30 Minute Healthy Meal Plan | Air Fried Chicken | 2 Minute Healthy Quinoa

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Say goodbye to fried chicken and say hello to air-fried chicken that tastes exactly like fried chicken. I make a homemade marinade with Indian spices to marinate the chicken, the marinade will greatly enhance the taste & flavour of the chicken. I served the air-fried chicken with the superfood quinoa that’s cooked in the Instant Pot for just 2 minutes.


Air Fried Chicken
 
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Recipe type: Main
Cuisine: Indian
Ingredients
  • Chicken, leg-thigh pieces- 3 to 4
  • Chili powder- 1 tsp
  • Kashmiri chili powder- 1 tsp
  • Turmeric powder- ¼ tsp
  • Garam masala- 1 tsp
  • Cumin powder- 1 tsp
  • Coriander powder- 2 tsp
  • Chaat Masala- 1 tsp (optional)
  • Salt- ¾ tsp
  • Lemon juice- 2 tbsp
  • Water- 2 tbsp
Instructions
  1. In a bowl, combine all the spices along with lemon juice & water, make it into a smooth paste.
  2. Adding chaat masala will enhance the taste & flavour. It’s salty so add additional salt accordingly.
  3. Spread the marinade all over the chicken.
  4. Chicken leg-thigh or leg pieces are ideal for making this.
  5. Let the chicken marinate for 15 to 30 minutes. Or can be marinated in the refrigerator overnight.
  6. I’ve used Instant Pot Duo crisp + Air fryer.
  7. Place the stainless steel pot into the main pot. Place the air fryer basket into the stainless steel pot.
  8. Place the broil tray on the air fryer basket. Grease the broil tray with oil.
  9. Place the marinated chicken on the tray.
  10. Spray non-cooking spray on the chicken.
  11. Close the Instant Pot with the air fryer lid.
  12. Select Air fry. Set time to 30 minutes, temperature 400 F. Click start.
  13. After 30 minutes of air frying, open the lid.
  14. Use tongs to take the air-fried chicken out of the Instant Pot.
  15. Enjoy while it's warm along with salad or rice.
Notes
-You can use any kind of Air fryer.
-How to roast in the oven: preheat oven to 400 F or 200 C, place the marinated chicken on a baking tray, place the tray in the preheated oven, roast for 30 to 40 minutes until the chicken has cooked well. Halfway through, flip over the chicken & continue to roast.

2 Minute Instant Pot Mixed Vegetable Quinoa


30 Minute Healthy Meal Plan | Air Fried Chicken | 2 Minute Healthy Quinoa
 
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Ingredients
  • Mixed veggies- 1 cup
  • Quinoa- 1 cup
  • Cumin powder- 1 tsp
  • Garam Masala- ½ tsp
  • Turmeric powder- ¼ tsp
  • Coriander powder- 1 tsp
  • Salt- 1 tsp
  • Water- 1 cup
Instructions
  1. I've added mixed veggies like carrot, green beans & green pepper. Peas & corn can also be added.
  2. Cooking quinoa in the Instant Pot, quinoa: water ratio should be 1:1.
  3. I didn't rinse the quinoa. If you prefer, you can rinse quinoa taken in a strainer in water.
  4. To the stainless steel pot, dump all the ingredients. Combine well.
  5. Close the pot with the lid.
  6. Select pressure cook setting, set time to 2 minutes at high pressure.
  7. After 2 minutes of pressure cooking, let the pressure release naturally for 5 minutes and then do a quick pressure release.
  8. Open the lid, perfectly cooked quinoa.
  9. If you want the quinoa to be much softer, close the pot with the lid & let stand for a few minutes and the quinoa will turn soft.
Notes
Any kind of seasonings & spices can be added.