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Instant Pot Chicken Pesto Pasta

In under 10 minutes, this Chicken Pesto Pasta can be ready to serve using the Instant Pot! Only 7 ingredients needed, this is one simple meal to make!
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Prep Time: 5 minutes
Cook Time: 4 minutes
Total Time: 9 minutes
Servings: 6
Author: The Cookin' Chicks


  • 2 tbsp butter
  • 1 lb chicken breasts, boneless/skinless, diced
  • 1 tsp dried Italian seasoning
  • 4 cups chicken broth
  • 1 lb rotini pasta
  • 1 cup Pesto (I used jarred, but you can use homemade if preferred)
  • 1 cup cherry tomatoes, cut in half
  • Parmesan cheese, shredded or grated


  • Set Instant Pot to saute. Add butter.
  • Season meat with Italian seasoning and add to the pot.
  • Saute until sides start to turn golden brown.
  • Add in the uncooked pasta and chicken broth.
  • Place cover on Instant Pot and ensure valve is in sealing position.
  • Turn off saute feature and set to manual, high pressure, 4 minutes.
  • Once done, do a quick release.
  • Remove lid and add in the Pesto and tomatoes.
  • Stir to full incorporate and serve with Parmesan cheese on top! 
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