Instant Pot Bacon Chicken Pasta
Serves: 6-8
  • 2 Tablespoons olive oil
  • 1 pound boneless skinless chicken thighs or breasts
  • 3 Tablespoons homemade dry Ranch Dressing mix
  • 16-ounces pasta, any shape, uncooked
  • 4 cups (32-ounces) chicken broth
  • 1 cup shredded cheese (Colby jack is our favorite)
  • 8 ounces softened cream cheese
  • 3-4 handfuls of baby fresh spinach
  • 8 slices cooked bacon, made into bacon bits
  1. Use kitchen shears to cut chicken directly into your Instant Pot.
  2. Saute chicken in olive oil for a few minutes until chicken is no longer pink.
  3. Add ranch dressing, pasta, and chicken broth. Do not stir.
  4. Put lid on Instant pot and seal.
  5. Cook on Manual, High Pressure for four minutes.
  6. Quick release the pressure (I usually hold a towel a few inches above the valve to keep steam from spraying all over my kitchen.)
  7. Open the lid and add cream cheese, shredded cheese, spinach leaves, and bacon bits.
  8. Stir until creamy.
  9. Serve!
Recipe by Heavenly Homemakers at