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Chicken Florentine Pasta
Prep Time
15 mins
Cook Time
16 mins
Total Time
31 mins
Dinner in an Instant? You bet. No need to cook the pasta separately for this one-pot Chicken Florentine Pasta. Put everything into your pressure cooker and you'll have dinner in 6 minutes or so.
Course: Entrées
Cuisine: Italian
Keyword: Chicken, Pasta, One Pot Meal, Quick and Easy
Servings: 4 to 6
Calories: 858 kcal
Author: The Blue Jean Chef, Meredith Laurence
  • olive oil
  • pounds boneless skinless chicken breast, cut into bite-sized pieces
  • ½ cup diced onion
  • 1 clove garlic minced
  • 1 teaspoon Italian seasoning
  • ½ cup white wine
  • 2 cups grape tomatoes halved
  • cups chicken stock
  • 1 cup heavy cream
  • 8 ounces dried ziti or penne pasta about 3 cups
  • ½ teaspoon salt
  • 1 cup grated mozzarella cheese
  • ¾ cup grated Parmesan cheese
  • 5 ounces fresh baby spinach
  • freshly ground black pepper
  1. Pre-heat the pressure cooker using the BROWN or SAUTE setting.
  2. Season the chicken with salt and freshly ground black pepper. Add the olive oil to the cooker and brown the chicken on all sides. Do this in batches so you don’t overcrowd the pot and then remove the browned chicken to a side plate. Add the onion, garlic and Italian seasoning to the pot and sauté until the onion starts to brown – about 3 minutes. Add the white wine and deglaze the pot by scraping up any brown bits on the bottom.
  3. Add the heavy cream, chicken stock, tomatoes and dried pasta. Return browned chicken pieces to the pot, cover and lock the lid in place.
  4. Pressure cook on HIGH for 6 minutes.
  5. Reduce the pressure using the QUICK-RELEASE method and carefully remove the lid. Let the pasta sit for 5 minutes to cool slightly. Stir in the mozzarella and Parmesan cheeses. As the cheeses melt, stir in the spinach. Season to taste with freshly ground black pepper.
  6. Let the pasta sit for another 5 minutes. It will cool to an edible temperature and the sauce will thicken slightly. Serve with more Parmesan cheese to sprinkle on at the table.

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Nutrition Facts
Chicken Florentine Pasta
Amount Per Serving
Calories 858 Calories from Fat 360
% Daily Value*
Fat 40g62%
Saturated Fat 22g110%
Cholesterol 231mg77%
Sodium 1118mg47%
Potassium 1349mg39%
Carbohydrates 55g18%
Fiber 4g16%
Sugar 6g7%
Protein 62g124%
Vitamin A 5220IU104%
Vitamin C 24.3mg29%
Calcium 466mg47%
Iron 3.2mg18%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.