #foodphotography #foodblogger #yummy #delicious #foodie #tasty #chicken #chickenrecipes #instantpot #bbq #indian

Tandoori Chicken in Instant Pot (pressure cooker):

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Jamaican Jerk Chicken Recipe : Instant Pot, Oven or Skillet

Jamaican Jerk Chicken Recipe made by marinating the chicken in a rich cocktail of bold and earthy spices. This recipe can be made in an instant pot, skillet or oven. Goes terrific with a sweet side like a Kale & Mango Slaw with Chickpeas. By Spice Cravings. #cooking #food #recipe #recipes #foodphotography #foodblogger #yummy #delicious #foodie

Jamaican Jerk Chicken was probably one of the first recipes that I cooked with my husband when we were newly married! It was an adaptation of one of Bobby Flay’s recipe. I remember that I made the spice rub from scratch, marinated the meat overnight, and we grilled it on a charcoal grill.  It was juicy, spicy, sweet and simply amazing!

Traditional Marinade: In the traditional recipe for Jamaican Jerk Chicken, a wet marinade is prepared with fresh thyme, scotch bonnet pepper, ginger, garlic, spring onions, oil, soy sauce, orange juice, red wine vinegar, brown sugar and a unique spice-rub that includes cinnamon, cloves, all-spice, nutmeg, black pepper and salt. Everything is blended together in a food processor and the chicken is marinated in it for 30 mins-12 hours.

Whenever I have time, I like to make this marinade from scratch, but on busy days, I love to take a shortcut and use a dry pre-mixed Caribbean Jerk Seasoning. I combine a few tablespoons of the pre-mix with orange juice, soy sauce, olive oil, red wine vinegar and brown sugar, and marinade is done.Jamaican Jerk Chicken Recipe made by marinating the chicken in a rich cocktail of bold and earthy spices. This recipe can be made in an instant pot, skillet or oven. Goes terrific with a sweet side like a Kale & Mango Slaw with Chickpeas. By Spice Cravings. #cooking #food #recipe #recipes #foodphotography #foodblogger #yummy #delicious #foodie

Cooking methods: Oven/Skillet/Grill/Instant Pot: I have cooked Jerk Chicken in the oven, in a skillet, on an outdoor grill, and now, in my electric pressure cooker, Instant Pot. It takes about 15-20 minutes to grill it on the stove, outdoor grill or under the broiler (oven).

With an Instant Pot, it takes about 30 minutes, BUT, that’s hands-free time. You don’t have to monitor it, or flip it half way through.  You just dump it in and walk away for the next 30 minutes.  However, after cooking it in the pressure cooker, I do like to do an optional extra step.   I heat a grill pan on medium-high heat, and then sear the cooked chicken for 30 secs-1 minute on one side, to get the nice grill marks on the chicken. By doing that, the sugars in the marinade caramelize and create a nice char on the chicken, that tastes heavenly and looks phenomenal.

Jamaican Jerk Chicken Recipe made by marinating the chicken in a rich cocktail of bold and earthy spices. This recipe can be made in an instant pot, skillet or oven. Goes terrific with a sweet side like a Kale & Mango Slaw with Chickpeas. By Spice Cravings. #cooking #food #recipe #recipes #foodphotography #foodblogger #yummy #delicious #foodieServing suggestion: Jamaican Jerk Chicken goes really well with a simple mango salsa, or my favorite, Kale & Mango Slaw with Chickpeas. The crunchy slaw and the sweetness of the ripe and juicy mangoes compliments the spicy chicken really well. Click on the following link to get the recipe of this spring-time favorite, Kale & Mango Slaw.

Here’s how easy it is to put  Jamaican Jerk Chicken together:

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3-Ingredient Instant Pot Salsa Chicken

3 ingredient instant pot salsa chicken, pressure cooker salsa chicken by Spice Cravings. If there was ever a contest for the EASIEST CHICKEN TACO RECIPE EVER, this recipe for 3-ingredient Instant Pot Salsa Chicken would win hands down! The only prep I do is open a packet of chicken, taco Seasoning and a jar of Salsa. I pressure cook the chicken, shred it and load it on to soft warm corn tortillas! #food #foodie #foodblogger #delicious #recipe #instantpot #recipes #easyrecipe #cuisine #30minutemeal #instagood #foodphotography #tasty

If there was ever a contest for the EASIEST INSTANT POT RECIPE, this recipe for 3-ingredient Instant Pot Salsa Chicken would win hands down! The only prep I do is open a packet of Taco Seasoning and a jar of my favorite Salsa. I pressure cook the chicken with these flavorings, in the Instant Pot, so no mess or extra dishes to clean. I shred the chicken and load it up on soft warm corn tortillas and dinner is done, just like that!

