At our house, we LOVE pasta, chicken and chicken wings. My go-to flavors for chicken wings is a medium sauce or garlic parmesan sauce. I like to have a little kick to the wings, but not so hot that you can’t taste anything for days. I was so pleasantly surprised when I came across the Buffalo Wild Wings sauces at the store the other day….and they had my two favorites!! Last time I went to the store, I picked up a couple of bottles of the spicy garlic sauce and the parmesan garlic sauce. If you haven’t seen these sauces yet, check out Costco, Wal-mart or Amazon. I have bought them at multiple locations. 🙂
This recipe uses the parmesan garlic sauce (because it is soooo good! I think I could literally eat it by the spoonful….don’t try that at home lol). When you mix the Buffalo Wild Wings Parmesan Garlic sauce with pasta, chicken and cheese, you end up with a super rich and creamy dish that is super easy to make.
If you would prefer a milder dish, just reduce the amount of sauce that you use and replace it with a little extra chicken broth. I did find that the Buffalo Wild Wings Parmesan Garlic sauce had a little bit of a kick at the end that I was not expecting. For some reason, when I eat the sauce on wings, I haven’t tasted any heat. But, when the focus is on the sauce, you can taste a little heat.
Tips for making Instant Pot Parmesan Garlic Chicken Pasta
Yes, you can. However, you will still need to cut the chicken into 1-inch cubes, otherwise, the chicken will not cook throughout during the time that it takes the pasta to cook. Large pieces of chicken and whole chicken breasts take substantially longer to cook than pasta does, so it is not recommended to use whole pieces of chicken.
Yes! You can double this recipe. When doubling, double all ingredients except the chicken broth. Instead of doubling the chicken broth, only add an additional 3 cups instead of 3.5 cups.
Technically, yes. But, the chicken broth adds so much extra flavor to the pasta. If you use water, the flavor will be more “watered down” and not as rich and delicious.
No problem! Simply use this calculation for al dente pasta: Take the recommended cooking time that is on the box of pasta and divide by 2 and then subtract 2. Pressure cook for that many minutes. For example, if the box recommends 10 minutes of cook time, divide 10 by 2=5. Subtract 2. 5-2=3. Pressure cook for 3 minutes.
If you prefer your pasta cooked a little more: Take the recommended cooking time that is on the box of pasta and divide by 2 and then subtract 1. Pressure cook for that many minutes. For example, if the box recommends 10 minutes of cook time, divide 10 by 2=5. Subtract 1. 5-1=4. Pressure cook for 4 minutes.
If you prefer your pasta completely cooked and tender: Take the recommended cooking time that is on the box of pasta and divide by 2. Pressure cook for that many minutes. For example, if the box recommends 10 minutes of cook time, divide 10 by 2=5. Pressure cook for 5 minutes.
Yes! You can use whatever type of sauce you would like. It doesn’t have to be Buffalo Wild Wings brand. Although, I would recommend that you stick with a mild and creamy sauce for this recipe. The parmesan garlic sauce works really well with the parmesan and cream cheese.
Ingredient substitutions and tips for making Instant Pot Parmesan Garlic Chicken Pasta:
Directions for making Instant Pot Parmesan Garlic Chicken Pasta:
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- Turn Instant Pot on saute, high for 15 minutes.
- Pour in Olive Oil.
- Once the Olive Oil is hot, pour in the chicken. Saute chicken until lightly browned on all sides.
- Once the chicken is lightly browned, pour in chicken broth. Stir and lightly scrape the bottom of the pot to remove any browned chicken bits. If using a nonstick pot, use a silicone spatula.
- Add the pasta on top. DO NOT STIR PASTA! Simply just push all of the pasta down, so most of it is covered by the liquid.
- Close pressure cooking lid, and move valve to the seal position. Pressure cook on high for 3 minutes. *If you are using a different shape of pasta, follow these instructions to determine the proper pressure cooking time: Take the recommended cooking time that is on the box of pasta and divide by 2 and then subtract 2. Pressure cook for that many minutes. For example, if the box recommends 10 minutes of cook time, divide 10 by 2=5. Subtract 2. 5-2=3. Pressure cook for 3 minutes.
- Once the timer beeps and the Instant Pot is finished pressure cooking, move the valve to the vent position and release the pressure. If a lot of liquid starts to come out of the Instant Pot, close the vent, wait 3-5 minutes and then try to release the pressure again. Continue to do this until all pressure has been released.
- Stir chicken and pasta together. Don't worry if all of the pasta isn't cooked all the way. It will continue to cook as you add the additional ingredients. Turn Instant Pot on saute and add cream cheese, parmesan garlic dressing, milk, and parmesan cheese. Stir well until all ingredients are evenly combined.
- Serve and enjoy!
Nutrition information is provided as a courtesy and is an estimate only.
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