I don't claim to be Italian, and I'm sure many Italian nonnas would cringe at a pressure-cooked chicken Alfredo, but this recipe is kept simple to ensure the integrity of the classic dish. Please note this recipe uses heavy whipping cream, and I cannot guarantee the same success with any other liquid. I recommend Savory Spice Shop® cantanzaro herbs instead of Italian herbs. This uses an elevated steam rack, which can be found on Amazon.

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Ingredients

3
Original recipe yields 3 servings
The ingredient list now reflects the servings specified
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Directions

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  • Slice chicken breast into 3 thin filets. Sprinkle all sides with 1 teaspoon garlic salt and cantanzaro herbs.

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  • Turn on a multi-functional pressure cooker (such as Instant Pot®) and select Saute function. Melt 1 tablespoon butter. Add chicken breasts and sear on both sides until golden brown, about 5 minutes. Remove and set aside.

  • Wipe out the pot. Melt remaining 1 tablespoon butter, and cook garlic until fragrant, about 1 minute. Add pasta and stir to coat in butter. Pour in cream and stir to thoroughly combine with pasta.

  • Place an elevated steamer rack inside the Instant Pot®. Wrap chicken breasts in parchment paper and place on top of the steamer rack.

  • Close and lock the lid. Select high pressure according to manufacturer's instructions; set timer for 10 minutes. Allow 10 to 15 minutes for pressure to build.

  • Release pressure using the natural-release method according to manufacturer's instructions for 10 minutes. Release remaining pressure carefully using the quick-release method according to manufacturer's instructions, about 5 minutes. Unlock and remove the lid. Remove rack with chicken. Stir remaining garlic salt and Parmesan cheese into sauce.

  • Divide pasta into 3 serving bowls and top each with 1 chicken breast filet. Top with additional Parmesan and freshly ground black pepper if desired.

Nutrition Facts

1117.7 calories; 47.2 g protein; 43 g carbohydrates; 318.8 mg cholesterol; 2068.5 mg sodium. Full Nutrition

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Rating: 5 stars
02/18/2020
Soooo good! Made this last week. My husband hates when I try new recipes and he had two bites and said, "This is good. You need to make it again." That's a five-star review from him! Cooking the penne in the cream worked much better than I expected. My Instant Pot doesn't take very long to build or release pressure so I added five minutes and because of that I did add about a quarter cup of extra cream. Perfectly al dente! The chicken was awesome, tender and almost flaky! Making it again tonight! Read More

Most helpful critical review

Rating: 1 stars
05/12/2020
I don't know what happened but it was greasy and very under cooked. I won't make it again. Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
02/18/2020
Soooo good! Made this last week. My husband hates when I try new recipes and he had two bites and said, "This is good. You need to make it again." That's a five-star review from him! Cooking the penne in the cream worked much better than I expected. My Instant Pot doesn't take very long to build or release pressure so I added five minutes and because of that I did add about a quarter cup of extra cream. Perfectly al dente! The chicken was awesome, tender and almost flaky! Making it again tonight! Read More
Rating: 5 stars
12/23/2019
yummy good. even wife loved it. hero!! Read More
Rating: 5 stars
03/21/2019
I didn't have the catanzara spice so left that out. Otherwise did as suggested except did have to add a little more whipping cream. Excellent. Even my picky husband liked it! Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
02/18/2020
Soooo good! Made this last week. My husband hates when I try new recipes and he had two bites and said, "This is good. You need to make it again." That's a five-star review from him! Cooking the penne in the cream worked much better than I expected. My Instant Pot doesn't take very long to build or release pressure so I added five minutes and because of that I did add about a quarter cup of extra cream. Perfectly al dente! The chicken was awesome, tender and almost flaky! Making it again tonight! Read More
Rating: 1 stars
05/12/2020
I don't know what happened but it was greasy and very under cooked. I won't make it again. Read More