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Instant Pot Chicken Parmesan Casserole

This Instant Pot chicken parmesan casserole is my kids all time favorite dinner! The classic dish you love made with pasta and cooked in just 10 minutes. Use your Instant Pot, Ninja Foodi or Crockpot Express tonight and try it!

instant pot chicken parmesan casserole

This Instant Pot chicken parmesan casserole came out amazing the first time I made it. Everyone devoured it as soon as it was ready. Listed as one of our favorite Instant Pot recipes you will surely make it over and over again too. Sponsored by Mardi Gras Napkins. (originally published 10/17, affiliate links present)

With some simple ingredients I was able to make this for less than $15 and in 20 minutes cooking time. Use a Ninja Foodi or other pressure cooker to get it all done.

Everyone at the table loved it, including my picky husband and 3 kids. Now that is what I call a great recipe win!!

Let’s start with a few basic tips:

For reference, this is the pressure cooker I have and use for all recipe creations.

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We try to eat together as a family each night.

Instant Pot Chicken Parmesan Casserole

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Pressure Cooker Chicken Parmesan Casserole

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Chicken parmesan casserole

This is what you will need to make this creative meal;

  1. Instant Pot or pressure cooker – this is the one I have
    1. I HIGHLY recommend getting this non stick pot to avoid the burn notice on all recipes you make from here on out.
  2. 2 boneless skinless chicken breasts
    1. could use chicken thighs
diced chicken thighs

I kinda’ prefer the latter because they are cheaper and much more tender. Everyone usually has a strong preference so go with whatever you prefer.

  1. Noodles, we used Rotini
  2. Bread crumbs
  3. Chicken broth
  4. 1 jar marinara sauce – spaghetti sauce we use
  5. Garlic and parmesan cheese
  6. Onions – optional
    1. 1/2 cup diced is a great add in
  7. Salt and pepper

Garlic powder and other seasonings you want to add are of course optional.

instant pot chicken parmesan pasta

Instant Pot Parmesan Chicken

We use many of the same ingredients here to make our slow cooker chicken parmesan recipe which you should try too.

BUT if you’re always in a rush at the end of the day, I suggest making this one. Complete with the noodles cooked right inside the sauce it’s really quick!

  • I got the idea for this after making my Instant Pot spaghetti over and over again.
  • In that I use ground beef but thought “I should be able to make a version of this with chicken too”. And here it is today….
  • Of course if you don’t want to add the noodles you can follow our Instant Pot chicken parmesan directions, but I’m telling you this will get thumbs up from everyone in the house.

We loved this so much we tinkered with it and even make an air fryer chicken parmesan we make pretty often too. 😉

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I love pressure cooking! More specifically Instant Pot casseroles are so perfect for busy moms like us. They’re one pot meals. Just quick release when done and enjoy! The slow cooker used to be my jam but not anymore!

No need to dirty another pot to precook the noodles or the chicken. You can do it all in there.

That’s right! For this Instant Pot chicken parmesan dish the noodles are put in uncooked. Added in with the sauce and chicken, they’re cooked perfectly as well as soaking up all the flavors in under 30 minutes.

  • I’m all about quick dinners. I have three girls who are busy with school, after school activities, and my oldest one works now!!

What goes good with chicken parmesan?

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Here are a few more easy pressure cooker chicken recipes

Instant Pot Chicken Parmesan Pasta

Tip : Make sure you release the pressure right when it beeps or your noodles will get too soft.

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Instant Pot Chicken Pasta

Here’s a quick step by step but detailed ingredient amounts and instructions are below in the printable recipe card.

Time needed: 10 minutes.

Instant Pot Chicken Parmesan Casserole

  1. Prepare

    Put Instant Pot on saute, the normal heat function.
    Add olive oil, onions, garlic and chicken cut up into bite size pieces.

    You’re going to cook this for 2-3 minutes, just until the pink on outside of chicken is gone and it is now white.

