If you’re looking for a simple and delicious Instant Pot dinner that you can have on the table in 15 minutes, look no further! This Creamy Pesto dish has everything you need, and it’s kid approved! 🙂
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Start by gathering your ingredients.
Dice and season your chicken breast with Italian Seasoning, salt and pepper.
Turn your Instant Pot to “Saute” mode and add 2 tbsp of butter or olive oil. Allow it to heat up and then add the diced chicken and saute until it is almost cooked through.
Add the pasta and the chicken broth or water and then cook on HIGH pressure for 5 minutes.
When the 5 minutes are up, quick release the pressure and turn the pot back to “Saute” mode.
Add the Pesto sauce, heavy cream, 2 tbsp butter or oil and the parmesan cheese and stir until your desired consistency is reached.
Enjoy your delicious meal! 🙂
Instant Pot Creamy Pesto Chicken and Pasta
-1-2 lbs chicken breast diced
-3 1/2 Cups water or chicken broth
-1 6oz Jar Pesto Sauce
-1 Box Pasta of your choice
-1/4 Cup Heavy Cream
-1 Tsp Italian Seasoning
-1/2 Cup Parmesan cheese
-3-4 Tbsp Butter or Olive Oil
1.Dice Chicken Breast and season with Italian seasoning and salt/pepper. . Turn Instant Pot to “Sauté” mode. Add 2 Tbsp of butter or oil to the pot and allow it to heat up.
- Sauté chicken breast until almost cooked. Add the pasta and the water or chicken broth.
- Close the lid and cook on HIGH pressure for 5 minutes. When it’s finished, quick release the pressure and turn it back to “Sauté” mode.
- Add the pesto sauce, heavy cream, 2 Tbsp of butter or oil, and parmesan cheese and stir until desired consistency is reached. Season with salt and pepper to taste.
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