3 ingredient instant pot salsa chicken, pressure cooker salsa chicken by Spice Cravings. If there was ever a contest for the EASIEST CHICKEN TACO RECIPE EVER, this recipe for 3-ingredient Instant Pot Salsa Chicken would win hands down! The only prep I do is open a packet of chicken, taco Seasoning and a jar of Salsa. I pressure cook the chicken, shred it and load it on to soft warm corn tortillas! #food #foodie #foodblogger #delicious #recipe #instantpot #recipes #easyrecipe #cuisine #30minutemeal #instagood #foodphotography #tasty

Easiest Recipe Ever!

Don’t you love recipes that comes together in a flash and the family ends up loving them? This one’s a keeper! All you have to do is add water, layer chicken, season it, top it with salsa and close the lid! Set an 8 minute pressure cook time and walk away, paint your nails, run an errand, pick up the kids….whatever you want to do. It takes around 10 minutes for it to come to pressure, 8 minutes to cook and around 10 minutes of NPR time,  so, dinner is served in under 30 minutes.

Only 3 Ingredients

3-ingredient Instant Pot Salsa ChickenThis recipe comes together with just 3 ingredients; Chicken, Taco seasoning and Salsa. I like using chicken breast for this recipe, but chicken thighs work just as well. I love using Trader Joe’s Taco Seasoning Mix and Salsa Autentica for this recipe. This seasoning has a bit of a kick to it, which my family really enjoys, but you can use your favorite Taco seasoning blend for this recipe. The Salsa is a nice sweet salsa, due to which this combinations works really well. The salsa balances the heat in the Taco Seasoning really well.

This is how simple it is

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Add water in the pot
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Season one side of chicken
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Add seasoned side down
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Season this side
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Mix salsa & seasoning
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Pour over chicken
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Set cook time!
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Done!

Multiple Uses for 3-ingredient Instant Pot Salsa Chicken

Once you pressure cook the chicken, you can choose to eat it as an entrée, or, shred it and using it in a variety of dishes. I use this shredded chicken for Tacos, Enchiladas, Quesadillas, Tortilla Soup, Pizzas, Pulled Chicken Sliders or even for Taco Salad.

3 ingredient instant pot salsa chicken, pressure cooker salsa chicken

Low Carb

If you choose to have it as it is, make a side-salad with chopped cucumbers, red onions, avocados and cherry tomatoes. Dress it up with fresh lime juice, a dash of paprika, salt & pepper and enjoy a delicious low-carb dinner!

Stove Top Recipe

This recipe can be made in any pressure cooker as well. You can do this on the stove-top as well.

  1. I heat a heavy bottom sauce pan on medium high heat. I add water, layer chicken ,season it, and top it with salsa.
  2. When everything starts bubbling, I reduce the heat to medium, and simmer for 15 minutes, or till chicken is fully cooked. Keep stirring every few minutes to prevent the salsa from scorching the pan.

Jazz It Up

If you want to jazz up this 3-ingredient Instant Pot Salsa Chicken, try my recipe for Pulled Chicken Fajita Tacos. The crunch and sautéed peppers and onions add a whole new flavor dimension to this Salsa chicken. These are always on my Game-day menu, either as tacos, or as sliders!

3 ingredient instant pot salsa chicken, pressure cooker salsa chicken by Spice Cravings. If there was ever a contest for the EASIEST CHICKEN TACO RECIPE EVER, this recipe for 3-ingredient Instant Pot Salsa Chicken would win hands down! The only prep I do is open a packet of chicken, taco Seasoning and a jar of Salsa. I pressure cook the chicken, shred it and load it on to soft warm corn tortillas! #food #foodie #foodblogger #delicious #recipe #instantpot #recipes #easyrecipe #cuisine #30minutemeal #instagood #foodphotography #tasty

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3 ingredient instant pot salsa chicken, pressure cooker salsa chicken by Spice Cravings. If there was ever a contest for the EASIEST CHICKEN TACO RECIPE EVER, this recipe for 3-ingredient Instant Pot Salsa Chicken would win hands down! The only prep I do is open a packet of chicken, taco Seasoning and a jar of Salsa. I pressure cook the chicken, shred it and load it on to soft warm corn tortillas! #food #foodie #foodblogger #delicious #recipe #instantpot #recipes #easyrecipe #cuisine #30minutemeal #instagood #foodphotography #tasty
3-Ingredient Instant Pot Salsa Chicken
Prep Time
2 mins
Cook Time
8 mins
Resting time
10 mins
Total Time
20 mins
 

If there was ever a contest for the "Easiest Chicken Taco Recipe Ever", this recipe for 3-Ingredient Instant Pot Salsa Chicken would win hands down! The only prep I do is open a packet of chicken, taco seasoning and a jar of salsa. I pressure cook the chicken, shred it and load it on to soft warm corn tortillas!  YUM!

