Wednesday, February 1, 2017

Instant Pot Freezer Meal Boot Camp: Part 2

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Guys - I knew that there would be a few people out there that could get some use out of the Instant Pot Freezer Meal Boot Camp, but I had no clue it would get the response it did yesterday!  I had hundreds of shares, comments, likes, and every other piece of social media love you can get.  It was so fun to see everyone respond to something I've worked so hard on for the past month!

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So, as promised, here is the second part of the meal prep instructions.  If you're following along with this, you should have already prepped most of the non-chicken recipes.  In this post, we'll be tackling about 15 more meals...mostly your chicken dishes!

(Again, if you're just prepping for the freezer, just put the items from "in each container" in your freezer dishes, label them, and pop in the freezer.  I put the cooking directions below each prep list just in case you wanted to go on and cook any of these, or if you wanted to make your own labels!)

#19 and #20 Chicken and Sausage Jambalaya (2 meals)

In each container:
Half of the smoked sausage
2 boneless, skinless chicken breast halves
1 tbsp cajun seasoning
1 cup of chopped onion
Half of the chopped celery
Half of the chopped bell pepper
Half of a 28oz can diced tomatoes
1 tbsp hot sauce

Cooking directions for day you eat:
1. Saute for 5 minutes
2. Set on manual, high pressure, 15 minutes, QR
3. Add rice and broth. Stir lightly.
4. Set on manual, high pressure, 8 minutes, NPR

Extra items needed for meal:
1 cup white rice
1.25 cups chicken broth

Side item: n/a

#21 and #22 Taco Soup (2 meals)

In each container:
1 cup ground beef
1 cup chopped onion
1 can pinto beans
1/2 can kidney beans
1/2 can whole kernel corn (not drained)
1 can Rotel
1/2 28oz can diced tomatoes
1/2 4oz can green chiles
1/2 small can black olives, sliced (optional)
1 pack taco seasoning
1 pack Ranch dressing mix

Cooking directions for day you eat:
1. Saute for 5 minutes
2. Set on manual, high pressure, 30 minutes, NPR
3. Prepare cornbread according to package directions
4. Chop red onion

Extra items needed for meal:
Shredded cheddar cheese
Tortilla Chips
1 small red onion
8 oz sour cream
1 package cornbread mix

Side item: Soup toppings, cornbread

#23 Broccoli Cheese Soup (1 meal)

In the container:
1 bag frozen broccoli florets
1 heaping cup chopped onion
1/2 10oz bag shredded carrots
3 cups chicken broth
1/2 tsp garlic powder

Cooking directions for day you eat:
1. Saute for 5 minutes
2. Set on manual, high pressure, 10 minutes, NPR
3. Puree mixture with immersion blender
4. Add cream and cheddar, stir well

Extra ingredients needed for meal:
1 cup heavy cream
1 cup shredded cheddar cheese
10-12 slices bread
1 pack sliced ham
5-6 slices cheese

Side item: Grilled ham & cheese sandwiches

#24 and #25 Chicken Stir Fry (2 meals)

In each container:
1/4 of the sliced chicken thighs
A small handful of sliced bell pepper
1 cup frozen green beans
1/2 bag frozen broccoli florets
1/2 cup sliced carrots
2/3 cup sliced onion
1/2 cup teriyaki sauce
1/4 cup chicken broth

Cooking directions for day you eat:
1. Saute for 5 minutes
2. Add trivet and PIP container filled with 1.5 cups brown rice and 1.75 cups water
3. Set on manual, high pressure, 15 minutes, NPR

Extra items needed for meal:
1.5 cups brown rice

Side item: brown rice

#26 and #27 Chicken Curry (2 meals)

In each container:
1/4 of the sliced chicken thighs
2/3 cup chopped onion
1/2 cup sliced carrots
8 potato halves, chopped
1 tbsp curry powder
1 tsp dried basil
1 cups chicken broth

Cooking directions for day you eat:
1. Saute for 5 minutes
2. Set on manual, high pressure, 10 minutes, QR
2. Add trivet and PIP container filled with 1.5 cups white rice and 1.5 cups water
3. Set on manual, high pressure, 8 minutes, NPR
4. Add can of coconut milk to curry and stir well

Extra items needed for meal:
1.5 cups white rice

Side item: White rice

#28 and #29 Chicken Tacos (2 meals)

In each container:
3-4 chicken breast halves
1 cup chopped onion
1/2 pack Ranch Dressing Mix
1/2 pack Taco Seasoning Mix
1/2 Can rotel

Cooking directions for day you eat:
1. Saute for 5 minutes
2. Set on manual, high pressure, 20 minutes, NPR
3. Shred chicken
4. Heat beans and prepare box of rice

Extra items needed for meal:
Tortillas and/or taco shells
Cheddar Cheese
Lettuce
Tomatoes
Salsa
28oz can refried beans
1 box Spanish Rice

Side item: Spanish rice & beans

#30 and #31 Hawaiian Chicken (2 meals)

In each container:
1 tbsp butter
1 tbsp brown sugar
1/4c soy sauce
1/4 cup soy & ginger dressing
1/4 cup ketchup
1 cup chicken broth
1/2 cup chicken strips
1/2 can Pineapple
Half of the sliced red onion
1 tbsp minced garlic
1/2 bag stir fry

Cooking directions for day you eat:
1. Saute for 5 minutes (add liquid if needed...there's not a lot in this recipe.)
2. Set on manual, high pressure, 10 minutes, QR
3. Add trivet and PIP container filled with 1.5 cups white rice and 1.5 cups water
4. Set on manual, high, 8 minutes, NPR

Extra items needed for meal (side item): White rice

#32 and #33 Chicken Fajitas (2 meals)

In each container:
Half of the remaining sliced bell pepper
Half of the remaining sliced onion
Half of the remaining sliced chicken breasts
1 pack taco seasoning
1 tbsp worcestershire sauce

Cooking directions for day you eat:
1. Add 1 cup chicken broth
2. Set on manual, 13 minutes, high pressure, NPR
3. Cut lettuce and tomato to serve with fajitas

Extra items needed for meal:
Tortillas
Cheese
Salsa
Lettuce
Tomato

Side item: n/a

And guess what friend...you're done!  🎉🎉🎉 Once everything is in the freezer, pour yourself a glass of your beverage of choice and take a load off...you've earned it.  You now have about a month of freezer meals ready to go!

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The instructions for cooking each meal, the side items, and the extra ingredients needed for each recipe are included in my printable labels as well.  You can click here to download/view those.

A couple of people have asked about the serving sizes of each of these meals.  There isn't a cut-and-dry number for each one (it really just depends on your family and how big your servings are), but I have found a good rule of thumb: if you only make one container of a certain recipe, go on and expect that it's going to have more servings.  So, the recipes that you're making 2 containers of will typically have 3-5 servings in each meal, while the ones that you're only making one container of usually have 4-6.  Again though, that's going to vary depending on how much you eat in a serving!  I will say that, for most of these, we had enough for the three of us to eat one night and leftovers for at least 2 of us the next day.

If you haven't checked out yesterday's post, I strongly recommend it before you start tackling anything in this post!  You can click here to check that out.

Enjoy your next month of easy dinners, friends!