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Tuscan chicken pasta in a white bowl.

Healthy Tuscan Chicken Pasta

A healthy dinner idea that can be made in the Instant Pot. Made with whole wheat pasta, chicken breast, Greek yogurt, fresh spinach, and sun-dried tomatoes.

Course Main Course
Cuisine American
Keyword Chicken Pasta Recipe, Easy Instant Pot Recipes, Healthy Tuscan Chicken Pasta, Instant Pot Healthy Recipes, Tuscan Chicken, Tuscan Chicken Pasta Recipe
Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 4 minutes
Coming To Pressure Time 10 minutes
Total Time 24 minutes
Servings 6 Servings
Calories 575 kcal

Ingredients

  • 10.2 Ounces Sun-dried tomatoes
  • 1 Tablespoon Garlic minced
  • 1 Tablespoon Italian Seasoning
  • 2 Pounds Chicken Breast Cubed into 1-inc cubes
  • 4 Cups Chicken Broth
  • 4 Cups Whole Wheat Pasta I used penne rigate
  • Cup Cottage Cheese I used 2%
  • Cup Plain Greek Yogurt
  • 2 Cups Spinach
  • Cup Parmesan Cheese shredded

Instructions

  1. Turn the Instant Pot onto sauté and spray light;y with cooking spray. Drain the oils from the sun-dried tomatoes. When your IP reads HOT add in the sun-dried tomatoes, garlic, and Italian seasoning. Cook for 30 seconds or until fragrant.

  2. Add into the inner pot the cubed chicken breast, sauté for 2-3 minutes or until chicken is brown on all sides. Making sure to stir often.

  3. With the Instant Pot stil on sauté pour in ½ cup of the chicken broth. Bring this is a boil to help loosen anything that may be stuck on the bottom of the inner pot. Turn the sauté button off when the inner pot is deglazed.

  4. Pour in the remaining chicken broth. Add the pasta into the inner pot pressing the pasta down to make sure it's all covered with the broth. Do not stir.

  5. Place lid on IP and close the pressure valve to sealing. Press high-pressure cook and adjust cooking time for 4 minutes.

  6. In a mixing bowl combine the cottage cheese and Greek yogurt together until combined, set aside.

  7. Once the cooking time is up on the IP do a quick release. Remove the lid from the IP and drain any extra liquid there might be.

  8. While the noodles and chicken are still warm add in the spinach. Stir together the ingredients until the spinach is wilted.

  9. Stir in the cottage cheese and yogurt mixture along with the shredded parmesan cheese. Serve and enjoy.

Recipe Notes

If using oil-packed sun-dried tomatoes make sure to drain the oil from the tomatoes before adding them into the inner pot.

I have made this recipe in both my 6-quart and 8-quart Instant Pot. 

Cooking time may vary depending on IP. The amount of time it takes for your Instant Pot to come to pressure may vary. My 8-quart comes to pressure faster than my 6-quart. 

Nutrition information is a rough estimate and may vary depending on the ingredients used. 

Nutrition Facts
Healthy Tuscan Chicken Pasta
Serving Size
 
6 g
Amount per Serving
Calories
575
% Daily Value*
Fat
 
12
g
18
%
Saturated Fat
 
4
g
25
%
Trans Fat
 
1
g
Polyunsaturated Fat
 
2
g
Monounsaturated Fat
 
3
g
Cholesterol
 
116
mg
39
%
Sodium
 
1266
mg
55
%
Potassium
 
2629
mg
75
%
Carbohydrates
 
63
g
21
%
Fiber
 
7
g
29
%
Sugar
 
21
g
23
%
Protein
 
61
g
122
%
Vitamin A
 
1584
IU
32
%
Vitamin C
 
35
mg
42
%
Calcium
 
342
mg
34
%
Iron
 
7
mg
39
%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.