Chicken and Quinoa Stew in the Instant Pot

Ever just throw stuff in a pot and hope for the best?  That’s kind of what I did with this recipe!  I wanted a hearty and healthy stew packed with nutrition to ward off all the evil sick-bugs that seem to be attacking from all sides this winter!  This really fit the bill.  It was hearty, filling and satisfying and full of so-called “super foods.” I got my Super Grains quinoa mix at Aldi.  I LOVE shopping there–if you’ve never tried it, I highly recommend it!   All I did here was throw it all together and push the buttons, so step-by-step instructions aren’t really necessary.  Here are some pictures showing what the ingredients looked like and the recipe is at the end.  Enjoy!

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Chicken and Quinoa Stew in the Instant Pot

8 cup fat-free chicken broth (homemade bone broth made in the IP is the best!)
1.5 pounds chicken breast cut into bite-size chunks
3-4 large carrots cut into bite size chunks
4 stalks of celery diced
1 can of fire-roasted tomatoes
2 cups of quinoa or quinoa mix (I used the Super Grains mix with buckwheat, millet, red quinoa and white quinoa)
4 Tbl Tastefully Simple Onion Onion
3 Tbl Dried Tomato and Garlic Pesto Mix
2 Tbl Tastefully Simple Garlic Garlic

Add everything to the Instant Pot and give it a good stir.  Close and seal the lid and make sure the vent is on SEALING.  Select SOUP and use the +/- buttons to change the time to 25 minutes.  When the pressure cycle is over, release pressure or allow to release naturally, stir and enjoy!

 

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