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Monday, April 18, 2016

The Pressure Cooker Pantry Meal: Creamy Chicken and Rice! The Answer to Quick and Easy!

This quick creamy chicken and rice is a recipe I developed to come right off your pantry or food storage shelf. Using home canned or regular canned chicken, homemade cream of celery soup, some canned mushrooms from your pantry and a bit of seasoning and oil. This is made even faster by cooking it in the pressure cooker!

I thought it would be awesome to make a fast recipe even faster by employing my trusty pressure cooker and I did just that! The rice comes out so creamy using this method I think you will love it!

I have used one recipe or 4 cups of my homemade cream of celery soup along with 2 pints of my home canned chicken breast with the liquid, but you can use two large cans chunk white chicken from the store. You can sub out two cans of condensed cream of celery soup if that is what you have and two cans of milk or water. I prefer the milk here to give this a really creamy texture and flavor. I also added two small cans of sliced mushrooms along with their liquid and about a tablespoon of poultry seasoning and some oil. 

It is very important to remember the oil when cooking rice in the pressure cooker because skipping that step could lead to your pressure cooker pit cock/vent becoming clogged and ruined forever. Best to err on the side of caution and toss in the oil. I also use oil when cooking plain rice as well as dry beans in the pressure cooker for this same reason. 

I used the default "Rice" setting on my Elite 10 quart pressure cooker and set my creamy chicken and rice to cook for 12 minutes. I allowed the unit to rest after it had cooked for the complete amount of time and released the remaining pressure after about five minutes. 

The resulting creamy chicken and rice is amazing and delicious and the perfect meal to serve on a night when you are haggard and hungry. This comes together super fast for nights when you either forgot to thaw out some meat, are too tired to cook or are at a loss for what to make or all of the above. This one hits home in a big way! Make some steamed veggies and/or a salad to serve along with this and dinner is done. You will even have a few moments to decompress while this cooks. 

This may well become one of your "go to" dinner choices. It's so easy to just pull the items from your pantry shelf that you will want to have the ingredients on hand. If you are making this using homemade cream of celery soup, then you can always plan ahead and make this on the weekend and stow it in the fridge for the night you know you will make this and it's ready to go. In a pinch the canned condensed soup will work, but give the homemade version a try at least one time so you can see how amazing the flavor is! 

Busy families can never have to many new and different ideas for dinner. This is one that I am certain you will love. I mean whats not to love? chicken, rice, creamy sauce and you can even stir those veggies in at the end if you want a one dish meal! Simple and quick. I understand how tough some nights can be! This makes it easy and keeps you from spending precious dollars and time going out to eat or bringing home take out. 

I hope you will give this quick and easy pressure cooker creamy chicken and rice a try and I hope you love it! If you do try this, please let me know! Be sure to snap a picture and share with me on Facebook, Twitter, or Instagram! I love to see what you are doing in your kitchen!

Happy Eating!

You can get the recipe from my website:  http://bit.ly/1Tg1LUP

You can see how I made this here:

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