Go Back
+ servings

Instant Pot Cheesy Chicken Spaghetti

Instant Pot Cheesy Chicken Spaghetti is scrumptious and easy to make. Essentially, it's a dump-and-go recipe. Chock full of chicken, cheese, and other fabulous ingredients, this dish is hearty and filling.
Course Main Course
Cuisine American
Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 17 minutes
Servings 6 Servings
Calories 828kcal


  • Instant Pot
  • trivet for instant pot


  • ½ lb spaghetti uncooked
  • 4 cups water
  • 4 chicken breast boneless and skinless
  • 1 tablespoon olive oil
  • 1 teaspoon salt divided
  • ½ teaspoon pepper divided
  • 1 teaspoon garlic powder divided
  • 1 teaspoon onion powder divided
  • 1 tablespoon Italian seasoning divided
  • ¼ cup honey BBQ sauce
  • 14 oz diced tomatoes
  • 2 cups heavy whipping cream
  • 2 cups cheddar cheese shredded
  • ½ cup Parmesan cheese


  • Gather and measure all the ingredients.
    Closeup photo of the ingredients.
  • Place spaghetti into your Instant Pot in a crisscross pattern.
    Spaghetti placed in a pot.
  • Add water.
    Water poured into the pot.
  • Place trivet in above the spaghetti.
  • In a large mixing bowl, combine olive oil, ½ teaspoon salt, ¼ teaspoon pepper, ½ teaspoon garlic powder, ½ teaspoon onion powder, and ½ tablespoon Italian seasoning.
    Olive oil and seasonings in a large mixing bowl.
  • Add chicken and adjust until chicken is evenly-coated.
    Chicken coated in oil and seasoning inside the large mixing bowl.
  • Place chicken on the trivet above the pasta.
    Chicken placed onto a trivet above the spaghetti.
  • Put lid on and pressure on high for 6 minutes.
  • Allow natural pressure release for 10 minutes, then quick release.
  • Remove chicken.
    Cooked chicken removed from the pot and placed on a white plate.
  • Brush with BBQ sauce.
    Brushing BBQ sauce onto the chicken.
  • Cut into small chunks, and set aside.
    Chicken cut into small chunks.
  • Strain pasta.
    Pasta strained and placed inside a large white plate.
  • While still in the strainer, add diced tomatoes to the pasta. Stir, allowing the tomato juice to strain as well.
    Diced tomatoes added to the spaghetti.
  • Pour heavy whipping cream into your empty pot with ½ teaspoon salt, ¼ teaspoon pepper, ½ teaspoon garlic powder, ½ teaspoon onion powder, and ½ tablespoon Italian seasoning.
    Heavy whipping cream and seasoning placed inside a pot.
  • Saute on high.
  • Next, add 1 cup shredded cheddar cheese. Stir contents together and allow to cook for 3 minutes.
  • Add remaining cup of cheese and stir together.
    Ingredients are mixed. Shredded cheese added to the pot.
  • Bring to a boil, stirring often. Allow to cook and thicken for about 5 minutes. Continue stirring often.
    Ingredients cooked and mixed well inside the pot.
  • Add pasta and tomatoes.
    Spaghetti and tomatoes added to the pot.
  • Stir together until pasta is coated with sauce.
    Pasta and tomatoes thoroughly coated in sauce.
  • Add chicken.
    Chicken added to the pot.
  • Serve.
    Closeup photo of Cheesy Chicken Spaghetti served on a glass plate.
  • Enjoy every bite.
    Closeup photo of a forkful of spaghetti.


Serving: 1Serving | Calories: 828kcal | Carbohydrates: 40g | Protein: 52g | Fat: 51g | Saturated Fat: 29g | Polyunsaturated Fat: 3g | Monounsaturated Fat: 16g | Trans Fat: 1g | Cholesterol: 250mg | Sodium: 1100mg | Potassium: 920mg | Fiber: 2g | Sugar: 7g | Vitamin A: 1773IU | Vitamin C: 9mg | Calcium: 482mg | Iron: 2mg