simple Instant Pot Cheesy Alfredo Recipe – One Pot Meal – Perfect for Beginners

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This Instant Pot Chicken Alfredo has flavorful chicken breasts, garlic, penne, real cream and parmesan cheese. The best part is it all cooks together in the Instant Pot!

This Instant Pot Chicken Alfredo Pasta is so delicious and so simple to make, this is definitely going to be one of your go-to Instant Pot dinners!

Find the recipe below:
2 tablespoons olive oil
salt and freshly ground black pepper
2 big chicken breasts (about 2 pounds)
2 cloves of garlic minced (or 1 to 2 teaspoons)
4 cups chicken broth
2 cups heavy cream
1 pound of uncooked penne pasta (I used whole wheat)
8 oz shredded parmesan cheese
parsley minced for garnish

Season chicken breasts with salt, pepper
Set 6 Qt Instant Pot to Saute function.
Add olive oil to Instant Pot and sear chicken breast in Instant Pot for several minutes on both sides until evenly browned.

Remove chicken from pot and set aside to be added back in with the rest of the ingredients.
Add garlic to pot and cook for about one minute.
Add chicken broth and use wooden spoon to scrape up browned bits from the bottom of the pot.
Add heavy cream, uncooked pasta, a teaspoon of kosher salt and several turns of freshly ground pepper.
Return chicken breasts to Instant Pot and stir all ingredients together.
Hit off button to stop Saute function, then lock lid in put with Pressure valve set to sealing.
Cook on Manual, High Pressure for 6 minutes. Instant Pot with take 10-15 minutes to come to pressure and then countdown from 6 minutes.
Once cooking is complete let it release on its on own so it doesn’t go all over your kitchen!

Once pressure pin drops, unlock lid and remove chicken breasts. Use a meat thermometer to ensure they have reached 165 F degrees. Set aside to rest.
Stir pasta and cream mixture together and slowly add in freshly grated parmesan cheese.
cut chicken breast and combine with pasta.
Serve with additional freshly ground pepper, shredded parmesan and chopped parsley.

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