The Instant Pot craze is here! I adapted my mom’s famous Cherri’s Smothered Chicken Recipe to start with frozen chicken and use the Instant Pot. This is so easy and delicious.
Sunday dinners at my parents house meant amazing home cooked food, family, friends and tons of laughs. There were a couple regular dinners that my mom served, and Smothered Chicken was definitely on the regular rotation. For good reasons, it tastes great but also almost all kids and adults love it. It’s so simple, that it doesn’t have anything (other than onions) that are on peoples “don’t like” list.
With the rise of the Instant Pot, I have found myself making this dish more and more in the Instant Pot. I find that it really does lend itself perfectly to be made this way.
But the one thing I found, is that the best use of the Instant Pot is to be able to start from FROZEN! Yes! Frozen chicken. I started with a whole frozen chicken, tried to thaw it out, but you know how that goes, right? It takes days. I didn’t have that time. So I just soaked the chicken in water long enough to get that paper off the bottom of it. It was perfect!
I think you’ll love it if you try it. Enjoy!