This is a really easy recipe, especially if you have an instant pot, but what if you are a visual learner and can only follow steps by seeing and doing. I have tried this recipe many times and it is pretty straight forward but, in this post, I will be adding accommodating pictures and substitutions.

What do you do when you can’t find an ingredient? What if the store is does not have the exact size? Of course, this is trivial to those of us who are not autistic, yet imagine what an ADHD/Autistic teen would do if there was a missing ingredient? The plot thickens;-).

Autism Meltdown


4 Chicken Breasts

*This is a pic taken from Amazon, depending on where you shop for your chicken breasts these will vary greatly. In this particular example, I would probably purchase the 2.5 pounds or lbs. of chicken breasts. There are usually about 6 breasts of chicken in these size containers. If you do decide to just get 1 pound of chicken breasts you may have to cut them in half, depending on their size or adjust the recipe accordingly.

2 Tsp Poultry Seasoning

*NOTE: I chose the simplest bottle of Poultry Seasoning, one that is easy to read and clearly states on it that it is ‘Poultry Seasoning’. Again, this will vary from store to store. Stay within your budget and keep it simple sweetie (KISS).

What’s a Tsp?

This question will likely come up because once again the direct itself is very abstract, it is not literal, but this is how most autistics may take this direction, if not accommodated for.

Autistic learners and images go hand in hand, so that they can at least see what is needed to complete this recipe. I chose this picture on purpose so that the measurements can be clearly seen and also so that there are different colors on the measuring spoons. It really does make a difference.

Next Ingredients=>1/2 tsp of Paprika

*Varies from store to store

1 Cup of Chicken Stock

*Will Vary from store to store
*Varies from store to store


  1. Season the chicken breast with poultry seasoning and paprika.
  2. Add the chicken stock into the instant pot insert then add the seasoned chicken breasts on a trivet.
  3. Close the lid and turn the vent to the sealing position. Set the instant pot to pressure cook/manual, select high pressure and set the time for 7 minutes.
  4. When done, allow for a natural pressure release for about 8 minutes before performing a quick pressure release.

Tip: Use it in a meal prep or shred it up and use it in tacos and soups!

*I have included a video below for even more step-by-step instructions on how to cook this recipe. Keep in mind that you will of course need an instant pot.

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Enjoy 🙂