Course: Main Course
Cuisine: Mexican
Servings: 4 people
Calories: 294 kcal
Author: Spice Cravings
Ingredients
  • 2 lb. boneless skinless chicken breast or boneless skinless thighs
  • 1.3 oz Taco seasoning : I use Trader Joe's Taco Seasoning Mix (see notes for substitute)
  • 1 cup Salsa Autentica : I use Trader Joe's Salsa Autentica
  • 1/4 cup water : adjust based on how thick your salsa is
Instructions
  1. Turn on Instant Pot.  Add 1/4 cup water.   Season one side of the chicken breasts with about 2-3 teaspoons of Taco seasoning and add them into the instant pot, seasoned side down.   Season on the other side with 2-3 teaspoons of Taco seasoning.  In a bowl, mix salsa with the remaining taco seasoning.  Pour over the chicken, coating the chicken with the salsa mix. Close the lid.  Vent set to Sealing.  Cook for 8 minutes on Manual or Pressure Cook.

    3 ingredient instant pot salsa chicken, pressure cooker salsa chicken
  2. Let the pressure release naturally for 10 minutes (NPR 10). Open lid.  Using two forks, shred the chicken in the pot . Mix well. This shredded chicken can be used for Tacos, Enchiladas, Quesadillas, Tortilla Soup, Pizzas or even for Taco Salad.

    3 ingredient instant pot salsa chicken, pressure cooker salsa chicken
Making your own Taco seasoning
  1. I use Trader Joe's Taco Seasoning mix. It is a bit on the spicier side. If you want to make it mild, you can substitute with: 2 tbsp chili powder, 1 t​sp paprika, ​1/2 tsp salt,​ 1 tsp cumin, ​1​ tsp coriander powder, 1.5 tbsp red wine vinegar, 1 tsp​ brown sugar.
Stove top recipe
  1. Heat a heavy bottom sauce pan on medium high heat.  Add water, layer chicken, season it, and top it with salsa.

  2. When the sauce starts bubbling, I reduce the heat to medium, and simmer for 15 minutes, or till chicken is fully cooked. Keep stirring every few minutes to prevent the salsa from scorching the pan.

Recipe Video

Recipe Notes

If you are new to the Instant Pot, please read my FAQ on Instant Pot Terminology and Accessories to learn more.

 

Note: The nutrition facts below are my estimates.  If you are following any diet plan, I recommend cross-checking with your preferred nutrition calculator.

Nutrition Facts
3-Ingredient Instant Pot Salsa Chicken
Amount Per Serving
Calories 294 Calories from Fat 45
% Daily Value*
Total Fat 5g 8%
Saturated Fat 1g 5%
Cholesterol 145mg 48%
Sodium 1465mg 61%
Potassium 1024mg 29%
Total Carbohydrates 9g 3%
Dietary Fiber 2g 8%
Sugars 4g
Protein 49g 98%
Vitamin A 24.9%
Vitamin C 9.8%
Calcium 3.1%
Iron 9.6%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.

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Buffalo Chicken Wings – Instant Pot vs. Oven Recipe

Instant pot Buffalo Chicken wings, Oven Baked wings by Spice Cravings. If you're hosting a game-day party or Superbowl, you need three things- good beer, a great TV, and Buffalo Chicken Wings!!  These wings are spice rubbed, oven baked, or cooked in the Instant Pot, coated with spicy and delicious Buffalo sauce and grilled for a final tasty finish! #food #foodie #foodblogger #delicious #recipe #instantpot #recipes #easyrecipe #cuisine #30minutemeal #instagood #foodphotography #tasty

If you’re hosting a game-day party or Superbowl, you need three things- good beer, a great TV, and Buffalo Chicken Wings!!  Spiced with a rub, deep fried or baked, then coated in a sauce made with a vinegar-based cayenne pepper hot sauce and melted butter.  Served hot, along with celery and carrot sticks with either ranch or blue cheese dressing for dipping, Buffalo Chicken Wings are ‘the most popular’ sports-party snack.

