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Instant Pot Creamy Italian Chicken Pasta Recipe {Pressure Cooker Recipe}

One pot pressure cooker meals (Instant Pot 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/ Instant Pot 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!

Creamy Italian Chicken Pasta {Pressure Cooker Recipe}

Instant Pot Creamy Italian Chicken Pasta Recipe

The biggest draw to Instant Pot Meals (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!

Creamy Chicken Pressure Cooker Recipe

Easy To Make Creamy Italian Chicken Pasta

Start by cubing 1 pound 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!

Creamy Chicken Pressure Cooker Recipe

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!

Creamy Chicken Pressure Cooker Recipe

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!

Creamy Chicken Pressure Cooker Recipe

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Yield: 8 servings

Creamy Italian Chicken Pasta Instant Pot Recipe (Pressure Cooker Recipe)

Creamy Chicken Pressure Cooker Recipe

A delicious, creamy chicken pasta dish that you can fix in the Instant Pot or pressure cooker.

Prep Time 5 minutes
Cook Time 15 minutes
Total Time 20 minutes


  • 1pound 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


  1. Cube chicken and dice onions and garlic.
  2. In pressure cooker add: all ingredients except cream cheese.
  3. Stir and press pasta down into liquid.
  4. Close lid and set timer for 10 minutes.
  5. Once done, set to warm for another 5 minutes.
  6. Release pressure, open the cooker, and stir.
  7. Add cream cheese and mix well.
  8. Serve!

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Nutrition Information:



Serving Size:


Amount Per Serving: Calories: 191Total Fat: 7gSaturated Fat: 4gTrans Fat: 0gUnsaturated Fat: 2gCholesterol: 34mgSodium: 274mgCarbohydrates: 21gFiber: 2gSugar: 2gProtein: 11g

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Creamy Chicken Pressure Cooker Recipe

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!

Creamy Chicken Pressure Cooker Recipe

Stay tuned as I plan to continue finding or creating more Instant Pot Recipes / 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!

Frequently Asked Questions

Do I Have To Use an Instant Pot?

No, you can use any brand of pressure cooker for this recipe. In fact, I use the GoWise Pressure Cooker

Can I Use Fresh Tomatoes?

Yes, absolutely! I imagine this recipe would taste even more amazing if you use fresh tomatoes. I prefer Roma and Cherry tomatoes. 

Can I Make this Gluten-Free?

I haven’t tried it with gluten-free pasta yet, but I would assume it would work just fine. If you make it with gluten-free pasta, please comment below and let me know how it tastes! You could also swap out the pasta for rice to make this recipe gluten-free. 

Instant Pot Creamy Italian Chicken Pasta Recipe

Also, if you’re looking for more meal-time inspiration but don’t have a pressure cooker, check out the following recipes:

Buffalo Chicken Pasta Bake

Easy Homemade Lasagna


Lily Kwan

Monday 27th of July 2020

This recipe looks very tasty. Thanks for sharing!

Trisha Carney

Monday 23rd of March 2020

Is this cooked or uncooked pasta?


Monday 23rd of March 2020

You put it in uncooked! :)


Sunday 26th of January 2020

Is the basil (and other herbs) dried or fresh?


Sunday 26th of January 2020

Hi Jessica,

I pretty much always use dried for convenience. However, if you have fresh, go ahead and use!

monique s

Friday 18th of October 2019

This looks great. I love the blend of italian spices and the creamy sauce. The family will love this

Carrie Johnson

Saturday 4th of May 2019

Hello! Would the time change if I used whole wheat pasta instead of white? I know the time it takes to cook is a bit different without an Insta-pot but wondered if it changed here? Thank you!


Monday 6th of May 2019

Hi Carrie,

I'm sorry but I've never used whole wheat pasta. Maybe a reader who does can chime in?

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