Instant Pot Recipes: Chicken Alfredo

December 3, 2019

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If you don’t have the Instant Pot yet, conciser to get one to save time and have clean, no smelly cooking.


  • 1.5 lbs chicken breasts or thighs, cubed
  • 2 cups stock, low sodium
  • 1 tbsp oil
  • 1/2 tsp salt
  • Ground black pepper, to taste
  • 11 oz fettuccine, linguine or spaghetti
  • 1–2 cups cold milk
  • 2 tbsp cornstarch
  • 1/2 cup Parmesan cheese, grated
  • 1 garlic clove, grated
  • 3 cups frozen peas
  • 2 tbsp parsley, for garnish


  • Cut chicken. You want to start with boneless and skinless chicken thighs or breasts. Frozen, half thawed or fresh work. Whatever you can cut into 1 inch cubes and I like to do with kitchen shears right above the pressure cooker.
  • Layer ingredients in Instant Pot. Add chicken, stock, oil, salt and pepper. Break noodles in half and add criss-cross in about 6 layers. It helps to prevent noodles from sticking. And pasta doesn’t have to be covered. You can also use penne or any short pasta. Pressure Cook on High for 8 minutes for all types of noodles except 5 minutes for gluten free noodles. Wider your noodles, the more bite to them. So, if you like your fettuccine pasta really soft – cook for 10 minutes.
  • Quick Release the pressure and open the lid. It will be liquidy – do not worry. Press Saute.
  • Make slurry. In a small bowl, whisk 1 cup (chicken thighs) or 2 cups (chicken breast) of cold milk with cornstarch. Different amount is because thighs are more juicy than dry breasts and release more water during cooking. You can always adjust later.
  • Thicken the sauce. And milk has to be cold otherwise cornstarch will lump. Add to Instant Pot along with Parmesan cheese and garlic. Stir gently using tongs. Cook for 2-3 minutes until sauce starts to bubble and thickens.
  • Add veggies. Now as Joy’s family likes to say, we are going to make it “legal” with 3 cups of frozen peas. No need to thaw. Stir and let pressure cooker chicken alfredo sit for a minute to melt the peas. In case you are not aware, we can eat fresh peas. They don’t have to be cooked. That’s why I like to let peas sit only for a few minutes so they don’t turn pale green and cooked.

And that’s it! Sprinkle your healthy chicken alfredo with fresh parsley and proudly serve warm to your family.

I would love to hear from you in the comments below. Making family healthy dinners should not be too hard or complicated, friends.

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