InstaPot Chicken Chilaquiles

We make this dish regularly and it is just as good in the winter as it is in the summer. Lately, we’ve been using Beanitos in place of tortilla chips and it is just as good.



Chicken Chilaquiles

Course Main Course
Cuisine Mexican
Servings 4 people


  • 2 cup Chicken cooked
  • 1 bunch Cilantro
  • 1 bunch Green onions
  • 1 Lime wedges
  • 1-2 green peppers diced
  • 1 28- oz. can Tomatoes fire roasted
  • 1 tbsp Lime juice
  • 1/4 tsp Kosher salt
  • 2 tbsp Oil
  • 1 tsp Cumin ground
  • shredded cheese quesadilla, Monterey Jack and cheddar are all good options.


  • In your InstaPot add the oil, chicken, cumin, garlic, paprika, salt and chicken broth. Set the venting knob to Sealing Position. Set to Poultry for 10 minutes.
  • While the chicken is cooking, dice the onion and green pepper.
  • When the chicken has finished cooking, quick release the pressure by carefully move the venting knob from Sealing Position to Venting Position.
  • Remove the chicken.
  • Add the tomatoes, onion, green pepper and green onions to the pot. Turn to saute for 10-15 minutes.
  • Use an immersion stick blender and blend the mixture. Bring to a boil.
  • Shred the chicken and add back to the pot.
  • Cover and put on keep warm until ready to serve.
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Hawaiian Pineapple and Coconut Rice

Hawaiian Pineapple and Coconut Rice

This summer we were looking for a quick and easy dinner that would use up some ham and leftover rice. This was delicious and has earned a place in our regular rotation. Even the preschooler loved it!
Prep Time 10 mins
Cook Time 30 mins
Total Time 45 mins
Cuisine Asian
Servings 6 servings


  • 2 cup basmati or jasmine rice
  • 2 cup water
  • 3 tablespoons coconut oil
  • 1 onion
  • 1 teaspoon ginger
  • 2 cloves smashed or minced
  • 1/2 cup ham diced or deli chopped
  • 1/2 cup shredded coconut
  • 2 teaspoon chicken bouillon cubes
  • 1/4 teaspoon white pepper
  • 1 cup pineapple we just use canned
  • macadamia nuts crushed if desired
  • 2 tablespoon green onions


  • Make two cups of rice using coconut milk and pineapple juice. Allow rice to cool. If you'd like put it in the refrigerator overnight.
  • Toast your coconut in a non-stick skillet until in is toasty brown. Set aside.
  • Place your coconut oil, onions, garlic, ginger in the pan until aromatic. Add the ham and cook quickly until lightly golden. Add your cooked basmati rice, Chicken Soup Base (we like Penzy's) and white pepper and mix quickly in your pan until all of the rice is covered evenly with the coconut oil and seasoning.
  • Add the pineapple, green onions and continue stirring quickly, just until warmed.
  • Serve on plate and top with crushed macademia nuts, toasted coconut and green onions.
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Toddler Approved: Honey Soy Salmon

Honey-Soy Salmon with Zucchini

This was a surprise win for our family. Even before Miss A’s arrival, we made it a point to eat more fish. Salmon is hard one because done well, it’s amazing. Done poorly, it’s terrible.

On a whim, I tried this Honey-Soy Salmon dish from Parents magazine. It was so easy and even better, Miss A kept asking for more! She wasn’t really a fan of the zucchini, but she also hadn’t had it with the skin still on before.

Print Recipe
Toddler Approved: Honey Soy Salmon
  1. Add honey and soy into a zip top bag, squish to mix.
  2. Add the fish and seal the zip top.
  3. Turn to coat. Marinate for 30 minutes or up to 2 hours (we marinated for about an hour).
  4. Drain and discard marinade.
  5. Preheat broiler. If you have the option of low or high, choose high.
  6. Line a rimmed baking sheet with foil and coat foil with cooking spray or lightly drizzle oil.
  7. Place fish on foil. Broil 5 to 7 minutes per 1/2-inch thickness of fish, or until fish flakes easily with a fork.
  8. We broiled for about 7 minutes total.
  9. While the fish is broiling, heat the oil in a large skillet over medium-high heat. Add zucchini and onions. Cook about 3 minutes or until just tender; season with salt.
  10. Serve the fish fillets with the zucchini.
Recipe Notes

Note: if using frozen fillets, be sure to allow to defrost before you marinate. It makes a difference.

My opinion:
The addition of lightly caramelized onions made the salmon even tastier. We will absolutely be making this dish again. Plus it was so easy, we could make it even on the busiest weeknight!

Toddler Approved: Honey-Soy Salmon with Zucchini