An Instant Pot(R) meal full of flavor! Sauce will thicken as it sets.

Princess Under Pressure
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Ingredients

8
Original recipe yields 8 servings
The ingredient list now reflects the servings specified

Directions

  • Place chicken breasts in a multi-functional electric pressure cooker (such as Instant Pot(R)) and add 2 cups chicken broth, cream of chicken soup, milk, butter, ranch dressing mix, and onion powder. Close and lock the lid. Select the Poultry setting according to manufacturer's instructions; set timer for 25 minutes. Allow 10 to 15 minutes for pressure to build.

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  • Release pressure carefully using the quick-release method according to manufacturer's instructions, about 5 minutes. Unlock and remove the lid.

  • Transfer chicken to a cutting board using a slotted spoon. Shred chicken and return to the pot. Add rotini, remaining chicken broth, and bacon. Close and lock the lid. Select the high pressure setting according to manufacturer's instructions; set timer for 5 minutes. Allow 10 to 15 minutes for pressure to build.

  • Release pressure carefully using the quick-release method according to manufacturer's instructions, about 5 minutes. Unlock and remove the lid.

  • Stir in shredded mild Cheddar cheese and cheese sauce until well combined.

Cook's Note:

If using thawed chicken, drop cook time to 15 minutes. If your pot does not have a poultry setting, use manual high pressure.

Nutrition Facts

554 calories; 24.7 g total fat; 83 mg cholesterol; 1588 mg sodium. 52 g carbohydrates; 28.7 g protein; Full Nutrition

Reviews (6)

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Rating: 5 stars
09/06/2019
Super easy and absolutely delicious!! Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
09/06/2019
Super easy and absolutely delicious!! Read More
Rating: 4 stars
08/19/2018
It was yummy but I more or less doubled it & as a result it seemed less "ranch" and more like a chicken & bacon infused mac (in this case rotini) & cheese. That's nothing to complain about in my book though. Since it was my first time doing frozen chicken in my Wolfgang Puck electric pressure cooker (essentially an Instant Pot) I was amazed by how well-cooked yet moist the chicken came out. Read More
Rating: 5 stars
03/06/2019
Loved it! I've only had my instant pot for a day and really was excited to find a nice dinner for my husband and I to make tonight and nothing too crazy as I'm a super beginner with the pot! This recipe tasted amazing! I followed it but had trouble finding the cheese sauce at my local grocery store. I wound up getting easily melted blocks of Velveeta cheese. Saving this recipe for sure! Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
07/10/2018
Holy cow. I have an Autistic child and she made this herself. I handled the chicken. All stove top no pressure cooker. We omitted the bacon and onion powder. Our cheesy sauce of choice was Progresso. She said it was too spicy but once everything was mixed she loved it. We only used boneless white chicken. Enjoy!!! Read More
Rating: 5 stars
05/20/2019
Oh my goodness this is the perfect comfort food. Not only is macaroni and cheese aspect present but one doesn't feel guilty because the chicken adds protein. We also added carrots and left out the bacon. This is delicious. Read More
Rating: 5 stars
03/21/2019
I made this for when I volunteer at the USO and the troops loved it and asked me to make it again. Because I cook for so many (at least 50) I added a bag of Pictsweet peppers and onions and several cans of corn and green beans to make it stretch as far as possible. I couldn't understand why there were so few reviews and then realized it was the method of cooking that many people dont have the appliance mentioned in the recipe. I poached the chicken and then sprinkled the ranch dressing on it and then made the sauce (which included a whole bottle of ranch dressing) and folded the pasta into it. It was simple and very very tasty. I will be making it again for sure. Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
10/07/2019
Easy to make. I used 3 chicken breast - making it more meatier. Added a salad and garlic bread - I good hearty meal. Really easy to make - gives you a chance to clean up as it cooks making it a simple clean-up at the end of the meal Read More
Rating: 5 stars
09/06/2019
Super easy and absolutely delicious!! Read More