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Instant Pot Chicken Parmesan Pasta

This Instant Pot Chicken Parmesan Pasta comes together in just 25 minutes for a quick weeknight dinner option loaded with tomato sauce, cheese, and chicken that everyone will love!
Prep Time5 mins
Cook Time20 mins
Total Time25 mins
Course: Dinner, Main Course
Cuisine: American
Servings: 4 people
Calories: 559kcal



  • Turn the Instant Pot on the sauté setting and place the butter in to let it melt as it warms up.
  • In the meantime, combine and mix the garlic powder, onion powder, salt, pepper, dried basil, dried oregano, and dried rosemary to create a spice rub for the chicken.
  • Rub the chicken breasts in the spice rub and then place them in the instant pot to brown. Brown on both sides, but don’t cook all the way, about 1 to 2 minutes on both sides.
  • Press cancel to turn off sauté mode. Add in the pasta, marinara sauce, chicken broth, and Italian dressing on top of chicken.
  • Stir thoroughly and make sure the liquid is covering the pasta shells completely. Then close the lid, making sure that the valve is sealed.
  • Cook for 6 minutes on high pressure then release the pressure with slow release (Where the valve is about halfway open and slowly releasing pressure). After about 5 minutes of slow release, use quick release to release the rest of the pressure.
  • Remove chicken breasts and cut into cubes or shredded. Return the chicken to the Instant pot and stir.
  • Sprinkle the mozzarella cheese and parmesan cheese on top of chicken and pasta.
  • Close the lid and set the Instant Pot to warm. Cook until the cheese is melted and then plate and serve.
  • Garnish with fresh chopped parsley. Best when served warm.


  • Don’t leave the sauté setting on for too long as it can burn the butter.
  • Add more if you love cheese! You can replace the mozzarella cheese with sharp or mild cheddar or even pepper jack cheese for a little spice.
  • The zesty Italian dressing is not a dry mix. Instead, it is the bottled Italian dressing you can find next to other premixed bottled salad.
  • Use beef or vegetable broth if you prefer.
  • There are a lot of different types of pasta sauces, so you can be creative here and try any of them.
  • Try this recipe with chicken thighs as well.
  • You can use salted butter if you want a little more flavor.


Calories: 559kcal | Carbohydrates: 50g | Protein: 42g | Fat: 21g | Saturated Fat: 11g | Trans Fat: 1g | Cholesterol: 120mg | Sodium: 1456mg | Potassium: 954mg | Fiber: 4g | Sugar: 6g | Vitamin A: 942IU | Vitamin C: 12mg | Calcium: 301mg | Iron: 3mg