Instant Pot Copycat Cheesecake Factory Spicy Chipotle Chicken Pasta

Sometimes you just need to have comfort food. I try to eat healthy most of the time, but sometimes (after a rough day) you just need to be comforted as my husband, Glen says. And when you’ve had a rough day you don’t want to get dressed to go to dinner. You just want to do a Netflix and chill night. 

This copycat recipe is the best of both worlds. You get an easy to make Instant Pot chicken pasta recipe that will certainly provide the comfort you need on a cold night or a stressful day. Plus, the conversion of this from regular stovetop to Instant Pot means that it will be ready in no time! I hope you really enjoy making this easy Instant Pot Copycat Cheesecake Factory spicy chipotle chicken pasta!

Ingredients for this copycat Instant Pot Cheesecake Factory chicken pasta recipe:

I don’t know about you, but I love one pot meals. The obvious reason is there’s way less to clean up when you have a one pot meal like this Instant Pot chicken pasta recipe. I like that I don’t have to keep my eye on multiple things too like something on the stove and another dish in the oven. With the Instant Pot and this IP Cheesecake Factory chicken pasta it is just a matter of chopping and getting my ingredients together.
2 boneless skinless chicken breast cut into 1″ chunks
1 box of penne pasta
2 tbsp. lemon juice
1/2 tsp. salt
1/4 tsp. black pepper
2 tbsp. butter
2 tbsp. olive oil
1/4 cup honey
3 tbsp. chipotle pepper sauce from canned adobo peppers
1 yellow bell pepper, diced
1 red bell pepper, diced
1/2 yellow onion, diced
1 tbs. minced garlic
2 cups heavy cream
1 cup frozen peas
1 pound fresh thin asparagus, chopped into 1/4’s
6 oz shredded parmesan cheese

Directions for this crazy good Instant Pot copycat Cheesecake Factory Chipotle Chicken pasta recipe

One of the things I do love about this recipe unlike many Instant Pot recipes is that you do not have to do a natural pressure release. Often times when you are making recipes in your Instant pot a natural pressure release can add an addition 10 to 15 minutes to your cook time. So I like that with this, you get to do a quick release and then voila – dinner is served!
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.

This Instant Pot pasta dish is the perfect go to meal when you are craving comfort food.

See how easy it is to make this comforting and delicious Copycat recipe in the Instant Pot? You may enjoy the Cheesecake Factory (I’m not their biggest fan to be honest) but I do enjoy a creamy pasta dish every now and again and this Instant Pot Cheesecake Factory Spicy Chipotle Chicken Pasta sure does hit the spot when the mood strikes.

About the author

Malika Bowling

Malika is the author of several books including Culinary Atlanta: Guide to the Best Restaurants, Markets, Breweries and More! and the founder of Roamilicious. She is also a Digital Marketing and Social Media Consultant. Follow us @Roamilicious on Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, and Pinterest for the content not shared on the blog. And don't forget to subscribe to our newsletter (subscribe box below) and never miss a contest, giveaway or the latest must visit restaurant!