Instant Pot Mediterranean Pasta Chicken is an easy weeknight chicken dinner ready in under an hour with almost no work. I really love that about instant pot cooking. I can have a dinner idea, rummage through my pantry and freezer, and put together a fast delicious meal in no time.
My Crock pot Mediterranean Chicken Recipe is an ENTIRELY different recipe from this concoction. Go check that out if you find chicken sausage in your freezer and quinoa in your cupboard when you rummage around. This Instant Pot Mediterranean Pasta Chicken goes into the same yummy Italian direction with chicken breasts and pasta. It’s so good!
I recently bought the newer version of my instant pot for my oldest daughter and asked her to review it for me. She is totally sold on it. I also bought her the tempered glass lid which her and I both LOVE.
The thing about cooking chicken breasts in a sauce under pressure is it turns out full of flavor and juicy. The pasta is made right in the instant pot. It’s so easy to make a meal like this. Everything is done in one pot.
After the chicken is finished just add the pasta and set the Instant pot to manual for five more minutes. Done! Store leftovers in the fridge right in the instant pot if you have the glass lid. I love that!
Instant Pot Mediterranean Pasta Chicken Recipe:
This recipe gave Dave and I leftovers for several days. Every day the flavor gets better and better. As the noodles continue to suck up the sauce the flavors intensify. Yum!
- Put everything in the instant pot except the pasta. Seal the lid and set to manual for 12 minutes (25 minutes for frozen breasts). Natural release for 10 minutes then Quick release.
- Open the instant pot and Add the pasta. Reseal and set to manual for 5 minutes. Natural release for 5 minutes then quick release and serve.
Dinner doesn’t get much easier than this. And the best thing about the instant pot is you don’t have to watch it! Read, rest or visit with the family once the pot is loaded. Easy Peasy!
Use Easy homemade Marinara sauce or store bought sauce as you prefer.
433 Calories / Serving
11% 8 g
12% 40 g
84% 47 g
Instant Pot Mediterranean Pasta Chicken
- 3 Large Skinless Boneless Chicken Breasts
- 1 Cup chicken broth
- 2 Cups Marinara Sauce
- 1 14.5 oz. can diced tomatoes with the juice
- 1 Tablespoon chopped roasted peppers jarred
- 1/2 Cup Sun Dried tomatoes
- 1/2 Cup Kalamata Olives
- 9 oz. Penne pasta
Put everything in the instant pot except the pasta. Seal the lid and set to manual for 12 minutes (25 minutes for frozen breasts). Natural release.
Open the instant pot and Add the pasta. Reseal and set to manual for 5 minutes. Natural release for 5 minutes then quick release and serve.
I made this with frozen chicken breasts and it turned out great. But it will add extra time to the recipe. Also the pasta will absorb the liquid as it sits. So if the recipe is a bit saucy, uncover the pot and let it sit 10 minutes or so to absorb the flavorful sauce.