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Instant Pot Cheesy Chicken and Pasta Recipe

A fast and delicious family dinner recipe that everyone loves! Our Instant Pot cheesy chicken and pasta has the perfect amount of cheese and flavor to make for a great pasta recipe.  
Prep Time10 mins
Cook Time14 mins
Pressurize Time10 mins
Total Time24 mins
Course: Main Course
Cuisine: American
Keyword: Budget friendly dinner, Easy dinner recipe, easy family dinner recipe, Instant Pot chicken and pasta, Instant pot chicken recipe
Servings: 6
Calories: 729kcal
Author: Steph Loaiza


  • Mixing Bowl
  • Instant Pot


  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 1 Tablespoon Italian seasonings
  • 2 teaspoons paprika
  • 1 teaspoon garlic powder
  • ¼ teaspoon black pepper
  • 1 ¼ pounds boneless, skinless chicken breasts
  • 4 Tablespoons butter divided
  • 1 medium onion diced
  • 4 cups chicken broth
  • 16 ounces rotini pasta
  • 1 ¼ cup heavy cream
  • 4 ounces cream cheese
  • ¼ cup freshly grated Parmesan cheese
  • fresh basil (chopped, optional garnish)


  • In a medium sized bowl, mix together salt, Italian seasoning, paprika, garlic powder, and black pepper.
  • Add diced chicken to bowl and toss until chicken is full coated in seasonings.
  • Plug in the Instant Pot and press the SAUTE button. Add 1 Tablespoon of butter and let it heat up. Add the chicken and onion and saute until chicken is seared on all sides.
  • Cancel the saute function and pour in the chicken broth. Add the pasta and stir, making sure that all pasta is immersed in the broth.
  • Place the lid on the Instant Pot and secure in place. Turn the vent to SEALING. Press the MANUAL button and set the timer for 4 minutes.
  • When cooking is finished, move the vent to VENTING and do a QUICK RELEASE of the pressure.
  • Remove the lid and stir in remaining butter, cream, cream cheese, and Parmesan cheese. If desired, top with fresh basil and serve.


Calories: 729kcal | Carbohydrates: 62g | Protein: 35g | Fat: 38g | Saturated Fat: 21g | Cholesterol: 173mg | Sodium: 1286mg | Potassium: 750mg | Fiber: 3g | Sugar: 4g | Vitamin A: 1346IU | Vitamin C: 16mg | Calcium: 147mg | Iron: 2mg