Instant Pot Bruschetta Chicken Pasta is an easy one-pot meal. Pasta and chicken are cooked together in the Instant Pot and then combined with delicious marinated tomatoes and parmesan cheese. Perfect for summer and busy weeknights!
Course: Main Course
Keyword: Instant Pot Bruschetta Chicken Pasta, Instant Pot Pasta with Chicken, Pressure Cooker Bruschetta Chicken Pasta
red pepper flakes, to tasteoptional; I used 1/8 teaspoon
For the pasta
1.5lbboneless, skinless chicken breast, 1-inch dicecan also use diced chicken thighs
1/4teaspoonground black pepper
3 1/2cupschicken broth
1lbuncooked bowtie pasta
3/4cupfreshly grated parmesan cheeseplus more for serving
First, prepare the bruschetta topping. In a medium bowl, combine the diced tomatoes, red onion, basil, olive oil, garlic, lemon juice, kosher salt, black pepper and red pepper flakes. Cover and set aside at room temperature to marinate, while you prepare the rest of the dish.
Next, cook the chicken and pasta. Place the diced chicken in the Instant Pot insert in an even layer. Sprinkle the chicken evenly with the Italian seasoning, kosher salt and black pepper. Pour in the chicken broth, then add the bowtie pasta in an even layer on top. Close the lid, set the vent to sealing and pressure cook on Manual High pressure for 4 minutes. It will take about 15 minutes to come to pressure.
Then, release pressure. At the end of cooking time, do a controlled quick release of the pressure (see note 3) and give the chicken and pasta a stir. (There will be a bit of liquid left at the bottom of the pot, but there shouldn't be much. If you find there's a bit too much liquid left, turn on the Sauté function and simmer off the liquid for a couple minutes. Turn off the Sauté function before proceeding!)
Add the cheese and tomatoes. Add the parmesan cheese and bruschetta topping and mix until evenly distributed. Set the lid askew on the pot to let the tomatoes and cheese warm for 3-5 minutes.
Garnish with additional parmesan cheese and fresh basil, if desired, and serve. Store any leftovers in a sealed container in the refrigerator and eat within 4 days.
Serves 8 based on a standard 2-ounce pasta serving. Serves 6 generous portions.
Inactive time indicates the time it takes for the Instant Pot to reach pressure and release pressure.
Controlled quick release: let pressure out a bit at a time, rather than turning the seal all the way to venting right away (I like to use a wooden spoon so I don't get hit with any splatter). Pasta is notorious for splatter.
This recipe was tested in a 6-quart Instant Pot model.