Every time my family has visited Disneyland we stayed at the Santa Fe hotel. One of the reasons is because we love the Mexican style buffet and the fantastic meals available there. I am a big fan of Santa Fe Chicken and today we are sharing our Instant Pot Santa fe chicken recipe.
This is a tasty and delicious chicken recipe and is packed with flavour for the whole family to enjoy! Cooking Santa Fe Chicken in your pressure cooker has never been easier!
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WHAT IS SANTA FE CHICKEN?
Traditionally Santa Fe Chicken is a Mexican flavoured Chicken dish loaded with goodness. In fact most people love to eat Santa Fe Chicken on rice and the combination of flavours makes it a tasty and delicious dish.
Today we are sharing a Santa Fe Pasta recipe which I’m sure you and the kids will love. It’s easy and simple to make and in less than 10 minutes you’ll have this easy Instant pot recipe served and filling those hungry tummies!
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iNGREDIENTS FOR SANTA FE CHICKEN Recipe
- 1 pound of boneless chicken breasts, cut into bite sized chunks
- 1 pound of your choice of pasta
- 2 tablespoons of I Can’t Believe It’s Not Butter
- 1 medium yellow onion, finely chopped
- 1 small red, yellow, and orange pepper, finely diced
- 2 cloves of diced garlic
- 4 cups low sodium chicken broth
- ½ cup queso cheese dip
- 1 teaspoon kosher salt
- 1 teaspoon paprika
- 1 teaspoon black pepper
- 2 cups low fat shredded Monterey jack cheese
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HOW TO MAKE SANTA FE CHICKEN
Step 1: Press Sauté and add the I Can’t Believe It’s Not Butter. As soon as the butter begins to foam, add the onions and garlic.
Cook the garlic and onions, stirring often, until the onions are soft, or about 1-2 minutes. Add the peppers and cook an added 1-2 minutes.
Step 2: Add the chicken and cook until no longer pink.
Step 3: Add chicken broth, salt, paprika, and black pepper. Add the pasta and mix everything together, making sure the pasta is submerged.
Step 4: Secure the instant pot lid and sealing the valve. Set to manual pressure for 8 minutes. Once the 8 minutes are up, allow the pressure to release naturally.
Step 5: Open the vent and release the remaining steam. Open the lid and add the shredded cheese and cheese sauce. Allow to stand until sauce thickens, which takes about 10 minutes.
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About Angela Milnes
Angela Milnes is a Qualified Early Years Teacher who has specialised in Preschool and Kindergarten teaching. She has a wealth of experience teaching young children and is passionate about kids crafts and having fun as a family. Angela has also taught cooking skills and loves to share both family recipes and easy instant pot recipes here on The Inspiration Edit. Follow her on Pinterest!