16ouncespastaUse your favorite dried pasta- I recommend using bowties, penne, or rotini. If you use long pasta like spaghetti or fettuccini the cook times for the pasta may undercook the chicken.
32ounceschicken brothfor a lower sodium option, you can use low sodium chicken broth
parsleyfresh parsley to garnish-it's ok to skip this ingredient if you don't like parsley or don't have any on hand
Turn your Instant Pot on Saute-high.
Dice uncooked pancetta into ½ inch pieces. You can also buy pre-diced, uncooked pancetta. This is what I used in this recipe.
Once Instant Pot is “Hot” add pancetta and sauté until fully cooked. Be sure to gently scrape the bottom of the pot with a silicone spatula to break up all of the brown bits.
Depending on the fat content of your pancetta, you may need to remove some of the fat from the Instant Pot. Ideally, you want to remove all but about 1 tablespoon of the fat from the Instant Pot. Remove excess fat from Instant Pot with a ladle.
Cut chicken breasts into 1 inch cubes.
Add chicken to Instant Pot and stir together with pancetta until chicken is lightly browned. Do not fully cook the chicken.
Sprinkle Italian dressing mix into Instant Pot and coat pancetta and chicken with seasoning.
Turn saute function off.
Pour in chicken broth.
Pour in pasta- DO NOT STIR. Try to cover pasta with chicken broth by pushing pasta down in pot- DO NOT STIR.
Close the Instant Pot with the lid and move valve to “seal” position.
Pressure cook on high pressure for time associated with the pasta that you are using. Calculate cook time based on pasta of your choice. Look at the box and take the suggested cooking time and cut it in half and subtract 2 minutes. If the box says 10 minutes, cut it in half (5 minutes) and subtract 2. So your total cook time will be 3 minutes.
When timer beeps, quick release pressure. If a substantial amount of liquid sprays out of the valve, quickly move valve back to seal and wait a minute or 2 and then move valve back to release.
Remove the lid and add in cream cheese and mozzarella cheese.
STIR!! This is when the cheesy goodness magic happens. Stir everything together until it is well combined.Garnish with just a bit of fresh parsley.IT IS TIME!!! Time for you to indulge in this creamy cheesy delicious goodness! Go for it! You deserve it!