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Instant Pot Creamy Italian Chicken Pasta

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This Instant Pot Creamy Italian Chicken is the perfect one pot meal! Ready in less than an hour from start to finish, this kid friendly meal will have you asking for seconds!



Are you looking for a well rounded meal that will be ready to eat in no time? This Creamy Italian Chicken is sure to delight everyone at your table and be ready before you know it! Just as soon as you hear that oh-so-satisfying sound of the pressure cooker releasing, you’ll be gathering around the table to dig into this Creamy Italian Chicken. 

I love using my instant pot to create delicious meals. They are so fast and efficient! You can literally make anything in an instant pot, from Instant Pot Eggs to Instant Pot Baked Beans

This Creamy Italian Chicken recipe works well in the instant pot, making meal preparation quick and easy. I strive to create recipes that are delicious and simple, and especially ones that will make my little ones happy. This Creamy Italian Chicken checks all the boxes. 



Ingredients for Instant Pot Creamy Italian Chicken

All you need for this Creamy Italian Chicken is chicken, butter, cream cheese, chicken broth, cream of chicken soup, seasoning, and pasta! 

Can you cook pasta in the instant pot?

Yes! It is so simple to make pasta in your instant pot. No babysitting an over boiling pot or worrying about stirring your noodles. Short pasta, like the rotini used in this recipe, works great in the instant pot.  

Because everything moves so fast in the instant pot, your pasta will be ready faster — half the time, in fact! 



Can you cook chicken breast in a pressure cooker?

Yes! Your instant pot can do anything. Instant Pot chicken breast is a miracle quick way to make protein — and makes this Creamy Italian Chicken instant pot a dream come true. It will only take about 13 minutes — and a few minutes more if frozen — to have amazing chicken breast in instant pot ready to go! 



How to make Instant Pot Italian Chicken: 

In seven easy steps you’ll have an amazing Creamy Italian Chicken instant pot recipe ready to devour. It’s super simple, and will be ready in no time. 

Step 1:  Make your cream sauce!  This yummy seasoned sauce will be what turns this dish from ordinary to extraordinary.

Step 2:  Layer your ingredients.  The order is important as we want to avoid the burn notice that can often come up with pasta dishes in the instant pot.  

Step 3:  Cook!  Making this in your instant pot will ensure dinner on the table in no time!

Step 4: Stir and serve!  It may seem a little soupy at first but after a good stir, your sauce will thicken right up!



Quick tips for Instant Pot Creamy Italian Chicken: 

Making this Creamy Italian Chicken instant pot recipe as a crock pot meal is a great way to create the same delicious dish without diving into the new appliance craze (though, as I said before, I really do like my instant pot!) 

You can make this recipe by following the same steps, just in the crock pot, and let your crock pot work its magic for 6-8 hours. Creamy Italian Chicken in the crock pot is the same yummy meal, it just takes a little more time! 

Pro-Tip: When making pasta dishes in a slow cooker, I prefer to wait to put my noodles in so they don’t get too soggy. If you add them in for the last 2 hours, they come out perfectly!



What to serve with Creamy Italian Chicken? 

I love having a nice Bacon Lettuce Tomato Salad with a Creamy Italian Chicken dish with pasta. You can also never go wrong having Easy Garlic Bread with this Italian style dish. Yum! 

Is there a gluten free cream of chicken soup you’d recommend for this Creamy Italian Chicken recipe? 

You can find some great quality gluten free brands of cream of chicken soup to use in this recipe. Closely check the label and you’ll easily be able to find something that you can serve to those who need to avoid gluten. 



What can I make in my instant pot?

The possibilities for your instant pot are endless! What’s even better is the recipes are almost effortless and ready in no time. I love efficiency! Some of my favorite instant pot recipes are Pressure Cooker Mongolian Beef and Polynesian Chicken.

The possibilities are endless and your creations can take your taste buds all around the world!  



How do you cook Rotini Noodles in the instant pot?

Making pasta in your instant pot is going to become your new favorite party trick. With your instant pot you can throw in the water (or broth), salt, noodles, and move on to doing something else!  

Depending on your recipe — you may be able to set your pasta in your pot with all the ingredients and forget it! If you’re just cooking pasta, cut the cooking time in half minus 2 minutes with 1 ½ cups of liquid for every 4 ounces of pasta. That’s all there is to it! 



Tasty Side Dishes to Serve with Italian Chicken & Noodles:



Being able to have a meal that takes almost no time to prep and is ready in less than half an hour is a dream.

This Creamy Italian Chicken in my Instant Pot is something I know all my kids will love to eat, and something I enjoy making! Once you get the hang of great means in your instant pot, you’ll be hooked!


Yield: 8 Servings

Instant Pot Italian Chicken & Pasta

Creamy Italian Chicken - pasta on plate with fork full ready to eat

This Instant Pot Creamy Italian Chicken is the perfect one pot meal! Ready in less than an hour from start to finish, this kid friendly meal will have you asking for seconds!

Prep Time 15 minutes
Cook Time 35 minutes
Total Time 50 minutes


  • 4 raw boneless chicken breasts, cut into chunks
  • 1/4 cup butter, room temperature
  • 1 (8 ounce) cream cheese, room temperature
  • 1 can cream of chicken soup
  • 1 package italian seasonings dressing mix
  • 1 1/2 cups chicken broth
  • 8 ounces pasta noodles - any will do - I used Fusilli Pasta


  1. Place cut up chicken in the bottom of Instant Pot.
  2. In a bowl blend butter, cream cheese, soup, and seasoning mix. Pour over chicken - mixture will be thick.
  3. Pour chicken broth over soup mixture.
  4. Add noodles. GENTLY press noodles into broth. Do not stir.
  5. Close lid and cook on high pressure for 8 minutes with the pressure valve closed.
  6. When Instant Pot is done cooking, release pressure and wait for pressure value to pop up.
  7. Remove lid and stir.
  8. Sauce will thicken as it cools. Do not panic.
  9. Serve with fresh parsley or shredded Parmesan cheese.

Nutrition Information:



Serving Size:


Amount Per Serving: Calories: 282Total Fat: 13gSaturated Fat: 6gTrans Fat: 0gUnsaturated Fat: 6gCholesterol: 74mgSodium: 533mgCarbohydrates: 17gFiber: 1gSugar: 5gProtein: 22g

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Wednesday 5th of June 2024

Will whole wheat penne need adjusting cook time?

Num's The Word

Thursday 6th of June 2024

As far as I know, it won't.


Monday 25th of December 2023

Do you think I could substitute Greek yogurt for the cream cheese? I can’t do cream cheese… even with lactaid 😩. I know the flavor might be a little different.


Tuesday 2nd of January 2024

Hi Brooke! I've not tried it with Greek yogurt, but in theory I think it would work. If you try it, will you come back and let us know how it turned out?


Tuesday 15th of August 2023

If I double this… will it affect the cook time? Cooking with insta pot is all new to me 🥴


Thursday 28th of September 2023

Generally speaking it should not affect your cooking time. However make sure your pot is big enough to hold a double portion. Good luck.

Eric Bue

Wednesday 23rd of December 2020

Brilliant meal, and grunt-proof directions. Going to try it with broccoli and/or peas, next time. Perfect for this time of year!

Pam Greer

Thursday 27th of August 2020

This is exactly the kind of dinner I love to make in my Instant Pot! Using your order, it's so easy and comes out perfect every time!

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