Instant Pot Pina Colada Chicken Recipe- AIP & Paleo

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Aaahh, how I used to love Pina Coladas.  To me, they were the ultimate summer drink.  I remember drinking gallons of them when my hubby and I went to the Bahamas. Yeah, I know, I probably wouldn’t remember if I had actually drunk gallons of them! But, there was nothing quite like sitting on a beach, with a frosty, creamy Pina Colada in my hand.

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Instant Pot Pina Colada Chicken Recipe

Well, needless to say, things have changed since then.  I can have some version of a virgin Pina Colada. Let’s face it though, it’s not quite the same thing.  So, I thought I’d start playing around with the flavors of a Pina Colada, with other foods. This Instant Pot Pina Colada Chicken Recipe is the first of a few I created.  I’ll be posting the rest of them over the summer months.

Instant Pot Pina Colada Chicken Recipe

Prep Time: 15 minutes

Cook Time: 15 minutes

Total Time: 30 minutes

Yield: 4 servings

Light, summery dish that will remind you of that frosty tropical drink you love! Feel free to add a paper umbrella!

Ingredients

  • 2 pounds Organic chicken thighs, cut into 1” chunks
  • 1 cup fresh or frozen pineapple chunks
  • 1/2 cup full fat coconut cream (see note to make your own)
  • 1 teaspoon cinnamon
  • 1/8 teaspoon salt
  • 2 tablespoons coconut aminos
  • 1/2 cup chopped green onion (garnish)

Instructions

  1. Place all ingredients, except green onions, into Instant Pot.
  2. Close lid.
  3. Press Poultry button.
  4. Pot will automatically set itself for 15 minutes, high pressure.
  5. Allow to cook.
  6. Once cooking has stopped, turn off Instant Pot.
  7. Let pressure release naturally for 10 minutes.
  8. Carefully open lid and remove from pot.
  9. Stir.
  10. If you’d like to thicken the sauce a bit, simply stir in a teaspoon of arrowroot starch mixed with a tablespoon of water.
  11. Then, press the Saute button.
  12. Cook until sauce thickens to your liking.
  13. Turn off Instant Pot.
  14. Serve with green onion garnish.

Notes

To make your own coconut cream, simply place a can of full fat coconut milk in the fridge overnight. When ready to use, open can from bottom and drain out coconut water ( you can drink it or discard it). You will be left with pure coconut cream in the can.

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One of the perks of this Instant Pot Pina Colada Chicken recipe is how versatile it is.  The first night I cooked it, I served it over crisp broccoli slaw. It was light and crunchy, the perfect summer dinner.  A couple of days later, I served it for lunch, over a salad of greens, with a Plantain Chip Chicken thigh on top.  If you want that recipe, it’s by Laura Vein, here.  I can highly recommend it!

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Instant Pot Pina Colada Chicken topped with Plantain Chip Chicken

Discovering new ways to work with leftovers is the key to eating on the AIP.  While I see some people eating the same things day after day, I just can’t eat that way.  I need variety- color change, flavor change, and texture change.  You should always experiment with different combinations, to keep from getting food-bored.  I’ll warn you though, they’re not all winners.  I’ve made some “meh” combinations, and some downright nasty ones.  You can get some great ideas on my Instagram account here.  Don’t worry, I don’t post the yucky ones!

As always, I wish you good health……..and, good food!

*This post contains affiliate links.  If you make a purchase through one of these links, I may receive compensation. Thank you for helping to support my blogging, here at Paleo Cajun Lady.- Tara Perillo

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Welcome all. I am Tara Perillo, herbalist, homeopath, yoga and fitness instructor, and healthy foodie . After successfully reaching remission of my lupus symptoms, through changes in my diet, exercise, and lifestyle, I wrote the ebook, Sickness To Fitness Quick Start Guide. I am also honored to have my paleo and AIP recipes featured in Paleo Magazine, Paleo Living Magazine, Shape Magazine Online, 85 Amazing AIP Breakfasts, The Paleo AIP Instant Pot Cookbook, and blogs by The Paleo Mom, Kris Kresser, Whole New Mom and many others. My focus is to help others become stronger in every facet of their lives. Join me to become stronger in health, mind, body, and spirit, together!

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Y’all know how much I love one skillet meals! Well, this week’s recipe is one of my favorites, Breakfast Sausage & Sweet Potato Skillet Recipe.

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Welcome all. I am Tara Perillo, herbalist, homeopath, yoga and fitness instructor, and healthy foodie . After successfully reaching remission of my lupus symptoms, through changes in my diet, exercise, and lifestyle, I wrote the ebook, Sickness To Fitness Quick Start Guide. I am also honored to have my paleo and AIP recipes featured in Paleo Magazine, Paleo Living Magazine, Shape Magazine Online, 85 Amazing AIP Breakfasts, The Paleo AIP Instant Pot Cookbook, and blogs by The Paleo Mom, Kris Kresser, Whole New Mom and many others. My focus is to help others become stronger in every facet of their lives. Join me to become stronger in health, mind, body, and spirit, together!

