Quick Instant Pot Chicken Alfredo

Break out your pasta bowels and crank up some Dean Martin “That’s Amore” for this one. This Quick Instant Pot Chicken Alfredo is one to invite the neighbors over for. It’s 7 ingredients and a dump-and-go type of preparation. No need to throw the pasta against the wall for this one – it’s going to stick, guaranteed!

The Quick Instant Pot Chicken Alfredo cooked and in two different sized bowls, about to be served.

All too often my husband and I are passing each other on the road—he’s driving home from work as I’m doing the carpool shuffle between kid’s practices. The reason this meal is a homerun (on top of tasting incredible) is that it’s so simple. Check this: Except for the parmesan cheese, I dump all the ingredients into the Instant Pot (cooks for about 7 minutes)… and then I leave the house. When my husband gets home, he stirs in the cheese and it’s done! #SoEasyMyHusbandCanDoIt

What is fettuccine alfredo sauce made of?

A classic Alfredo sauce is a simple creamy white sauce that is most commonly used with pasta. Typically, it is made from adding together butter, milk or cream, and parmesan cheese. Some people add cream cheese for a thicker consistency. Others substitute in milk for cream for a lighter, thin sauce. There are subtle variations that include bold seasonings as well.

What can I add to my fettuccine alfredo?

The sky is the limit on this one! You can always toss pasta and Alfredo sauce with about 1 cup of any of your favorite vegetables.  You can add fish, shrimp, scallops, chicken, beef, or ham! One of my favorite things to do is clean out my refrigerator with items that are close to expiration and toss them in a creamy home-made Alfredo with some pasta. I love to sauté some onions, carrots, zucchini, and corn together and throw it with Alfredo. IT’s tough to go wrong with this go-to sauce!

Ingredients for the Quick Instant Pot Chicken Alfredo.

Ingredients for our Quick Instant Pot Chicken Alfredo:

  • Fettuccini Noodles
  • Heavy Cream
  • Chicken Broth
  • Cooked Chicken
  • Lemon Juice
  • Parmesan Cheese
  • Garlic

How to make our Quick Instant Pot Chicken Alfredo:

First, add the broth, heavy cream, lemon juice, and garlic to the instant pot and stir.

An instant pit filled with heavy cream, lemon juice, chicken broth and garlic.

Next, break the Fettuccini noodles in half and place them in the liquid mixture. You should lightly manipulate the noodles with a spoon or form to get them fully emerged. All the noodles should be covered in the liquid.

The raw Fettuccini noodles added to the instant pot mixture.

Take the cooked shredded chicken and place it on top of the noodles. It is ok if the chicken isn’t fully covered in liquid (like pictured).

Cooked, shredded chicken add to the instant pot mixture of cream, broth, and pasta.

Place instant pot lid on and set valve to ‘seal’. Set instant pot to high on manual for 7 minutes. Once the 7 minutes has elapsed, allow the recipe to naturally release for 10 minutes. After 10 minutes, release the remaining steam carefully by shifting the valve on top to ‘vent’. Once all steam is released, open the lid and slowly stir in 2 cups of parmesan cheese. Serve and enjoy!

The Quick Instant Pot Chicken Alfredo all done cooking, in a white bowl, ready to be served.

Great Side Options:

After growing up watching my grandmother make Alfredo sauce from scratch, I always thought it would be an all afternoon ordeal requiring a level of expertise that was above my qualification. Meals like this were daunting because using canned Alfredo sauce for recipes was never really a crowd pleaser in my house. After a couple attempts to perfect, this recipe combined the great taste that we craved and married it up with the simplicity that we needed in our lives.

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Quick Instant Pot Chicken Alfredo

Quick Instant Pot Chicken Alfredo

Prep Time: 8 minutes
Cook Time: 17 minutes
Total Time: 25 minutes

A delicious and simple recipe to make tonight easy! Filling and comforting, this recipe will have the entire family coming back for seconds!


  • 1 1/2 cup chicken broth
  • 1 1/2 cup heavy Cream
  • 1 tablespoon of lemon juice
  • 2 garlic cloves, minced
  • 8oz dry Fettucini noodles, broken in half
  • 2 cups of cooked shredded chicken
  • 12 oz shredded parmesan


    1. Measure out all ingredients.
    2. Pour cream, broth, lemon juice and garlic into the Instant Pot and stir.
    3. Add broken noodles to the pot and adjust with a spoon until all noddles are fully covered by the liquid.
    4. Place the cooked chicken on top of the noodles. (Chicken does NOT have to submerged.)
    5. Place lid on Instant Pot, set valve to 'seal', and set manual time to 7 minutes.
    6. After 7 minutes has elapsed, allow the Instant Pot to release pressure naturally for 10 minutes.
    7. After the final 10 minutes, spin valve to 'vent' carefully and remove lid once steam is gone.
    8. Slowly stir in parmesan cheese and serve.
    9. Enjoy!

Nutrition Information:



Serving Size:


Amount Per Serving: Calories: 456Total Fat: 30gSaturated Fat: 18gTrans Fat: 1gUnsaturated Fat: 10gCholesterol: 107mgSodium: 934mgCarbohydrates: 17gFiber: 1gSugar: 2gProtein: 29g

(Nutritional information provided is an estimate and will vary based on cooking methods and brands of ingredients used.)

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2 thoughts on “Quick Instant Pot Chicken Alfredo”

  • This recipe is the reason I bought an instant pot! My friend made this for me when I was in town visiting and I instantly knew I had to add this to my family’s regular menu rotation. It is a must try, you won’t regret it!

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