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Author: Karla Rodkey (page 1 of 65)

3-ingredient Instant Pot Chicken Tacos

Does Taco Tuesday sneak up on you every week? Right?! Me too! Or maybe your Tuesday is super busy and you need a quick dinner? I have a super yummy 3-ingredient Instant Pot Chicken Tacos for you that can be made in advance or last minute! AND your entire family will love it! My kids even eat this up!

Usually my days end up being super rushed before dinner, so I have been loving my Instant pot for 2 reasons. One I can quickly do dinner from even frozen chicken in about 25 mins, or I can pop it in earlier when I have time and let it slow cook until dinner. So here’s a great Instant Pot Chicken Tacos for whichever way you need to cook today!

Before & After:

Recipe:

3-ingredient Instant Pot Chicken Tacos
 
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Easy 3 ingredient instant pot Chicken tacos
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Recipe type: Main
Cuisine: Mexican
Ingredients
  • 2-4 chicken breasts
  • 1 TBSP Chicken Taco seasoning
  • 1 cup of salsa
Instructions
  1. Add chicken to Instant Pot
  2. Sprinkle the top with the chicken taco seasoning.
  3. Top with 1 cup salsa. If the salsa is thick add ½ cup water.
  4. Set Instant pot to the following cook times: 12 mins for fresh chicken, 20 mins for frozen chicken, or 10 mins if going to slow cook. If slow cook, once 10 mins are up switch to slow cook setting for however many hours are left.
  5. Once cooked, pull chicken out and shred. Put shredded chicken back in the juice in the pot and saute for 5 minutes (this boils off the water and adds more flavor to the meat).

A few of our favorite ways to eat the taco meat are:

  • traditional style on some tortillas with cheese and lettuce
  • Salad with lots of lettuce, topped with chicken, tomatoes, and plain greek yogurt (in place of sour cream)
  • Nachos!

 

If you are New to the whole Instant Pot thing or not sure what it is here is an affiliate link: Instant Pot.

 

What is your favorite way to eat chicken tacos? Let me know if you try this!

Applecheeks Cloth Diaper Review

Applecheeks Cloth diaper review - Running On Eagles Wings

It is no secret around here that we love cloth diapers and that one of our favorites is an Applecheeks Cloth Diaper. Emily introduced me to Applecheeks with their two-size system as a great newborn cloth diaper solution. Let’s just say – I got hooked FAST! We have continued to use Applecheeks cand they graciously sent us a Size 2 diaper along with a 2-ply & 3-ply bamboo inserts!

Applecheeks Cloth Diapers are a an envelope pocket diaper that can be used as a pocket or as a cover! This makes them some of the most versatile diapers available. Additionally, they come in two sizes to cover you full from Newborn to Potty Training. Hannah easily fit into her Applecheeks diapers before she potty trained  at 2.5. (and still can fit into them if the need were to arise!) I started using the size 1 Applecheeks diapers on Teddy at 1 week old and he is now wearing the size 2 diaper at 22 months! Update: He still fits in the size 2 pockets at 36 months!

There are a few different features about the Applecheeks cloth diaper system than your other pocket diapers. If you prefer to stuff your pockets like I do, the pocket is quite large and because the opening is about ⅔ of the way down the diaper, it’s quicker and easier to stuff. Because of the wide opening – you can stuff a lot more in the pocket – such as multiple inserts for night time diapering. My other favorite feature of the pocket opening size & location is that it allows your inserts to agitate out in the wash – meaning you don’t have to touch the yucky and can just toss it in the wash!

Applecheeks has some amazing rayon from bamboo inserts to go with their pockets. They have a 2-ply insert which is great for newborns and daytime use. Then there is a 3-ply insert which is great for toddlers, heavier wetters, and naps! The 3-ply easily lasts during Teddy’s 2-3 hours of nap time. Additionally, you can pair BOTH inserts in the pocket for nighttime diapering! The rayon from bamboo inserts retain twice as much moisture as a cotton insert!

