Instant Pot Chicken Alfredo Recipe

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Instant Pot Chicken Alfredo Recipe – delicious creamy chicken alfredo right from the Instant Pot for almost no cleanup!

This alfredo is super simple, and designed to be quick from start, easy to clean up, and full of flavor.

We love making one pot dishes – and while I thought it sounded weird originally, I am always blown away by how delicious pasta comes out in an instant pot.

Cooking the pasta in the Instant Pot with the alfredo sauce helps the sauce emulsify, and keeps it creamy, velvety, and delicious – similar to our Instant Pot Spaghetti and Meatballs.

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What Chicken To Use

This recipe calls for chicken breast, but you can also use leftover chicken, or pulled rotisserie chicken.

Cut chicken breasts into 2″ chunks, and remove any fat or gristle.

If you prefer dark meat, you can use boneless, skinless chicken thighs, cut into 2″ chunks.

Cooking Pasta In An Instant Pot

After cooking the chicken, add the chicken stock, heavy cream, dried pasta, and salt.

Snap dry pasta in half.

Add the lid to the Instant Pot and ensure the valve is in the sealing position. 

Don’t stir pasta – it helps the texture and will come out better without stirring.

Set the timer for 5 minutes.

When the Instant Pot has finished cooking, release the pressure manually by switching the valve to the “venting” position. Be careful– the valve will steam and may splatter. 

What to Serve With Instant Pot Chicken Alfredo

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Recipe FAQs

How long can I keep chicken alfredo leftovers?

This recipe can be kept in the refrigerator in an airtight container for up to four days.

Instant Pot Chicken Alfredo Recipe

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Instant Pot chicken alfredo with parsley served on a white plate.
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Instant Pot Chicken Alfredo Recipe

Instant Pot Chicken Alfredo Recipe – delicious creamy chicken alfredo right from the Instant Pot for almost no cleanup!
Cuisine American
Keyword chicken alfredo, Instant Pot Chicken Alfredo Recipe, instant pot pasta
Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 15 minutes
Total Time 25 minutes
Servings 4
Calories 718kcal
Author Courtney O’Dell

Ingredients

  • 1 tablespoon olive oil
  • 1 pound boneless skinless chicken breasts, cut into 1” cubes
  • 1 tablespoon garlic minced (about 3 cloves)
  • 2 ½ cups chicken stock
  • 1 cup heavy cream
  • 8 ounces dried fettuccine pasta
  • 1 teaspoon salt or to taste
  • 1 cup freshly grated Parmesan cheese
  • Fresh Parsley to garnish
  • Red pepper flakes if desired

Instructions

  • Heat the Instant Pot using the Saute-Normal function.
  • Add the olive oil and allow it to heat for 1-2 minutes. 
  • Add the chicken and cook, stirring occasionally, for 5 minutes, or until the chicken is browned on all sides. 
  • Add the garlic and cook for an additional minute. 
  • Next, add the chicken stock, heavy cream, dried pasta, and salt.
  • Add the lid to the Instant Pot and ensure the valve is in the sealing position. 
  • Set the timer for 5 minutes. When the Instant Pot has finished cooking, release the pressure manually by switching the valve to the “venting” position. Be careful– the valve will steam and may splatter. 
  • Return the Instant Pot to the Saute-Normal function.
  • Stir and cook until the liquid has reduced by half, about 5 minutes.
  • Add the parmesan and stir to combine. 
  • Garnish with fresh parsley and red pepper flakes, if desired.
  • Serve immediately.
  • Store any leftovers in an airtight container in the refrigerator for up to two days.

Notes

To save time, substitute the chicken breast for rotisserie chicken and skip steps one and two. 
I always recommend using low sodium chicken stock if you have it available. If you don’t have chicken stock, water would also work. 
I highly recommend using heavy cream in this recipe. Milk will thin the alfredo sauce too much. 
Make sure to use a thick pasta in this recipe (such as fettuccine or tagliatelle)– thin pastas (such as angel hair) will become overcooked. 
Fresh Parmigiano Reggiano is a delicious splurge if you have it available! I recommend buying a block and grating it as needed for the most flavor.

Nutrition

Serving: 1g | Calories: 718kcal | Carbohydrates: 38g | Protein: 53g | Fat: 38g | Saturated Fat: 20g | Polyunsaturated Fat: 15g | Trans Fat: 1g | Cholesterol: 190mg | Sodium: 1298mg | Fiber: 1g | Sugar: 5g

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