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Instant Pot Creamy Tuscan Chicken Pasta

Creamy parmesan cheese sauce in this 5 minute Instant Pot Tuscan Chicken Pasta. Tossed with sun-dried tomatoes, Italian seasoning, and spinach. 
Course Main Course
Cuisine American, Italian
Keyword Instant Pot Chicken, Italian Chicken, Pasta
Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 5 minutes
pressurize time 10 minutes
Total Time 15 minutes
Servings 8
Calories 546
Author Jessica @ swankyrecipes.com

Ingredients

  • 1 pound thinly sliced chicken breasts, cut into 1-inch cubes
  • 16 ounces uncooked penne pasta
  • 32 ounces ( 4 cups ) low-sodium chicken broth
  • 6 ounces ( about 1/2 cup ) sun-dried tomatoes in oil; oil drained and diced
  • 1 teaspoon Greek seasoning substitute with Italian seasoning if needed
  • 2 1/2 teaspoons Italian seasoning, divided
  • 1/4 teaspoon red pepper flakes, more to taste
  • 2 1/2 teaspoons dried basil leaves
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1/4 cup heavy cream or whole milk
  • 5 ounces ( about 1 cup ) freshly grated parmesan cheese I love Bel Gioioso Parmesan Cheese
  • 8 ounces cream cheese, softened softened in microwave for 1-2 minutes
  • 5 large garlic cloves, minced
  • 3 cups fresh baby spinach
  • 1 1/2 teaspoons black pepper

Instructions

  • In an Instant Pot insert, place diced chicken, uncooked penne noodles, chicken broth, diced sun-dried tomatoes, 1 tsp. Greek seasoning, 1 tsp. Italian seasoning, 1/4 tsp. red pepper flakes, 2 1/2 tsp. dried basil, and 1/2 tsp. salt. 
    2. Stir mixture. Place trivet on top of noodles. This is optional but helps with releasing the steam. 
    3. Secure lid. Set pressure valve to SEALING. Select MANUAL or PRESSURE COOK; cook on high-pressure 5 minutes. Select CANCEL. Set pressure valve to VENTING to quick-release pressure.
    4. Remove lid once pressure pin drops. Stir in 1/4 cup milk, freshly grated parmesan cheese, and softened cream cheese.
    5. Stir in 3 cups baby spinach, minced garlic, 1 1/2 teaspoons black pepper, and an additional 1 1/2 teaspoons Italian seasoning. 
    6. Allow pasta to rest 10 minutes to soak up liquid or serve extra creamy. 

Notes

Nutrition

Calories: 546kcal | Carbohydrates: 52g | Protein: 32g | Fat: 23g | Saturated Fat: 11g | Cholesterol: 93mg | Sodium: 680mg | Potassium: 924mg | Fiber: 3g | Sugar: 2g | Vitamin A: 2020IU | Vitamin C: 26.1mg | Calcium: 292mg | Iron: 2.9mg