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Instant Pot Chicken Tetrazzini


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Instant Pot Chicken Tetrazzini is one of the best things that can come out of your Instant Pot. If you like creamy, cheesy pasta dishes and getting cozy with your pressure cooker, then this recipe is for you.

I made this instant pot chicken recipe today and my family couldn’t get enough. Not only is the meal creamy and delicious but it’s also hearty and comforting.

Instant Pot Chicken Tetrazzini in white serving bowl with the instant pot blurred in the background.

Chicken Tetrazzini

If you are wondering why cooking in a pressure cooker has become so popular it’s because it is a great way to speed up the cooking process and really lock in the flavor. It also helps you use less energy, depending on where you live.

I don’t know about you, but I’m always looking for ways to make dinner easy on a busy night and the Instant Pot can help with that. Plus who doesn’t love one-pot meals?

Why I Love This Recipe

If you like creamy, cheesy pasta dishes, then this recipe is one of the best things that can come out of your Instant Pot:

  • Ready in under 40 minutes
  • Easy to make
  • Perfect for picky eaters
  • One-Pot Meal
  • Kid-friendly

If you love Instant Pot pasta recipes then you may also enjoy this Instant Pot Cajun Chicken Pasta recipe.

Overhead shot of Instant Pot Chicken Tetrazzini in white serving bowl.

Ingredients

You only need a handful of ingredients to help you make this delicious recipe. One quick trip to the grocery store and you will be ready to enjoy this creamy pressure cooker meal.

  • chicken breasts
  • onion
  • cracked pepper
  • kosher salt
  • chicken broth
  • sour cream
  • cream of mushroom
  • mushrooms
  • Monterey Jack cheese
  • spaghetti noodles 
Ingredients used to make Instant Pot Chicken Tetrazzini.

Substitutions

Cream of chicken soup: Cream of chicken soup can be used in place of the cream of mushroom soup.

Greek Yogurt: Greek yogurt makes for a great substitution when you are out of sour cream. Just make sure that you use plain greek yogurt.

Broth: Vegetable broth can be used in place of chicken broth if you have some on hand.

Equipment Needed / Helpful Tools

You only need three basic kitchen tools to make this dinner. That means fewer dishes which is always good news if you ask me.

How to Make Instant Pot Chicken Tetrazzini

This simple chicken tetrazzini only requires three steps to make it. You can’t get any easier than that!

Step 1: Cook the chicken

Add 1 1/2 cups of chicken broth, chicken, onion, salt, and pepper to the instant pot. Cook on high pressure for 7-9 minutes. Make sure the chicken is fully cooked. Manually release pressure when done.

Chicken breasts, broth, onion, salt and pepper being cooked in the instant pot.

Step 2: Shred the chicken

Remove the chicken and shred. Add the chicken, cream of mushroom soup, sour cream, mushrooms, remaining broth, and pasta. Cook on high pressure for 5 minutes. Manually release pressure when done.

Shredded chicken in the instant pot topped with the other ingredients: pasta, mushroom, sour cream, and broth.

Step 3: Add the cheese

Add cheese and mix. Serve while still warm.

Cooked Instant Pot Chicken Tetrazzini topped with cheese ready for mixing.

Variations / Options / Add-Ins

Looking for a way to add some additional flavor to this hearty meal? Here are my tried and true swaps for this recipe.

Mushrooms: If you don’t like mushrooms leave them out.

Cheese: Switch out the cheese for cheddar or even pepper jack if you want a little spice.

Bread Crumbs: If you love a little crunch with your dish, remove it from the pressure cooker and place it in a baking pan. Top with breadcrumbs and then broil for a couple of minutes until breadcrumbs are crispy.

A portion of Instant Pot Chicken Tetrazzini on a fork with the rest of the serving in a white bowl blurred in the background.

Toppings/Serving Suggestions

Wondering what to serve with this creamy chicken recipe? Here are my favorite side dishes to serve alongside it.

A close up of half a  bowl of Instant Pot Chicken Tetrazzini.

FAQs

Do you have questions about this Instant Pot Chicken Tetrazzini recipe? Here are the answers to the most commonly asked questions.

How to store

Store leftover chicken tetrazzini in the fridge for up to three days. Be sure to keep your leftovers tightly sealed.

How to reheat

Reheat your leftover chicken tetrazzini in the microwave for one to two minutes or until warm all the way through.

Can I freeze chicken tetrazzini?

Sadly, you cannot freeze chicken tetrazzini because it containers dairy products, and dairy products will not freeze well.

Can I use frozen chicken to make this dish?

Frozen chicken can be used but you will need to add additional cooking time when you are at that step. Depending on the thickness you will need to add at least 4 to 10 minutes.

Instant Pot Chicken Tetrazzini in white serving bowl.

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Instant Pot Chicken Tetrazzini Recipe

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Instant Pot Chicken Tetrazzini

If you like creamy, cheesy pasta dishes, then this recipe is for you.
5 from 4 votes
Prep Time 15 mins
Cook Time 20 mins
Total Time 35 mins
Course Dinner
Cuisine American
Servings 6 Servings
Calories 457 kcal

Ingredients
  

  • 2 large chicken breasts
  • 1/2 onion diced
  • 1/2 teaspoon cracked pepper
  • 1/2 teaspoon kosher salt
  • 2 cups chicken broth
  • 1 cup sour cream
  • 2 cans cream of mushroom soup
  • 8 oz sliced mushrooms
  • 1 cup Monterey Jack cheese
  • 12 oz spaghetti noodles

Instructions
 

  • Add 1 1/2 cups of chicken broth, chicken, onion, salt and pepper to the instant pot. Cook on high pressure for 7-9 minutes. Make sure chicken is fully cooked. Manually release pressure when done.
  • Remove the chicken and shred. Add the chicken, cream of mushroom soup, sour cream, mushrooms, remaining broth and pasta. Cook on high pressure for 5 minutes. Manually release pressure when done.
  • Add cheese and mix.

Nutrition

Serving: 1ServingCalories: 457kcalCarbohydrates: 46gProtein: 30gFat: 16gSaturated Fat: 9gPolyunsaturated Fat: 1gMonounsaturated Fat: 4gTrans Fat: 1gCholesterol: 85mgSodium: 708mgPotassium: 673mgFiber: 2gSugar: 4gVitamin A: 409IUVitamin C: 8mgCalcium: 207mgIron: 2mg
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