Easy Instant Pot Chicken Fettuccine Alfredo

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Instant pot chicken alfredo pasta

The Best Instant Pot Chicken Alfredo!

This easy chicken fettuccine alfredo recipe is quick to make and simple to clean up as the entire recipe can be done in your pressure cooker! It will take just about 30 minutes to make. EASY PEASY!


I love how simple the ingredients are in this instant pot chicken alfredo recipe. They’re all common, inexpensive ingredients, and most of them you’ll probably already have on hand.ย 

If you’re in a pinch (or you want to be more healthy), you can make this easy homemade fat-free chicken broth! Also, feel free to omit the chicken in this recipe if you just want to make fettuccine alfredo.

The Chicken

Your first step is to get the chicken cooked up right in your instant pot. Note that you aren’t cooking this very long, so this is not a good dish to use frozen chicken breasts on… unless you cook them for a bit first.

Turn on the saute high setting and add some EVOO to the pot. Season the chicken and place it in the instant pot to sear both sides until they are golden brown. Then set the chicken aside for now (don’t worry, you’re not cooking it during this step).

See all the yummy goodness on the bottom of the instant pot? Leave it there for now.

Pour in your chicken stock and use a wooden spoon to scrape the bottom of the pot to remove those little bits of chicken. They’ll add some yummy flavor to your meal!

Stir in the heavy cream, garlic powder, salt, pepper and chicken.ย 

Next, just break your pasta in half and add them to the pot. Pop the lid on and set the instant pot to cook on high for 6 minutes.

That’s IT! YES, it’s really THAT EASY!

Depending on how long your instant pot was on the saute mode, it may take a little time for your instant pot to reach max pressure before it starts cooking. Luckily, the saute mode helps pre-heat the instant pot, so you really shouldn’t have too long to wait!

Quick release the pressure cooker when it’s done… note that if you let it do the slow release, it could start burning the sauce on the bottom, so don’t wait too long to get this out of the pot!

Final Steps of Prep:

Use some tongs to pull the chicken out of the instant pot.

Then chop up your chicken (should be fairly tender and cooked thru at this point).

And at this point it’s time to throw in your freshly grated parmesan cheese. Stir it in and then add back the chicken.

Garnish with some extra parmesan and even some fresh chopped parsley for a pop of color.

They’ll think you slaved away all day on this one! ๐Ÿ˜‰ YUM!!!

Birds eye view of finished dish

Can You Freeze Fettuccine Alfredo?

Although we LOVE freezer meals, this isn’t a recipe we recommend freezing. Cooked pasta is just one of those foods that don’t freeze well and if you try, you’ll most likely end up with a not-so-appetizing mushy mess.

That being said, this recipe is a great one to double for leftovers! Just make sure you have a big enough instant pot to fit everything if you’re planning on doubling.

Instant pot chicken fettuccine alfredo

What to Serve with Instant Pot Fettuccine Alfredo

This meal is already pretty packed with protein and carbs so I recommend serving it with a simple side of veggies.

If you try this chicken alfredo recipe, let us know what you think! We love to hear your feedback on our recipes.

PS: if you really like this recipe, you might also want to try our SUPER POPULAR Olive Garden Alfredo Sauce Copycat Recipe. Super tasty and easy to make!

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Chicken fettuccine alfredo

Easy Instant Pot Chicken Fettuccine Alfredo

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Prep Time: 25 minutes | Cook Time: 6 minutes
Yield: 6 cups | Serves: 8


  • 1 tablespoon olive oil
  • 2 chicken breast
  • salt and pepper, to taste
  • 1 quart chicken broth
  • 1 pint heavy cream
  • 2 teaspoon garlic powder
  • 1โ„2 teaspoon salt
  • 1 teaspoon pepper
  • 1 pound fettuccine
  • 8 oz freshly grated parmesan cheese
  • fresh chopped parsley for garnish, optional


  1. Turn the instant pot to the saute high setting and add olive oil to pot
  2. Season chicken with the salt and pepper to taste
  3. Sear both sides until they are golden brown
  4. Place the chicken onto a plate and set it aside
  5. Add chicken stock to the pot and use a wooden spoon scrape the bottom of the pot to remove any brown bits stuck to the bottom
  6. Stir in the heavy cream, garlic powder, salt, pepper and chicken
  7. Break the fettuccine in half and add it to the pot and place the lid on.
  8. Turn the instant pot to pressure cook at high pressure for 6 minutes
  9. When cooking is complete, quick release the pressure (note, if you let it natural release too long the sauce will start to burn on the bottom)
  10. Remove the chicken breast, slice it up and toss back into the pasta
  11. Slowly stir parmesan cheese into the pasta
  12. Serve with extra Parmesan and chopped parsley is desired
Ingredients: Chicken, Chicken Broth, Garlic, Heavy Cream, Olive Oil, Parmesan, Pasta, Pepper, Salt
Meal Type: 30-Minute Meals
Categories: Meat and Poultry, Pasta, Instant Pot

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