Buffalo Chicken Wings get their name from their place of origin. They were invented in 1964 at Anchor Bar in Buffalo, New York by a sports bar owner Teressa Bellissimo.

Chicken wings are prepared by cutting the wing in three parts-  drumetteflat wing, and flapper. The flapper is discarded and the drumettes and flats are used for this dish. You can do this yourself, or, buy them pre-cut from your local supermarket, from the meat or frozen section.

OVEN vs. INSTANT POT

Instant Pot recipes by Garam Masala KitchenOne weekend, my kids and hubby challenged me to a Chicken Wings cook-off. They made a batch in the oven, like we have been making them forever, and, I made a batch in my programmable pressure cooker, Instant Pot. We used the same spice rub and same coating sauce for both sets. So here are both recipes and our family’s comparison for both using three metrics- texture, ease of cooking and time. End result of both style of wings looked so similar. Take a look at the images on this page- Can you tell which ones came out of the oven or the Instant Pot? Exactly!

TEXTURE Comparison:

Fall-off-the-bone Pork ribs Instant pot by Spice Cravings. This recipe of Fall-Off-The-Bone BBQ Pork ribs uses a rich spice blend to add a lot of flavor and the instant pot to push all that flavor into the ribs. #food #foodie #foodblogger #delicious #recipe #instantpot #recipes #easyrecipe #cuisine #30minutemeal #instagood #foodphotography #tasty

Instant Pot Pork Ribs – another great game day recipe

Instant Pot: The wings were super moist after cooking. We ate a few without any sauce and they were delicious. Pressure cooking the wings with the rub infused them with the flavors really well. We coated them with sauce and broiled them to get that crisp texture. It took longer than usual to crisp up the skin though. It took around 6 minutes in the broiler to get the crisp texture and it wasn’t as crispy as the one from the oven.

Oven: The meat was cooked perfectly and the wings had a nice crunch after the first round of baking. We sauced them and broiled them for 1 minute on each side and the result was ‘perfect’ crisp chicken wings.

Winner: In the end, my family preferred the extra-crispness of the oven chicken wings over the Instant Pot.

EASE OF COOKING: 

Instant Pot Chili-Dog

Another Game Day Favorite – Instant Pot Chili Dog


Instant Pot: Cooking ribs was super easy in the Instant Pot. Simply rub them and dump them in the steamer basket and set a timer. The result was so moist that we could have skipped the broiling process and simply dipped them in sauce. The skin wouldn’t have been crispy though. So, that’s entirely a personal preference.

Oven: My kids made the oven recipe entirely by themselves, so it’s fair to say, that it was easy as well. Rub them and bake them in the oven. The result was crisp and cooked well. If you’re short on time, or, serving a huge crowd, you can skip the broiling step and serve them with the hot sauce on the side. It’ll still be wicked good.

Winner: In terms of ease of cooking, I would say it’s a tie, since both methods were equally easy enough for us. The only advantage in the oven method was that in the end, we just had one baking sheet to wash. Whereas, in the Instant Pot method, we had the inner pot and steamer basket in addition to the baking sheet.

Instant pot Buffalo Chicken wings, Oven Baked wings by Spice Cravings. If you're hosting a game-day party or Superbowl, you need three things- good beer, a great TV, and Buffalo Chicken Wings!!  These wings are spice rubbed, oven baked, or cooked in the Instant Pot, coated with spicy and delicious Buffalo sauce and grilled for a final tasty finish! #food #foodie #foodblogger #delicious #recipe #instantpot #recipes #easyrecipe #cuisine #30minutemeal #instagood #foodphotography #tasty

TIME Comparison: 

Instant Pot: The Instant Pot took around 20 minutes to cook the wings- 10 minutes to build pressure + 5 minutes of cooking time + 5 minutes of NPR time. But then, it took around 6 minutes (3 minutes on each side) to broil them for crispness. So, it took around 26 minutes.

Oven: We baked the wings for 30 minutes at 425F, so including the time for the oven to pre-heat, I would say it took around 37 minutes, depending on your oven. But then, you could do your spice rub prep while the oven is pre-heating. Then, we broiled them for 1 minute on each side. Overall, this method took around 40 minutes. 

Winner: The Instant Pot method saved us around 15 minutes of total cooking time.

This comparison is purely based on my family’s preference, but I hope that this helps you understand the difference in results.

Game Day Recipes

Also try this Instant Pot Ribs Recipe and a few of my other game day recipes.

