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Instant Pot Olive Garden Chicken Scampi

  • Author: 365 Days of Slow and Pressure Cooking
  • Prep Time: 25 minutes
  • Cook Time: 4 minutes
  • Total Time: 29 minutes
  • Yield: 4 servings 1x


Sauteed chicken, red bell peppers, onions and angel hair pasta tossed in a lemon-butter-cream sauce. Tastes better than the restaurant!


  • 1/4 cup flour
  • 1 1/2 tsp garlic salt
  • 1/4 tsp smoked paprika
  • 8 chicken tenderloins
  • 1 1/2 Tbsp olive oil
  • 1/2 cup diced red onion
  • 1 red bell pepper, cored and diced
  • 2 cups chicken broth
  • 8 ounces angel hair pasta
  • 4 Tbsp butter
  • 1/4 cup fresh lemon juice
  • 1 tsp dried parsley
  • 1 Tbsp dried onion
  • 1/2 tsp kosher salt
  • 1/4 cup heavy cream


  1. On a plate stir together the flour, garlic salt and paprika.
  2. Dredge each of the chicken tenders in the flour mixture. 
  3. Turn Instant Pot to sauté setting. When display says HOT add in ½ Tbsp of oil into the pot. Add in the red onion and the red bell pepper. Sauté for about 4 minutes. Move out of the Instant Pot and set aside for later. 
  4. Add in 1 Tbsp of the oil. Place the chicken tenders into the pot in one even layer. Let them brown for 5 minutes then flip and brown for 5 minutes on the other side. (Internal temperature of chicken should be 165° F.) Use tongs to place on a plate. Cover with foil.
  5. Pour the broth into the pot and scrape bottom of pot so that nothing is sticking. Cancel off the sauté setting. Break the pasta in half and lay it in a criss-cross pattern pressing to submerge. Add in the butter, lemon juice, parsley, dried onion and kosher salt.
  6. 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 move valve to venting and remove the lid.
  7. Stir well. Stir in the heavy cream and the red onions and bell peppers. 
  8. Serve pasta with the chicken. Eat and enjoy!
  • Category: Chicken
  • Method: Instant Pot