Oh my foodies, what a time it has been! Without going into the deep details, I have had to get very creative and super fast with my food. I even started cooking in my bedroom which thankfully I no longer have to do. Let’s just say this recipe is super flavourful and if can be done very quickly in your Instant Pot at break-neck speed. The inspiration comes from the amazing Pinch Of Yum but I changed it. A lot!
The hard part was having half my kitchen upstairs and the other half down in the kitchenette. I will NOT miss lugging all of that up and down the stairs.
For this recipe you will need: 2 tbsp butter, 1 diced uncooked chicken breast, half a diced onion, 1 jalapeño, minced (include seeds and ribs for extra spicy), 2 minced garlic cloves, 3 large sweet potatoes peeled and cubed, 1 14 oz can diced or whole tomatoes crushed by hand and drained a little, 1 14 oz can coconut milk, 1 cup water, 1 tsp salt, 1 tsp curry powder, 1/2 cup chopped lightly salted peanuts, 1/4 cup peanut butter (extra to make is extra peanut-y and for garnish), 1–2 cups kale, stems removed, chopped and a drizzle of Sriracha.
Throwing It Together
Heat the butter in Instant Pot on sauté and add chicken until brown. Season with salt and pepper. Add onion, garlic and jalapeño (yes, I should have minced it but thought it would be strong enough like this and then I could remove it, I was wrong). Sauté until soft and fragrant. Add sweet potatoes.
Add tomatoes, coconut milk, water, curry powder, kale (yes, I did not chop mine, that was a mistake) and…
… peanuts! I have never cooked with peanuts before so this was wild for me. Cook on high pressure 3 minutes.
Stir in peanut butter.
Serve in bowl and garnish with peanuts, a dollop of peanut butter and a drizzle of Sriracha.
Have I mentioned I suck when I am rushing? Cooking with a mask on also did not help. Next time I will finely chop the jalapeño and chop the kale.
Considering I just threw everything into the pot and did this as fast as I could, I could not believe how delicious this recipe was! I added more peanut butter to make it thicker and even tastier and Sriracha for additional heat which worked perfectly for this dish. Healthy AND delicious AND fast AND easy… This recipe is kind of too good to be true. But it is!
Life in a kitchenette is challenging enough as a food writer and photographer. I ended up moving most of my kitchen into my room for a while to keep myself safe. Turns out? Having your bedroom filled with smoke is not a good idea. Oh the stories to come! But not to worry, as I write this I finally can be back in the kitchenette AND not wear a mask. Thank the foodie gods!