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Instant Pot Chicken Broccoli Pasta Recipe

Instant Pot Chicken Broccoli Pasta is a creamy, delicious, one-pot pasta recipe that is ready in 10 minutes. It is a perfect family dinner idea for the busy weeknights. Learn how to make one pot broccoli pasta in a few simple steps.
Prep Time15 mins
Cook Time10 mins
Total Time25 mins
Course: Main Course
Cuisine: Italian
Servings: 2
Calories: 1173kcal
Author: Hina Gujral

Equipment

  • Instant Pot

Ingredients

1 Cup = 250 ml

    1 tablespoon = 15 ml

    • 200 gram uncooked elbow pasta (macaroni)
    • 4 tablespoon olive oil
    • 1 Cup broccoli florets
    • 1 tablespoon finely chopped garlic
    • ½ Cup finely chopped onion
    • 1 Cup (200 gram) boneless, skinless chicken pieces
    • 1 Cup chicken or vegetable stock
    • 1 Cup heavy cream
    • Salt to taste
    • 1 teaspoon oregano
    • 1 teaspoon red chilli flakes
    • ¼ Cup grated cheese (any hard cheese)
    • ½ Cup fresh basil leaves

    Instructions

    • Set the IP to SAUTE Mode for 5 minutes. Add olive oil and saute the broccoli florets till they are al-dente and slightly roasted. This takes 1 – 2 minutes. Transfer to a plate.
      sautéing broccoli in an instant pot
    • Next, add garlic, onion, and chicken. Saute for a minute or till chicken is pale white in color and tender. Add stock, cream, cheese, seasoning, salt, and stir nicely.
      making broccoli pasta in an instant pot
    • Add uncooked pasta in the sauce. Stir to mix. Close the lid of IP. Set PRESSURE Cook mode for 5 minutes. Let pasta cook in the creamy sauce. In 5 minutes, you will get the al dente pasta. Cook for 1 - 2 minutes more if you need slightly more cooked pasta.
      making broccoli pasta in an instant pot
    • Once pasta is cooked, add sauteed broccoli, fresh basil, and mix nicely. Taste the sauce at this stage and adjust seasoning accordingly. Chicken Broccoli Pasta is ready to serve! Do not cook pasta after adding broccoli or basil.
      making broccoli pasta in an instant pot
    • Serve chicken broccoli pasta with focaccia bread or salad for dinner.

    Notes

    • Use boneless, skinless, bite-size chicken pieces for even cooking. 
    • If you are using frozen broccoli, thaw it at room temperature or as per packet instructions before using for making the pasta. 
    • You can use full-fat milk or dairy-free nut milk as well to make the sauce. 
    • You can store broccoli pasta in an airtight container in the refrigerator for 2 - 3 days. Reheat in a microwave before serving. 

    Nutrition

    Calories: 1173kcal | Carbohydrates: 92g | Protein: 24g | Fat: 80g | Saturated Fat: 35g | Cholesterol: 181mg | Sodium: 345mg | Potassium: 678mg | Fiber: 6g | Sugar: 7g | Vitamin A: 2787IU | Vitamin C: 47mg | Calcium: 265mg | Iron: 3mg