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Easy Chicken Taco Pasta in the Instant Pot

Easy Chicken Taco Pasta in the Instant Pot

I am in LOVE with my Instant Pot these days. Living at the lake means that we don’t have the option to order take out or go out for dinner. Instead, I have to figure out dinner from what we have in the house. Thankfully, the Instant Pot makes dinner come together lickety split…like this Easy Chicken Taco  Pasta!

Not on the Instant Pot wagon yet? I love mine. Make sure to read my post comparing and contrasting the Instant Pot and the CrockPot. If you have your Instant Pot, make sure to check out the Instant Pot accessories that will make you love it even more. Now…on to the recipe (scroll down for the printable recipe).

Easy Chicken Taco Pasta in the Instant Pot

Ingredients:
1 pound chicken breasts, cut into bite-sized pieces
1 tablespoon olive oil
1 small can Rotel, original
8 ounces tomato sauce
16 ounces Rotini
3 cups water
1 cup milk
6 ounce can tomato paste
1 tablespoon taco seasoning
1 teaspoon garlic powder
1 teaspoon salt
1 cup shredded cheddar cheese

 

chicken, tomatoes and tomato sauce in the IP

Add cut up chicken, Rotel and tomato sauce into the Inner Pot of the Instant Pot. Close your pot, turn the valve to Sealing and set the manual timer for 5 minutes. Allow the pot to come to pressure and the timer to count down. Move the valve to Venting to do a quick pressure release.

Add Spices

Open lid and add in water and seasonings.

Add your pasta

And the rotini.

Stir together

Close your pot, turn the valve to Sealing and set the manual timer for 5 minutes. Allow the pot to come to pressure and the timer to count down. Move the valve to Venting to do a quick pressure release.

Sautee with tomato paste and cheese

Open lid, turn the pot onto saute mode and add tomato paste, milk and cheese.

Add cilantro

Stir until cheese is melted. Turn off your pot and serve.

Easy Taco Chicken Pasta in the Instant Pot

Easy Chicken Taco Pasta in the Instant Pot (Printable Recipe)

Chicken Taco Pasta

Easy Taco Chicken Pasta in the Instant Pot

Yield: 8 servings
Prep Time: 10 minutes
Cook Time: 20 minutes
Total Time: 30 minutes

A family friendly pasta dish for busy weeknights made even simpler by using the Instant Pot!

Ingredients

  • 1 pound chicken breasts, cut into bite-sized pieces
  • 1 tbsp olive oil
  • 1 can Rotel, original or any fine diced tomates with chilis
  • 8 oz tomato sauce
  • 16 oz Rotini
  • 3 cups water
  • 1 cup milk
  • 6 oz tomato paste, small can
  • 1 tbsp taco seasoning
  • 1 tsp garlic powder
  • 1 tsp salt
  • 1 cup shredded cheddar cheese

Instructions

  1. Add cut up chicken, Rotel (or tomatoes with chilis) and tomato sauce to the inner pot of the Instant Pot. 
  2. Close the lid and make sure the pressure valve is set to "sealing". Push the manal button and set the timer on the IP for 5 minutes. Allow it to come to pressure and the timer to count down. Once it is done, move the valve to vent for a quick release of pressure. 
  3. Add in water, Rotini, and seasonings. 
  4. Close lid and set pressure valve to sealing. Set manual pressure time for 5 minutes. Allow it to come to pressure and the timer to count down. Once it is done, move the valve to vent for a quick release of pressure.
  5. Turn the IP onto saute mode.  Add in tomato paste, milk and cheese. Stir until cheese has melted and then turn off the Instant Pot and serve.
Nutrition Information:
Yield: 8
Amount Per Serving: Calories: 368Saturated Fat: 1gCholesterol: 42mgSodium: 812mgCarbohydrates: 52gFiber: 3gSugar: 8gProtein: 25g

Easy Taco Chicken Pasta

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Angie

Tuesday 17th of November 2020

This was so good! I’m sad that I’m full because I want to keep eating it! It makes a big batch, but that means lunch for a few days. I didn’t have rotelle, and my husband isn’t big on diced tomatoes, so I threw in a can of green chilies and made up for the difference with 10 extra ounces of tomato sauce. The pasta was not too mushy, which I sometimes find with the IP. Absolutely perfect!

krystal

Wednesday 3rd of October 2018

Taco Tuesday... sign me up! Always looking for ways to add variety to my favorite food... tacos!!

Jennifer Soltys

Wednesday 3rd of October 2018

This looks like another winner! I'm loading up my meal plan from your recipes. :)

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