This Pesto Chicken Pasta recipe was hosted by Power Pressure Cooker XL. All opinions are our own. | I’m going to let you in on a little secret. I’ve spent my whole life cooking and loving it, but I’ve never used a pressure cooker. Why? The reason is quite simple. I’m terrified of blowing up my house. I even told the folks at Power Pressure Cooker XL™ as much when they contacted me.
Their response? “Perfect! We want to show you how easy it is!”
So I agreed, and here I am. A brand new believer, and a brand new lover of easy 10-minute Pesto Chicken Pasta.
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10-Minute Pesto Chicken Pasta
- 6 small boneless, skinless chicken breasts
- 2 cups dry gemelli pasta
- 1 8-ounce jar pesto
- 1 28-ounce can tomatoes (diced or crushed)
- 2 cups fresh baby spinach
- 1 cup chicken broth
- salt and pepper, to taste
- grated Parmesan, if desired
- Combine all ingredients in pressure cooker. Stir to combine. Cook on soup/stew setting for 10 minutes according to pressure cooker directions.
- Serve immediately. Top with grated Parmesan, if desired.
Not Your Grandma’s Pressure Cooker
I’m not sure if pressure cookers were ever really known for being unsafe, but that’s the idea I had in my head. After one use, I realized that this was not at all the machine I thought it was. It’s basically just as easy to use as a slow cooker, but much, much faster. Power Pressure Cooker XL includes lots of safety features, a thorough instruction manual, and online videos to help you get started if you’re a little skittish.
I named him Vader. Seems fitting, right?
Since the whole point of this new venture was to help me get dinner on the table on busy weeknights when anything beyond sandwiches or pizza seems impossible, I started with something pretty simple. A chicken and pasta dish that I knew both my husband and my kids would love.
And how can you go wrong with a jar of pesto? We always seem to have one or two in the pantry, and pesto is a great way to add loads of flavor to almost anything. Added to a few chicken breasts, dry pasta, tomato sauce and a big bunch of fresh baby spinach, it made for a delicious meal in ten minutes flat.
Seriously. Ten minutes. That was it. The chicken was done. The pasta was perfectly al dente. I kid you not. TEN MINUTES.
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I’m still kind of in awe that all I have to do is put the lid on and the Power Pressure Cooker XL does its high-power magic. A few words from my brand sponsor describe the benefits:
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- Tender, crisp vegetables with intact fiber
- Cheaper cuts of meat transformed into juicy perfection
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- Meat, fish, vegetables, beans, rice, soup or stews can all quickly be cooked to perfection!
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