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Instant Pot Chicken Pasta

Course Main Course
Cuisine American
Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 20 minutes
Servings 4 Servings
Calories 727kcal


For Chicken

  • 500 grams Boneless Chicken Breast cut into bite sized cubes
  • 2 tablespoon Olive Oil
  • 1/2 teaspoon Red chilli flakes (ref note 1)
  • 1/2 teaspoon Smoked Paprika
  • 2 teaspoon Italian Seasoning
  • 1/2 teaspoon Salt

For Pasta

  • 250 grams Penne Pasta (8 oz)
  • 1 tablespoon Oil
  • 1/2 cup Onion chopped
  • 1/2 tablespoon Garlic minced
  • 1 cup Water
  • 3 cups Pasta Sauce
  • 1/2 cup Heavy Cream
  • 1 cup Parmesan Cheese (more for serving)
  • 1 teaspoon Italian Seasoning
  • Parsely for garnishing


  • Start with swtiching on the Instant Pot and turn on the Saute mode on.
  • When the pot is hot, add oil.
  • To the hot oil add Chicken, red chilli flakes, smoked paprika, Italian seasoning and salt.
  • Saute for 5-6 minutes. When it no longer looks pink, there are brown patches, remove it from the pot and keep it covered(to prevent it from drying).
  • To the instant pot add rest of the oil, chopped onion and minced garlic.
  • Saute for 2-3 minutes until it has softened and no more raw smell.
  • Add water to the pot and scrape the bottom of the pan to release any stuck brown bits.
  • Add pasta to the pan. Don't stir.
  • Top it with Pasta sauce, making sure it covers the pasta. If required using a spatula push down the pasta, so that it is completely submerged in the liquid.
  • Close lid, Set the Instant pot to Manual / High-pressure mode and set time to 4 minutes.
  • It will take about 7-8 minutes for the Instant pot to come to full pressure, then the timer will start.
  • Once the timer is off, let it rest for about 5 minutes and let the pressure release naturally.
  • Then, carefully release the remaining pressure manually.
  • Add cooked chicken along with any liquid in the bowl, heavy cream and parmesan cheese.
  • Stir it gently, until everything is incorporated well.


  1. Adjust the amount of chilli powder as per your taste. We love it spicy, so is the quantity. 


Serving: 1g | Calories: 727kcal | Carbohydrates: 62g | Protein: 47g | Fat: 33g | Saturated Fat: 13g | Cholesterol: 138mg | Sodium: 1823mg | Potassium: 1297mg | Fiber: 6g | Sugar: 11g | Vitamin A: 1680IU | Vitamin C: 16mg | Calcium: 387mg | Iron: 4mg