Instant Pot Chicken Florentine Pasta
This one pot Instant Pot Chicken Florentine Pasta tastes even better than ordering from your favorite Italian restaurant! Best of all, this recipe is super easy to make and takes around 20 minutes. Create a stunning dinner for you and your family in a hurry, and feel like you took a trip to Italy. Tender bits of chicken, al dente pasta, in a creamy sauce with wilted spinach throughout. You can’t go wrong with this easy Instant Pot weeknight meal.
Instant Pot Chicken Florentine Pasta is the perfect date night dinner. My husband and I have several favorite Italian restaurants that are some of the finest. This Instant Pot Chicken Florentine Pasta is by far one of the most excellent pasta dishes I have ever had.
Instant Pot Chicken Florentine Pasta Takes About 20 Minutes to Cook
Even being a seasoned Instant Pot user, it still blows my mind when I eat something this delicious that took about 20 minutes from start to finish to cook. For a perfect date night dessert, try our delicious Instant Pot Creme Brulee.
My family quickly fell in love with this recipe, as did I. They loved the flavors and creaminess of the dish, as did I, but I also liked the ease of cooking it. Not to mention the cleanup was a breeze because I just used my Instant Pot, no other dishes needed to be washed. I just headed up some breadsticks and dinner was ready. You can also add in a side salad if you would like or even garlic bread, I generally use whatever I have on hand at the time.
Secrets To A Perfect Chicken Florentine Pasta
Chicken Broth | Here is a little secret to an extra savory and flavorful chicken florentine pasta recipe. Instead of using water I replace it with chicken broth! The chicken broth will give you a more deep layer of flavor, as the pasta and chicken soak it up during the cooking process.
Heavy Cream | While milk could work, the heavy cream offers a creamier texture and added flavor to your pasta recipe. I love a sauce that sticks well to the pasta and other ingredients, and this recipe does just that.
I know you might be thinking those are two simple ingredients, but let me tell you they will make a difference in your end result!
Can I Use Pre-Cooked Chicken In This Chicken Florentine Pasta Recipe
Yes! I have used some leftover rotisserie chicken before, and it worked just as good as using fresh or frozen chicken. The only thing to remember is if your chicken has different seasonings on it already, just be aware to could change the flavor of the dish slightly. Using leftover chicken is great because you use up any leftover meat, but also it speeds up the process of this recipe even more with less prep!
Make sure to let me know how you all enjoy this recipe! Our family loves it, and I think you will too.
- 4 cups chicken broth
- 3 cups heavy cream
- 1 TBSP olive oil
- 1 TBSP minced garlic
- salt and pepper to taste
- 16 oz linguine noodles broken in half
- 1 pnd chicken breast tenders cut into bite sized pieces
- 10 oz shredded parmesan cheese
- 3 cups baby spinach leaves
- Place Instant Pot on Saute
- Add Olive Oil, Garlic & Chicken
- cook on saute 3-4 minutes until chicken is no longer pink
- Add chicken broth, heavy cream, salt, pepper & pasta
- Gently push pasta down so it is completely covered with liquid.
- Place Pot on High Pressure 6 minutes
- Do a quick release
- Stir in Parmesan cheese, slowly. Keep stirring giving the cheese a chance to melt and thicken.
- Add in baby spinach leaves and stir softly to combine.
- Serve with crusty bread.
This recipe has been adapted from Cooking with Karli's Instant Pot Chicken Florentine Pasta