This family favorite recipe is quick and easy in the Instant Pot! Everyone will love this Instant Pot Chicken Alfredo and it will be ready in 20 minutes with only one pan dirty! Add this easy pressure cooker recipe to your menu today!
Instant Pot Chicken Alfredo
Chicken Alfredo made in your Instant Pot! Can I get a heck yes? It’s as easy as my Instant Pot Spaghetti and just as wonderful. Literally 30 minutes or less and it’s done. You won’t regret trying out this Instant Pot Chicken Alfredo for dinner tonight!
You all have been loving the Instant Pot recipes lately and I need to get on making more of them! These French Dip sandwiches that I made in my Instant Pot are the latest hit.
A lot of people ask me what the big deal is about the Instant Pot and if they really need one. I tell them they don’t NEED one but it sure is handy. You can live without it but if you want something to make dinner easier it’s a great investment. I love that most of the recipes require minimal babysitting while they cook. You just throw the ingredients in and let it cook and it magically is done.
I need this after work when the kids are hanging on my legs, homework needs to be done and Mom is three seconds away from losing her mind. Been there?
This pressure cooker Chicken Alfredo does require you to brown the chicken breasts before you throw the rest of the ingredients in, but you still do it right in the Instant Pot so you aren’t making any extra dirty dishes. After that just throw the rest of the ingredients in and let it do it’s thing.
Pressure Cooker Chicken Alfredo
Another popular question about pressure cookers is the comparison of it to a slow cooker. Why do I need a pressure cooker if I already have a slow cooker?
The main difference is that you let your slow cooker cook all day. The pressure cooker requires minimal cooking time and gets similar results as the slow cooker in my opinion.
When thinking about purchasing a pressure cooker you have to ask if you would rather put your meal in the slow cooker at the beginning of the day or middle of the day and let it cook or if you’d rather come home and throw the recipe in a pressure cooker and let it cook for approximately thirty minutes.
Some people like coming home to the meal mostly done cooking and ready to go. I was like this when I was working outside the house. I just would rather take the time in the morning to mix it up and then come home to the meal almost done because my kids are always starving the minute we walk in the door.
Other people don’t want to take the time in the morning or they are at home during the day and don’t want to smell the food all day (that would be me!) so they prefer the pressure cooker method of cooking.
I love that it essentially dirties only one pot too! You can saute your meat or brown it and then add the rest of the ingredients. WIN!
Can’t get much easier than this! 30 minutes and seven ingredients later you’ll have delicious pressure cooker Chicken Alfredo!
Another one of our favorite quick recipes is Chicken Breasts in a delicious mushroom cream sauce.
How to Make Chicken Alfredo in the Instant Pot:
Turn on your Instant Pot to Saute and then add oil. When hot add chicken breasts. Brown on each side 2-3 minutes per side.
Add the rest of the ingredients. Give it a stir and try to get all the fettuccine noodles covered.
Turn Instant Pot to High Pressure for 8 minutes.
When 8 minutes is done quick release pressure.
Remove chicken and cut. Add back to chicken Alfredo mixture and stir.
More Delicious Instant Pot Recipes:
- Instant Pot Hamburger Stroganoff
- Instant Pot Spaghetti
- Instant Pot French Dip Sandwiches
- Instant Pot French Onion Meatloaf
- Instant Pot Macaroni & Cheese
- Pressure Cooker BBQ Pulled Pork
- Creamy Italian Instant Pot Chicken Breasts
- Instant Pot Chicken Breast
Instant Pot Chicken Alfredo
- 1 tsp olive oil
- 1 jar garlic Alfredo sauce 15 oz
- 2 tsp garlic minced
- 1 lb boneless skinless chicken breasts
- 8 oz fettucine noodles
- 1/4 tsp pepper
- 2 c. water
- Add olive oil to instant pot. Turn instant pot on to saute function. Place chicken in pan when the oil is hot. Brown chicken on both sides, about 2-3 minutes per side.
- Add the rest of the ingredients to pressure cooker. I break my fettuccine noodles into 1/3's and then try to stir it to get them in the liquid so the noodles don't get hard during the cooking time.
- Turn to high pressure for 8 minutes and let cook.
- When done cooking quick release pressure (I cover with a towel because the release valve can spray starchy water when cooking pasta). Let sit 5-10 minutes for sauce to thicken. Remove chicken during this time and slice. Add back in and stir. Serve.