Garlic Parmesan Chicken Pasta Recipe

Garlic Parmesan Chicken Pasta Recipe

Want some pasta with the strong aroma of garlic and the velvety texture of cream and parmesan? Check out this Garlic Parmesan Chicken Pasta recipe.

Garlic Parmesan Chicken Pasta is an American cuisine dish that is best served at dinner. This toothsome pasta is filled with heavy cream and chicken. The aroma of garlic, the umami flavor of chicken, and the richness of parmesan and heavy cream all contribute to the amazing taste of this pasta.

Whenever I am confused about what to make for dinner and I am looking for a quick and tasty recipe, the Garlic Parmesan Chicken Pasta is the first one that comes to my mind. You will also find it very easy and tasty once you have tried it yourself.

How to Make Garlic Parmesan Chicken Pasta?

For making Garlic Parmesan Chicken Pasta, you first have to saute the chicken in all the seasonings. Then add the rotini pasta and chicken stock and pressure cook the chicken for some minutes. Release the pressure naturally and add grated parmesan cheese. Then add heavy cream. Mix until well combined. In the final step, which is optional, add spinach and close the lid to let the spinach sit and absorb some moisture. Finally, dish out the pasta and serve. It will take half an hour to make this garlic parmesan chicken pasta.

Ingredients for Garlic Parmesan Chicken Pasta Recipe

For making Garlic Parmesan Chicken Pasta, you need the following ingredients:

  • Boneless and skinless chicken breasts = 680 grams
  • Salted butter = 8 tbsp
  • Parmesan cheese = 4 oz (½ cup)
  • Rotini pasta = 230 grams
  • Heavy cream = 4 oz (½ cup)
  • Chicken stock = 6 oz ( ¾ cup)
  • Finely grind sea salt = 1-½ tsp
  • Roasted garlic = 4 bulbs
  • Garlic powder = 1 tsp
  • Onion powder = 1 tsp
  • Minced garlic = 6 cloves
  • Black pepper = ½ tsp
  • Fresh spinach = 230 g (optional)
  • Dried parsley = 1 tbsp (optional)

Step-by-Step Guide for Making Garlic Parmesan Chicken Pasta Recipe

Follow this step-by-step guide to make Garlic Parmesan Chicken Pasta:

Step 1

Cut the chicken breasts into 1-inch pieces. Shred the parmesan cheese. It will make 1-¼ cups of finely grated cheese.

Step 2

Set the instant pot on a high and saute setting. Then add 4 tbsp of salted butter in it and melt the butter. 

Step 3

In the melted butter, add all the seasonings except parsley and the chicken cubes. Mix them.

Step 4

When the chicken has been browned from one side, flip it and add the minced garlic. Keep stirring time and again and saute for 3 minutes. Lower the heat if the garlic browns quickly.

Step 5

Then add the rotini pasta, roasted garlic, and chicken stock. Mix them and check if anything is sticking on the bottom by scratching it.

Step 6

Add remaining 4 tbsp of salted butter and pressure cook for 4 minutes at high. Let the pressure release naturally for 10 minutes and then release any leftover pressure manually.

Step 7

Uncover the pot and mix all the ingredients. Then add grated parmesan cheese and mix it.

Step 8

Add some heavy cream and stir well. Then keep adding the heavy cream until the desired consistency of sauce has been obtained.

Step 9

Add the dried parsley. Mix it. If you are choosing to add spinach, add it, stir it, and cover with the lid. Set aside unbothered for some minutes so that the spinach can settle down.

Garlic parmesan chicken pasta is ready. Bon Appetit!

Recipe Tips and Variations

Here are some tips for your convenience:

  1. You can use elbow macaroni or any other pasta type if you want. But it will change the pressure cook time. For example, for elbow macaroni, the pressure cook time will be 3 minutes and the natural release time will be 5 minutes.
  2. You can use keto pasta if you are on a keto diet.
  3. If you are gluten-free, use gluten-free pasta.
  4. Instead of heavy cream, you can use whole milk or half-and-half. But they will not thicken the sauce as much as the heavy cream does.

FAQs

What difference would it make if I double the recipe?

It is totally fine if you double the ingredients. The only difference in the recipe would be that the pressure cooking time will be reduced from 4 minutes to 2 minutes. Rest remains the same.

Is it fine to freeze the leftovers of Garlic Parmesan Chicken Pasta?

You can freeze the Garlic Parmesan Chicken Pasta. Cool down the pasta and then store it in an airtight and sealed container before freezing it.

What is the difference between a clove and a bulb or a garlic?

A bulb of garlic is the complete entity of garlic that consists of 15-18 individual cloves under the same head. 

Closing

I hope this recipe will be a good experience for you. If you are an avid lover of pasta and garlic, Garlic Parmesan Chicken Pasta is a great combination of these two. And the richness of cream is a bonus you are getting with this scrumptious pasta. So if you are looking for a really quick and yummy pasta recipe, give it a try!

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Garlic Parmesan Chicken Pasta Recipe

Garlic Parmesan Chicken Pasta Recipe

For making Garlic Parmesan Chicken Pasta, you first have to saute the chicken in all the seasonings. Then add the rotini pasta and chicken stock and pressure cook the chicken for some minutes. Release the pressure naturally and add grated parmesan cheese.
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Prep Time 5 minutes
Cook Time 10 minutes
Time To Pressure & Natural Release 15 minutes
Total Time 30 minutes
Course Dinner
Cuisine American
Servings 6
Calories 562 kcal

Ingredients
  

  • 680 grams Boneless and skinless chicken breasts
  • 8 tbsp Salted butter
  • 4 oz (½ cup) Parmesan cheese
  • 230 grams Rotini pasta
  • 4 oz (½ cup) Heavy cream
  • 6 oz ( ¾ cup) Chicken stock
  • 1-½ tsp Finely grind sea salt
  • 4 bulbs Roasted garlic
  • 1 tsp Garlic powder
  • 1 tsp Onion powder
  • 6 cloves Minced garlic
  • ½ tsp Black pepper
  • 230 gram Fresh spinach (optional)
  • 1 tbsp Dried parsley (optional)

Instructions
 

  • Cut the chicken breasts into 1-inch pieces. Shred the parmesan cheese. It will make 1-¼ cups of finely grated cheese.
  • Set the instant pot on a high and saute setting. Then add 4 tbsp of salted butter in it and melt the butter. 
  • In the melted butter, add all the seasonings except parsley and the chicken cubes. Mix them.
  • When the chicken has been browned from one side, flip it and add the minced garlic. Keep stirring time and again and saute for 3 minutes. Lower the heat if the garlic browns quickly.
  • Then add the rotini pasta, roasted garlic, and chicken stock. Mix them and check if anything is sticking on the bottom by scratching it.
  • Add remaining 4 tbsp of salted butter and pressure cook for 4 minutes at high. Let the pressure release naturally for 10 minutes and then release any leftover pressure manually.
  • Uncover the pot and mix all the ingredients. Then add grated parmesan cheese and mix it.
  • Add some heavy cream and stir well. Then keep adding the heavy cream until the desired consistency of sauce has been obtained.
  • Add the dried parsley. Mix it. If you are choosing to add spinach, add it, stir it, and cover with the lid. Set aside unbothered for some minutes so that the spinach can settle down.

Nutrition

Calories: 562kcal
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