Applecheeks Cloth diaper review Image

One of the pretty & functional features of an Applecheeks cloth diaper are the ruffles on the edges! You may think why would you ruffle a diaper? Those ruffles give this diaper a great fit on ANY size baby leg from skinny to chunk! They are also spectacular at holding in poop. Applecheeks has elastic in the front as well to help reduce that ‘tummy’ leak from a tummy sleeper or a little boy who can go go go!

Applecheeks Cloth diaper review Image

Applecheeks cloth diapers come in solids and they have quite a few fun prints they have made over the last few years. So if you like either or both – there are choices for you! Applecheeks are our main diapering system and will continue to be as long as we have kids in diapers! 

Read more about our decision to cloth diaper here.

Tell me – have you tried Applecheeks? If so what is your favorite feature?

(note this review was written 1 year ago an published on Our Knight Life, but has been moved to here)

Pick Your Lillebaby Carrier Giveaway – USA & Canada through 11/20

If you have followed me for the last couple years, you know I am a HUGE fan of Lillebaby as my top pick for a baby carrier! They have such a great selection of high-quality carriers, from soft structured carriers for babies through toddler, ring slings and even a wrap! Additionally there are many beautiful color and print options for all of these! Don’t want to wait? Use any of the links in this post to purchase your own Lillebaby Carrier! (Affiliate links are used.)
Enter to win your choice of Lillebaby carrier below:

Pick your Lillebaby Giveaway

Lillebaby has many options for carriers that take you from newborn through toddler. The styles include the Complete 6-in-1, the Essentials 4-in-1, the Carry-On Toddler, Seat-Me Hip-Seat, Ring sling and Wrap.

Complete 6-in-1 Baby Carrier

  • See my full review of the Complete here.
  • Available in original, air flow, all seasons, organic, embossed and woven.
  • 6 ergonomic carry positions – wear an infant from 7 pounds up to 45 pound toddler, no infant insert needed!
  • Lumbar Support
  • Two-way Adjustable straps – much easier to adjust when front/back carry!
  • Neck Support – great for supporting babies heads and raises the panel height to better fit toddlers!
  • Zippered pocket for storing essentials
  • Wide, padded shoulder straps and waist belt

Lillebaby Complete All-Seasons

Essentials 4-in-1 Carrier

  • See my full review of the Essentials here.
  • Available in all-seasons and original.
  • 4 ergonomic carrying positions. Recommended for children 15-45lbs. Infant insert needed for 7-15lbs.
  • Perfect-fit Adjusters -give the perfect fit for the panel and strap adjustment.
  • Two-way adjustable straps
  • Zippered Pocket for storing essentails
  • Mesh panel (All-seasons only) to allow airflow for cooling baby

Lillebaby Essentials Carrier

Carry-On Toddler

  • All-seasons, air, and woven options
  • Fits children 20-60 lbs
  • 3 ergonomic carry positions. Front, hip and back.
  • Lumbar Support
  • Two- way adjustable straps
  • Extra tall panel
  • Zippered pocket for storing your mom essentials.
  • Wide, padded shoulder straps and waist belt.

Lillebaby Carry on Air

In addition to these,  Lillebaby offers a Seat-Me (Review here), Ring sling, and Tie-me-knot wrap.  All of these come in beautiful styles and colors like this Royal Teal Ring Sling.  Having a  Lillebaby carrier has made a huge difference in my life. Both for traveling and for daily errands.

Lillebaby Ring Sling Royal Teal

One lucky USA or Canadian person will win their choice of carrier! See all of the carriers available at Lillebaby and good luck!

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Easy Instant Pot Red Curry

This summer on Prime Day I was one of the many who scored an Instant Pot.  What is an Instant Pot you ask? Pretty much the best cooking invention since the Kitchenaid Mixer. Its a pressure cooker – BUT it has many other features: slow cooker, rice cooker, yogurt maker, steamer.  Now you may say – well I have a crock pot and a rice cooker and yes so do I- but the Instant Pot is different.  It cooks faster and I’d say better so now we have come up with an Easy Instant Pot Red Curry that is a favorite dish!

