Instant Pot Creamy Chicken Tortellini

instant pot creamy chicken tortellini pasta in a white bowl with spinach and parmesan

Instant Pot Creamy Chicken Tortellini with spinach and sun dried tomatoes in a light Parmesan cream sauce is a quick and easy dinner ready in 30 minutes!

instant pot creamy chicken tortellini pasta in a white bowl with spinach and parmesan

I whipped up this easy chicken recipe last week on a day when I had absolutely no idea what to cook for dinner — and not a lot of energy. But, I had almost everything I needed to make this easy Instant Pot creamy chicken tortellini, and it was done in about 30 minutes. Can’t beat that!

This easy tortellini recipe is adapted from my one pot chicken tortellini, which I haven’t made in a long time. But, since my goal is to transform older one pot recipes to Instant Pot recipes, I had a light-bulb moment, and this easy Instant Pot chicken recipe was born!

Creamy chicken tortellini is a little bit different from my other Instant Pot recipes with chicken because it has spinach and sun dried tomatoes in a light garlic Parmesan cream sauce. It’s similar to Instant Pot chicken Alfredo or Tuscan chicken, except it’s a little lighter. Best of all, this Instant Pot chicken dinner is super quick and easy!

How to make Instant Pot creamy chicken tortellini

Like many of my Instant Pot chicken recipes, you start off by sauteing the chicken until it’s no longer pink. Next, add a little sea salt, pepper, garlic powder and Italian seasoning.

cook chicken in instant pot pressure cooker

Layer the tortellini pasta on top of the cooked chicken, and add water or chicken broth. The chicken releases plenty of liquid as it cooks, so you don’t need a lot of water here. One thing to note is that this recipe uses a large 20-ounce package of tortellini or 2 smaller packages.

chicken and cheese tortellini in instant pot

After pressure cooking, stir in some cream, Parmesan cheese, sun dried tomatoes, and fresh spinach. The sauce might seem thin at first, but it will thicken up as it cools. You can also make it thicker by adding more Parm, or make it thinner by adding more cream — easy, peasy!

instant pot creamy chicken tortellini with spinach and sun dried tomatoes on spoon

Top it with a little more shredded Parm, and this easy chicken tortellini dinner is ready to eat!

instant pot creamy chicken tortellini with spinach and sun dried tomatoes in white bowl

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Instant Pot creamy chicken tortellini with spinach and sun dried tomatoes recipe

instant pot creamy chicken tortellini pasta in a white bowl with spinach and parmesan

Instant Pot Creamy Chicken Tortellini

Instant Pot Creamy Chicken Tortellini with spinach and sun dried tomatoes in a light Parmesan cream sauce is a quick and easy dinner ready in 30 minutes!

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Course: Main

Cuisine: Italian

Keyword: instant pot creamy chicken tortellini

Prep Time: 5 minutes

Cook Time: 9 minutes

pressure time: 10 minutes

Total Time: 24 minutes

Servings: 8

Calories: 414

Ingredients

  • 1 tablespoon olive oil
  • 1.5 pounds boneless skinless chicken breast, cubed
  • 1 teaspoon sea salt
  • 1 teaspoon granulated garlic
  • 1/2 teaspoon black pepper
  • 1 tablespoon Italian seasoning
  • 20 ounces refrigerated tortellini
  • 2 cups water or low sodium chicken broth
  • 1/2 cup heavy cream
  • 1/4 cup chopped sun dried tomatoes
  • 1/2 cup shredded Parmesan cheese
  • 2 cups chopped fresh spinach

Instructions

  • Press SAUTE on the Instant Pot, and when it reads Hot, add the olive oil and cubed chicken pieces, and cook until no longer pink, stirring frequently 

  • Add the sea salt, granulated garlic, pepper and Italian seasoning, and stir until well coated, then hit CANCEL

  • Pour uncooked tortellini over chicken, then pour water over and around tortellini, and press down lightly with spatula

  • Place lid on Instant Pot, turn vent to Sealing position, and hit PRESSURE COOK for 4 minutes. Pot will take a few minutes to reach pressure, then begin counting down and cook

  • When pot beeps, do a quick or gradual quick release. When pin drops, carefully open lid, and stir well

  • Pour in heavy cream, and sun dried tomatoes, and stir well. Then, stir in Parmesan cheese, and mix until mixture thickens and is creamy. Sauce will thicken as pasta cools

  • Stir in spinach, and serve immediately. Top with additional cheese, if desired

Notes

Recipe uses a large family sized 20-ounce package of refrigerated tortellini (Buitoni brand) You can use 2 smaller packages if you can’t find the larger size. Recipe was made in 6-quart Instant Pot, but can be made in 8 quart without changing anything. For a thinner sauce, add more cream. To thicken sauce even more, add more Parmesan cheese.

Nutrition

Calories: 414kcal | Carbohydrates: 32g | Protein: 31g | Fat: 17g | Saturated Fat: 7g | Cholesterol: 107mg | Sodium: 798mg | Potassium: 345mg | Fiber: 3g | Sugar: 2g | Vitamin A: 310IU | Vitamin C: 1mg | Calcium: 194mg | Iron: 2.4mg

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Instant Pot Creamy Chicken Tortellini recipe with spinach and sun dried tomatoes

I hope you enjoy this easy Instant Pot creamy chicken tortellini dinner as much as we do!

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