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Instant Pot Chicken Alfredo Recipe

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Learn How to make Chicken Alfredo in the Instant Pot is going to be an instant family favorite. You are able to make a homemade chicken Alfredo in under 30 minutes, a perfect weeknight meal.

A no-fuss chicken Alfredo recipe, that can be made in no time.

Add this pressure cooker recipe to your menu, and you can thank me later.

How To Make Chicken Alfredo in The Instant Pot

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Have you ever made homemade alfredo sauce before? If you haven’t, you are so missing out. I will be honest, I tried the jars of alfredo sauce, and it just didn’t work for me and my family.

Jarred sauces seem to be very bland. And I thought I have to make homemade. So, as a result of not wanting tasteless food anymore. I created an Instant Pot alfredo sauce. This sauce is adapted for my pot, and I will NEVER look at the jar sauce again.

How To Make Alfredo Pasta In The Instant Pot

 top view of a gray bowl filled with instant pot chicken alfredo

You are able to cook your meat and pasta all in your Instant Pot without having to pull out every pot and pan you own for a stovetop version! Can I get a heck ya?! I mean come on, supper really can’t get much easier, thanks to your Instant Pot.

Instant Pot Chicken Alfredo Recipe


You don’t have to own one, but I will say it is beyond handy and has really eased up my life in terms of saving time in the kitchen, being versatile, and it uses less energy so it saves me money! So ask yourself, do you need one?

I wanted one, so I bought it, the best decision I have ever made!

broccoli in a steam basket inside the instant pot

Can You Freeze Chicken Alfredo

This chicken Alfredo recipe makes quite a bit. We saved back half of it and froze it for another meal (I have directions for freezing below) and it reheated beautifully. Meals like this I love to make and save some back and then have for a future meal. I stockpile my freezer and on those nights I absolutely don’t want to cook, I pull out a freezer meal and re-heat.

Or cut the recipe in half and freeze half of your sauce. Then you can use the sauce over pasta, or create a shrimp or chicken Alfredo at another time! Thaw and reheat method.

Pasta in the instant pot with broccoli next to it

I have added this recipe for Instant Pot Chicken Alfredo to my meal plan and we will be having it often because with picky eaters you have got to make more of what they love.

This recipe is great for newbies to the pressure cooker, Instant Pot pros, and even approved for picky eaters! This is, truly a recipe that is tried and true, and we keep in constant rotation at our home. Serve with some garlic bread or breadsticks, or reach for a lighter side like a side salad.

This family loved recipe, filled with chicken breast, parsley, chicken broth and pasta cooked to a perfect al dente makes this one of the most perfect instant pot recipes you will find.

And before you as, yes this one pot recipe will work for all pressure cooking machines, you may have to adjust your cook time a bit.

We love cooking pasta in our Instant Pot. This saves so much time and when you master the method (just follow my recipes) you will find waiting for water to boil on the stovetop is something in the past! Give this recipe a try, and see how your family enjoys it!

What is your favorite Instant Pot pasta dish? Here are a few more of my faves.

Check out this post with 41+ Instant Pot Pasta Recipes. I promise you will want to try every single recipe! And another favorite of mine is this Instant Pot Pasta Carbonara from my friend over at Adventures of a Nurse, you will not be sorry!

chicken alfredo made in the instant pot on a red plate
Yield: 8

Instant Pot Chicken Alfredo Recipe

Prep Time: 10 minutes
Cook Time: 15 minutes
Total Time: 25 minutes

Instant pot chicken alfredo is so super easy to make, even the kids could do it. This recipe features a homemade sauce that is to die for! So say goodbye to the days of jar sauce, this instant pot chicken alfredo is the best you will have! Your family will love this instant pot chicken alfredo recipe.


  • 4 chicken breast, cubed
  • 2 c broccoli
  • 16 oz penne pasta (bowties will work too)
  • 2 cup chicken broth, or water
  • 1/4 cup real butter
  • 4 oz bar of cream cheese
  • 1 c heavy cream
  • 6 oz grated parmesan cheese
  • 4 leaves fresh basil finely chopped
  • 1/8 c fresh parsley chopped
  • 4 cloves of garlic minced
  • 1 tbs olive oil for saute


  1. Set your instant pot to saute. Add in the olive oil and allow it to heat. Once it is hot, add in the chicken breast and allow to cook until the outside turns white, then add in garlic, parsley minced garlic, and basil and cook till no longer pink inside.1
  2. Press cancel to turn off saute. Now add in pasta and broth.2
  3. Stir well, making sure all of your pasta is covered. 3
  4. Add your veggie steamer (link below) and then add the broccoli. Add your lid, lock, and close the valve. Cook on manual high for 6 minutes.4
  5. When your pot beeps, quick release the pressure, remove the lid, and stir.5
  6. Add butter, cream cheese, and heavy cream. Stirring well between.8
  7. Add in parmesan and stir well.instant pot chicken alfredo, adding parmesean cheese
  8. Serve with salad and garlic knots.chicken alfredo made in the instant pot on a red plate

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Nutrition Information



Serving Size


Amount Per Serving Calories 516Total Fat 32gSaturated Fat 18gTrans Fat 1gUnsaturated Fat 11gCholesterol 134mgSodium 778mgCarbohydrates 26gFiber 3gSugar 3gProtein 31g

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Wednesday 31st of January 2018

Can you please send the direct link to the chicken and broccoli Alfredo sauce? I bought all of the ingredients and when I click “make it”, I can’t see the recipe. Now, I have all the ingredients and no recipe. Thanks.

Jamela Porter

Wednesday 31st of January 2018

The link to the sauce is at the bottom of this recipe.


Monday 29th of January 2018

I have a few questions for this recipe (Chicken/Shrimp Alfredo), do you use a trivet for the chicken or is everything at the bottom of the pot? Do you stir? Does it matter what order things are in? Do you saute the chicken or garlic first? Sorry for all the questions but I can't seem to find the answers above.

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