instant pot garlic parmesan chicken

A fast and easy chicken dinner with a creamy garlic parmesan sauce with chopped spinach. We like to eat this chicken and sauce with fettuccine noodles or with mashed potatoes.
instant pot garlic parmesan chicken


  1. 2 Tbsp butter
  2. 1 small yellow onion, diced
  3. 4 large garlic cloves, minced
  4. 1/2 cup chicken broth
  5. 1/2 tsp garlic powder
  6. 1/4 tsp pepper
  7. 1/2 tsp salt
  8. 8 oz sliced mushrooms (optional)
  9. 1 1/2 lbs boneless skinless breasts sliced into 1/2 inch filets 
  10. 1 cup half and half
  11. 2 Tbsp flour
  12. 1/2 cup parmesan cheese
  13. 3 oz coarsely chopped spinach
  14. Salt and freshly ground pepper

To make with pasta:

  1. 10 ounces uncooked fettuccine noodles or linguine noodles
  2. 3 cups water


  • Turn your Instant Pot to the saute setting (more). When the display reads HOT add in the butter. Once the butter is melted add in the onions and saute for about 3-4 minutes. Add in the garlic and saute for 30 seconds. Add in the chicken broth, garlic powder, pepper and salt. Stir. Add in the mushrooms (if using) and chicken.
  • Optional: If you want to cook pasta at the same time and in the same pot you can. Just get a pan that will fit inside your Instant Pot* and fill it with 3 cups or water and then break 10 ounces of fettuccine or linguine noodles to fit inside the pan (see my note below). Carefully place the pan on top of the chicken. I use a homemade silicone sling that I cut from a silicone baking mat* to lower my pan down onto the chicken. You can also make a foil sling.