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Instant Pot Buffalo Chicken Pasta

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Get ready for a flavor-packed delight with our Instant Pot Buffalo Chicken Pasta Recipe. This quick and easy dish transforms tender chicken into a spicy sensation, generously coated in garlic wing sauce—all effortlessly achieved in the Instant Pot.

Whether you’re a buffalo chicken enthusiast or seeking a hassle-free weeknight dinner, this recipe promises to deliver bold and irresistible flavors in every bite. Heat up your Instant Pot and prepare to savor the mouthwatering goodness of perfectly seasoned and sauced buffalo chicken!

BUFFALO PASTA

Why You’ll Love This Recipe

  • Spicy Kick: The buffalo sauce adds a fiery twist to this chicken pasta dish.
  • Time-Saving: Utilize your Instant Pot for a quick, flavorful meal on busy nights.
  • Protein-Packed: This recipe is not only delicious but also loaded with lean protein from the shredded chicken.

Recipe Ingredients

  • Chicken Breasts: Provide a tender and juicy texture, taking on the flavors of the other ingredients.
  • Onion Powder: Adds a savory and aromatic note to the dish.
  • Pepper: Brings a subtle heat and spice to the chicken, enhancing its overall flavor and adding a bit of zing.
  • Cumin Seeds: Offer a warm and earthy flavor to the dish.
  • Olive Oil: Used to cook the chicken breasts, providing a flavorful base and helping to prevent sticking.
  • Parmesan Garlic Wing Sauce: Brings a tangy, savory, and slightly spicy flavor to the pasta dish.
  • Milk: Added to create a creamy and smooth consistency in the pasta sauce.
  • Chicken Broth: Serves as the liquid base for the pasta dish, adding a savory and aromatic note.
  • Rotini Pasta: Helps to hold onto the sauce and allows for an even distribution of flavors.
  • Cream Cheese: Adds a velvety smoothness that complements the other ingredients.
  • Parmesan Cheese: Adds a salty and nutty element that enhances the overall taste experience.
Wild Buffalo Chicken Pasta Instant Pot Recipe

How To Make Instant Pot Buffalo Chicken Pasta?

Step One: Saute The Chicken

Cup the chicken. Set the instant pot to sauté and add the oil. Once oil is hot, add the chicken and spices. Sauté chicken until cooked.

saute the chicken in the instant pot

Step Two: Deglaze Your Instant Pot

Add the chicken broth to deglaze the instant pot. This will help prevent a burn notice. 

Step Three: Add Sauce And Milk

Add the sauce and milk. A tip is to add the milk to the empty bottle of sauce and shake awake the remaining sauce in the bottle. 

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Step Four: Add Pasta And Pressure Cook

Add the pasta, seal the lid and pressure valve and cook on high pressure for 6 minutes. 

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Step Five: Quick Release Pressure

Manually release pressure and remove lid. Decide the cream cheese into smaller pieces and add to the pasta. Stir to facilitate melting. Once melted, add the parmesan cheese. 

Step Six: Garnish & Serve

Plate your chicken pasta and sprinkle with shredded cheese.

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Cooking Tips

  • Preparation Is Key: Before you start cooking, ensure that all ingredients are chopped, measured, and ready to go. This makes the cooking process smoother and more enjoyable.

Substitutions

  • Penne Pasta: You can use penne pasta instead of Rotini Pasta. Simply switch out the pasta and cook for the same period of time.
  • Rotisserie Chicken: If you want to add cooked shredded chicken or rotisserie chicken rather than raw chicken breast, add at the end before pressure cooking.
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What To Serve With This Recipe?

  • Blue Cheese or Ranch Dressing: Serve buffalo chicken pasta with a side of blue cheese or ranch dressing for dipping or drizzling, providing a cool and creamy contrast to the spicy flavors.
  • Celery Sticks and Carrot Sticks: Offer a refreshing and crunchy side by serving celery and carrot sticks on the side, mimicking the classic accompaniments to buffalo chicken wings.
  • Garlic Bread or Breadsticks: Provide a carb complement with garlic bread or breadsticks. The buttery and garlicky notes will balance the heat of the buffalo chicken.
  • Side Salad with Avocado: Create a light and refreshing side salad with mixed greens, cherry tomatoes, and avocado. The creamy avocado helps offset the spiciness of the buffalo sauce.
  • Coleslaw: A tangy and crisp coleslaw can serve as a refreshing side dish, offering a textural contrast to the creamy and spicy buffalo chicken pasta.
  • Corn on the Cob: Grilled or boiled corn on the cob adds sweetness and a juicy element to the meal, creating a well-rounded dining experience.
  • Buffalo Style Hot Sauce: Serve some hot sauce or homemade buffalo sauce with this tasty pasta dish for the best chicken pasta.
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You might also want to make your pasta as a side dish for a family BBQ or a as a Pot Luck dinner meal. This classic buffalo flavor pasta is versatile and can be made with different protein ingredients to suit your taste.

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FAQ’S

Where Can I Buy Garlic Parmesan Wing Sauce?

You can buy Buffalo Wild Wing Garlic Parmesan Sauce from a number of locations including walmart and if you are interested in buying the garlic Parmesan wing sauce online, it is available on amazon- Here is the cheapest bottle I could find!

Can I Make My Own Garlic Parmesan Sauce?

Yes, you sure can. It’s much easier to make your own garlic parmesan sauce from scratch than you might think. Using only 6 ingredients you can whip up delicious parmesan garlic sauce using ingredients and store it in your fridge.
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Is This a Kid Friendly Pasta Recipe?

Yes! Garlic Parmesan sauce is something kids love and they will go crazy over this buffalo flavored chicken pasta! It’s also quite nutritious packed with protein and it’s one recipe my daughter will ask for over and over again!

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Easy Instant Pot Buffalo Chicken Pasta

Yield: 6
Prep Time: 10 minutes
Cook Time: 22 minutes
Total Time: 32 minutes

This Instant Pot Recipe will satisfy your Italian cravings. This high-protein meal is best served to your family during parties or on simple Saturday night.

Ingredients

  • 3 chicken breasts
  • 1/2 tablespoon of onion powder
  • 1 teaspoon of pepper
  • 1 tablespoon of olive oil
  • 1 bottle of parmesan garlic wing sauce
  • 1 cup of milk
  • 1 cup chicken broth
  • 12 oz of rotini pasta
  • 8 oz block of cream cheese
  • 1/4 cup of parmesan cheese

Instructions

  1. 1. Cup the chicken. Set the instant pot to sauté and add the oil. Once oil is hot, add the chicken and spices. Sauté chicken until cooked.
  2. 2. Add the chicken broth to deglaze the instant pot. This will help prevent a burn notice. 
  3. 3. Add the sauce and milk. A tip is to add the milk to the empty bottle of sauce and shake awake the remaining sauce in the bottle. 
  4. 4. Add the pasta, seal the lid and pressure valve and cook on high pressure for 6 minutes. 
  5. 5. Manually release pressure and remove lid. Decide the cream cheese into smaller pieces and add to the pasta. Stir to facilitate melting. Once melted, add the parmesan cheese. 
Nutrition Information:
Yield: 6 Serving Size: 1
Amount Per Serving: Calories: 411Total Fat: 22gSaturated Fat: 10gTrans Fat: 0gUnsaturated Fat: 9gCholesterol: 103mgSodium: 533mgCarbohydrates: 25gFiber: 2gSugar: 5gProtein: 28g

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