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Instant Pot Chicken Fettuccine Alfredo

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Skip your favorite Italian restaurant and make incredible homemade Instant Pot Chicken Fettuccine Alfredo at home. Moist flavorful chicken, perfectly cooked pasta smothered in a homemade Alfredo sauce. 

One of my absolute favorite meals is Chicken Fettuccine Alfredo.  I used to only order it when we were out to dinner, my stovetop version attempts had never measured up.  Now I can happily say thanks to my magical Instant Pot, I can have Instant Pot Chicken Fettuccine Alfredo whenever I want and it is just as delicious as my favorite restaurants.  

Instant Pot Chicken Fettuccine Alfredo 

Chicken Fettuccine Alfredo is my ultimate comfort food.  If I need a warming up of my heart and my belly this is the dish I am eating.  I was able to eat my Instant Pot Chicken Fettuccine Alfredo in front of my fireplace the other night.  In front of my fireplace!!! That would be as close to heaven as I can imagine getting. 

Instant Pot Chicken Fettuccine Alfredo

Best Chicken To Use For Alfredo Chicken 

Reach for skinless chicken breasts or tenderloin. Since you slice up the chicken, boneless works best. 

If you are working with tenderloins make sure to remove the milky white-colored tenderloin so it doesn’t make your meat chewy. 

Best Pasta To Use For Instant Pot Alfredo

I used fettuccine pasta but even classic spaghetti noodles will work as well. There is just something about thicker pasta like fettuccine that soaks up the perfect amount of sauce. 

Instant Pot Chicken Fettuccine Alfredo

What to Serve With Fettuccine Alfredo

When you make up this dish feel free to pair it with any of your favorite sides. I will share some ideas below to help you consider what to pair with yours. 

Do I Have to Add Chicken To Alfredo Pasta Recipe

Go meatless if you want! You can skip the cooking of chicken if you want to leave the meat out. 

Even making just Alfredo pasta with no meat makes for a fantastic flavorful vegetarian pasta dish or side dish paired next to your main course. 

In our home, we never turned down pasta! 

Meal Prep With Instant Pot Alfredo

This chicken Alfredo reheats beautifully. So if you want to meal prep for lunches or dinners for a few days go for it! 

Place in airtight containers and store in the fridge. Then quick reheat in the microwave or even on the stovetop. 

Instant Pot Chicken Fettuccine Alfredo

Since the chicken in this recipe, you will want to store it for up to three days. Anything after using your best judgment or toss it out. 

Tip For Reheating Fettuccine Alfredo On Stovetop 

If you choose to heat up on the stove you might find the mixture to be thicker once it chills overnight. 

If your pasta is too thick on sauce add a splash of heavy cream or even milk or chicken stock. This will help to thin up the sauce. 

Or you might find it is a perfect consistency and doesn’t need any adjustments. 

Can You Freeze Chicken Fettuccine Alfredo

Unfortunately, this recipe does not freeze and thaw well. Because of the heavy cream, you will find it tends to curdle as it unthaws from being frozen. 

So I recommend not freezing your leftovers. The pasta as well softens up quite a bit as well. 

instant pot chicken fettuccini alfredo

If you try out this Instant Pot Chicken Fettuccine let me know how you like it!

Instant Pot Chicken Fettuccine Alfredo
Yield: 8 8

Instant Pot Chicken Fettuccine Alfredo

Delicious Instant Pot Chicken Fettuccine Alfredo that is as delicious as my favorite restaurant.  All the ease of making it at home and cleanup in one pot only.  You will love this recipe!

Ingredients

  • 2-3 T butter
  • 4 cups heavy cream
  • 3 cups of chicken broth
  • 1 T minced garlic
  • ½ cup diced onion
  • ½ tsp pepper
  • ½ tsp salt
  • ¼ tsp dried parsley
  • 2 T olive oil
  • 2 T fresh basil diced
  • 1 lb dry fettucine noodles
  • 2 lbs chicken
  • 1 cup of Italian mix shredded cheese and ½ cup shredded parmesan

Instructions

  1. Set Inspant Pot on “Sautee”. Once it states “Hot” add onions, garlic, olive oil. Cook for 1 minute stirring regularly.
  2. Add fully thawed raw chicken ( that has been sliced into one inch pieces ) to the pot and stir regularly. Allow the chicken to cook about 2 minutes on each side.
  3. Add in butter, chicken broth, heavy cream, salt and pepper. Mix around enough to evenly mix the ingredients.
  4. Add dry noodles into the pot and completely submerge under liquid. You may need to break them in half.
  5. Place lid on Instant Pot and change cook setting to “Manual” and for 6 minutes. Make sure the steam vent is closed.
  6. Do a quick release when finished cooking. Then, remove lid carefully.
  7. Add cheese and fresh basil and enjoy.

Nutrition Information:

Yield:

10

Serving Size:

10

Amount Per Serving: Calories: 753Total Fat: 61gSaturated Fat: 33gTrans Fat: 2gUnsaturated Fat: 24gCholesterol: 227mgSodium: 681mgCarbohydrates: 19gFiber: 1gSugar: 4gProtein: 32g

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Dorinda

Friday 5th of June 2020

I am sorry to have to point out that the word “unthaw” means “freeze”. Same for “dethaw”. You have “freeze” & “thaw”. No prefix qualifier is needed.

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