Instant Pot Chicken Alfredo

  • Author: Christine Pittman
  • Prep Time: 15 minutes
  • Cook Time: 35 minutes
  • Total Time: 50 minutes
  • Yield: 4 servings 1x
  • Category: Entrée
  • Method: Instant Pot
  • Cuisine: American


This creamy, garlicky Instant Pot Chicken Alfredo is a no-brainer one pot meal. All of the cooking, including the noodles, is done in the pot making getting dinner on the table and clean up a breeze.


  • 3 large boneless, skinless chicken breasts cut into 1-inch pieces
  • 1 tsp. salt
  • ½ tsp. black pepper
  • 2 Tbsp. olive oil
  • 2 Tbsp. butter
  • 3 cloves garlic, minced
  • 2 cups low sodium chicken broth, divided
  • 1 and ½ cups heavy cream
  • 8 oz. dry fettuccine
  • 1 cup grated Parmesan
  • 1 pinch nutmeg
  • ¼ cup chopped flat leaf parsley (optional)


  1. Season chicken with salt and pepper. Set aside
  2. Add oil to the inner pot and select Sauté to pre-heat. When the indicator says Hot, add the chicken to the pot and cook stirring occasionally, until the chicken starts to brown, about 2 – 3 minutes.
  3. Add the butter and the garlic and cook for another 4 minutes.
  4. Add 1 cup of the chicken stock and deglaze the pot, scraping the bottom to loosen all of the bits.
  5. Press Cancel and add the cream. Stir to combine well. Do not stir after this point.
  6. Break the fettuccine in half and place on top of the cream and chicken mixture. Do not stir.
  7. Pour the remaining chicken broth over the noodles – remember, no stirring.
  8. Close and lock the lid. Make sure the steam release handle is in the sealed position.
  9. Select Pressure Cook and cook on high. Set 5 minutes of pressure cooking time.
  10. When time is up, allow a natural pressure release of 5 minutes and then turn the steam release handle to the venting position and allow remaining steam to escape. When the valve has dropped, unlock the lid and open carefully.
  11. Press Cancel and add the Parmesan, and nutmeg stirring to combine.
  12. Replace the lid and allow the residual heat to melt the Parmesan, about 3 minutes.
  13. Sprinkle with the parsley, if using, and serve immediately.