This pressure cooker pasta recipe features sliced seasoned chicken cooked in no time! Instant Pot Creamy Pesto Chicken Pasta cooks in 6 minutes in the pressure cooker with the pasta and is then finished off with your favorite cheese, pesto, and spinach for a complete family meal.
Course Main Course
Keyword instant pot chicken, instant pot chicken recipe, instant pot pesto chicken pasta, pesto chicken pasta, pressure cooker chicken
3boneless skinless chicken breastscut diaganolly, and then sliced
1/2tspCreole seasoningcan use blackening seasoning
1tspItalian Herb seasoining
1/4tspground red pepper
1poundrigatonior any 11-12 minute pasta
1/2cupprepared pestocan increase if desired
1cupgrated parmesan cheese
Toss the chicken pieces with the Creole seasoning. Dice the onion. Set the Instant Pot to saute and add in some oil. Add to this the onion, and cook a few minutes. Add the garlic and cook for thirty seconds or until fragrant. Add the seasoned chicken pieces and saute a few minutes.
Add the chicken broth, pasta, Italian Herb seasoning, pepper, and red pepper. Stir together and cover the pasta. Broth can be reduced by 1/2 cup if it seems like to much.
Seal the lid on the the pressure cooker, and cook on high pressure for six minutes. Once done follow with a quick release in short bursts.
Add the remaining ingredients and put on saute. Stir until the cheese is melted. Stir in the spinach, and cover the pressure cooker with a lid or plate to wilt. Serve immediately or store in an airtight container for up to one week.