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Instant Pot Copycat Cheesecake Factory Spicy Chipotle Chicken Pasta

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Course: Dinner
Cuisine: American
Prep Time: 20 minutes
Cook Time: 20 minutes
Servings: 4 people
Calories: 1355kcal
Author: Wendy


  • 2 boneless skinless chicken breast cut into 1" chunks
  • 1 box penne pasta
  • 2 tablespoon lemon juice
  • ½ teaspoon salt
  • ¼ teaspoon black pepper
  • 2 tablespoon salted butter
  • 2 tablespoon olive oil
  • ¼ cup honey
  • 3 tablespoon chipotle pepper sauce from canned adobo peppers
  • 1 yellow bell pepper diced
  • 1 red bell pepper diced
  • ½ yellow onion diced
  • 1 tablespoon minced garlic
  • 2 cups heavy cream
  • 1 cup frozen peas
  • 1 lb fresh thin asparagus, chopped into ¼'s
  • 6 oz shredded Parmesan cheese


  • Press the saute button and then press the adjust button to set saute to "less".
  • In a bowl add your chicken add the lemon juice, salt and pepper and let sit as you cook the rest of the dish.
  • Once it displays hot, add the butter and melt.
  • Add the bell peppers and onions and cook until just translucent.
  • Add your garlic and toss to combine.
  • Remove pepper mixture and set to the side.
  • Now add your olive oil.
  • Add the chicken to the pan and brown the chicken on both sides.
  • Add in the honey and stir, cooking an additional 5 seconds.
  • Remove the chicken mixture and set to the side.
  • Add 1 1/2 cups of water to the Instant pot.
  • Now add 8 oz penne pasta, 2 tbsp. of adobo sauce, chopped asparagus .
  • Do not stir especially if your Instant Pot model gives the BURN message.
  • Close the pot with its lid.
  • Press the manual or pressure cook button and cook on high pressure for 5 minutes.
  • Quick release the pressure by manually moving (be careful) the pressure valve from sealing to venting position.
  • Open the pot, add the chicken mixture, and stir everything together.
  • Press the saute button.
  • Add in the heavy cream, and parmesan cheese and stir.
  • Top with cilantro .


We top this pasta with fresh cilantro.  You could top with sour cream if you like.   


Serving: 1serving | Calories: 1355kcal | Carbohydrates: 130g | Protein: 51g | Fat: 72g | Saturated Fat: 40g | Cholesterol: 243mg | Sodium: 1158mg | Potassium: 1078mg | Fiber: 12g | Sugar: 32g | Vitamin A: 4401IU | Vitamin C: 120mg | Calcium: 657mg | Iron: 5mg