Fall-off-the-bone-Pork-ribs Instant pot by Spice Cravings. This recipe of Fall-Off-The-Bone BBQ Pork ribs uses a rich spice blend to add a lot of flavor and the instant pot to push all that flavor into the ribs. #food #foodie #foodblogger #delicious #recipe #instantpot #recipes #easyrecipe #cuisine #30minutemeal #instagood #foodphotography #tasty
Instant Pot Ribs Recipe
Game Day Recipes, Instant Pot super bowl recipes
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Instant pot Buffalo Chicken wings, Oven Baked wings by Spice Cravings. If you're hosting a game-day party or Superbowl, you need three things- good beer, a great TV, and Buffalo Chicken Wings!!  These wings are spice rubbed, oven baked, or cooked in the Instant Pot, coated with spicy and delicious Buffalo sauce and grilled for a final tasty finish! #food #foodie #foodblogger #delicious #recipe #instantpot #recipes #easyrecipe #cuisine #30minutemeal #instagood #foodphotography #tasty
Buffalo Chicken Wings: Instant Pot vs. Oven Recipe
Prep Time
10 mins
Cook Time
15 mins
Total Time
25 mins
 

If you're hosting a game-day party or Superbowl, you need three things: great cocktails / beer, a great TV, and Buffalo Chicken Wings!!  These wings are spice rubbed and can be cooked either in the oven or the Instant Pot, coated with spicy and delicious Buffalo sauce and grilled for a final tasty finish!

Course: Appetizer
Cuisine: American
Servings: 24 wings
Calories: 202 kcal
Author: Spice Cravings
Ingredients
  • 4 lbs. Chicken Wings drumette and flat
Spice rub
Buffalo Hot Sauce
Serving suggestions
Instructions
  1. Prep (same for both methods): Pat dry chicken wings. Mix spice rub in a ziplock for easy cleanup. Add the wings to the bag, seal it and toss well to coat the wings with the rub.

Oven Method
  1. Line a baking sheet with aluminum foil and place the wings, skin side up. Bake in a pre-heated oven at 425F for 30 minutes. Remove from oven. Coat wings with hot sauce on both sides and broil them in the oven, 1-2 minutes on each side, depending on your oven.

Instant Pot Method
  1. Put 1 cup water in the inner pot of the instant pot. Place steamer basket in and layer the wings in it. Close lid. Vent set to Sealing position. Cook on Manual/Pressure Cook for 5 minutes. Let the pressure release naturally for 5 minutes before opening (NPR 5). Coat wings with hot sauce and place them on a lined baking sheet. Broil them in the oven for 5-6 minutes, flipping them half way through (3 minutes or so on each side).

Recipe Video

Recipe Notes

If you are new to the Instant Pot, please read my FAQ on Instant Pot Terminology and Accessories to learn more.

 

Note: The nutrition facts below are my estimates.  If you are following any diet plan, I recommend cross-checking with your preferred nutrition calculator.

Nutrition Facts
Buffalo Chicken Wings: Instant Pot vs. Oven Recipe
Amount Per Serving (1 wing)
Calories 202 Calories from Fat 135
% Daily Value*
Total Fat 15g 23%
Saturated Fat 5g 25%
Cholesterol 68mg 23%
Sodium 589mg 25%
Potassium 124mg 4%
Protein 13g 26%
Vitamin A 7.8%
Vitamin C 0.6%
Calcium 1.1%
Iron 4.4%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.

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Chicken Noodle Soup with Ethiopian Spices (Instant Pot / Pressure Cooker)

Instant pot Chicken Noodle Soup with Ethiopian spices by Spice Cravings. This classic Chicken Noodle soup is made by simmering chicken and vegetables, such as carrots and celery, spices, herbs and small noodles in chicken broth.  This recipe uses the Ethiopian Spice blend called Berbere Seasoning to enhance the flavor and made in an instant pot. #food #foodie #foodblogger #delicious #recipe #instantpot #recipes #easyrecipe #cuisine #30minutemeal #instagood #foodphotography #tasty

Warm, delicious, healthy and comforting, that’s what I think of when I make Chicken Noodle Soup!  A classic Chicken Noodle soup is made by simmering chicken and vegetables, such as carrots and celery, spices, herbs and small noodles in chicken broth.  The result is a simple meal that warms up your soul!

