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For some strange reason I have always resisted the instant pot/pressure cooker, sticking with the traditional slow cooker.
Until now. I’m now a true fan thanks to the Mealthy MultiPot. What the hell took me so long?
Earlier this month I attended the Everything Food Conference and on the last day, I won the raffle for a Mealthy MultiPot. Color me excited!
I spent some time during the conference speaking with the vendor and reviewing the product features. We also discussed a new product they had coming out. I’ll save that for a later….. I know I’m teasing you.
When my name was called during the raffle, I ran whopping and hollering to the stage as if I won a luxury car on The Price is Right. I couldn’t wait to get it and it arrived late last week.
Excited with all the possibilities, I jumped right in and found a recipe on their site that I thought would be perfect for me to dive into the pressure cooking world. It was a delicious Lemon Garlic Chicken that I’m sure there was no way I could screw up. I love lemon and I love garlic so this was perfect.
About the Mealthy MultiPot
After I unboxed my multi pot, I read the user guide thoroughly as you always should when getting a new cooking appliance. Pressure cooking it always made me nervous probably because it’s the world of the great unknown, but not for long…..
The user manual instructs you do a water test so you can get used to the process. That only took about five minutes from start to finish and I followed those instructions explicitly to make sure that I knew exactly what I was doing. I mean how can you screw up boiling water?
So now for the water test was done it was time to make the chicken but first let me tell you about all the great features of the Mealthy MultiPot. They come in both 6 quart and 8 quart sizes. Included with the pot are a steam rack, basket, silicone mitts, an extra gasket, measuring items, full instructions and a step-by-step quick guide. Its all you need to get started.
Awesome! It’s all you need in one beautiful and convenient appliance: pressure cooker, slow cooker, steamer, rice cooker, yogurt maker, sauté pan, and much more!
The front is a beautifully designed LED screen with various buttons with programmable cooking options. The screen is really easy to read and it walks you through the cooking process perfectly.
Mealthy also has an ad free app available for download to your Smartphone. It has thousands of recipes and step-by-step how to videos.
Ok, I’ve gushed enough over the MultiPot, so I’m sure you want to know what I made and how it turned out. Well, let me tell you. It was easy AND delicious and it has made me a big fan of pressure cooking.
A few tips when cooking with the Mealthy MultiPot
- Read the instructions carefully before you even start. Especially if you’re new to pressure cooking. Read them twice if you need to.
- Always cook your food in the inner pot. Always.
- Never fill over 2/3 with food or over the designated fill line. Never.
- Cook times noted on recipes do not usually include time to pre-heat. Allow for a few extra minutes.
- Always keep your hands, face, pets etc away from the steam vent. OK, I doubt you’re pets will be close by but I thought I’d mention it anyway.
- Use it in an open area, not under a cabinet. When the steam releases, you don’t want condensation under your cabinets.
- The Mealthy MultiPot is dead quiet while it’s cooking. You’d swear it shut itself off. It didn’t.
- Relax and enjoy the process.
Pressure Cooker Lemon Garlic Chicken
From the Mealthy Website, this is an easy and delicous starter recipe for those new to pressure cooking
- 2 large boneless skinless chicken breasts
- 1 tsp garlic powder
- salt & pepper to taste
- 2 tbsp olive oil
- 1 small onion chopped
- 2-3 cloves garlic chopped
- juice of 1 large lemon
- 2 tsp Italian Seasoning
- 1 cups low sodium chicken broth
- chopped fresh parsley for garnish
- lemon slices for garnish
Season both sides of the chicken with paprika, garlic powder, salt and pepper.
Turn the MultiPot on and press the saute button. Add 1 Tbsp of oil. to the inner pot of the cooker. Saute the chicken in the hot oil, about 2-3 minutes per side and remove to a plate.
Add the remaining oilive oil and stir in the onion, garlic and lemon juice. Stir for 1 minute or until fragrant. Add the broth and italian seasoning. Top with the chicken.
Lock the lid into place and set the steam vent handle to "sealing." Select the "Poultry" button and set the timer for 9 minutes on high pressure. When done, turn the steam vent handle to "venting" to quick release the pressure.
My verdict? The Mealthy MultiPot is now sitting on my counter to be used as often as I can. It whips up food in a jiffy and this chicken dish was moist and full of flavor.
Go find out more about my newest obsession and go buy one. Not to tell you what to do, but really… go buy one. About that new product? It’s a CrispLid that attaches and turns the pot into an air fryer. Mine is on its way and I’ll share a recipe next week.