Enjoy a quick, delicious, and healthy dinner by making 10 Minute Mole Chicken Bowls with chicken, mole sauce, brown rice, & veggies using a pressure cooker.
So, my friend Amber is a genius. And I’m not just saying that because I’m pretty confident she’s reading this point. She’s one of those friends who is everything you want in a friend – witty, sassy, stylish, creative, engaging, funny – basically all sorts of good stuff. This is totally her recipe. We were over at her house one day for a play date and she offered us something to eat. She made these awesome quesadillas for the kids with corn tortillas that seriously made my mouth water. For our lunch, she heated up her leftover Mole Chicken Bowls. It was so delicious and… healthy! I asked her how she made it and she said “it is literally the easiest thing and only takes a few minutes to make”. I couldn’t believe it.
I introduce to you: the pressure cooker. This is a game changer, people, and if you don’t have one, you need to go get one. I’m totally serious. I just got this new Cuisinart Electric Pressure Cooker and I’m already in love. The first thing you need to notice on the label is that you can prepare food up to 70% faster. Ummm, yeah. That works for me, especially when I’m tired from working all day and have about 15 minutes in between the kids’ soccer practices to make dinner.
Why is this dinner so easy and fast? Well, it starts with boneless skinless chicken thighs that I cooked with mole sauce in the pressure cooker. They only took 8 minutes to cook and the end result was flavorful moist perfect chicken. Then, I served it up with some of that precooked brown rice quinoa blend along with some raw spinach and zucchini. I started off assembling each bowl individually…
Then I asked “what am I doing?” and I threw all the ingredients back into the pressure cooker to mix them up. This pressure cooker actually has a simmer feature so that’s what I set it at while I stirred everything up.
Scoop it into four bowls and you have a piping hot, perfectly spicy and delicious healthy dinner in 10 minutes flat!
10 Minute Mole Chicken Bowls
- 1 1/2 pounds skinless boneless chicken thighs
- 16 ounces mole sauce
- 1 large zucchini (cut into chuncks)
- 2 cups fresh spinach
- 8.5 ounces cooked brown rice
- 8.5 ounces cooked quinoa
- Place chicken and mole sauce in pressure cooker. Set to high pressure and cook for 8 minutes.
- To make the bowls, shred the chicken in the sauce and then combine it with the remaining ingredients. You can do this in individual bowls or throw all of it in the pressure cooker pot and stir it up before serving.