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

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
Prep Time: 8 minutes
Cook Time: 13 minutes
Total Time: 21 minutes
Calories: 1198kcal
Author: David Wayne
Cost: $18

Equipment

  • Instant Pot

Ingredients

Chicken Rub

  • 1/2 tsp Salt
  • 1/2 tsp Garlic Powder
  • 1/2 tsp Onion Powder (or dehydrated onions)
  • 1/2 tsp Italian Seasoning
  • 1/4 tsp Pepper

Main Dish

  • 3 medium Chicken Breasts
  • 16 oz Linguine
  • 4 cups Chicken Broth
  • 1.5 cups Cream
  • 1 tsp Garlic Powder
  • 1 tsp Onion Powder
  • 1 tsp Italian Seasoning
  • 1 cup Parmesan Cheese freshly grated
  • 1/2 cup Mozzarella Cheese freshly grated or sliced
  • 1/4 tsp Black Pepper
  • 1/4 tsp Salt
  • 1.5 Tbsp Cornstarch slurry
  • 3 Tbsp Water slurry

Optional Additions

  • 2 cups Spinach
  • 8 Sliced Cherry Tomatoes

Instructions

Brown the Chicken Breasts

  • Mix chicken rub ingredients (Salt, Pepper, Garlic & Onion Powder, and Italian Season) in a small bowl
  • Rub both sides of the three chicken breasts (coat well)
  • Press Sauté 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 will get a little bit hotter as it goes)
  • *Turn off sauté if the pot is getting too hot, you can always turn it back on

Pressure Cook

  • 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 standing up in the pot and twist as you let go to fan the linguini along the outside wall of the instant pot
  • As the broth heats, press the pasta into the broth with a spatula, it will take a few minutes
  • *This way you don't have to break your linguini in half
  • 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, release the pressure, and remove the lid after the pin drops
  • Using a spatula or tongs, move the chicken to a plate and cover with aluminum foil

The Sauce

  • Mix 1.5 Tbsp cornstarch and 3 Tbsp water in a small bowl or measuring cup
  • Stir cornstarch slurry into the linguini alfredo
  • If using spinach, add the spinach directly to the linguini alfredo in the instant pot and stir the spinach into the pasta
  • Add and stir in 1 cup parmesan cheese into the pasta and spinach
  • Let sit for 5 minutes
  • Slice the chicken breasts thin or into small chunks
  • You can either stir the chicken into the linguini alfredo 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)
  • Add sliced tomatoes and dig in

Video

Nutrition

Serving: 2cups | Calories: 1198kcal

Don’t forget to follow the journey!

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