During winter, I make this soup a lot, almost once a week.  Recently, I have been making many variations of it.  I keep experiment by adding different spice blends in this soup and this time I think I hit a home run.  I added the Ethiopian Spice blend called Berbere Seasoning, which is a combination of warm whole spices like cumin, cardamom, coriander, and fenugreek, garlic, cloves, turmeric, grated ginger root, black pepper, salt, paprika, cinnamon, and dried red chiles, that are toasted and ground together.  This spice blend adds a distinctive tangy and mildly spicy and smoky flavor to the soup.

Instant pot Chicken Noodle Soup with Ethiopian spices by Spice Cravings. This classic Chicken Noodle soup is made by simmering chicken and vegetables, such as carrots and celery, spices, herbs and small noodles in chicken broth.  This recipe uses the Ethiopian Spice blend called Berbere Seasoning to enhance the flavor and made in an instant pot. #food #foodie #foodblogger #delicious #recipe #instantpot #recipes #easyrecipe #cuisine #30minutemeal #instagood #foodphotography #tasty

Variations for the Chicken Noodle Soup

If you don’t like spice, you can reduce the quantity of the Berbere seasoning.  Also, for an extra kick, I add a couple of tablespoons of Sriracha to it, but you can replace that with tomato paste if you want to cut down on the heat.  For my family, including my kids, this spice level worked great.  I make a few other classic Ethiopian dishes using the Berbere Spice Blend: Misir Wot -Red Lentil Stew, and Key Wat – Beef Stew.

To make this soup vegetarian, you can skip the chicken and add some canned chickpeas, they taste awesome too!

To make this Chicken Noodle Soup healthier, I added whole-grain elbow macaroni to the soup. It not only increases the fiber and reduces the net carbs per serving, it also increases the protein content of the soup.

 

 

I make this soup in my programmable pressure cooker, Instant Pot DUO, but you can make it in any pressure cooker. Simply follow the suggested timing for cooking chicken breast or soup, and this recipe will work just fine.   To learn more about the instant pot, check out my Instant Pot FAQ and Accessories blog.

 

Stove-Top Recipe

Making this soup on the stove-top is a breeze. Take a heavy bottom sauce pan. Heat olive oil in the pan and add crushed garlic to it. As soon as it starts sizzling, add everything else and let it come to a boil. After that, reduce the heat to medium, cover the pot and let it simmer for 10-12 minutes, or till chicken is tender enough to shred. Remove the chicken, shred it and add it back to the soup. Garnish with cilantro and you’re all done!

More Ethiopian Dishes

Here are a few more dishes made with Ethiopian flavors:

Ethiopian Beef Stew Instant Pot
Instant Pot Ethiopian Beef Key Wot Stew

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Instant pot Chicken Noodle Soup with Ethiopian spices by Spice Cravings. This classic Chicken Noodle soup is made by simmering chicken and vegetables, such as carrots and celery, spices, herbs and small noodles in chicken broth.  This recipe uses the Ethiopian Spice blend called Berbere Seasoning to enhance the flavor and made in an instant pot. #food #foodie #foodblogger #delicious #recipe #instantpot #recipes #easyrecipe #cuisine #30minutemeal #instagood #foodphotography #tasty

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Instant pot Chicken Noodle Soup with Ethiopian spices by Spice Cravings. This classic Chicken Noodle soup is made by simmering chicken and vegetables, such as carrots and celery, spices, herbs and small noodles in chicken broth.  This recipe uses the Ethiopian Spice blend called Berbere Seasoning to enhance the flavor and made in an instant pot. #food #foodie #foodblogger #delicious #recipe #instantpot #recipes #easyrecipe #cuisine #30minutemeal #instagood #foodphotography #tasty
Chicken Noodle Soup with Ethiopian Spices (Instant Pot / Pressure Cooker)
Prep Time
10 mins
Cook Time
10 mins
Total Time
20 mins
 

This classic Chicken Noodle soup is made by simmering chicken and vegetables, such as carrots and celery, spices, herbs and small noodles in chicken broth. This recipe uses the Ethiopian Spice blend called Berbere Seasoning to enhance the flavor and made in an instant pot.

Course: Main Course
Cuisine: Asian
Keyword: Chicken, Noodle, Soup
Servings: 6 people
Calories: 175 kcal
Author: Spice Cravings
Ingredients
  • 1 tablespoon olive oil
  • 2 crushed garlic cloves
  • 1 cup celery chopped
  • 1 cup carrots chopped
  • 32 oz. low-sodium Broth Chicken, Vegetable
  • 1/2 cup Whole Grain Elbow Pasta
  • 1 teaspoon salt adjust to taste
  • 2-3 teaspoon Berbere Seasoning adjust to taste
  • 1 tablespoon Sriracha or, tomato paste for mild heat
  • 1 lb. Chicken breast
Instructions
  1. Chop celery and carrots and keep aside. Turn the instant pot on SAUTE mode. Wait 30 seconds and add olive oil and crushed garlic cloves.  Let the garlic sizzle for 30 seconds, then add chopped celery and carrots.  Add all the ingredients in the pot and stir everything.

