When you find a quality pressure cooker, it takes a lot of the work out of making food. The best ones let you throw together a meal inside the pot, put the lid on, set the pressure, and let the appliance do the work.
The Power Pressure Cooker XL is a great example of a high-quality pressure cooker that’s packed with features. It comes with a slow cooker setting as well as presets for chicken, soup, rice, beans, and more. You don’t have to think too much about how long to put your food in for or how exactly it needs to be cooked. A lot of that is done for you, and the pressure cooker is made to be very simple and user-friendly.
I want to share with you some Power Pressure Cooker XL recipes that I hope you’ll be able to use and get inspired by.
Chicken and Rice
- 3 boneless skinless chicken breasts
- Ground black pepper
- 1 ¼ cup of chicken broth
- 2 carrots, diced
- 1 tsp of paprika
- 1 tsp of dried oregano
- 2 cloves of garlic, minced
- 1 cup of white rice
- Kosher salt
- 1 tbsp of extra Virgin olive oil
- 1 red bell pepper, chopped
- Set your pressure cooker to sauté. Add in the oil and onion and allow the onion to cook for three or four minutes, until it is soft.
- Add in oregano, garlic, and paprika and cook for about a minute, until they become fragrant.
- Add in rice and broth and then salt and pepper to season. Stir these into your pressure cooker. Add in chicken, carrots, and bell peppers. Mix and season with salt and pepper generously.
- Close the lid on your pressure cooker and set to pressure cook. Cook for 8 minutes on high. After the food is done cooking, allow the pot to naturally decompress for about 10 minutes before relieving the pressure. Then, take off the lid and shred the chicken.
For Power Pressure Cooker XL recipes whole chicken or chicken breasts, you can use the same directions. The pressure cooker heats your food on all sides and cooks it thoroughly, so the size of chicken and kind of chicken you use should not matter. You can cook a whole chicken or chicken breast for the same amount of time at the same settings, as long as you accommodate for the size of the chicken.
- 2 pounds of chuck roast, diced into 2-inch cubes
- 2 cans of beef broth (about 14.5 ounces)
- 1 tbsp of vegetable oil
- ¼ cup of flour
- 1 tbsp of butter
- Salt and pepper, to season
- 2 bay leaves
- 10 small potatoes, quartered
- 1 cup of frozen onion, diced
- 2 tbsp of dried parsley
- 14.5 ounces of crushed tomatoes
- 3 large carrots sliced into half inch
- 2 ribs of celery, sliced into ½ inch pieces
- ½ cup of frozen peas
- ¼ cup of water
- 1 cup of frozen corn
- Use salt and pepper to season the beef.
- Set the pressure cooker to sauté and adding butter and vegetable oil. Once the butter has melted, cook the meat in small batches, cooking each batch for about five minutes until the meat is browned. Do not put too much meat at once in the pot. You may need to add more oil as the beef cooks. Then, take out the meat and set it on a separate plate.
- Add in your onion to the pressure cooker and sauté for three minutes, stirring as it cooks. Cook until it becomes soft, and then add in beef broth.
- Add in bay leaves, tomatoes, parsley, and ground beef as well as juices from the beef. Close the lid and lock it. Cook for 10 minutes on high pressure.
- Let the pressure release for five minutes naturally and then do a quick pressure release. Open the lid carefully and add in carrots, potatoes, and celery. Clos the lid and cook for two minutes on high pressure.
- Turn off the pressure cooker and allow the pressure to release naturally for five minutes. Use the quick pressure release and then take off the lid. Get rid of the bay leaves.
- Mix together flour and water until combined. Add in a cup of warm broth to the flour and mix. Take the resulting slurry and add it to your pot.
- Sauté your stew until the sauce begins to boil. Stir it regularly until it begins to thicken. Add in your peas and corn and season with salt and pepper.
Power XL Pressure Cooker recipes like this one may seem overly long, but they’re not that hard to pull off. It’s just a matter of simply following the directions and ensuring that you have all the ingredients to make the stew.
Tips for Recipes for the Power Pressure Cooker XL
There are tons of Power Pressure Cooker XL toss n’ go recipes as well as ones that are more involved. Before you start making one of the recipes, it’s a good idea to look through it carefully to see if it appears manageable enough for you.
Power Pressure Cooker XL slow cooker recipes easy enough to find, but if you are struggling, just look for regular pressure cooker or Instant Pot recipes. Once you expand your recipe search beyond something specific like “Power Pressure Cooker XL pasta recipes” and you just start looking for pressure cooker recipes for whatever you want to cook, you will get a lot more options.
Keep in mind the size of your pressure cooker as well. Power Pressure Cooker XL 10-qt recipes might not give you the instructions you need for a 6-quart pressure cooker. Consider how much food you’re making at once and if it will fit in the pressure cooker you have.
You can make all sorts of food, and it might surprise you what you can make with your pressure cooker. After looking up “Power Pressure Cooker XL recipes lasagna”, I found a lot of results, and I really wasn’t expecting much. People make all kinds of amazing dishes with this pressure cooker.
When you know what you want to make, be sure you look for recipes that are specific to that dish. So, if your search is for “Power Pressure Cooker XL recipes chicken”, that might not be specific enough to find a decent recipe for chicken and dumplings to make in the pressure cooker.
You can also search for Power Pressure Cooker XL canning recipes, as canning is one of the cooker’s functions, and it allows you to cook food to where it’s ready to be canned it soon as it cools.
I probably make more Power Pressure Cooker XL soup recipes then anything because of how simple they are to make in the pressure cooker. I usually just throw everything in at once and cook it at the right setting and it’s done in short order. There’s nothing to it, and I love the simplicity this pressure cooker provides for me.
Be careful about which setting you use depending on what you are cooking. You don’t want to use the meat setting for fish, for instance. There’s a separate setting that you can use for Power Pressure Cooker XL fish recipes. If you try to cook fish with the meat setting, you may find that your fish dries out and overcooks, and that’s definitely not what you want.
While the Power Pressure XL is made to be very user friendly and I would consider it intuitive, there’s also a bit of a learning curve involved. It’s easy enough to use, but there’s a lot to it. All the versatility and functionality it offers means that you will have to learn a few things to be able to make a wide variety of dishes with it without running into any hiccups.
We hope this collection of Power Pressure Cooker XL recipes has been enlightening and appetizing for you.
Remember, practice makes perfect, and soon you’ll be a master at whipping up delicious, quick meals using your Power Pressure Cooker XL.
If you have any questions, tips, or suggestions, we’d love to hear from you. Feel free to leave a comment below, or if you prefer a more direct approach, don’t hesitate to contact me directly.
Happy pressure cooking and bon appétit!