Instant Pot  Chicken and Pesto Pasta

Ready in just under 30 minutes, the Instant Pot does all the work for you when making this Instant Pot Chicken Pesto Pasta!

– Set your Instant Pot to "Saute". – Add the Extra Virgin Olive Oil and diced chicken breast. Cook until the chicken is just browned.

– Add the minced garlic and allow that to cook for one minute. – Add the pasta and chicken broth. Do not stir.

– Cover the Instant Pot and set it to High Pressure for 5 minutes. – Once the 5 minutes is up, release the pressure via manual release. Please be careful as the steam is very hot coming out.

Once the pressure is released, open the lid and add the pesto, zested lemon, and parmesan cheese. Stir everything to combine and serve immediately.

Add mushrooms, zucchini, or broccoli to this to make it even more full of nutrients. Just make sure your Instant Pot is big enough to hold all your extra veggies.

To make this vegetarian, leave out the chicken and use vegetable broth instead. You can add white beans as a vegetarian protein instead of the chicken if you wanted..

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