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“Roasted” Garlic Lemon Paleo Instant Pot Broccoli

Make perfectly steamed Paleo Instant Pot Broccoli, along with the most delicious “roasted” garlic lemon dressing, all without turning on the oven!

Roasted Garlic Lemon Paleo Instant Pot Broccoli

Broccoli is one of those side dishes that’s a staple in our house. It goes well with almost all dishes, and it’s one of the few vegetable that my husband actually enjoys. I used to love roasted broccoli, but recently switched over to the steamed version. Either way, broccoli is just so delicious in all forms, and I especially love it seasoned with garlic and lemon.

One of the newest ways I’ve been cooking broccoli that’s been a LIFE CHANGER is in the Instant Pot. It’s so easy, SO quick, and there are just so many less dishes at the end of it all. In this “Roasted” Garlic Lemon Paleo Instant Pot Broccoli, both the garlic and broccoli are cooked in the Instant Pot and all if it’s done in less than 30 minutes.

Roasted Garlic Lemon Paleo Instant Pot Broccoli

Roasted Garlic Lemon Paleo Instant Pot Broccoli

You may be confused with the instructions when it says that you set the Instant Pot to 0 minutes for the broccoli, but that’s correct. The broccoli will cook super quickly as the Instant Pot comes to pressure, and that’s all it needs. You release the pressure as soon as you hear it beep, and you’ll have a perfectly cooked broccoli that’s ready to be seasoned.

And the “roasted” garlic lemon dressing, guys. I kinda wanna put it on EVERYTHING. It’s such a great flavor combo and I couldn’t stop eating these until they were gone. If you are in need of a new way to prepare your broccoli, I highly recommend you try this Instant Pot method, because it’s absolutely delicious. I’m pretty sure this will be the only way we cook broccoli until we get sick of it!

Roasted Garlic Lemon Paleo Instant Pot Broccoli

"Roasted" Garlic Lemon Paleo Instant Pot Broccoli

Course: Side Dish
Prep Time: 2 minutes
Cook Time: 20 minutes
Total Time: 22 minutes
Servings: 6 servings
Calories: 122 kcal
Author: Jean Choi

Make perfectly steamed Paleo Instant Pot Broccoli, along with the most delicious "roasted" garlic lemon dressing, all without turning on the oven!

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Ingredients

  • 1 small head of garlic
  • 1 cup water
  • 2 tbsp + 1 tsp extra virgin olive oil
  • 2 heads of broccoli separated into florets (about 6 cups of florets)
  • 2 tbsp lemon juice
  • 1/2 tsp sea salt plus more to taste
  • 1/2 tsp ground black pepper Omit for AIP
  • Sprinkle of crushed red pepper, for garnish Optional: omit for AIP

Instructions

  1. Slice off the top of the garlic head. 

  2. Pour water into the Instant Pot and fit a steamer basket over the water. 

  3. Place the garlic head on the steamer and drizzle 1 tsp of olive oil over it.

  4. Close the the lid and make sure the pressure valve is set to SEALING. Set it to HIGH on MANUAL for 8 minutes. 

  5. Once it beeps to a finish, wait 10 minutes for the pressure to release naturally. 

  6. Open the lid and carefully remove the garlic and set aside to cool. Leave the water and the steamer basket in the Instant Pot.

  7. Add broccoli florets to the Instant Pot on the steamer basket, while the water is still hot.

  8. Close the the lid and make sure the pressure valve is set to SEALING. Set it to MANUAL for 0 minutes. 

  9. Immediate release the pressure valve once it beeps to a finish and open the lid. 

  10. Transfer the broccoli florets to a mixing bowl.

  11. Once the garlic is cool enough to handle, gently squeeze out the cloves and place in a blender.

  12. Add 2 tbsp of olive oil, lemon juice, salt, and pepper to the blender with the garlic cloves and blend until smooth and creamy.

  13. Pour the lemon garlic sauce over the broccoli. Gently toss together. Taste and add more sea salt, if needed.

  14. Garnish with crushed red peppers, if using, and serve.

Nutrition Facts
"Roasted" Garlic Lemon Paleo Instant Pot Broccoli
Amount Per Serving (1 serving)
Calories 122 Calories from Fat 45
% Daily Value*
Total Fat 5g 8%
Sodium 457mg 19%
Potassium 664mg 19%
Total Carbohydrates 15g 5%
Dietary Fiber 5g 20%
Sugars 3g
Protein 6g 12%
Vitamin A 25.3%
Vitamin C 223.3%
Calcium 9.5%
Iron 8.2%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.

