Quick 30 minute Instant Pot Chicken Pasta in garlic tomato sauce is comfort food at it's finest! Every taste of this chicken pasta is filled with plump and tender chicken, pasta, and the perfect amount of sauce and seasonings.
12ounces rotini or penne pasta(or any short cut pasta)
25 ouncejar marinara sauce(or 3 cups)
1cupgrated mozzarella cheese
Cut chicken into bite size pieces and set aside.
Add olive oil and onion to an instant pot and turn on to saute setting. Saute onion for 2-3 minutes or until tender then add the garlic, chicken pieces, italian seasoning, salt & pepper. Saute for another 3-4 minutes.
Add the pasta, marinara sauce and water; stir to combine.
Press the cancel button, close and lock the lid and seal the valve. Select the manual setting, adjust the pressure to high and set time to 5 minutes.
When finished cooking, quick-release pressure according to the manufacturer’s directions. Open the lid, sprinkle both kinds of cheese, close the lid and let the cheese melt for one minute.
Nutritional information is per serving (1/6th the recipe). A 12oz box of pasta should be enough to serve up to 6 people. Protein options: Recipe will work with boneless skinless chicken thighs or ground beef. Follow the same directions as the chicken breasts. To Make Vegan or Vegetarian: Simply Replace the chicken with your favorite veggies such as mushrooms, or zucchini or make it with just the tomato sauce. To Make it Creamy: Stir in 1/2 cup heavy creamy after opening the instant pot, just before adding the cheese.