Instant Pot Chipotle Chicken Pasta

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Make this instant pot chicken pasta with peas, asparagus, and spicy chipotle sauce! This instant pot creamy chicken pasta packs a punch and is sure to have you coming back for seconds!

I love cooking pasta in my instant pot! Not only is it such a simple thing to make in the instant pot, which takes very little hands-on time, but it’s easy to customize it and dress it up to make it into the pasta you dream of!

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Instant pot chicken pasta

That’s what this chipotle chicken pasta is about. We make a sweet and spicy cream sauce using the juice from a can of adobo peppers, honey, spices, and heavy cream. You mix it in with some chicken, asparagus, and peas, and it becomes a complete, one-pot meal! If you’re a big asparagus fan, you should also try my recipes for crispy asparagus. So good!

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Keep in mind that the sauce from the adobo peppers is quite spicy. So, if you aren’t a huge fan of spice (or have little ones that don’t love it), you may want to cut back on it a bit. But if you are like me, and can’t get enough, you are going to love this instant pot pasta recipe!

And to keep you coming back for more, make sure you try our recipes for Pressure Cooker Baked ZitiInstant Pot Crack Chicken Pasta, and Instant Pot Cheesy Taco Pasta. You should also order my instant pot cookbook if you haven’t yet. It has 175 recipes that cost $12 or less to make.

Side view of a bowl of chicken pasta in front of an instant pot.

What to serve with chicken pasta in the instant pot?

This dish really is a one-pot dinner. However, if you want to stretch it to feed more people, serve it with one or two of these tasty recipes:

A white bowl filled with chicken pasta with asparagus and peas.

Instant Pot Chipotle Chicken Pasta Recipe

Aileen Clark
Make this flavorful instant pot chicken pasta with peas, asparagus, and spicy chipotle sauce! This instant pot creamy chicken pasta packs a punch and is sure to have you coming back for seconds!
5 from 1 vote
Prep Time 15 minutes
Cook Time 15 minutes
Additional Time 10 minutes
Total Time 40 minutes
Course Main Dish Recipes
Cuisine American
Servings 6 servings
Calories 667 kcal


  • 2 boneless skinless chicken breast cut into 1-inch chunks
  • 2 tablespoons lemon juice
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1/4 teaspoon black pepper
  • 2 tablespoon butter
  • 1 yellow bell pepper diced
  • 1 red bell pepper diced
  • 1/2 yellow onion diced
  • 3 garlic cloves minced
  • 2 tablespoons olive oil
  • 1/4 cup honey
  • 1 1/2 cups water
  • 1 16-ounce box penne pasta
  • 3 tablespoons chipotle pepper sauce from canned adobo peppers
  • 1 pound fresh thin asparagus chopped into quarters
  • 1 cup frozen peas
  • 2 cups heavy cream
  • 6 ounces shredded parmesan cheese
  • Cilantro for garnish optional


  • Combine chicken, lemon juice, salt, and pepper in a bowl. Stir and set aside.
  • Press saute button on instant pot and then press less.
  • Add butter to instant pot and melt.
  • Mix in bell peppers and onions and cook until just translucent.
  • Add garlic and cook an additional 30 seconds.
  • Remove pepper mixture and set aside.
  • Add olive oil and chicken to instant pot. Cook until chicken is browned, about 3 minutes.
  • Pour in the honey and stir, cooking an additional 5 seconds.
  • Remove the chicken mixture and set aside.
  • Add 1 1/2 cups of water to the Instant pot and deglaze the bottom of the pot. Make sure there isn't any food stuck to the bottom of the pot.
  • Add penne pasta, chipotle pepper sauce, chopped asparagus, and peas to instant pot. Do not stir.
  • Close the lid and set the pressure release valve to sealing.
  • Press the manual or pressure cook button and cook on high pressure for 5 minutes.
  • Quick release pressure.
  • Open the pot, and whisk in the heavy cream and parmesan cheese until fully combined and cheese is melted.
  • Press the saute button. Mix in pepper mixture and chicken.
  • Cook until heated through, about 3 minutes.
  • Top with cilantro and serve.


Serving: 11/2 cupsCalories: 667kcalCarbohydrates: 34gProtein: 31gFat: 47gSaturated Fat: 27gPolyunsaturated Fat: 17gTrans Fat: 1gCholesterol: 154mgSodium: 963mgFiber: 4gSugar: 18g
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