Instant Pot Chicken Alfredo
Instant Pot Chicken Alfredo penne pasta is made from scratch in the pressure cooker with heavy cream, pasta, chicken, butter and spices in about 30 minutes!
instant pot chicken alfredo
time to pressurize
boneless, skinless chicken breasts, cubed -- about 2 medium or 3 small
ground black pepper
penne pasta -- uncooked
butter, divided -- 1 stick
shredded Parmesan cheese
Press SAUTE button, and when it reads Hot, add the olive oil, then the chicken. and cook until no longer pink, stirring frequently
Add sea salt, garlic powder and pepper, and stir, making sure no chicken bits are stuck to bottom. then hit Cancel
Add penne pasta over chicken, then pour water over and around the sides of the pasta. Top with 4 tablespoons of butter
Cover, turn valve to Sealing position, and hit PRESSURE COOK for 4 minutes
When pot beeps, do a gradual quick release to minimize liquid spurting out of valve. When pin drops, remove lid, and stir
Stir in remaining 4 tablespoons butter, heavy cream and nutmeg. Mixture will be thin, but will thicken up as sauce cools. You can hit SAUTE for about 5 minutes to help sauce reduce if you want.
Gradually stir in grated Parm, and add more, if desired. Taste, and add more salt, if desired. Serve with more Parm and fresh parsley, if desired. Sauce will continue to thicken as it stands
Recipe was made in 6-quart Instant Pot electric pressure cooker. Can also be made in an 8 quart using same ingredients.