After sleeping today, I was ready to fix a home cooked meal for us tonight.
You know I’m in love with my Instant Pot and Air Fryer … and I didn’t even have to turn on the stove tonight.
On the menu – BBQ Chicken, coleslaw, and fries
I used the Instant Pot for the BBQ Chicken – no photo unfortunately!
2 boneless breasts seasoned with salt and pepper added to the Instant Pot with about 8 oz of Diet Coke. Cooked for 20 minutes, shredded with a fork and we used Stubbs original BBQ sauce. You could fix your own but I didn’t.
The coleslaw was precut in the package and we use Marzetti slaw dressing. I have to limit this to 1/2 a cup due to the low FODMOP diet and before someone comments … I know that the BBQ sauce and dressing would be ‘safer’ if I made my own but it’s a compromise for me. I’m trying to decrease the FODMAPS in my diet to feel better but there’s a limit to my willingness to turn my life upside down to accommodate this diet.
Let me say that I would LOVE to eat the BBQ chicken and coleslaw on a bun but we didn’t – that darn diet again! I offered the bun to Keith but he was happy to eat it without too.
Last, the airfryer fries … I photographed my potatoes for Chris as we’d been discussing how I fixed them.
Two medium potatoes were scrubbed and sliced – this is just one of them
Then subcut into fries … these were soaked in water for 30 minutes as recommended in many recipes.
I sprayed lightly with olive oil and cooked them 20 minutes on 360 degrees in my airfryer. I toss them in the basket every 5-7 minutes and these could have been tossed one more time and maybe been cooked a minute or two less ( I got slightly distracted) but they were tasty anyway.
I like some pepper on mine, Keith follows a low sodium diet and likes them plain.
All of this took about an hour to fix but I had time to sit in the library and sip a glass of wine with Keith for about 20 minutes while the chicken was cooking and the potatoes were soaking. My idea of a perfect meal!