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Quick One-Pot Creamy Chicken Pasta Dinner

This Quick, One-Pot Creamy Chicken Pasta Dinner is loaded with fresh veggies and packs a good serving of protein from the succulent chicken. The best part: it comes together in just 10 minutes of cooking time! Sounds too good to be true, but it’s seriously too good and too true! :)

Course Main Course
Cuisine American
Keyword Instant Pot Chicken, Instant Pot Chicken Breast, Instant Pot Chicken Recipe
Prep Time 2 minutes
Cook Time 10 minutes
Total Time 12 minutes
Servings 4 servings
Calories 929 kcal
Author Mahy


For the chicken:

  • 1 tablespoon olive oil
  • 1.5 lbs chicken breasts cut up into half an inch thick strips about 3 inches long
  • 1/2 teaspoon kosher or sea salt
  • 1 teaspoon oregano
  • 1/4 teaspoon garlic powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon pepper

For the Veggies:

  • 1 teaspoon olive oil
  • 3 cloves garlic minced
  • 1 bunch of fresh Asparagus trimmed and chopped
  • 1/2 cup sun-dried tomatoes chopped
  • 1 cup sliced mushrooms
  • pinch salt

For the Pasta:

  • 1 box pasta 375 g - any shape you prefer as long as it fits in your pot comfortably with the water, chicken and veggies
  • 1 1/2 cups water
  • 1/2 cup table cream or you can use light cream if you prefer
  • 1 teaspoon salt

For the Toppings and Assembly:

  • 1/4 cup fresh basil minced
  • 1 lemon zested
  • 1 cup Parmesan cheese grated (more or less to your taste)
  • pinch red chilli flakes skip, or adjust to your taste
  • freshly grated black pepper to your taste


  1. Preheat the olive oil in your instant pot, pressure cooker or large 5-quart pot over high heat.

    Season the chicken with the remaining ingredients and toss it well.

  2. Start by searing the chicken for 1.2 minutes to 2 minutes on each side until it’s lightly golden and the chicken shrinks to seal in all its’ juices.

    In the meantime, prepare the veggies, pasta, and water.

  3. Remove the chicken into a plate and to the same pot, add the veggie ingredients and sauté them for 45 seconds until the garlic is fragrant and veggies start to wilt a bit.

  4. Add in the pasta, the seared chicken strips, water, cream, and salt. Adjust your pressure cooker/Instant pot to exactly 5 minutes ( for spirals, bowties, penne and similar size pasta).

  5. Once ready, add in fresh basil, lemon zest, Parmesan cheese, some red chili flakes, and extra salt and pepper if you need.

    Serve up the creamy chicken pasta right away and enjoy! :)

Recipe Notes


  1. For Stove Top: Follow the recipe as is, but cover your pot and allow the chicken and pasta to cook for about 25 minutes. 
  2. I used fusilli pasta, but you can go with any kind of pasta that fits into your instant pot easily.
  3. Using chicken breast allows for a delicious flavor and quicker coking time.
  4. Cutting the chicken breast into strips or cubes helps make cooking faster.
  5. The type of veggies you choose are completely up to you, and depends on what you have on hand.
  6. Same with the sauce - I just added cream, however pesto and other sauces are amazing too!
  7. Adding extra flavoring like spice, herbs, lemon zest is an easy way to infuse flavor.
  8. Finally cheeses: adding Parmesan is the prefect finish. However adding blue cheese, goat cheese, feta cheese is also amazing!! 


Nutrition Facts
Quick One-Pot Creamy Chicken Pasta Dinner
Amount Per Serving (1 bowl)
Calories 929 Calories from Fat 252
% Daily Value*
Fat 28g43%
Saturated Fat 12g75%
Cholesterol 166mg55%
Sodium 1240mg54%
Potassium 1746mg50%
Carbohydrates 102g34%
Fiber 8g33%
Sugar 11g12%
Protein 66g132%
Vitamin A 1735IU35%
Vitamin C 29.5mg36%
Calcium 414mg41%
Iron 6.5mg36%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.