Instant Pot Chicken Parmesan Pasta

instant pot chicken parmesan pasta

This Instant Pot chicken parmesan pasta recipe is an easy go-to weeknight dinner. All the flavors of classic chicken parmesan made into a one pot, comforting meal.

instant pot chicken parmesan pasta

Commute, homework, basket ball, guitar lessons… one pot meal is such a life saver on week nights. 

Better yet cooked in an Instant Pot. 

This is an easy chicken parmesan recipe with the addition of pasta. A meal that is often requested by the kiddos. 

It’s all good things here. Pasta. Chicken. Tomato sauce. Cheese. 

And, all you have is one pot to clean!!! 

Chicken is melt-in-your-mouth tender. 

An amazingly easy three step Pasta recipe- 

  • Saute onion, garlic and chicken in olive oil.

  • Cook with pasta, sauce, water and seasonings.

  • Stir in cheese.


instant pot chicken parmesan pasta

instant pot chicken parmesan pasta

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Instant Pot Chicken Parmesan Pasta

This Instant Pot chicken parmesan pasta recipe is an easy go-to weeknight dinner. All the flavors of classic chicken parmesan made into a one pot, comforting meal.   

Course Main Course
Cuisine Italian
Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 13 minutes
Total Time 23 minutes
Servings 3
Author Maria Doss


  • 2-3 boneless, skinless chicken thighs, cut into bite sized chunks
  • 3 tablespoons olive oil
  • 1/2 cup chopped onion
  • 2 garlic cloves, minced
  • 1 and 1/4 cups marinara sauce, I used Prego
  • 1 cup water, refer notes
  • 8 ounces penne pasta
  • 1/2 teaspoon Italian seasoning
  • 1/2 to 3/4 teaspooon salt, refer notes
  • 1/4 teaspoon ground black pepper
  • 1/2 cup grated mozzarella cheese
  • 3 tablespoons grated parmesan cheese
  • chopped parsley or basil, to garnish (optional)


  1. Set Instant pot to saute setting. When hot, add olive oil and then chopped onion and garlic. Cook, stirring frequently for 1 minute. Add chicken pieces and cook, stirring frequently for 2 minutes. 

  2. Press cancel and then add marinara sauce, water, pasta, Italian seasoning, salt and ground pepper. Stir well. Close and lock lid (making sure that valve is set to sealing). Select manual setting (or pressure cooker) for 7 minutes. 

  3. After 7 minutes, let Instant pot in the warm mode for 10 minutes.  Turn valve to venting to release pressure. Open lid, sprinkle both cheeses, close lid and let cheese melt for one minute. 

  4. Open Instant pot, stir to mix in melted cheese and serve hot with chopped parsley or basil. 

Recipe Notes

If you'd like your pasta al dente then use only 3/4 cup water. 

Salt depends on the type of marinara sauce used and your taste preference. I used Prego (tomato, basil , garlic) sauce and used 3/4 teaspoon salt. 

If you’ll love this Instant pot chicken parmesan pasta recipe or make it yourselves, please let me know. Please rate, leave a comment or tag #kitchenathoskins on Instagram. I’d love to see your creation!

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  1. I love when I have a yummy dinner on the table in the least possible amount of time..I love it more when I have less dishes to was :). Bookmarking this amazing recipe for those days Maria!! The Pasta looks too good!

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