I have a love/hate relationship with Pinterest. I think it is wonderful for food porn. The food I see posted always looks amazing which is why I HATE it when I try a recipe that looks absolutely delicious on Pinterest and comes out like something that belongs on Food Networks "Worst Cooks" before they learn how to cook.
I'm a decent cook. I may not be a Martha Stewart or a Bobby Flay, but no one has ever complained about my food skills at my house. My Pinterest fails were making ME feel like a failure though. Then I talked to a few friends. They were having the same experiences. So it's NOT just me?! Thank goodness!
Because of that, I decided to start posting some tried and true recipes that really work for my family. Some are from Pinterest. Some aren't. The first one isn't although you can probably find a similar one on Pinterest. This is something my mom used to make for us as kids, but she did it on the stove top.
If you know me at all, you know I can be disorganized. I can't remember half the time to take something out of the freezer for dinner, so my electric pressure cooker has become one of my best friends! If I need some cooked chicken for a recipe, I just pop it in there and in 20-25 minutes, I have moist, delicious chicken. This recipe is for the pressure cooker, but you can make it easily on the stove in a big pot. It will just take a lot longer and you won't have dinner on the table in 45 minutes like with my recipe. :)
Yes, you CAN add some veggies to this if you want. I've added carrots, peas, etc and it's almost like a pot pie but with noodles and no crust. This is a really simple recipe that everyone loves. It's comfort food at it's best.
Pressure Cooker Chicken & Noodles
1 lb boneless skinless chicken breast
2 cans chicken broth
1 package egg noodles
4 tbs butter
Salt, pepper to taste
1. Place chicken in pressure cooker with one can of broth. Cook for 20 minutes. (Longer if frozen)
2. Remove chicken from pot. Add second can of broth and butter. Turn pressure cooker to "brown" or "saute" option. (If your pressure cooker doesn't have this option, you'll need to do this part on the stove in a separate pot.)
3. Add noodles. Let them cook in the pot while you shred the chicken.
4. Once the noodles are cooked, add the chicken back in. Add salt & pepper to taste.
Serve this with a loaf of fresh bread and everyone is happy.