Creamy Tuscan Chicken Penne
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
20minutes
Servings Prep Time
2servings 15minutes
Cook Time
20minutes
Ingredients
  • 1 1/2lb chicken tenders
  • 2tbsp olive oil
  • 2tbsp unsalted butter
  • 1 medium shallotfinely chopped
  • 2 garlic clovesminced
  • 1 1/2cups heavy cream
  • 8oz sun-dried tomatoes in oildrained and roughly chopped
  • 1tsp Italian seasoning
  • 3cups baby spinach
  • 1cup chicken stock
  • 1/2cup cream cheese
  • 1/2cup freshly grated Parmesan cheese
  • 1/2box penne pasta300 grams
  • salt and pepper for seasoning
For Garnish:
  • chili flakes
  • Italian chopped parsley
  • grated parmesan cheese
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 on top.
  9. Secure lid for pressure cooking. Select PRESSURE COOK, HIGH set time for 5 minutes (00:05), select START.
  10. Once program is done, Quick Release pressure. Select CANCEL and remove lid.
  11. Add freshly grated parmesan cheese, cream cheese, and baby spinach.
  12. Stir pasta until cheese is melted and spinach has wilted, about 1 minute. Season with salt and pepper to taste. Serve with Garnish.