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3-Ingredient Slow Cooker or Instant Pot Salsa Verde Chicken

This Slow Cooker or Instant Pot Salsa Verde Chicken only takes 3 ingredients and it may be the easiest batch cooking recipe for your weekly meal prep! 

Slow Cooker or Instant Pot Salsa Verde Chicken

I honestly debated about whether I should post this recipe because it’s so stinkin’ simple and easy. I mean, can it really be considered a recipe? However, it’s one of my favorite ways to cook chicken when I know I have a super busy week coming up. Not only is it only 3 ingredients, it’s so versatile and can be repurposed in so many ways.

I’ve been cooking this Salsa Verde Chicken for a long time now. A few years ago, I used to cook it in the slow cooker, but these days, the process takes just a fraction off the time in the Instant Pot so it’s somehow become even easier which I didn’t even know was possible. I’ve included instructions for both methods below depending on what gadget you have.

Slow Cooker or Instant Pot Salsa Verde Chicken

Slow Cooker or Instant Pot Salsa Verde Chicken

There are so many ways to enjoy this 3-Ingredient Slow Cooker or Instant Pot Salsa Verde Chicken. Of course, it’s delicious on its own with a side of veggies like this Curtido. However, to mix it up a bit, you can add it over a salad, in a burrito bowl, as taco meat, in taquitos, or in a nacho casserole. I think it’ll also be delicious topped with some eggs for breakfast, with a side of avocados. Honestly, the possibilities are endless.

If you think of any other ways to use this recipe, let me know. It’s so fun to get creative with one protein in the kitchen and it’s such a great way to save money at the same time!

Slow Cooker or Instant Pot Salsa Verde Chicken Slow Cooker or Instant Pot Salsa Verde Chicken

Slow Cooker or Instant Pot Salsa Verde Chicken

3-Ingredient Slow Cooker or Instant Pot Salsa Verde Chicken

Course: Main Course
Prep Time: 1 minute
Cook Time: 15 minutes
Total Time: 16 minutes
Servings: 12 servings
Calories: 138 kcal
Author: Jean Choi

This Slow Cooker or Instant Pot Salsa Verde Chicken only takes 3 ingredients and it may be the easiest batch cooking recipe for your weekly meal prep! 

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Ingredients

  • 3 lb boneless, skinless chicken breasts or thighs
  • 1 tsp sea salt
  • 1 cup store-bought salsa verde preferably sold refrigerated with clean ingredients

Instructions

  1. Sprinkle the chicken all over evenly with sea salt. 

Slow Cooker Method

  1. Place the chicken in the slow cooker. 

  2. Pour salsa verde over the chicken and mix together.

  3. Cook on HIGH for 3-4 hours or on low for 6-7 hours. 

  4. Once the chicken is done cooking, transfer the chicken to a cutting board or a bowl and shred with 2 forks. 

  5. Add the chicken back into the slow cooker and stir together with the salsa verde sauce. Keep on LOW until ready to eat. 

Instant Pot Method

  1. Place the chicken in the Instant Pot

  2. Pour salsa verde over the chicken and mix together.

  3. Close the lid and make sure the pressure-release valve is closed.

  4. Cook at high pressure on Manual for 15 minutes. Once the Instant Pot beeps to signal that it's done, let it sit for 5-10 minutes to allow the pressure to release naturally until the lid opens.

  5. Transfer the chicken to a cutting board or a bowl and shred with 2 forks. 

  6. Add the chicken back into the Instant Pot and stir together with the salsa verde sauce. Keep warm until ready to eat. 

Nutrition Facts
3-Ingredient Slow Cooker or Instant Pot Salsa Verde Chicken
Amount Per Serving (4 oz chicken breast)
Calories 138 Calories from Fat 27
% Daily Value*
Total Fat 3g 5%
Cholesterol 72mg 24%
Sodium 460mg 19%
Potassium 457mg 13%
Total Carbohydrates 1g 0%
Sugars 1g
Protein 24g 48%
Vitamin A 3%
Vitamin C 2.5%
Calcium 0.6%
Iron 2.3%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.

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Regarding other affiliate links and affiliate relationships: In order for me to support my blogging activities, I may receive monetary compensation or other types of remuneration for my endorsement, recommendation, testimonial and/or link to any products or services from this blog. Thank you for your support and understanding.

