Instant Pot Chicken Rigatoni
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Instant Pot Chicken Rigatoni

This Instant Pot Chicken Rigatoni is an easy dinner that your entire family will love! 
Prep Time5 mins
Cook Time7 mins
Total Time12 mins
Course: Main Course
Cuisine: Mediterranean
Keyword: Instant Pot Chicken Rigatoni
Servings: 3 people


  • 1/2 pound rigatoni pasta
  • 1 pound of chicken cut into pieces
  • 24 oz marinara sauce keep jar to fill half way with water
  • 2 peppers cut into large pieces
  • 1 onion sliced
  • 3/4 cups half and half or heavy cream
  • 1/2 cup parmesan cheese
  • salt pepper, garlic powder to taste
  • 1/2 teaspoon red pepper flakes optional
  • 1 tablespoon olive oil
  • 2-3 tablespoons fresh basil


  • Heat Instant Pot to Saute. Add olive oil. Once pot says HOT, add chicken. Sprinkle with salt, pepper, garlic powder and then let cook till brown on one side, about 2-3 minutes. Stir and make sure no chicken pieces are sticking to the bottom. Hit cancel.
  • Add peppers and onions on top of the chicken. Add pasta. Add marinara sauce and then fill jar and add water, about 1 cup. Push any noodles that are above the sauce into it.
  • Put lid on the Instant Pot and turn to sealed. Use the manual function and change the timer to 5 minutes. Let cook. Once finished, do a quick release then add the half and half and parmesan cheese. Stir to well distribute. Add additional seasonings to taste. Add basil and serve.