13 Speedy Paleo Dinner Recipes You Can Whip Up With an Instant Pot
Anyone on the Paleo diet can tell you that it's not always easy to find speedy dinner recipes that fit within the rules. Since you're not allowed to eat grains or legumes (among other things), most meals tend to focus on meat, a notoriously finicky ingredient. Thanks to the Instant Pot, the trendy pressure cooker that's taking the world by storm, meaty dishes that might have needed hours to cook before now only require a fraction of the time. This means that you can make things like rotisserie-style chicken and beef stew in less time than it takes to watch an episode of your favorite TV program. So get one of these 13 recipes started, then kick back, relax, and enjoy the show.
Greek Chicken: This chicken is stewed with artichokes, olives, garlic, and lots of spices until it's extremely tender. Try it over a bed of cauliflower rice. (via Wholesomelicious)
Creamy Butternut Squash and Apple Soup: Puréed apples and squash plus a bit of pumpkin pie spice and a little paprika make for a warm, spicy soup that's a perfect balance of sweet and savory. (via Our Food Fix)
Chicken and Broccoli: Just as good as takeout but way healthier and faster, this dish only takes 10 minutes to make. (via Lexi's Clean Kitchen)
White Chicken Chili: Finally, a chili that doesn't need to be slow-cooked. (via The Real Food Dietitians)
Buffalo Chicken and Sweet Potatoes: You can eat this spicy potato and chicken dish as-is, or try serving it over either a classic or sweet baked potato. (via Predominantly Paleo)
Lemon-Pepper Salmon: There are lots of quick salmon dinners out there, but none this speedy. The whole thing only takes 15 minutes to make. (via Wholesomelicious)
Chicken Zoodle Soup: Spiralized zucchini noodles make Paleo-approved chicken noodle soup a total reality. (via Diethood)
Seafood Gumbo: Packed with shrimp, sea bass, and bone broth, this gumbo has a ton of protein. (via The Movement Menu)
Thai Beef Curry: In just 30 minutes, this fish sauce and Thai curry-seasoned beef will be falling apart. This recipe makes eight servings, so you'll have leftovers for days. (via Nom Nom Paleo)
Chicken Tikka Masala: If you've aways been too daunted by chicken tikka masala to make it, this simplified version is just what you need to get going. (via Tasty Thin)
Paleo Chili: Unlike most chilis, this recipe doesn't use beans, so it's okay to eat on the Paleo diet. Instead, it relies on beef, tomatoes, and lots of spices to deliver the classic chili flavor you know and love. (via Farmstead Chic)
Buffalo Chicken Meatballs: Serve these fiery, filling meatballs with a side of roasted veggies or over a bed of zucchini noodles or cauliflower rice. (via What Great Grandma Ate)
Rotisserie Chicken: Yes, you can cook an entire flavorful chicken in an Instant Pot, and this recipe will tell you exactly how. (via A Bountiful Kitchen)
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