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Why An Instant Pot Is The Key To A Faster Chicken Dinner
By Elizabeth Pak
There's nothing worse than coming home hungry after a long day and needing to cook an entire dinner with the chicken you forgot to defrost. Fortunately, whether you’re using fresh or frozen chicken, an Instant Pot can cook it in less than 30 minutes.
The high pressure inside an Instant Pot increases the boiling point of the water, liquifying the meat and making its texture soft and flavorful. Additionally, due to the shorter cook time, the chicken better retains its nutrients, which can be lost with prolonged cook times.
As for frozen chicken pieces, you can throw them in the pot, adjusting the time according to an Instant Pot frozen chicken recipe. Typically, unthawed chicken runs the risk of not cooking thoroughly, resulting in a cooked chicken on the outside and raw on the inside, but an Instant Pot ensures that the pressure cooks your meat thoroughly without sacrificing flavor and texture.
The beauty of the Instant Pot is that you can also add your favorite assortment of veggies on top of your chicken. Whether it's potatoes, carrots, or green beans, they, too, will cook to perfection in the pressure cooker and be ready to be served as a delicious side.