Instant Pot Creamy Chicken Marsala Pasta
Instant Pot Creamy Chicken Marsala Pasta
Since my Chicken Marsala is, bar none, one of my popular dishes, I felt it time to take that dish, combine it with a cheesy, creamy pasta and transform it into a wonderful experience for pasta lovers.
Light in texture and rich in flavor, this pasta dish is one that the whole family can enjoy because not only is it such a delight to eat, but it’s also SO EASY to make right in the Instant Pot!
Here’s How I Made It!:
Let’s begin with a shallot…
…and dice it up.
Then take a nice, plump chicken breast…
…and dice it up into little chunks.
Toss some butter in the Instant Pot…
…and once it’s melted and sizzling, add in the shallots.
Now take some mushrooms…
…and add them in too. Stir for a few minutes until softened a bit and brownish in color.
Then add in the chicken.
Now take a jar of sun-dried tomatoes…
…focus on the oil in the jar…
…and put some over the chicken in the pot.
Stir and cook the chicken until lightly white on all sides (it shouldn’t be fully cooked just yet)…
…and then add in some garlic, stir and cook for another moment.
Now pour in some Marsala wine (any is fine)…
…as well as some garlic (or chicken) broth.
And lastly, of course, we need to add in our pasta. I like to use Farfalle for this (little bow ties)!
Add the Farfalle so it’s resting on top of everything else in the pot.
Then, take a spatula and lightly smooth them out so they are just submerged in the broth (DO NOT STIR THEM IN!)
When it looks like this (even with some ice berg-ing above the waterline), you’re good. Secure the lid and cook at high pressure.
While the pasta’s cooking, take the sun-dried tomatoes from the jar…
…and slice them into thin strands.
Once the lid comes off the pot, you’ll see much of the broth has been absorbed by the Farfalle!
Give everything a good stir…
…add in the sun-dried tomatoes…
…toss everything together…
…add in some heavy cream…
…as well as some Parmesan cheese…
…and give everything a nice good stir. The sauce is going to thicken nicely and become nice and creamy/cheesy!
Place some in a bowl…
…and fantasize about Italy.
SUCH A CROWD-PLEASING PASTA!
- 2 tbsp (1/4 stick) of salted butter
- 1 large (or 2 small) shallot(s), diced
- 8 oz of Baby Bella mushrooms, sliced (you can double these, and if you do, add in another 2 tbsp of butter)
- 1-1.5 lbs of chicken breast, diced into chunks
- 1 tbsp of crushed garlic
- 2.5 cups of garlic or chicken broth (I used 1 tbsp of Garlic Better Than Bouillon + 2.5 cups of water)
- 1.5 cups of Marsala wine (either sweet or cooking wine)
- 7.5 oz jar of sun-dried tomatoes + 2 tsp of the oil from the jar
- 1 lb (1 box) of Farfalle
- 1/4 cup of heavy cream or half & half
- 1 cup of grated Parmesan cheese, plus more for topping if desired
Want more mushrooms? Double them and add in another 2 tbsp of butter when sautéing them!
This makes the perfect amount of sauce. BUT if you want it super saucy, simply add in another another 1/2 cup of the broth before cooking and then another 1/4 cup of heavy cream and another 1/2 cup of Parmesan!
- Add the butter to the Instant Pot. Hit “Sauté” and “Adjust” so it’s on the “More” or “High” setting and wait until the butter has melted and it bubbles
- Add the shallots and mushrooms and cook for 3-5 minutes, until the mushrooms have softened and browned a bit
- Then, add the chicken and the 2 tsp of oil from the sun-dried tomatoes (but NOT the tomatoes themselves) and cook for another 2-3 minutes until the chicken is lightly white in color (but not fully cooked)
- Toss in the garlic and cook for 1 more minute and then add in the Marsala wine and let simmer for 1 minute more. Deglaze (scrape) the bottom of the pot while doing so
- Add in the broth and stir together well
- Pour in the Farfalle so it’s laying on top of the broth, gently smoothing and pushing it down with a spatula so it’s submerged, but DO NOT stir it with the rest of the broth. (It’s okay if some of the Farfalle is peaking above the water)
- Secure the lid and hit “Manual” or “Pressure Cook” High Pressure for 6 minutes. Quick release when done and give it all a good stir
- Stir in the sun-dried tomatoes, heavy cream and parmesan. Let sit for about 5 minutes, stirring occasionally and it will thicken up into an incredible sauce, coating all the pasta perfectly
- Transfer to a serving bowl, plate it up and sprinkle any extra Parmesan cheese if desired (Note: I think the sauce amount is perfect as is, but if you want it super saucy and if you wish to add more mushrooms, see the “Jeffrey Sez” section of the recipe)