Easy Instant Pot Red Curry | Running On Eagles Wings

One of the recipes we love to make at home is a yummy Red Curry with chicken. In the past I would have to cook the chicken, then use separate ingredients and cook everything in stages. However, I recently discovered Trader Joe’s Thai Red Curry Sauce. This sauce combined with the Instant Pot to cook everything made delicious curry we couldn’t get enough of!

Start off by cutting up about 1 pound of chicken into cubes. I used fresh chicken here – but you can use frozen. Just run it under cold water for a few minutes and use a sharp knife and chop it up.

Dump the chicken in the Instant pot and cover with the entire jar of curry sauce! Then I put a little bit of water in the Jar to get the rest of the sauce out (1/4c-1/2c water).

If you care for cashews you can throw some in there as well – I added 1/2 cup.

Easy Instant Pot Red Curry | Trader Joe's Ingredients | Running On Eagles Wings

Set the Instant Pot for High pressure – manual cook time of 5 mins for fresh chicken & 7 minutes for frozen. If you have chopped up the chicken these cook times should be good. If you didn’t, it will need longer.

Once the cook time is finished, toss a towel over the valve and do a quick release of the pressure. Once it has released you can open it up and make sure the chicken is cooked. Then I turned the instant pot to saute and added about 1/2 can of whole Coconut Milk and stirred it around. I let it saute for a few minutes to mix and set the flavors even more. If your chicken isn’t cooked all the way – it should finish cooking during this time. If you want your curry even more soup-ey you can add the whole can of coconut milk.

We ate ours on top of brown rice and topped with a few more cashews!

Here is the Recipe:

Easy Instant Pot Red Curry
 
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Easy Instant Pot Red Curry with chicken
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Recipe type: Main
Cuisine: Thai
Serves: 4
Ingredients
  • 1 pound uncooked chicken breasts
  • 1 Jar Trader Joe's Thai Red Curry Sauce
  • ½c Cashews
  • 1 can whole coconut Milk
Instructions
  1. Cut up the chicken into approximately 1" cubes.
  2. Add chicken to the Instant Pot
  3. Pour jar of curry sauce on top. Use a little water (1/4-1/2c) to rinse out Jar & add to chicken.
  4. Top with cashews
  5. Set Instant pot to manual high pressure for 5 minutes for fresh chicken (7 min frozen)
  6. Perform quick release when finished.
  7. Add in ½ or whole can of coconut milk and turn to Saute.
  8. Saute for 3-5 minutes.
  9. Best served with brown rice and topped with more cashews.

This is a recipe that is going in our regular rotation!

Do you like curry? Let me know if you give this recipe a try!

 

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Mommy and Me Monday | Toddler Foods Ep. 2

And Another week has gone and with it August! This past week was pretty typical around here. We hit up the gym every day and the kids had a BLAST in the bouncy house. We also went out to eat a couple times so I’m going to share a few pictures of our toddler foods when eating out methods! And there are some funny faces being made on a regular basis that are just too good not to share!

We went to our favorite taco store last week on Tuesday to celebrate Auntie’s birthday – Even though she isn’t here with us! Its her favorite place to eat at our house! I usually get nachos and so we have lots of chips – but the kids aren’t huge chips fans because they are so hard. The guy sat this place are super accommodating to toddler foods and so we order a plate of rice, a plate of beans, and some flour tortillas. They bring us plastic spoons and the kids ate almost all of the food! You can see their plates here and most of it was gone when we left! Serious win!

Running On Eagles Wings Mommy & me Toddler foods eating out

We also went to 5 guys burgers this week and the kids split a little hamburger. They both ate their half a burger plus a good bit of yummy fries! I realize it is peanut friendly so not great for everyone – but they definitely enjoyed it and Hannah asked for more after it was all gone!

Running On Eagles Wings - Toddler foods

We also get Jersey Mikes once a month – I get turkey on white bread and they both eat 1/2 of the kids sandwich (they split one).

We had some super fun play time and some good brother & sister play time. these moments make my heart so happy to see them having such fun with each other. Yes they fight at times. Yes Teddy actually but Hannah this week. But they have fun playing cars, coloring, and always with our Lillebaby carrier!

Running on Eagles Wings Toddler life siblings play, lillebaby

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