Instant Pot Chicken Alfredo Penne Pasta


  • 2 tablespoons olive oil
  • salt and freshly ground black pepper
  • 2 large chicken breasts (about 2 pounds)
  • 2 cloves of garlic minced (or 1 to 2 teaspoons)
  • 4 cups chicken broth
  • 2 cups heavy cream
  • 1 pound of uncooked penne pasta
  • 8 oz shredded parmesan cheese
  • 4 oz cream cheese (optional)
  • parsley minced for garnish


Season chicken breasts with salt, pepper
Set 6 Qt Instant Pot to Saute function.
Add olive oil to Instant Pot and sear chicken breast in Instant Pot for several minutes on both sides until evenly browned. (about 75% done)

Remove chicken from pot and set aside to be added back in with the rest of the ingredients.
Add garlic to pot and cook for about one minute.
Add chicken broth and use wooden spoon to scrape up browned bits from the bottom of the pot.
Add heavy cream, uncooked pasta, a teaspoon of kosher salt and several turns of freshly ground pepper.
Return chicken breasts to Instant Pot and stir all ingredients together.
Hit off button to end Saute function, then lock lid in place with Pressure valve set to sealing.
Cook on Manual, High Pressure for 6 minutes. Instant Pot with take 10-15 minutes to come to pressure and then countdown from 6 minutes.
Once cooking is complete let it release on its on own so it doesn’t go all over your kitchen!

Once pressure pin drops, unlock lid and remove chicken breasts. Use a meat thermometer to ensure they have reached 165 F degrees. Set aside to rest.
Stir pasta and cream mixture together and slowly add in freshly grated parmesan cheese.
Slice chicken breast and combine with pasta.
Serve with additional freshly ground pepper, shredded parmesan and chopped parsley.

Notes:  Also see Creamier recipe

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