  2. Cancel Saute. Close lid. Set valve to Sealing position.  Cook on Manual or Pressure Cook for 6-8 minutes, depending on how thick the chicken breast it.  When I use breast halves, like in the video, I set the time to 6 minutes.

  3. Open after 10 minutes of natural pressure release (NPR 10).  Remove chicken for shredding. Use two forks and pull apart the chicken.  Put the shredded chicken back in the pot.  Garnish with cilantro!

Stove top recipe
  1. Take a heavy bottom sauce pan. Heat olive oil in the pan and add crushed garlic to it. As soon as it starts sizzling, add everything else and let it come to a boil. After that, reduce the heat to medium, cover the pot and let it simmer for 10-12 minutes, or till chicken is tender enough to shred. Remove the chicken, shred it and add it back to the soup. Garnish with cilantro and you're all done!

Recipe Video

Recipe Notes

If you are new to the Instant Pot, please read my FAQ on Instant Pot Terminology and Accessories to learn more.

 

Note: The nutrition facts below are my estimates.  If you are following any diet plan, I recommend cross-checking with your preferred nutrition calculator.

Nutrition Facts
Chicken Noodle Soup with Ethiopian Spices (Instant Pot / Pressure Cooker)
Amount Per Serving
Calories 175 Calories from Fat 45
% Daily Value*
Total Fat 5g 8%
Saturated Fat 1g 5%
Cholesterol 48mg 16%
Sodium 658mg 27%
Potassium 539mg 15%
Total Carbohydrates 11g 4%
Dietary Fiber 1g 4%
Sugars 1g
Protein 20g 40%
Vitamin A 73.2%
Vitamin C 6.1%
Calcium 2.9%
Iron 8%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.

Easy White Chicken Chili

White Chicken Chili Instant Pot Pressure Cooker by Spice Cravings. This White Chicken Chili soup is a simple Fill-it, Shut-it, Forget-it recipe. You dump all ingredients in an instant pot. You need frozen corn, chicken, a can of beans, stock (chicken or vegetable), and then any mix of veggies (peppers, carrots, fennel). #food #foodie #foodblogger #delicious #recipe #instantpot #recipes #easyrecipe #cuisine #30minutemeal #instagood #foodphotography #tasty

Turns out, Jon Snow was right- winter is here! It’s cold, rainy and windy outside, it sure feels like January! Many of us find comfort in warm and creamy soups in this weather. No wonder January is National Soup month in the US.   To celebrate, I bring to you, one of my all-time favorite, super easy to make, creamy and delicious, White Chicken Chili recipe.

This soup is part of my Fill-it, Shut-it, Forget-it series, because that’s all there is to it.  You dump all the ingredients in a pot and let it do it’s magic. The only work you have to do after that is figure out what toppings you want to put on it 🙂

White Chicken Chili in an Instant Pot

To make this recipe even easier to make, I make it in my electric pressure cooker, Instant Pot. Why? Coz I can dump everything in and finish some work in the meantime, without having to monitor anything.   To learn more about the instant pot, check out my Instant Pot FAQ and Accessories blog.

I make this soup a lot on sports nights. I set up the pot and then take my kids out for their classes.  By the time we are back, hot and piping dinner is waiting for us.  It’s a lifesaver recipe for times when I don’t have any fresh produce to work with. I always keep some frozen corn and chicken in the freezer. My pantry is always stocked with cans of beans, roasted red peppers (for the veg part) and stock (Chicken or Vegetable).
White Chicken Chili Instant Pot Pressure Cooker by Spice Cravings. This White Chicken Chili soup is a simple Fill-it, Shut-it, Forget-it recipe. You dump all ingredients in an instant pot. You need frozen corn, chicken, a can of beans, stock (chicken or vegetable), and then any mix of veggies (peppers, carrots, fennel). #food #foodie #foodblogger #delicious #recipe #instantpot #recipes #easyrecipe #cuisine #30minutemeal #instagood #foodphotography #tasty

Customize with any Veggies or Beans

This recipes comes together very well without any fresh ingredients to add.  You can easily customize this recipe to your liking.  Switch up the vegetables.  You can add peppers, carrots, fennel, and, switch up the beans to Cannellini Beans or Pinto Beans too.

