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Blackened chicken alferdo in a bowl.

Instant Pot Blackened Chicken Alfredo

5 from 8 votes
Course: Meals, Pasta
Cuisine: Italian
Keyword: Instant Pot, one pot
Prep Time: 10 minutes
Cook Time: 25 minutes
10 minutes
Total Time: 45 minutes
Servings: 9 servings
Calories: 281kcal
Author: Bella Bucchiotti
Chicken alfredo lovers, are going to enjoy this Instant Pot blackened chicken alfredo. It's an easy Instant Pot dinner which doesn't take long to prepare or cook. This one pot blackened chicken pasta dinner in an Instant Pot will be a family favourite.
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  • 1 Pound chicken tenderloins
  • 16 Ounces pasta bowties or farfalle
  • 3 Cups chicken broth
  • 1 bell pepper green
  • 1 bell pepper red
  • 3 tomatoes Roma
  • 2 Cloves garlic
  • 1 Tablespoon olive oil
  • cilantro  as garnish

Blackened Seasoning 

  • 2 Tablespoon butter
  • 1 Teaspoon smoked paprika
  • 1 Teaspoon garlic powder
  • 1 Teaspoon onion powder
  • 1/2 Teaspoon black pepper coarse
  • 1/2 Teaspoon salt
  • 1/2 Teaspoon thyme
  • 1/2 Teaspoon cumin
  • 1/8 Teaspoon chili powder

Alfredo Sauce 

  • 3/4 Cup whole milk
  • 1/2 Cup heavy cream
  • 1/2 Cup unsalted butter
  • 3 Cloves garlic 
  • 1/2 Cup Parmesan cheese grated
  • 1/2 Teaspoon black pepper coarse


  • Small dice the peppers, onions, and tomatoes and mince the garlic cloves.  
  • Prepare blackened seasoning. Combine melted butter with blackened seasoning ingredients and mix well.  
  • Cut chicken into bite-sized pieces. Add chicken to the bowl with the blackened seasoning and butter and toss to coat.  
  • Turn the instant pot on sauté mode and add olive oil. Once hot, add the chicken and cook for two minutes. Then stir in the pepper and red onion and cook for five more minutes. Next add in the tomatoes and minced garlic and sauté until the chicken is thoroughly cooked.
  • Pour the chicken broth and noodles into the instant pot and deglaze the bottom of the pan. Seal, set to manual high pressure, and cook for 3 minutes. Quick release remaining steam. Add all to a bowl and set aside.  
  • Pour milk into the instant pot and deglaze the bottom of the pan. Turn onto sauté mode. Once milk starts bubbling, add remaining Alfredo sauce ingredients. Cook for 5 to 6 minutes. Add pasta and chicken back to the instant pot and stir. Cook for 1 more minute.  


Calories: 281kcal | Carbohydrates: 9g | Protein: 16g | Fat: 21g | Saturated Fat: 11g | Polyunsaturated Fat: 1g | Monounsaturated Fat: 6g | Trans Fat: 1g | Cholesterol: 84mg | Sodium: 851mg | Potassium: 642mg | Fiber: 2g | Sugar: 6g | Vitamin A: 2122IU | Vitamin C: 50mg | Calcium: 131mg | Iron: 1mg
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The nutrition information provided are only estimates based on an online nutritional calculator. I am not a certified nutritionist. Please consult a professional nutritionist or doctor for accurate information and any dietary restrictions and concerns you may have.