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Plate of buffalo chicken pasta on a white plate topped with blue cheese crumbles and green onion.
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Instant Pot Buffalo Chicken Pasta

Cook up a creamy bowl of buffalo chicken pasta using the Instant Pot in a matter of minutes. This easy recipe requires only 10 minutes of hands-on time to prepare making it perfect for busy weeknight dinners.
Course Main Course
Cuisine American
Keyword instant pot buffalo chicken pasta, instant pot pasta
Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 5 minutes
Pressurize Instant Pot 15 minutes
Total Time 30 minutes
Servings 6
Calories 474kcal

Equipment

  • Instant Pot
  • wooden spoon
  • Measuring cups and spoons

Ingredients

  • 2 tablespoon olive oil
  • 1 lb boneless skinless chicken breasts cut into bite-size pieces
  • 1 ½ cups chicken broth
  • 1 cup milk
  • cup buffalo sauce
  • 8 ounces rotini
  • 4 ounces cream cheese
  • 1 ½ cups shredded cheddar cheese
  • blue cheese crumbles optional
  • chopped green onion optional

Instructions

  • Get out and measure your ingredients.
    Ingredients to make instant pot buffalo chicken pasta on the counter.
  • Add olive oil to the Instant Pot and turn on the pressure cooker to the saute setting.
  • Once the Instant Pot is hot, add the chicken and sauté until chicken is fully cooked.
    Cooking the chicken for buffalo chicken pasta on saute in the Instant Pot.
  • Turn the Instant Pot off.
  • In this order, add the chicken broth
    Adding the chicken broth to Instant Pot.
  • milk,
    Adding the milk to make instant pot pasta.
  • buffalo sauce,
    Adding the buffalo sauce to the pot.
  • pasta,
    Pasta goes on top of the other ingredients to make buffalo chicken pasta instant pot.
  • and cream cheese. Do no stir.
    Cream cheese goes in last on top of the pasta.
  • Place lid on Instant Pot.
  • Close the pressure valve. Cook on high pressure for 5 minutes. When the cook time is use QUICK RELEASE right away.
  • When pressure is released, open lid.
    Buffalo chicken pasta after cooking in the Instant pot.
  • Stir ingredients together.
    Using a wooden spoon to mix the ingredients together.
  • Add shredded cheese and stir until combined.
    Adding shredded cheese to the pot.
  • If you choose, top with crumbled blue cheese and green onions.
    Finished buffalo chicken pasta inside the Instant Pot with a sprinkle of blue cheese and green onions.
  • Serve.
    Fork dipping into the plate of buffalo chicken pasta to take a bite.
  • Enjoy every bite!
    Forkful of Instant Pot buffalo chicken pasta held up over the bowl of pasta in the background.

Nutrition

Calories: 474kcal | Carbohydrates: 32g | Protein: 31g | Fat: 24g | Saturated Fat: 12g | Polyunsaturated Fat: 2g | Monounsaturated Fat: 9g | Trans Fat: 1g | Cholesterol: 103mg | Sodium: 967mg | Potassium: 519mg | Fiber: 1g | Sugar: 4g | Vitamin A: 627IU | Vitamin C: 5mg | Calcium: 283mg | Iron: 1mg