Instant Pot Buffalo Chicken Pasta Recipe can be ready in less than an hour and served with a vegetable for a quick weeknight dinner.  The buffalo sauce and cream cheese mixed together makes a perfect sauce for this dish that everyone will love!

The entire family will love this simple instant pot buffalo chicken pasta recipe. Everything cooks in the pressure cooker so this is a great one pot meal.

You will need a pressure cooker for this Buffalo Chicken Pasta Pressure Cooker Recipe.

I use an 8 quart Instant Pot because I have a large family but the 6 quart instant pot would be sufficient for a family of 4-5 people.  I personally have an Instant Pot and I love it.

You can find the Instant pot on sale here.  This pressure cooker is a complete game changer and has completely changed dinner time at my house!

It is perfect for frozen food or meals that normally take a while. You can toss everything in and have dinner ready in no time at all but your meal will taste like it was cooking in a slow cooker all day.

The instant has saved me on many days when I forgot to defrost something for dinner!

I am not exaggerating when I say it truly has changed meal time around here. We love ours and it makes cooking simple and easy.

The instant pot also has great accessories as well.  These accessories help the pressure cooker make even more amazing food.

The entire family will love this simple instant pot buffalo chicken pasta recipe. Everything cooks in the pressure cooker so this is a great one pot meal.

What is needed to make this Easy Buffalo Chicken Pasta Recipe? 

I love this creamy buffalo chicken pasta instant pot because it’s made with ingredients that I have heard of and probably already have in my pantry.  The hot sauce in this recipe adds a delicious flavor that makes this buffalo chicken pasta bake unique.

  • 2 boneless skinless chicken
  • 3 cups chicken broth
  • ½ cup buffalo wing sauce
  • 1 tablespoon ranch dressing mix (packet kind)
  • 1 teaspoon minced garlic
  • ½ teaspoon pepper
  • 8 ounces cream cheese
  • 1 cup shredded sharp cheddar
  • 2 tablespoon corn starch + 2 tablespoon water
  • 16 ounces fettuccine noodles
  • Chopped cilantro for garnish (optional)
The entire family will love this simple instant pot buffalo chicken pasta recipe. Everything cooks in the pressure cooker so this is a great one pot meal.

How do you make Buffalo Ranch Chicken Pasta Instant Pot?

The instant pot makes this recipe easy to create in no time at all.  First, you put the chicken, broth, seasonings and wing sauce in the instant pot together and cook on high pressure for 30 minutes.

Then you do a quick release on the instant pot.  Remove the chicken and shred the cooked chicken.

The entire family will love this simple instant pot buffalo chicken pasta recipe. Everything cooks in the pressure cooker so this is a great one pot meal.

Next you thicken the sauce with the corn starch mixture and stir in the cream cheese and shredded cheese to make the creamy cheesy sauce.

Then you add in the pasta and chicken mixture back to the instant pot and cook on high pressure for 2 minutes.  When this cook time is up, do another quick release and thoroughly stir all the ingredients together.

It really is that simple.  You are going to love this one pot buffalo chicken pasta!

The entire family will love this simple instant pot buffalo chicken pasta recipe. Everything cooks in the pressure cooker so this is a great one pot meal.

What do you serve with this easy buffalo chicken pasta? 

I like to keep things simple when I make this recipe.  This is a one pot meal, so I never want to add any more dishes.  Another reason that I enjoy the instant pot is that the removable insert is dishwasher safe so clean up is a breeze.

I usually serve this with a green vegetable or a salad on a busy evening. You can also learn how to steam broccoli in the microwave for a quick and easy side dish.  We also love these delicious roasted green beans.

This buffalo chicken mac and cheese instant pot recipe is so good that you don’t really need anything else fancy to serve with it.

You can also top this pasta with blue cheese crumbles which would taste delicious on this instant pot buffalo chicken pasta recipe. 

The entire family will love this simple instant pot buffalo chicken pasta recipe. Everything cooks in the pressure cooker so this is a great one pot meal.

You can also try buffalo chicken pasta pressure cooker recipe with other types of chicken.

This easy buffalo chicken pasta would also taste amazing with ground chicken or chicken thighs if you do not have chicken breasts available.  I usually use whichever I have on hand or is on sale at my local grocery store.

By shopping when things are on sale I save money on groceries and it really helps our budget. Saving money and feeding a big family can be accomplished.

I cut our grocery bill by 50% off by following these 8 Tips for for Saving Money on Groceries by Menu Planning! Save that money for something else!

