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There are so many things...

🌴On Saturday we took advantage of the sunshine and finally got out of the house! This will be a rough and trying time for our mental health, not going to lie. But we got to play at the local beach while practicing #socialdistancing it was wonderful! 🌻And we found a beautiful painted rock, thank you to who ever hid it!
#tacomarocks #pnw #optoutside
#chambersbay #beach #nature

🌴On Saturday we took advantage...

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Stop to smell the flowers!...

What are you going to do with your child if homeschooling isn't cut out for them or your family? Take a deep breath, exhale and relax. It'll be okay! Everyone's health and wellness is much more important at this time than academics. I've got a list of activities if you'd like some structure in your lives though. Check it out on my blog.
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Instant Pot Chicken Orzo

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Fall is around the corner, which means busy school nights and cold rainy evenings. Don’t let that stop you from having a home-cooked meal. We use the instant pot and slow cooker all year but especially during the fall and winter months. You can either plan ahead and use the slow cooker to prepare something in the morning and then come back to it later in the evening. Or make something in the pressure cooker and have it done within minutes. Another plus is making one pot meals, equals less clean up.

Chicken Orzo

This dish was very easy to make and full of flavor. Orzo taste like half rice half noodles if you’ve never eaten it before, you can find it in the grain section of your local store. This dish is a one pot meal, filled with great nutritional ingredients. I’m all about hiding the vegetables so if you need to chop the vegetables very small, go for it.

To make Instant Pot Chicken Orzo – You’ll need to cut the chicken into 1 inch pieces and lay evenly on the cutting board. In a small bowl mix the turmeric, all spice, paprika, salt and pepper. Sprinkle seasoning over chicken.

Drizzle olive oil into the instant pot and turn on the saute setting. Add the seasoned chicken and cook 5-7 minutes until chicken is thoroughly cooked.

While your chicken is cooking, prepare all your vegetables and set aside. Once your chicken is done cooking, remove from the instant pot leaving the juice and set the chicken aside.

If your chicken didn’t have much juice add another drizzle of oil and saute vegetables for 3-5 minutes until softened.

Once the vegetables are done cooking, pour the chicken broth, chicken and orzo into the pot and stir to combine.

Close the instant pot lid and turn the valve to “sealing”. You’ll want to set your instant pot to manual high for 4 minutes. Let it slow release for at least 10 minutes before carefully opening and serving. Serve immediately when it’s still warm.

This makes an awesome dish for those cold fall and winter nights, serve with some warm fresh bread. The flavors will burst in your mouth. If you don’t have an instant pot, think about purchasing one(this one is on sale right now) they are amazing but this recipe would also work great in the slow cooker, on the stove or in the oven as well.

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Instant Pot Chicken Orzo

This chicken orzo recipe in the instant pot is amazingly easy and full of flavors! Have dinner ready in less than 30 minutes.
Prep Time15 mins
Cook Time10 mins
Course: Main Dish
Keyword: Chicken, Instant Pot, Mushrooms, Orzo, Pressure cooker
Servings: 6

Equipment

  • Pressure cooker

Ingredients

  • 2 chicken breasts
  • 1 cup orzo
  • 1/4 cup shredded carrots
  • 1/2 cup spinach chopped
  • 2 cup sliced mushrooms
  • 1 large onion chopped
  • 8 garlic cloves
  • 1 lemon juice
  • 1/2 tsp ground turmeric
  • 1 tsp all spice
  • 1 tsp paprika
  • 2 cups chicken broth
  • dash salt and pepper
  • olive oil

Instructions

  • Cut chicken into 1 inch pieces and in a small bowl mix turmeric, all spice, paprika, salt and pepper. Sprinkle seasoning over chicken. Prepare all vegetables and set aside.
  • Drizzle a little olive oil into instant pot and turn on the saute setting. Add chicken and cook 5-7 minutes until chicken is thoroughly cooked. Remove chicken from pot, leaving any juice and set the chicken aside.
  • If needed add another drizzle of oil and saute vegetables for 3-5 minutes until softened.
  • When the vegetables are done cooking, pour the chicken broth, chicken and orzo into the pot and stir to combine. 
  • Close lid and valve to "sealing". Set the instant pot to manual high for 4 minutes. Let it slow release for at least 10 minutes before carefully opening and serving.
  • Serve warm.

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  • Tracie Cooper
    August 20, 2019

    5 stars
    This recipe looks so delicious and I would love to make it for my family!

How are you all holding up? 🌻 We're healthy and safe, that's the most important thing!
Are we going a little stir crazy? You betcha, but oh well we'll survive. 🚲 Was supposed to start month 3 of my work out challenge, but you know what I just needed a mental health day. I'll start tomorrow or the next day if needed. Didn't even make Mason get all his school work done, he'll have to finish it tomorrow. We just needed a day to relax as much as possible in this crazy time we're in. 
#stayingpositive #positivevibes #pnw #positivethinking #stayhome #momlife #health #wellness #MPC2020 #mypeakchallenge #mentalhealth

How are you all holding...

There are so many things I'm thankful for and one of those is the amount of nature areas Washington state has to offer. I'm so thankful we were able to get out and walk Nisqually Wildlife Perserve before the "Stay Home, stay healthy" order the Gov. placed. It was wonderful to get out one last time, this staying home is tough and I don't know how we're going to manage?!! #pnw #nature #optoutside #stayhome #momlife #sendwine

There are so many things...

🌴On Saturday we took advantage of the sunshine and finally got out of the house! This will be a rough and trying time for our mental health, not going to lie. But we got to play at the local beach while practicing #socialdistancing it was wonderful! 🌻And we found a beautiful painted rock, thank you to who ever hid it!
#tacomarocks #pnw #optoutside
#chambersbay #beach #nature

🌴On Saturday we took advantage...

Stop to smell the flowers! 
This is your daily reminder to get outside, get some fresh air and your daily dose of vitamin D! 
#optoutside #flowers #nature #mondayvibes #stoptosmelltheflowers #dailyreminder

Stop to smell the flowers!...

What are you going to do with your child if homeschooling isn't cut out for them or your family? Take a deep breath, exhale and relax. It'll be okay! Everyone's health and wellness is much more important at this time than academics. I've got a list of activities if you'd like some structure in your lives though. Check it out on my blog.
#linkinbio #pandemic #school #homeschool #unschool #schoolduringcovid19 #schoolclosure #wellness #healthandwellness #health #familyfriendly #healthblogger #momblogger #momlife

What are you going to...

Looking for recipes to make at home?! I've got a list of healthy, fresh, and family-friendly recipes on my blog. Like homemade fresh bread, butter, cookies, slow cooker meals, ect. 
#linkinbio #pandemic #food #foodie #recipes #foodblogger #health #healthyfood #familyfriendly #healthblogger

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