Healthy Instant Pot Recipe- Butternut Squash & Quinoa Chicken Stew

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But these simple & easy to follow recipes work with any pressure cooker! All pressure cookers work on the same, simple principle: Steam pressure.

Within the sealed pot, the steam builds up therein to a very high pressure, which helps food cook much faster than other traditional methods, such as with crock pots and or ovens!

Healthy Instant Pot Recipe- Butternut Squash & Quinoa Chicken Stew
This hearty, flavorful stew is a clean, healthy option. Prep time is just 10 minutes and cook time is just 15 minutes. Give it a try and let us know how you love it in the comments.

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Instant Pot Butternut Squash & Quinoa Chicken Stew

1 T.olive oil
1 C. FD chopped Onion
1 T. Minced garlic
1-1/2 C. FD Chicken Slices
2 t. FD Oregano
2 t. FD Parsley
2 t. Curry powder
1 t. Sea Salt
1/2 t. Black pepper
3 C. FD Butternut Squash
1 C. FD Quinoa
1 C. FD Tomato Dices
4 C. Water
4 C. chicken broth (or 4 more cups water plus 4 t. Thrive Chicken Bouillon)
1 T. Lime juice

1. Select ‘Saute’ to heat the Instant Pot. Once ‘Hot’ displays add the oil, then stir in onion, garlic, and all spices. Saute for 2-3 minutes until the onions are toasted.
2. Add butternut squash cubes, chicken, quinoa, chopped tomatoes, and water. Lime juice and chicken broth.
3. Close the lid and turn the pressure valve to ‘Sealing’ position. Cook on ‘Manual’ mode on high pressure for 15 minutes. When the cooking time is up, let the pressure release naturally for 15 minutes before turning the pressure valve to release any remaining pressure.

Serves 6

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