If there’s one thing I love more than my very first slow cooker — which got me through grad school in North Carolina and our first few years of marriage in San Francisco — it’s my Instant Pot (affiliate link).
If you don’t yet have an Instant Pot, you may want to put one on your holiday wish list. ASAP. That is unless you have a pressure cooker you’re not terrified of — in addition to a rice maker, slow cooker, yogurt maker and plenty of kitchen real estate to store them all!
Can we talk about how scary pressure cookers are? They’ve probably come a long way in the past 30 years, but I still have visions of my parent’s pressure cooker spewing steam and violently shaking on the stove, looking like it was a bomb about to explode. Now a mom myself, I get the appeal of having a fully-cooked roast on the table in 20 minutes — I’m just not sure it’s something I’d risk my family’s safety over.
Insert the Instant Pot, the fool-proof kitchen appliance that makes pressure cooking no more terrifying than turning on a slow cooker and cooks things in a fraction of the time, like this incredible Chicken Corn Chowder made with milk.
Before I dig into this big, beautiful bowl of chowdery goodness, let’s take a moment to talk about it, shall we?
In addition to being one of the easiest meals ever in the history of man, it’s delicious and hearty. Made with wholesome, nutrient-rich milk, it’s thick and creamy yet not overly rich as chowders often can be. In my opinion, dairy milk is the way to go with this recipe, as alternatives would surely change the texture and overall flavor.
This chowder is also chock-full of sweet corn, buttery potatoes, and tender chicken. Oh and bacon. Let’s not forget the bacon.
The whole shebang comes together in under 30 minutes, a glorious thing when your workweek gets crazy, and you’ve got a family to feed. Hence why the boys and I have been eating it on repeat this week!
If you’re looking for a nourishing, delicious new meal to add to your weeknight rotation, pull out your Instant Pot and put this one on the list!
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