Instant Pot Recipe: Easy Chicken Alfredo

The Instant Pot is a hot trend right now (literally and figuratively) because it makes meals fast and fool-proof. Now you can browse through your feeds while your dinner is cooking, without the anxiety of burning your food in the background. #hallelujah! This easy chicken Alfredo definitely needs to be at the top of your pressure cooker recipe list.

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Things You'll Need

  • 4 tablespoons butter 
  • 4 chicken breasts 
  • 2 cloves garlic, minced
  • 1 1/2 cups heavy cream
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 1/2 teaspoon pepper
  • 1 cup fresh grated Parmesan cheese
  • 1 cup mozzarella cheese
  • 16 oz fettuccine pasta
  • Chopped basil parsley for garnish

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Step 1: Brown Chicken

Press the "Saute" button on your Instant Pot. Place butter in the pot, along with chicken breasts. Allow them to brown, about 2 to 3 minutes each side. Press "Cancel" to turn off.

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Step 2: Make the Alfredo Sauce

Add in the garlic, heavy cream, salt, pepper, and Parmesan cheese. Lock the lid into place and seal the valve on the lid. Select "Manual" on high pressure, and set to 8 minutes.

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Tip

  • If chicken breasts are frozen, set timer to 10 minutes.

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Step 3: Prepare Pasta

While chicken Alfredo is cooking, make fettuccine pasta in a pot until al dente.

Step 4: Add Cheese and Serve

When the Instant Pot beeps and is done cooking, quick release the valve to "Venting." Once pressure is released, remove lid, and stir in mozzarella cheese until melted. Add the cooked fettuccine to the pot and mix well. Serve while warm and garnish with basil or parsley.

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Tip

  • Place a kitchen towel over the "Venting" valve when quick releasing the pressure. This will help avoid the hot steam (especially if you're new to pressure cooking).

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