Broccoli Noodles is an easy dinner that can be cooked in the Instant Pot in no time at all. Full of chicken, veggies, and cheese,...
I am loving my Instant Pot these days. A lot. These broccoli noodles were super easy, and came together in less than an hour. When you are starting with frozen chicken breasts, that is quite the accomplishment!
I like to buy my chicken breasts in bulk, and then freeze them in dinner-size portions. For several of those portions, I cube the chicken before I freeze it. That makes it cook much more evenly, even from frozen.
This dinner is probably the meal that gets the most vegetables into my kids in one sitting... ever. Even with “broccoli” in the actual title, they ALL love this. I’m sure the cheese and noodles have something to do with that, but really? I’m not complaining. Or questioning.
That’s the thing about having a million kids: Your odds for having someone totally hate whatever you happen to put in front of them are pretty much 100%. You develop a really thick skin, really quickly.
That also means that at least a couple of them will like it though, too. Some days I just want to quit with dinner altogether and I do, but I have a few dishes up my sleeve that I know all of them will at least eat with minimal complaint. This is one of those.
Packed with broccoli and vegetables, and made from real ingredients - I don’t even feel bad about giving this to my kids.
Using my Instant Pot speeds up the process a ton, which I love. It is optional though. You could definitely make this on the stovetop instead. I’d suggest starting with thawed chicken in that case though.
As always, feel free to experiment a bit if you’d like. I’ve used Colby Jack cheese in this with delicious results. Add in your favorite herbs, or toss in some extra vegetables. My cheesy vegetable soup would also be a great base for this dish.
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