🐓Instant Pot Chicken Pasta Pesto Recipe

  • Yield: 8
  • Servings: 8
  • Prep Time: 10m
  • Cook Time: 20m
  • Ready In: 30m

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Nutritional Info

This information is per serving.

  • Calories

  • Carbohydrates

    54 g
  • Cholesterol

    76 mg
  • Fat

    23 g
  • Fiber

    5 g
  • Protein

    38 g
  • Saturated Fat

    4 g
  • Serving Size

  • Sodium

    623 mg
  • Sugar

    6 g
  • Trans Fat

    1 g
  • Unsaturated Fat

    2 g
  • Potassium

    861 mg
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Instant pot chicken pasta pesto recipe. If you’re looking for a fast and delicious meal that the whole family will love, Chicken Pesto Pasta is a perfect choice. This one-pot meal can be made in minutes and is gluten-free, making it easy for anyone to whip up.

The Healthy Benefits of the Instant Pot

It is not just about convenience. The instant pot also has some amazing health benefits. It can help you lose weight, reduce your risk of heart disease, and lower your cholesterol levels.

The instant pot is a device that combines the functions of a pressure cooker and a slow cooker. It can cook food under pressure to preserve the nutrients in it while cooking it slowly to retain its natural flavors.

Instant Pot is an electric kitchen appliance that cooks food quickly by sealing its lid with the pressure created by steam inside it. It has been around for over ten years now, but it has recently become popular as more people are looking for healthier options in their cooking routines.

How to Make Chicken Pasta Pesto with Instant Pot

If you’re looking for a quick and easy dinner, this pesto chicken pasta recipe is a perfect choice. It’s a one-pot meal that only requires 30 minutes to make.

This recipe is perfect for busy weeknights or when you need an easy dinner in a pinch. You can use your favorite pasta noodles or even spaghetti.

What other types of food can you cook with an Instant Pot?

There are many types of food that you can cook with an Instant Pot. It is a good idea to see what the Instant Pot has to offer before you start cooking.

Some of the most common meals that people cook in their Instant Pots are soups, stews, rice dishes, and desserts. There are some more specific types of foods that you can cook with your Instant Pot as well such as meatloaf, oatmeal, and yogurt.

There are also plenty of ways to use your Instant Pot for different purposes such as pressure-cooking meat or making broth.

Instant Pot Chicken Pasta Pesto Recipe

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  • 2 teaspoons olive oil
  • 2 pounds (960 g) boneless and skinless chicken breasts
  • 3 cloves garlic, peeled and minced
  • 4 cups (2 l) low-sodium chicken broth
  • 1 pound (480 g) uncooked rotini pasta
  • 1½ basil pesto sauce


Step 1

Heat the olive oil in an electric instant pot turned to saute mode. Add chicken breasts and saute, turning, for about 2 minutes. Add garlic and continue cooking for a further 1 minute, or until garlic is fragrant.

Step 2

Using a wooden spatula, deglaze the bottom of the cooker, by adding a small amount of chicken broth. Be sure there is no food stuck to the bottom.

Step 3

Pour in the remaining chicken broth, then add uncooked rotini in an even layer. Presse the pasta down until most of it is submerged in the broth.

Step 4

Close the pot and lock the lid. Set the machine to cook at high pressure. Set the timer to cook for 3 minutes.

Step 5

Usinf]g the Quick Release method, bring pressure to normal. Carefully unlock and open the lid. Stir chicken and pasta well.

Step 6

Stir in the pesto. Serve hot.

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