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Instant Pot Chicken Pesto Pasta

Instant Pot Chicken Pesto Pasta
Prep Time10 mins
Cook Time15 mins
Total Time25 mins
Course: Main Course
Cuisine: American
Keyword: chicken, chicken pesto, instant Pot
Servings: 6
Calories: 644kcal
Author: Heather


  • 2 tablespoons butter
  • 1.5 lbs chicken breast
  • 1 teaspoon Italian seasoning
  • 4 cups chicken broth
  • 1 lb rotini pasta
  • 1 cup pesto
  • 1/2 cup shredded Parmesan cheese


  • Set Instant Pot to Saute setting. Add butter to pot. Season chicken with Italian seasonings and add to Instant Pot.
  • Saute chicken until sides start to brown. Pour in uncooked pasta and chicken broth. 
  • Place cover on Instant pot and set Manual to 4 minutes. Once finished do a manual steam release. Once stopper has dropped, remove lid. 
  • Add pesto to pot and stir to cover chicken and pasta. 
  • Serve and top with Parmesan cheese. 


Calories: 644kcal | Carbohydrates: 60g | Protein: 39g | Fat: 25g | Saturated Fat: 7g | Cholesterol: 91mg | Sodium: 1262mg | Potassium: 721mg | Fiber: 3g | Sugar: 3g | Vitamin A: 1050IU | Vitamin C: 12.3mg | Calcium: 201mg | Iron: 2.1mg