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Instant Pot Chicken Parmesan Pasta

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Instant Pot Chicken Parmesan Pasta is the perfect weeknight dish that is ready in minutes as it takes all the classic flavors that we love of chicken parmesan and makes them a one-pot wonder thanks to the Instant Pot. You will fall in love with the tender chicken, saucy pasta, and melted cheese on top. 

Instant Pot Chicken Parmesan Pasta

Instant Pot recipes are my absolute favorite! I love how easy they are, especially on busy nights! You are going to love this Instant Pot Chicken Parmesan Pasta for so many reasons! 

Instant Pot Chicken Parmesan Pasta
  • It is full of flavor! 
  • Ready in less than 30 minutes!
  • Great comfort dish!
  • The chicken is so juicy!
  • Super Easy Clean Up!
  • Kid friendly! 

Once you make Chicken parm in the Instant Pot, it will be your new favorite way to make it! For another great Instant Pot, pasta favorite be sure to try our Instant Pot Buffalo Wild Wings Parmesan Garlic Chicken Pasta! 

How to Make Instant Pot Chicken Parmesan Pasta

  • Set the instant pot to saute and add olive oil.
  • Saute chicken breasts until they are browned on each side, but not cooked through.
  • Turn the instant pot off and remove the chicken breasts.
  • Cut the chicken into 2” cubes.
  • Add the water to the instant pot and give it a stir to get any chicken bits that might be stuck to the side. Add onion and chicken. Give everything a stir and now, put your spoon away and do not stir anymore!
  • Add the penne to the pot. Be careful not to add extra to the recipe and use just a cup and a half.
  • Pour the sauce over the noodles making sure that all the noodles are covered. You can add just a touch of water  (a tablespoon or two)to your sauce jar and give it a shake, then dump over the noodles.
  • Secure the lid and seal.
  • Set the timer to 4 minutes.
  • It takes about ten minutes before the timer will begin to countdown.
  • When the timer beeps, do a quick release of the steam. 
  • Remove the lid and give the pasta a stir. It may look watery.
  • Dump the parmesan cheese into the pasta and stir again.
  • Top the pasta with the mozzarella cheese and place the lid on it.
  • Allow the pasta to rest for 5 minutes or until the cheese has melted.
  • Serve and enjoy.
Instant Pot Chicken Parmesan Pasta
  • This makes four 1 cup servings.

Tips Tricks and FAQs

  • If your pot is big enough, you can easily double this recipe.
  • You can use any brand of sauce that your family loves with this recipe. 
  • I always use Penne Pasta in my Instant Pot because it works so well, but you can use any type that you prefer, just be sure the noodles are covered with the sauce prior to closing the lid. 
Instant Pot Chicken Parmesan Pasta

Storage

You will want to store your leftover chicken parmesan pasta in an airtight container in the fridge for up to 4 days.

Reheating Your Pasta

You can heat up the desired amount of chicken parmesan in the microwave until it is warmed to your desired temperature. If you are worried about the chicken warming slower than the pasta, you can chop it up if you prefer. 

Can you bread your chicken parmesan?

I do not recommend breading your chicken. It will become soggy and fall off the chicken during the cooking process. Leaving it off also helps this dish be a little bit healthier. 

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If you do choose to bread your chicken, omit the seasonings. 

Instant Pot Chicken Parmesan Pasta

Instant Pot Chicken Parmesan Pasta

Instant Pot Chicken Parmesan Pasta is the perfect weeknight dish that is ready in minutes as it takes all the classic flavors that we love of chicken parmesan and makes them a one-pot wonder thanks to the Instant Pot. You will fall in love with the tender chicken, saucy pasta, and melted cheese on top.

Ingredients

  • 1 pound of boneless skinless chicken breast
  • 1 cup of water
  • ½ c chopped onion
  • 1 ½ c of penne pasta
  • 1 jar of pasta sauce
  • 1 cup of shredded parmesan cheese
  • 1 cup of shredded mozzarella cheese
  • 1 tbsp olive oil

Instructions

  1. Set the instant pot to saute and add olive oil.
  2. Saute chicken breasts until they are browned on each side, but not cooked through.
  3. Turn the instant pot off and remove the chicken breasts.
  4. Cut the chicken into 2” cubes.
  5. Add the water to the instant pot and give it a stir to get any chicken bits that might be stuck to the side. Add onion and chicken. Give everything a stir and now, put your spoon away and do not stir anymore!
  6. Add the penne to the pot. Be careful not to add extra to the recipe and use just a cup and a half.
  7. Pour the sauce over the noodles making sure that all the noodles are covered. You can add just a touch of water  (a tablespoon or two)to your sauce jar and give it a shake, then dump over the noodles.
  8. Secure the lid and seal.
  9. Set the timer to 4 minutes.
  10. It takes about ten minutes before the timer will begin to countdown.
  11. When the timer beeps, do a quick release of the steam. 
  12. Remove the lid and give the pasta a stir. It may look watery.
  13. Dump the parmesan cheese into the pasta and stir again.
  14. Top the pasta with the mozzarella cheese and place the lid on it.
  15. Allow the pasta to rest for 5 minutes or until the cheese has melted.
  16. Serve and enjoy.
  17. This makes four 1 cup servings.

Nutrition Information:

Yield:

4

Serving Size:

1

Amount Per Serving: Calories: 467Total Fat: 18gSaturated Fat: 8gTrans Fat: 0gUnsaturated Fat: 9gCholesterol: 125mgSodium: 718mgCarbohydrates: 22gFiber: 2gSugar: 4gProtein: 51g

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