How to make on the Stove Top

This recipe is very easy to make on the Stove top too. Simply dump everything in a large soup pot. Cover it, bring it to a boil, reduce the heat to medium, and simmer it for 12-15 minutes, or till chicken is tender enough to shred and the beans are nice and creamy. If you are converting this recipe for your stove top pressure cooker, I would cook it for 2 whistles, then reduce the heat to medium and cook it for 5 minutes. Let it rest for 10 minutes before opening the cooker.

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White Chicken Chili Instant Pot Pressure Cooker by Spice Cravings. This White Chicken Chili soup is a simple Fill-it, Shut-it, Forget-it recipe. You dump all ingredients in an instant pot. You need frozen corn, chicken, a can of beans, stock (chicken or vegetable), and then any mix of veggies (peppers, carrots, fennel). #food #foodie #foodblogger #delicious #recipe #instantpot #recipes #easyrecipe #cuisine #30minutemeal #instagood #foodphotography #tasty
Easy White Chicken Chili in Instant Pot
Prep Time
10 mins
Cook Time
15 mins
Total Time
25 mins
 

This White Chicken Chili soup is a simple "Fill-it, Shut-it, Forget-it" recipe, because that’s all there is to it. You dump all the ingredients in a instant pot and let it do it’s magic. The only work you have to do after that is figure out what toppings you want to put on it

Course: Appetizer, Main Course
Cuisine: American, Mexican
Servings: 6 people
Calories: 303 kcal
Author: Spice Cravings
Ingredients
  • 1 tablespoon Extra Virgin Olive Oil
  • 1 garlic crushed or 1/2 teaspoon Garlic Powder
  • 1 cup celery sliced or chopped; about 2 ribs
  • 14 oz. Northern Beans (1 can)
  • 1 cup frozen corn no need to thaw
  • 2 cups chopped kale optional
  • 1 lb. boneless skinless chicken tenders : can use breast or thighs or, skip for vegetarian
  • 32 oz chicken stock or substitute with vegetable stock
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 2 teaspoons Chili Powder
  • 1 teaspoon Ground Cumin
  • 1/4-1/2 teaspoon Cayenne Pepper optional
  • few drops lime juice before serving
  • 2-3 tablespoons chopped cilantro for garnish
  • 1/4 cup shredded cheddar cheese about 1 tablespoon per bowl, or, your favorite chili toppings
Instructions
  1. Prep: Rinse and drain beans. Wash and chop celery. If using kale, wash and chop. Turn Instant Pot On. Add everything in- olive oil, crushed garlic, celery, beans, corn, chicken, spices, stock and kale. Give it a stir.
  2. Close the pot. Set Manual/Pressure Cook for 4 mins for chicken tenders. If using chicken breast, cut it up in small pieces or, set 6-7 mins for full breast (depending on size) and shred later. For thighs, cut it in half or set 6 mins for full thighs and shred later.
  3. Wait for natural pressure release for 10 mins and open lid. Using two forks, shred the chicken in the pot. Chicken is super tender at this point, so shredding in the pot is real easy and mess free.
  4. That's it. Serve with a squeeze or lime and top with your favorite chili toppings- cilantro, cheese, sour cream, tortilla chips...
Stove top recipe
  1. Simply dump everything in a large soup pot. Cover it, bring it to a boil, reduce the heat to medium, and simmer it for 12-15 minutes, or till chicken is tender enough to shred and the beans are nice and creamy.  If you are converting this recipe for your stove top pressure cooker, I would cook it for 2 whistles, then reduce the heat to medium and cook it for 5 minutes.  Let it rest for 10 minutes before opening the pressure cooker.

Recipe Video

Recipe Notes

If you are new to the Instant Pot, please read my FAQ on Instant Pot Terminology and Accessories to learn more.

 

Note: The nutrition facts below are my estimates.  If you are following any diet plan, I recommend cross-checking with your preferred nutrition calculator.

Nutrition Facts
Easy White Chicken Chili in Instant Pot
Amount Per Serving
Calories 303 Calories from Fat 72
% Daily Value*
Total Fat 8g 12%
Saturated Fat 2g 10%
Cholesterol 57mg 19%
Sodium 757mg 32%
Potassium 950mg 27%
Total Carbohydrates 28g 9%
Dietary Fiber 5g 20%
Sugars 2g
Protein 28g 56%
Vitamin A 52.4%
Vitamin C 38.2%
Calcium 13.3%
Iron 16.2%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.