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How I Really Feel About AIP Paleo Treats

Okay, so you know I believe in telling it like it is. If you don’t know this, then you’re gonna find that out real soon. In the spirit of total transparency, I should tell you I’m writing this the day before I bake Bre’anna’s AIP Strawberry Layer Cake from her cookbook, He Won’t Know It’s Paleo. But, I should also tell you, it’s for my birthday, the next day.

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How I Really Feel About AIP Paleo Treats

So, here goes, I’m not a big fan of AIP paleo treats. And, here’s why…………

I think, too often, AIP paleo treats are abused. One person’s idea of moderation is another’s downfall. I mean, what is moderation anyway? I hear this word being thrown around by some of the unhealthiest eaters I’ve ever met. I think to myself, and sometimes aloud, “That’s not moderation.” One cookie or treat a day is not moderation to me. In my brain, treats are meant for special occasions, hormonal struggle days, or perhaps, to celebrate something. It’s this screwed up version of moderation that gets us into trouble. Eventually, it becomes an excuse, more than anything else.

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Coconut Apricot Date Balls

Another thing that bothers me about AIP paleo treats is that some people should not be eating the sugar in them. Whether its natural sugar in honey or maple syrup, or date sugar, coconut sugar, or whatever, it’s still sugar. If you’re eating large amounts of sugar every day, you’re going to have problems. Sugar feeds many diseases, like cancer and candida. It can cause damage to your organs, especially if you suffer from diabetes or hypoglycemia. No matter what you suffer with, large amounts of sugar are not good for you.

My third thing about AIP paleo treats I don’t like, I freakin’ HATE making gelatin eggs. Hate it! I mean seriously, who came up with this torture?! Do those things really come out right for y’all? Is it just me? Seriously.

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Now, all that being said, it is absolutely necessary for an AIP paleo blogger to create and post treat recipes. That’s right, I said it; and I’ll tell you why. I post at least one recipe a week on this blog and on social media. I hardly ever post one of my own AIP paleo treat recipes. When I do, I get five to ten times more views, likes and comments. I can post the most delicious chicken recipe in the world; but, it will not get as much attention as a carob covered thingamadoodle. In order to stay relevant, we have to give people what they want. And, they want AIP paleo treats!

Apparently, there are a lot of you out there who feel the way I do about AIP paleo treats. We all have our own reasons. Some of you are on low-FODMAP or have specific food allergies, and so on. I’m reaching out to you right now. Just because I believe in the once-in-a-great-while AIP paleo treat, I would never judge or condemn an AIP paleo blogger who is creating treat recipes. It is not their, or my, responsibility to cover everyone’s specific dietary needs within the AIP. Everybody needs to take ownership of their own healing journey ( I stole that from the ever eloquent Angie Alt). If ingredients in an AIP paleo blogger’s treat don’t work for you, guess what….don’t make it. And, there is absolutely no need to chastise them for trying to help others in the AIP community. That’s just rude.

There are many people who would not be able to sustain the AIP elimination phase, without the addition of treats. Think of what we’ve accomplished so far. We have completely changed the foods we eat. Many of us have gone from picking up fast food, to batch cooking our meals every week. We have overcome the odds to heal ourselves. By creating AIP paleo treat recipes, we are often helping those who could not stay on the AIP without them. It is then up to them to control how often they consume them. I mean, come on, we’re all adults here.

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Avocado Carob Date Bars by Grazed and Enthused

Well, I’ve got to get to the kitchen. I want to get all my ingredients ready to make my AIP Strawberry Layer Cake tomorrow. Just so you know, I could have chosen to make myself a paleo cake, with actual eggs; but, instead, I chose to stand in solidarity with my AIP paleo blogger community. They work really hard to create these wonderful and delicious AIP paleo treat recipes for us all to enjoy (once in awhile..wink, wink). So, I will cope with my hatred of making gelatin eggs (I have to make 2 of them, ugh!), and make Bre’anna’s lovely cake for my birthday. And, you bet darn well, I’m going to enjoy it!

So, let’s stay positive folks, when dealing with each other. We may all have different healing journeys; but, we’re all working for the same result….better, healthier lives. We are a loving, supportive community. Let’s always act that way. Smooches!

As always, I wish you good health…..and, good food!

*This post contains affiliate links.  If you purchase from these links, I may receive compensation. Thank you for helping to support my blogging efforts, here at Paleo Cajun Lady.- Tara Perillo

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Welcome all. I am Tara Perillo, herbalist, homeopath, yoga and fitness instructor, and healthy foodie . After successfully reaching remission of my lupus symptoms, through changes in my diet, exercise, and lifestyle, I wrote the ebook, Sickness To Fitness Quick Start Guide. I am also honored to have my paleo and AIP recipes featured in Paleo Magazine, Paleo Living Magazine, Shape Magazine Online, 85 Amazing AIP Breakfasts, The Paleo AIP Instant Pot Cookbook, and blogs by The Paleo Mom, Kris Kresser, Whole New Mom and many others. My focus is to help others become stronger in every facet of their lives. Join me to become stronger in health, mind, body, and spirit, together!

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