This Instant Pot Chicken Alfredo is the perfect one-pot meal! Tender, juicy, aromatic chicken with perfectly cooked penne pasta.
This is the easiest way to make delicious Alfredo pasta. The Instant pot will almost do the entire job. You will just have to cook the chicken as the first step and add the rest of the ingredients. Simple as that.
If you are worried that the pasta may be too soggy, just count on me. I made this recipe a few times and it always come out perfectly.
The cooking time in this Instant Pot Chicken Alfredo recipe is the perfect amount of the time to get a perfectly cooked al dente pasta.
This pasta with chicken is a great meal for you and the entire family. Speaking from the nutritionist side, the dish has a decent amount of protein from the chicken and the cheese, perfectly balanced with the carbs from the pasta.
Can I make this recipe gluten-free?
Yes! If you are gluten-sensitive, you can use and gluten-free pasta . Same cooking times.
Can I make this recipe dairy free?
Yes! Instead of milk, use almond milk, whisked with 1 tsp cornstarch. Moreover, use oil instead of the butter.
And of course, use a vegan cheese instead of the parmesan.
What can I do if the sauce is too thin or watery?
If the sauce is thin after the last step, just simmer the pasta for 3 minutes on saute mode (no need to pressure cook).
How to serve?
This Instant Pot dish is perfect as is!
But if you want to upgrade, feel free to sprinkle some freshly grated lemon zest and extra parmesan on top.
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How To Make Chicken Alfredo
Gather your ingredients:
Heat half the butter in Instant Pot. Add chicken and saute until no longer pink.
Add the rest of the butter, pasta and water.
Close the lid and cook the pasta on High-Pressure Setting for 4 minutes. Perform a quick pressure release and open the lid. Stir in heavy cream and parmesan. Adjust the seasoning to taste.
Open the lid and enjoy.
Serve warm with parmesan on top and try not to eat all at once….
- 1/2 tbsp olive oil
- 1 lb chicken breasts boneless, skinless and cubed
- 1 tsp garlic powder
- 1 box penne pasta 16 ounce
- 2 tbsp butter divided
- 2 cups water
- 1 cup heavy cream
- 1 cup Parmesan cheese shredded
- Salt and pepper to taste
- Turn on the Instant Pot, select "Saute" and add 1 tbsp of butter.
- Add the chicken and cook until brown, stirring frequently.
- Add in garlic powder, salt and pepper and stir well.
- Add pasta, another 1 tbsp of butter and the water.
- Close the lid of the instant pot and cook at high pressure for 4 minutes.(Don't forget to set the valve to sealing)
- When cooking time ends, do a quick pressure release.
- Open the lid and stir in heavy cream and parmesan cheese.
- Serve and enjoy 🙂