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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.


Recipe Summary

30 mins
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5 mins
3 servings


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


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

  • 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

1118 calories; protein 47.2g; carbohydrates 43g; fat 85.3g; cholesterol 318.8mg; sodium 2068.5mg. Full Nutrition