Creamy Tuscan Chicken Penne Pasta
Bring the Tuscan countryside a little closer to home with a plate of creamy, al dente penne pasta. While the juicy chicken tenders, garlic and parmesan cheese are the centerpieces of this recipe, the cream cheese — while not authentically Italian — enriches the sauce; the baby spinach and sundried tomatoes balance out the dish.
Servings Prep Time
2Servings 15Minutes
Cook Time Passive Time
10Minutes 25Minutes
Servings Prep Time
2Servings 15Minutes
Cook Time Passive Time
10Minutes 25Minutes
Ingredients
  • 1.5lbs. chicken tenders
  • 2tbsp olive oil
  • 2tbsp unsalted butter
  • 1medium shallot, finely chopped
  • 2 garlic cloves minced
  • 1.5cups heavy cream
  • 1cup chicken stock
  • 8oz sun-dried tomatoes in oil, drained and roughly chopped
  • 1tsp Italian seasoning
  • ½ box penne pasta, 300 grams
  • ½cup freshly Parmesan cheese grated
  • ½cup cream cheese
  • 3cups baby spinach
  • Salt and pepper for seasoning
Garnish:
  • Chili flakes
  • Italian parsley chopped
  • Parmesan, grated
Instructions
  1. Place your chicken tenders on a plate or cutting board and generously season one side with salt and black pepper.
  2. Select Saute and set to High. Then Select Start.
  3. Wait until the display shows Hot, then add the olive oil into the inner pot.
  4. Add chicken to the pot and cook for 3-4 Minutes or until lightly browned.
  5. Set the cooked chicken aside. Once cooled, cut chicken into 1-inch pieces.
  6. Add butter and shallot to pot, cook for 2 minutes. After, add garlic and cook for another 1 minute until fragrant. Select Cancel
  7. Add heavy cream, chicken stock, sun-dried tomatoes, Italian seasoning, and penne pasta. Stir until the pasta is thoroughly soaked in liquid.
  8. Add chopped chicken tenders.
  9. Secure lid for pressure cooking.
  10. Select Pressure Cook, High, and set time for 5 minutes (00:05), select Start.
  11. Once program is done, Quick Release pressure. Select Cancel and remove lid.
  12. Add freshly grated parmesan cheese, cream cheese, and baby spinach.
  13. Stir pasta until cheese is melted and spinach has wilted, about 1 minute. Season with salt and pepper to taste.
  14. Serve with Garnish.