Yield: 6 servings

Instant Pot Chicken Alfredo

Prep Time 2 minutes
Cook Time 16 minutes
Total Time 18 minutes

Ready in under 30 minutes, this delicious Instant Pot Chicken Alfredo recipe has become part of our monthly meal rotation! I've even got the "skinny" on how to lighten it up!


  • 1 ½ cups chicken broth
  • 1 ½ cups heavy whipping cream
  • 1 tsp pressed garlic (several cloves)
  • ½ lb fettuccini noodles, broken in half
  • 1 lb chicken breast
  • 1 cup parmesan cheese
  • salt and pepper, to taste


  1. First, set your Pressure Cooker on your counter and plug it in. Find a safe spot that when you release the pressure, you have clearance above.
  2. Next, layer your ingredients in the order specified. This makes a difference. Start by adding your chicken broth, then heavy whipping cream, and fresh pressed garlic.
  3. Do not stir. Next, break your fettuccine noodles in half. This helps them fit in the pressure cooker. Place them in your milk and broth mixture gently, moving around slightly until they are covered completely.
  4. Top with 1 lb fresh chicken breast (or frozen actually works with this recipe too). Lay over the top (they don't need to be covered with liquid. 
  5. Secure your lid and make sure your vent is turned to pressure (each version is different so check your manual to make sure you understand how to prep your Instant Pot for cooking).
  6. Set your Instant Pot for "Manual" for 8 minutes. Allow it to come to pressure, then the timer will count down the 8 minutes.
  7. Once the 8 minutes are done, allow it to "NATURALLY" release (meaning don't touch it) for an additional 8 minutes. Once that time is up, do a QUICK RELEASE.
  8. Open carefully (away from your face so the steam doesn't burn you)! Remove the chicken (to shred it, or slice it). Then add the parmesan cheese. I use freshly shredded parmesan (not the green can stuff). Stir your noodles with the cheese, then add back your chicken. Salt and pepper, generously, to taste.
  9. Allow it to sit for about 1 or 2 minutes to thicken if needed.


To Make it Skinny:

    • Increase chicken broth to 2 ½ cups, and the milk will be 1 cup (whether you use evaporated milk or skim milk).
    • Decrease parmesan cheese to ½ cup.
    • For the instructions, do NOT add the milk when it says to add the heavy cream. Instead, once it's done, slowly add the milk when you add the parmesan cheese. Turn the Instant Pot setting to saute, and stir until cheese is melted and sauce has thickened.
    • NOTE: sauce will thicken significantly once it begins to cool, so waiting several minutes is so helpful!

Nutrition Information:



Serving Size:


Amount Per Serving: Calories: 491Total Fat: 29gSaturated Fat: 17gTrans Fat: 1gUnsaturated Fat: 10gCholesterol: 147mgSodium: 655mgCarbohydrates: 22gFiber: 1gSugar: 3gProtein: 34g

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