Saturday, December 30, 2017

Countdown to 2018: Best Crock Pot and Instant Pot Recipes of 2017

More main dishes are on the docket today as we look back on the best recipes made in a crock pot or Instant Pot. I read that the Instant Pot was one of the best selling Christmas gifts this year, and it's no wonder - I have loved everything that I've cooked in it, even if I did have to "practice" a bit to get the timings exactly right. Here are two recipes for the IP and one for the "old" workhorse, the crock pot. (And you have an IP, you can always use the slow cooker function!)

Creamy White Chicken Chili

We loved this chicken chili so much that I made it several times in the weeks following this post. I love that you can make it in the crock pot or on the stove, whatever fits your schedule best!

Sweet Chili Chicken

I love how chicken thighs turn out when cooked in the pressure cooker. And now I like them even better when they're placed under the broiler for a few minutes to really "seal in" the flavors and texture. Now I can use this "method" with all different sauce adaptations - it's a whole new world!

Pork Chops in Mushroom Gravy

As I mention in the original post, I've never been a huge fan of pork chops because it is so difficult to cook them well. Not anymore! They turn out beautifully in the Instant Pot - and they are tender enough to cut with a fork! If you don't care for mushrooms, just leave them out - this dish will still elicit tons of praise at your dinner table!

Thanks to Sarah at Fantastical Sharing of Recipes for hosting the Countdown!


  1. I love my Instant Pot too Sara and have been having a lot of fun with it.

  2. The pork chops look incredible! I love white chicken chili, so I know I'd love that. I'm definitely intrigued by the sweet chile chicken too. Great roundup!


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