Let me ask you a question. Do you really ENJOY cooking dinner? Because lately, after I get home from working a 9 or 10 hour day, plus an hour commute home, and it’s now 7pm, dinner is the last thing I want to worry about. So I’ve been going to the one kitchen gadget that I never really thought I’d use, but is now saving my life on the daily. THE PRESSURE COOKER. Have you used a pressure cooker before? It’s like a crockpot only backwards. It cooks things super quickly under high amounts of pressure. It gives you all the juicy tenderness of a crockpot, in 20 minutes. I especially love using my pressure cooker in the summertime because you don’t have an oven running for 45 minutes or an hour, heating up your house even more. Using a pressure cooker is as easy as you can get. Put some water in the pot, throw in some meat and vegetables or potatoes, put on your lid, cook. I mean, easy peasy! Even I can do that! Here’s my go-to pressure cooker recipe.

1. put 1 cup of water in your pressure cooker.
2. add 2 chicken breasts and some new potatoes.
3. put the pressure cooker on “2” and your burner on high.
4. Close the lid and lock, and wait for your cooker to come to pressure.
5. turn your burner down to medium and cook for 15 minutes.


It is literally the easiest meal you’ll ever make, and the chicken is juicy and delicious, even with nothing on it. Plus, it’s a great way to eat healthier! No cooking oil, no salt, no butter. Just water!


We use a pressure cooker similar to this: Presto 01362 6-Quart Stainless Steel Pressure Cooker. (affiliate link. thank you!)

Here’s some other quick and easy pressure cooker recipes I’ve found.

Pressure Cooker Pork Chops from food.com

Pressure Cooker Pork Tenderloin from allrecipes.com

BBQ Spare Ribs from food.com

8 Minute Pressure Cooker Chili from pressurecookerdiaries.com