Instant Pot Creamy Chicken Tortellini
Instant Pot Creamy Chicken Tortellini with spinach and sun dried tomatoes in a light Parmesan cream sauce is a quick and easy dinner ready in 30 minutes!
Prep Time 5 minutes
Cook Time 9 minutes
pressure time 10 minutes
Total Time 24 minutes
- 1 tablespoon olive oil
- 1.5 pounds boneless skinless chicken breast, cubed
- 1 teaspoon sea salt
- 1 teaspoon granulated garlic
- 1/2 teaspoon black pepper
- 1 tablespoon Italian seasoning
- 20 ounces refrigerated tortellini
- 2 cups water or low sodium chicken broth
- 1/2 cup heavy cream
- 1/4 cup chopped sun dried tomatoes
- 1/2 cup shredded Parmesan cheese
- 2 cups chopped fresh spinach
Press SAUTE on the Instant Pot, and when it reads Hot, add the olive oil and cubed chicken pieces, and cook until no longer pink, stirring frequently
Add the sea salt, granulated garlic, pepper and Italian seasoning, and stir until well coated, then hit CANCEL
Pour uncooked tortellini over chicken, then pour water over and around tortellini, and press down lightly with spatula
Place lid on Instant Pot, turn vent to Sealing position, and hit PRESSURE COOK for 4 minutes. Pot will take a few minutes to reach pressure, then begin counting down and cook
When pot beeps, do a quick or gradual quick release. When pin drops, carefully open lid, and stir well
Pour in heavy cream, and sun dried tomatoes, and stir well. Then, stir in Parmesan cheese, and mix until mixture thickens and is creamy. Sauce will thicken as pasta cools
Stir in spinach, and serve immediately. Top with additional cheese, if desired
Recipe uses a large family sized 20-ounce package of refrigerated tortellini (Buitoni brand) You can use 2 smaller packages if you can't find the larger size.
Recipe was made in 6-quart Instant Pot, but can be made in 8 quart without changing anything.
For a thinner sauce, add more cream. To thicken sauce even more, add more Parmesan cheese.
Calories: 414kcal | Carbohydrates: 32g | Protein: 31g | Fat: 17g | Saturated Fat: 7g | Cholesterol: 107mg | Sodium: 798mg | Potassium: 345mg | Fiber: 3g | Sugar: 2g | Vitamin A: 310IU | Vitamin C: 1mg | Calcium: 194mg | Iron: 2.4mg