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! :)
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.
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.
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.
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).
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! :)