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Instant Pot™ King Ranch Chicken Pasta

instant pot™ king ranch chicken pasta Entree
Instant Pot™ King Ranch Chicken Pasta
  • Prep 10 min
  • Total 45 min
  • Servings 6

This cheesy Tex-Mex chicken pasta dinner is high on flavor and low on effort. Just stir it all together in the Instant Pot™, and you’ll have dinner in no time. MORE+ LESS-

February 2, 2018

Ingredients

1
can (18 oz) Progresso™ creamy mushroom soup
2 1/4
cups Progresso™ chicken broth (from 32-oz carton)
1
can (14.5 oz) Muir Glen™ organic fire roasted crushed tomatoes
1
can (4.5 oz) Old El Paso™ chopped green chiles
1
package (0.85 oz) Old El Paso™ chicken taco seasoning mix
1
package (20 oz) boneless skinless chicken thighs, cut in 1-inch pieces
12
oz uncooked penne pasta (3 1/2 cups)
2
cups shredded sharp Cheddar cheese (8 oz)
Chopped fresh cilantro leaves, crushed tortilla chips and sour cream, as desired

Steps

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  • 1
    Spray 6-quart Instant Pot™ insert with cooking spray. Mix soup, broth, tomatoes, chiles and taco seasoning mix in insert.
  • 2
    Stir in chicken and pasta. Secure lid; set pressure valve to SEALING. Select MANUAL; cook on high pressure 7 minutes. Select CANCEL. Set pressure valve to VENTING to quick-release pressure.
  • 3
    Immediately stir mixture 1 to 2 minutes or until pasta is completely separated. Pasta will appear to be stuck together but will separate while stirring. Stir in cheese. Let stand 5 minutes.
  • 4
    Top with remaining ingredients.

Expert Tips

  • Like it hot? Serve with Mexican hot sauce or chopped pickled jalapeños.
  • Chicken thighs stay moist and tender in the Instant Pot™, making them a better choice than chicken breasts for this recipe.

Nutrition Information

Nutrition Facts

Serving Size: 1 Serving
Calories
600
Calories from Fat
190
% Daily Value
Total Fat
22g
33%
Saturated Fat
9g
47%
Trans Fat
0g
Cholesterol
130mg
43%
Sodium
1380mg
57%
Potassium
260mg
7%
Total Carbohydrate
62g
21%
Dietary Fiber
3g
14%
Sugars
6g
Protein
39g
% Daily Value*:
Vitamin A
25%
25%
Vitamin C
6%
6%
Calcium
30%
30%
Iron
20%
20%
Exchanges:
2 1/2 Starch; 0 Fruit; 1 1/2 Other Carbohydrate; 0 Skim Milk; 0 Low-Fat Milk; 0 Milk; 0 Vegetable; 3 1/2 Very Lean Meat; 0 Lean Meat; 1 High-Fat Meat; 2 Fat;
Carbohydrate Choice
4
*Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.
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