Instant Pot Chicken Alfredo with Creamy Sauce

If you know me, you know I am a sucker for Chicken Alfredo. The creamy sauce makes it #1 for me. You can put that on ANY carb and I’m in heaven. You can imagine the joy when Dave told me he was making this for dinner. Even the kids were crowded around the Instant Pot checking it out.

We are continuing our theme of fast meals in the Instant Pot this week, and Instant Pot Chicken Alfredo might be one of the fastest. It has not been particularly busy this month, but with June Gloom in full effect and not being able to go to a lot of our favorite places because of COVID we have really been feeling like our brains need a break. No need to bust out a 60 ingredient recipe.

Oh, not pictured were the mounds of broccoli that I promise we ate along with it. Gotta add some greens in with my saucy heaven. To be fair, you can eat only Instant Pot Chicken Alfredo but you might regret it later.

We sure hope you enjoy it as well!

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Instant Pot Chicken Alfredo

How can you resist linguine in a thick and creamy Alfredo sauce mixed with spinach topped with fresh grape and cherry tomatoes and slices of juicy and flavorful chicken breast. Here is a flavor packed hearty family meal everybody loves.
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Course: Main Course
Cuisine: Italian
Keyword: Instant Pot
Servings: 6
Author: Instant Pot Dave of TheWildWaynes


  • Instant Pot


Rub for Chicken

  • 1/4 tsp Salt
  • 1/4 tsp Pepper
  • 1/4 tsp Garlic Powder
  • 1/4 tsp Onion Powder (or dehydrated onions)
  • 1/4 tsp Italian Seasoning

Main Dish

  • 3 medium Chicken Breasts
  • 16 oz Linguine
  • 4 cups Chicken Broth
  • 1.5 cups Cream (Whole Milk is another option)
  • 1 tsp Garlic Powder
  • 1 tsp Onion Powder
  • 1/4 tsp Black Pepper
  • 1/4 tsp Salt
  • 1 tsp Italian Seasoning
  • 1 cup Parmesan Cheese freshly grated
  • 1/2 cup Mozzarella Cheese freshly grated
  • 1 tbsp 1 Tbsp Cornstarch mixed with 2 Tbsp Water

Optional Additions

  • ~2 Cups Spinach (optional, but it's a nice addition!)
  • Sliced Cherry Tomatoes (optional, I used red cherry and yellow grape tomatoes)


  • Mix all "rub for chicken" ingredients (Salt, Pepper, Garlic & Onion Powder, and Italian Season)
  • Rub both sides of the three chicken breasts (coat well)
  • Press Saute on the Instant Pot, when hot, add olive oil
  • Place chicken breasts into pot and sauté for 2-3 minutes on both sides and put on a plate (start with 3 minutes and shorten the sauté time per side by 15 seconds because the pot gets hotter as it goes)
  • Turn off sauté if the pot is getting to hot, you can always turn it back on
  • Add ~1/4 cup chicken broth and scrape the bottom of the instant pot clean with a flat wooden spatula
  • Add the rest of the chicken broth (4 cups total), cream, garlic & onion powder, salt, pepper and Italian seasoning to the instant pot
  • Turn Sauté back on if it is off
  • Add the linguine, as the broth heats, press the pasta into the broth with a spatula (it takes a few minutes)
  • Cancel Sauté as soon as the pasta is under the broth
  • Place the chicken breasts on top of the pasta to keep pasta under the broth
  • Put the instant pot lid on, seal the pressure release valve, and pressure cook for 8 minutes
  • Once the 8 minutes are done and the instant pot beeps at you, release the pressure, and remove the lid
  • Using a spatula or tongs, move the chicken to a plate and cover with aluminum foil
  • Mix 1 Tbsp cornstarch and 2-3 Tbsp water in a small bowl or cup
  • Stir cornstarch slurry into the alfredo
  • If using spinach, add the spinach directly to the alfredo in the instant pot and stir the spinach into the pasta and alfredo sauce
  • Let the alfredo and spinach sit for ~3-5 minutes
  • Stir in the Parmesan cheese into the pasta and spinach until melted
  • Slice the chicken breasts thin or into small chunks
  • You can either stir the chicken into the alfredo pasta in the instant pot or save the chicken for the top
  • Use tongs to plate linguine, add sliced chicken on top.
  • Sprinkle with shredded mozzarella (to taste)
  • Optional: Add sliced tomatoes


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