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Easy Instant Pot Chicken Parmesan Pasta

I love chicken parmesan but my kids will only eat it if I make it into a pasta dish. Picky little things. Luckily I also love pasta so this dish is the best of both worlds. And it’s so so easy to make in the Instant Pot!

3 chicken breasts, fresh or thawed
1/2 tsp red pepper flakes
1/2 tsp salt
1/4 tsp pepper
1 Tbsp Italian seasoning
3 cups water, divided
16oz penne pasta
2 jars (24oz each) pasta sauce
1 1/2 cups shredded mozzarella cheese
1 cup shredded parmesan cheese

1. Lay chicken breasts in bottom of Instant Pot.
2. Add 2 cups water, red pepper flakes, salt, pepper, and Italian Seasoning.
3. Seal lid and set on manual high pressure for 12 minutes.
4. When done, allow to natural release for 5 minutes and then quick release.
5. Remove chicken and cut into bite size pieces.
6. Stir back into IP and pour pasta over top; stir.
7. Pour pasta sauce over top and add 1 cup of water.
8. Seal lid and set on manual high pressure for 5 minutes.
9. When done use quick release and stir in cheeses.

The chicken was so tender and moist and the whole dish was full of flavor. We didn’t even have any leftovers- everyone loved it and went back for seconds….and thirds! I’ve added this one to our regular dinner rotation!

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