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Instant Pot Garlic Chicken Alfredo

  • Author: 365 Days of Slow and Pressure Cooking
  • Prep Time: 15 minutes
  • Cook Time: 4 minutes (plus 5 minute NPR)
  • Total Time: 19 minutes
  • Yield: 6 servings 1x


Chicken tenders and perfectly steamed broccoli in a creamy, dreamy garlic white sauce.  A fast and easy way to make chicken alfredo!


  • 1 cup chicken broth
  • 1 1/2 pounds boneless, skinless chicken tenders
  • 1 Tbsp butter
  • 1 Tbsp cajun seasoning
  • 1 Tbsp minced garlic
  • 1 tsp garlic powder
  • 12 ounces fresh broccoli florets
  • 1 cup heavy cream
  • 2 Tbsp cornstarch or arrowroot
  • 1 cup shredded parmesan cheese


  1. Add broth, chicken, butter, cajun seasoning, garlic and garlic powder into Instant Pot. 
  2. In a pan* that fits inside your Instant Pot add the broccoli florets and 1 cup of water. Cover the pan (mine had a lid). Place a tall trivet* into the Instant Pot and place the broccoli pan on top of the trivet. 
  3. Cover Instant Pot and secure the lid. Make sure valve is set to sealing. Set the manual/pressure cook button to 4 minutes. When time is up let pot sit for 5-10 minutes and then move valve to venting. Remove the lid.
  4. Carefully remove the broccoli pan and drain the water. Set broccoli aside.
  5. In a small bowl stir together the heavy cream and cornstarch/arrowroot until smooth and creamy. Turn Instant Pot to saute setting. Stir in the cream mixture. Stir in the parmesan cheese. Once sauce has thickened turn off Instant Pot. 
  6. Stir in the broccoli. Taste test and add more cajun seasoning, if needed. 
  7. Sauce, chicken and broccoli can be served plain or with garlic bread, fettuccine noodles, rice, spaghetti squash, cauliflower rice etc. 
  • Category: Chicken
  • Method: Instant Pot