Instant Pot Creamy Bacon Chicken Pasta

Creamy warm pasta filled with crispy bacon and tender chicken is a nice addition to the evening menu. I was looking through the contents of my cabinets and refrigerator trying to decide what to cook. Once I saw the bacon I became inspired. This recipe is simple and easy to follow and if you are like me you may already have the main ingredients in your kitchen. My family do enjoy creative ways to eat bacon and I gotta say that it partners flawlessly with this creamy chicken. The instant pot is fun to be creative with and it makes quality meals in record time.

Watch the video and follow the instructions below to have delicious rich pasta with outstanding bacon flavored chicken bits on your table today. Share this or any of my recipes you find interesting from my growing catalogue. Bacon gives a comforting sensation to this creamy filling chicken pasta, add a few red pepper flakes if you want to finish the taste profile with a touch of heat. Hit the like button or drop a comment below to let me know your thoughts on this easy to make IP dollar savor eatfoodlicious meal.

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Add cut bacon and cook for 7-10 minutes or until crispy. Transfer the bacon bits and place them on a paper towel (remove excess oil). Set aside until ready to cook. Remove the bacon grease and make sure to leave about 2 tbsp in the cooker.

Add sliced chicken, salt, pepper, Italian seasoning and red peppers.

Mix and cook for 5-6 minutes or no longer pink.

Add chopped onions, minced garlic and cook for 1 minute or until fragrant. Add pasta.

Add water and mix well.

Add chopped tomatoes and spread on top of the pasta. Do not stir or mix. Pressure cook on high for 8 minutes and do a quick release

Add butter, heavy whipping cream and mix until the butter is completely melted.

Add shredded Parmesan cheese and mix until the cheese is completely melted.

Add chopped spinach and mix.

Place the lid back on for 2 minutes. Remove the lid.

Return cooked bacon and mix. Season with salt to taste.

Top with fresh shredded Parmesan cheese and red pepper flakes.

Serve & Enjoy!

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Instant Pot Creamy Bacon Chicken Pasta

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Prep Time 10 mins
Cook Time 5 mins
Total Time 15 mins
Course Main Course
Cuisine American, Italian
Servings 6
Calories

Equipment

  • Pressure Cooker / Instant Pot

Ingredients
  

  • 1 lb ziti pasta or any type
  • 1 lb chicken breasts or chicken thighs sliced
  • 4 cups filtered water
  • 2 cups heavy whipping cream
  • 2 cups fresh chopped spinach
  • 1 cup fresh parmesan cheese shredded
  • 8 oz bacon cut into 1"x 1"
  • 2 tbsp unsalted butter
  • 2 tsp Italian seasoning
  • 1 tsp salt
  • ½ tsp pepper
  • ¼ tsp red pepper flakes
  • 4 garlic cloves minced
  • 2 roma tomatoes chopped
  • 1 small sweet onion chopped

Instructions
 

  • Set to sauté high.
  • Add cut bacon and cook for 7-10 minutes or until crispy. Transfer the bacon bits and place them on a paper towel (remove excess oil). Set aside until ready to cook. Remove the bacon grease and make sure to leave about 2 tbsp in the cooker.
  • Add sliced chicken, salt, pepper, Italian seasoning and red peppers. Mix and cook for 5-6 minutes or no longer pink.
  • Add chopped onions, minced garlic and cook for 1 minute or until fragrant.
  • Add pasta, water and mix well.
  • Add chopped tomatoes and spread on top of the pasta. Do not stir or mix.
  • Place the lid on. Pressure cook on high for 8 minutes and do a quick release (exercise caution when releasing pressure from the cooker). Follow the manufacture instructions for releasing the pressure. Remove the lid.
  • Add butter, heavy whipping cream and mix until the butter is completely melted.
  • Add shredded Parmesan cheese and mix until the cheese is completely melted.
  • Add chopped spinach and mix. Place the lid back on for 2 minutes. Remove the lid.
  • Return cooked bacon and mix. Season with salt to taste.

Top with fresh shredded Parmesan cheese and red pepper flakes.

    Serve & Enjoy!

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