Instant Pot Tuscan Chicken Pasta


This comforting Instant Pot pasta dish serves two. If you are low carb, just remove the pasta and serve on top of spaghetti squash or mashed cauliflower to lighten up your carb count.

Prep Time:
15 mins
Cook Time:
35 mins
Additional Time:
15 mins
Total Time:
1 hrs 5 mins


  • 1 tablespoon salted butter

  • 1 tablespoon herb-infused olive oil

  • 1 (5 ounce) skinless, boneless chicken breast, cut in bite-sized pieces

  • 1 ½ teaspoons garlic granules

  • ½ teaspoon dried oregano

  • 1 ¼ cups chicken broth

  • ¾ cup farfalle pasta

  • ½ cup heavy whipping cream

  • 2 cups roughly chopped fresh spinach

  • ¼ cup julienned sun-dried tomatoes in oil, drained

  • 1 cup freshly shaved Parmesan cheese, or to taste

  • 1 1/2 teaspoons Italian-style soffrito seasoning blend (such as Trader Joe's®)


  1. Heat butter and oil in a multi-functional pressure cooker (such as Instant Pot) set to Saute function. Add chicken to the hot pot; stir in garlic and oregano. Cook and stir until chicken is golden brown, 5 to 7 minutes.

  2. Pour chicken broth into the pot and bring to a boil while scraping the browned bits of food off the bottom of the pan with a wooden spoon. Stir in pasta and whipping cream. Add spinach and sun-dried tomatoes on top. Hit Cancel.

  3. 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.

  4. Release pressure using the natural-release method according to manufacturer's instructions, about 15 minutes; quick-release remaining pressure. Unlock and remove the lid.

  5. Stir in 1 cup Parmesan cheese until melted. Top with soffrito seasoning and extra cheese if desired. Serve immediately.

Nutrition Facts (per serving)

665 Calories
50g Fat
20g Carbs
35g Protein
Nutrition Facts
Servings Per Recipe 2
Calories 665
% Daily Value *
Total Fat 50g 64%
Saturated Fat 26g 130%
Cholesterol 172mg 57%
Sodium 1494mg 65%
Total Carbohydrate 20g 7%
Dietary Fiber 3g 9%
Total Sugars 2g
Protein 35g
Vitamin C 23mg 115%
Calcium 538mg 41%
Iron 3mg 15%
Potassium 630mg 13%

* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet. Your daily values may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs.

** Nutrient information is not available for all ingredients. Amount is based on available nutrient data.

(-) Information is not currently available for this nutrient. If you are following a medically restrictive diet, please consult your doctor or registered dietitian before preparing this recipe for personal consumption.

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