    Add salt, basil, spaghetti sauce, broth or water, and stir. Pour in 2 cups full of uncooked noodles on the top, we used rotini.

    Push noodles down so they are under the sauce, but do NOT stir everything together. If not the burn notice may occur and stop the cooking process.

  2. Cook

    Set your pressure cooker to pressure, high, for 10 minutes, then you will do a quick release to release the steam.

    Turn pot off. Stir in 2/3 c. grated parmesan. In a separate bowl melt your butter and then stir in 1/3 c. bread crumbs and 1/3 c. grated parmesan.

Serve chicken parmesan casserole in a bowl with sprinkled bread crumb mixture on top and enjoy!

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Instant Pot Chicken Parmesan Casserole

This Instant Pot chicken parmesan casserole is my kids all time favorite dinner! The classic dish you love made into a casserole and cooked in just 10 minutes inside your pressure cooker! The perfect and delicious answer to what’s for dinner tonight when you’re in a hurry. 
Course Entree, Main Course
Cuisine Italian
Keyword casserole, chicken, easy, instant pot, parmesan, pasta, pressure cooker
Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 10 minutes
Total Time 20 minutes
Servings 5
Calories 392kcal
Author The Typical Mom

Ingredients

Instructions

  • Put Instant Pot on saute, normal function.
  • Add olive oil, onions, garlic and chicken cut up into bite size pieces.
  • Cook for 2-3 minutes – just until the pink on outside of chicken is gone
  • Add salt, basil, spaghetti sauce, broth or water, and stir.
  • Add 2 measuring cups full of uncooked noodles on the top, we used rotini.
  • Push noodles down so they are under the sauce, do NOT stir everything together.
  • Set Instant Pot or pressure cooker to pressure, high, for 10 minutes.
  • Do a quick release.
  • Turn pot off. Stir in 2/3 c. grated parmesan.
  • In a separate bowl melt your butter and then stir in 1/3 c. bread crumbs and 1/3 c. grated parmesan.
  • Serve chicken parmesan casserole in a bowl with sprinkled bread crumb mixture on top and enjoy!

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Nutrition Facts
Instant Pot Chicken Parmesan Casserole
Amount Per Serving (8 oz)
Calories 392 Calories from Fat 180
% Daily Value*
Fat 20g31%
Saturated Fat 9g56%
Cholesterol 61mg20%
Sodium 1707mg74%
Potassium 770mg22%
Carbohydrates 32g11%
Fiber 3g13%
Sugar 7g8%
Protein 21g42%
Vitamin A 950IU19%
Vitamin C 11.1mg13%
Calcium 186mg19%
Iron 2.3mg13%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.
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becky

Saturday 12th of October 2019

This was my first time using the Instapot ! It was very good. My noodles were rigatoni, and maybe a bit too al dente. I used water, Thank you so much for this recipe!

The Typical Mom

Saturday 12th of October 2019

It's subjective. If you think they weren't soft enough just add 1 more min, next time.

Kim

Wednesday 17th of July 2019

Made this tonight, so easy and tasty! Both boys lovedd it! Wondering if it would freeze well?

The Typical Mom

Friday 19th of July 2019

I haven't ever had any left to freeze. I would imagine it would.

Olivia

Friday 22nd of March 2019

Hello! I’m making this tonight and was wondering if I used a whole box of rotini if I would need to adjust the cooking time?

Deb

Thursday 9th of April 2020

I want to use whole box too ,,,, did it work and did you adj anything?

Nancy

Sunday 27th of January 2019

How would you do this with frozen chicken?

Audri Jowers

Wednesday 26th of June 2019

My family LOVED IT! I personally couldn’t stop eating it! Will definitely make again. Directions were perfect.

The Typical Mom

Sunday 27th of January 2019

If the chicken is diced and frozen then it should be fine as is at 10 minutes on high. If it isn't diced then I wouldn't use it as it would take too long to cook through and the noodles would be mush.

kate tildes

Wednesday 16th of January 2019

Going to try with gluten free rice pasta

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