One pot pressure cooker meals are becoming increasingly more popular with the busy lifestyles we all lead. I recently acquired one of these one-pot wonders and, while I haven’t yet mastered brown rice, we’ve had a couple of other amazing meals. So as I work through trial and error and find recipes that are a hit, I wanted to share them with you! (Since I prefer to try something someone personally recommends versus a random recipe from a cookbook, I thought others may too!) Our second pressure cooker hit recipe just so happened to be a Creamy Italian Chicken Pasta that I threw together. Almost everyone had seconds and a few even had thirds!
One Pot Quick Meal Magic
The biggest draw to pressure cooker meals is that most meals happen quickly in one pot. Sometimes I wait till the last minute to plan lunch and I need a filling, wholesome meal that can get on the table quick. Well, a pressure cooker helps make that happen!
Easy To Make Creamy Italian Chicken Pasta
Start by cubing 1# of chicken breasts. I buy the small pieces that work well for wraps and use a sharp knife so I actually do this when frozen. Then, I just cut up the onion into small pieces and dice the garlic.
After that, I just start tossing the ingredients into the pot, give a stir, and start it up!
After 10 minutes, I set my cooker to warm for 5 more minutes. Then, I open the lid, add the cheese, stir, and serve! SO EASY!
It turned out creamy, tasty with a small kick (still kid-friendly), and the best part is that there were no leftovers because it was such a hit! I served this yummy dish with salad, biscuits, green beans, and fresh fruit. It was amazing!
Don’t Forget To Print The Recipe!
- 1# raw chicken breasts, cubed
- 16 ounces penne pasta
- 1 can diced tomatoes w/green chilies
- 1½ cans water
- ½ teaspoon sea salt
- 1 tablespoon basil
- ¼ teaspoon pepper
- 1 clove garlic, chopped
- ¼ teaspoon paprika
- 1 teaspoon oregano
- 4 ounces cream cheese
- 1 small onion
- ¼ cup Parmesan cheese
- Cube chicken and dice onions and garlic.
- In pressure cooker add: all ingredients except cream cheese.
- Stir and press pasta down into liquid.
- Close lid and set timer for 10 minutes.
- Once done, set to warm for another 5 minutes.
- Release pressure, open the cooker, and stir.
- Add cream cheese and mix well.
My husband couldn’t stop raving about this dish the entire meal and I was really impressed by the delicious blend of flavors and creamy end result. Definitely restaurant worthy!
Stay tuned as I plan to continue finding or creating more Pressure Cooker Recipes to share with you once our family has tested them out. Also, if you have any tried and true favorites, tell me below as I’m always on the lookout for more meal ideas!
Also, if you’re looking for more meal-time inspiration but don’t have a pressure cooker, check out the following recipes: