The absolute easiest way to make Instant Pot chicken parmesan pasta. Who doesn't love pasta in a rich tomato sauce with melted cheese and tender chicken? Make it fancy with a topping of crunchy breadcrumbs and fresh herbs.
When I'm craving lasagna or baked pasta but I don't feel like putting in that much effort, this Instant Pot chicken parmesan pasta is the perfect dinner.
Dinner doesn't get any easier than this. Just dump all the ingredients in the Instant Pot - no chopping or prep needed - and return to rich and cheesy pasta that kids and adults will happily dig into.
"Can you make this again, Mom?" my daughter asked before she even finished her last bite. "I love it!"
I know what you mean, kid. I wish I didn't love the combination of pasta and melted cheese as much as I do, but there you go.
How to Make Instant Pot Chicken Parmesan Pasta
This pasta has all the elements of traditional chicken parmesan combined into a simple one-pot dinner: tender pieces of chicken, tomato sauce, and melted cheese. Instead of breading the chicken, I top the pasta with crunchy breadcrumbs, fresh basil and oregano and grated parmesan.
Can I use Chicken Breast for this Chicken Pasta?
I recommend only using chicken tenders. Or, cut chicken breasts into 1 to 2-inch wide strips that resemble chicken tenders. Chicken breasts would require a slightly longer cooking time, and then the pasta would be overcooked.
I like using chicken tenders for this recipe instead of chicken breasts because chicken tenders are almost always the same size and cook quickly and evenly.
Can I Leave the Chicken Out?
Yes. Make this pasta vegetarian by simply leaving the chicken out. Otherwise, follow all the same recipe instructions.
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