It is no secret that I am a BIG, BIG fan of my Instant Pot. I use it at least once a week and I have yet to be disappointed. Especially as we move into school days and fall my Instant Pot will be my go to kitchen tool … especially for this quick and easy Chicken Alfredo.
Done in no time
Start to finish you can have dinner on the table in under 45 minutes and everyone is sure to love it. It all starts with browning the chicken and then you add in the pasta with he liquid and before you know it you have a complete meal ready to go.
Even better you only have one pot to clean up…I LOVE THAT PART THE MOST!
Let talk pasta
For this go around I used penne and I chose this cut for a few reasons. I prefer it when using a short cut pasta. I also low how the sauce sticks to the pasta and also gets inside of it making sure you get plenty of yummy sauce in each bite.
If you wanted to use fettuccine or another cut of pasta, feel free. Use whatever you have on hand.
Rich and Creamy
Using chicken stock and heavy cream, along with the cream cheese and the parmesan makes for a very rich and decadent pasta dish. If you wanted to lighten it up a bit you could use light cream cheese and less parmesan and add in another cup of chicken stock and reduce the cream to only 1 cup.
Just make sure to use heavy cream not half & half or milk as it will burn in the Instant Pot.