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Instant Pot Tuscan Chicken Pasta on a white plate with a blue dish towel in the background.
Instant Pot Tuscan Chicken Pasta
Prep Time
10 mins
Cook Time
10 mins
Total Time
20 mins

Instant Pot Tuscan Chicken Pasta with a creamy garlic sauce, sun-dried tomatoes, spinach, and chicken. My family quickly fell in love with this yummy, easy pressure cooker meal.

Course: Main Course
Cuisine: instant pot, Italian
Unit: cup, ounce, pound, Tablespoon, teaspoon
Servings: 5
Calories: 495 kcal
Author: Lauren Allen
  • 1 pound boneless skinless chicken breasts (about 2 breasts)
  • 1 Tablespoon olive oil
  • 2 teaspoons paprika , smoked or regular
  • salt and freshly ground black pepper
  • 2 Tablespoons butter
  • 1 cup yellow onion , chopped
  • 1 teaspoon dried basil
  • 1 teaspoon garlic powder
  • 1 teaspoon Italian seasoning
  • 4 1/4 cups low-sodium chicken broth
  • 1 cup milk
  • 12 ounces penne pasta (or farfalle)
  • 6 ounces cream cheese , softened and cut into small pieces
  • 1 1/2 cups freshly grated parmesan cheese
  • 8 ounces sun-dried tomatoes , drained and chopped
  • 4 ounces baby spinach leaves
  • salt and freshly ground black pepper
  1. Turn Instant pot to saute.
  2. Season chicken breasts on both sides with paprika, salt and pepper.
  3. Add 1 tablespoon olive oil to the hot instant pot.
  4. Add chicken breasts and cook for 2 minutes on each side, until browned, but not cooked through. Remove to a plate.
  5. Add butter and onion to the pot and sauté for 2 minutes.
  6. Add chicken broth, (scraping the bottom of the pot to deglaze it), seasonings, milk, pasta, and chicken breasts back to pot.
  7. Close IP lid and turn release valve to sealed. Cook on manual (high pressure) for 5 minutes.
  8. When the timer beeps, turn valve to quick release, to release the pressure.

  9. Carefully open lid. Remove chicken to a plate and tent with foil. (Don’t skip this step. The chicken will continue to cook under the foil).
  10. Stir in cream cheese, stirring gently until it’s melted and the sauce is smooth.
  11. Stir in parmesan cheese, sun dried tomatoes and spinach. Season with salt and pepper, to taste.
  12. Chop chicken and return to pot.
  13. Sauce will thicken as it cools. Serve warm, garnished with extra parmesan cheese, if desired. 

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Nutrition Facts
Instant Pot Tuscan Chicken Pasta
Amount Per Serving
Calories 495 Calories from Fat 180
% Daily Value*
Total Fat 20g 31%
Saturated Fat 10g 50%
Cholesterol 68mg 23%
Sodium 519mg 22%
Potassium 1424mg 41%
Total Carbohydrates 54g 18%
Dietary Fiber 5g 20%
Sugars 15g
Protein 26g 52%
Vitamin A 55.5%
Vitamin C 20.5%
Calcium 32.8%
Iron 24.1%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.