Paleo Butter Pecan Keto Fat Bombs

These Paleo Butter Pecan Keto Fat Bombs are a delicious snack filled with healthy fats and they are guaranteed to kill your sugar cravings! 

Paleo Butter Pecan Keto Fat Bombs

New favorite snack alert! Since you guys have been loving my Chocolate Almond Butter Collagen Fat Bombs, I’m so excited to share another delicious fat bomb recipe with a flavor combo that I just can’t get enough of.

I’ve been loving these Butter Pecan Keto Fat Bombs so much in between meals to hold me over on busy weekdays ever since making them. I’m definitely not keto, but I do tend to do better on a lower carb diet. So when choosing my snacks, I like to keep them low in sugar and high in healthy fats to keep me satiated until the next meal. These fat bombs do just that while killing any sugar cravings that I may have.

Paleo Butter Pecan Keto Fat Bombs Paleo Butter Pecan Keto Fat Bombs

You can use either butter or ghee for this recipes, but I do love the extra toasty and nutty flavor and smell of ghee so I highly recommend you use the latter. Also, many people who have a sensitivity to the lactose in butter usually find that they can tolerate ghee much better. If you want to make it at home, you can find my recipe here. It’s so nutritious and yummy, and make an excellent high heat cooking oil.

I also like to add in collagen whenever I can for that extra boost in nutrients. I just love Perfect Supplements‘ Hydrolyzed Collagen and it’s been working really well for me in my gut healing, as well as my hair, skin, and nail health. And for a limited time, you can take 10% off your entire purchase with Perfect Supplements using the code GREATGRANDMA10 at checkout! Shop HERE.

I hope you enjoy these Paleo Butter Pecan Keto Fat Bombs as much as I have been. They remind me of my childhood summers when I use to steal a bite out of my dad’s favorite ice cream flavor, and it just makes me so happy. They are also a breeze to make so you have no excuse the next time you get hangry or those sugar cravings hit!

Paleo Butter Pecan Keto Fat Bombs

Paleo Butter Pecan Keto Fat Bombs

Course: Dessert, Snack
Prep Time: 2 minutes
Cook Time: 5 minutes
Total Time: 7 minutes
Servings: 12 fat bombs
Calories: 145 kcal
Author: Jean Choi

These Paleo Butter Pecan Keto Fat Bombs are a delicious snack filled with healthy fats and they are guaranteed to kill your sugar cravings! 

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Ingredients

  • 1/2 cup pecans
  • 1/4 cup coconut butter
  • 1/4 cup ghee or butter
  • 1/4 cup coconut oil
  • 1/2 tsp vanilla extract
  • 1/8 tsp sea salt
  • Optional: sweetener of your choice I added about 7-8 drops of stevia. Omit if you are on a sugar detox.
  • Optional: 2 tbsp grass-fed collagen Use code GREATGRANDMA10 for 10% off your entire order

Instructions

  1. Heat a skillet over medium heat. 

  2. Add the pecans and toast them while constantly stirring. Transfer to a dish when the pecans are darker and smell toasty. They'll toast even more while cooling.

  3. Roughly chop the pecans. I like to leave them in larger chunks.

  4. In a small saucepan, combine coconut butter, ghee (or butter), and coconut oil and heat over low heat until melted.


  5. Stir in vanilla extract and sea salt, as well as a sweetener and/or grass-fed collagen, if using. 

  6. Divide the chopped pecans into a silicon mold of your choice. I filled them into 12 mini cubes.

  7. Pour the heated butter and coconut mixture over the pecans, dividing it evenly. 

  8. Freeze for at least 30 minutes until the fat bombs harden. 

  9. If you don't have a silicon mold, you can pour the mixture in a small container, freeze, then cut into bite-sized squares.

  10. Store in the freezer or the refrigerator.

Nutrition Facts
Paleo Butter Pecan Keto Fat Bombs
Amount Per Serving (1 fat bomb)
Calories 145 Calories from Fat 144
% Daily Value*
Total Fat 16g 25%
Saturated Fat 10g 50%
Polyunsaturated Fat 1g
Monounsaturated Fat 2g
Sodium 20mg 1%
Potassium 17mg 0%
Total Carbohydrates 2g 1%
Dietary Fiber 1g 4%
Sugars 1g
Protein 1g 2%
Vitamin A 4%
Iron 1%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.

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Regarding other affiliate links and affiliate relationships: In order for me to support my blogging activities, I may receive monetary compensation or other types of remuneration for my endorsement, recommendation, testimonial and/or link to any products or services from this blog. Thank you for your support and understanding.