The entire family will love this simple instant pot buffalo chicken pasta recipe. Everything cooks in the pressure cooker so this is a great one pot meal.

Try different types of pasta with this Buffalo Ranch Chicken Pasta instant pot recipe.

It is so easy to swap pasta. We typically use fettuccine noodles but use what you have.

I often use what is on sale that week at the grocery store or what I already have in my pantry.  This might be fettuccine noodles, penne or bow tie pasta.

This recipe is delicious and any pasta choice tastes great in it.

The entire family will love this simple instant pot buffalo chicken pasta recipe. Everything cooks in the pressure cooker so this is a great one pot meal.

Can you make easy buffalo chicken pasta in the crock pot? 

If you don’t have a pressure cooker yet, this recipe can be made in the crock pot.  Cook the chicken, wing sauce, seasonings and broth in the crock pot on low for 6-8 hours.

Shred the chicken and then mix in the cream cheese and shredded cheese in the slow cooker during the last 30 minutes of the cook time with the other sauce.  Stir in cooked pasta once the sauce is fully mixed together and your buffalo chicken pasta bake will be ready to serve!

The entire family will love this simple instant pot buffalo chicken pasta recipe. Everything cooks in the pressure cooker so this is a great one pot meal.

You can even make buffalo chicken pasta pressure cooker recipe with frozen chicken breasts. 

Forgot to take out your chicken from the freezer to defrost? No worries when you use the pressure cooker.  You can put the chicken in the pressure cooker frozen and this recipe will still turn out perfectly.

Dinner is still ready in a pinch.

The entire family will love this simple instant pot buffalo chicken pasta recipe. Everything cooks in the pressure cooker so this is a great one pot meal.

Tips when making this instant pot buffalo chicken pasta recipe. 

This recipe is already simple to make.  This buffalo ranch chicken pasta instant pot recipe can be converted to a freezer meal.  I would put all the ingredients except the pasta, cream cheese and shredded cheese in a freezer bag.

Then the day I’m preparing this meal, I would put the freezer bag ingredients in the instant to start the recipe.

This creamy buffalo chicken pasta instant pot is also great for pot luck dinners.  You can make this recipe in a large quantity and the flavor is so good that everyone there will want more!

The entire family will love this simple instant pot buffalo chicken pasta recipe. Everything cooks in the pressure cooker so this is a great one pot meal.

Buffalo Ranch Chicken Pasta Instant Pot Recipe gets dinner on the table fast!

The buffalo sauce, ranch dressing mix and cream cheese combination has a great flavor and creates a unique meal that your friends and family will enjoy.  I hope you try instant pot buffalo chicken pasta recipe soon! 

The entire family will love this simple instant pot buffalo chicken pasta recipe. Everything cooks in the pressure cooker so this is a great one pot meal.

Print this Buffalo Chicken Pasta Pressure Cooker recipe below:

Instant Pot Buffalo Chicken Pasta

5 from 2 votes
The entire family will love this simple instant pot buffalo chicken pasta recipe. Everything cooks in the pressure cooker so this is a great one pot meal.
Prep Time 10 mins
Cook Time 40 mins
Total Time 50 mins
Servings 6
Cuisine American
Course Main Course
Calories 575
Author Eating on a Dime

Ingredients

  • 2 boneless skinless chicken
  • 3 cups chicken broth
  • 1/2 cup buffalo wing sauce
  • 1 tablespoon ranch dressing mix packet kind
  • 1 teaspoon minced garlic
  • 1/2 teaspoon pepper
  • 8 ounces cream cheese
  • 1 cup shredded sharp cheddar
  • 2 tablespoon corn starch
  • 2 tbsp water
  • 16 ounces fettuccine noodles
  • Chopped cilantro for garnish optional

Instructions

  • Place chicken, broth, buffalo sauce, and seasonings in the Instant pot.
  • Set the pressure to 30 minutes.
  • Do a quick release to release the pressure.
  • Remove chicken to shred with two forks
  • Set aside chicken
  • Whisk together corn starch and water and add to Instant pot
  • Add in cream cheese and shredded cheese
  • Whisk until cheese and cream cheese is all combined, smooth, and melted
  • Break the pasta in half and Place the pasta in the Instant pot uncooked
  • return the chicken and stir to combine.
  • Cover and Set the valve to sealing.
  • Set the pressure for 2 minutes.
  • When finished, do a quick release to release the pressure.
  • Stir to combine.
  • Garnish with fresh parsley if desired and serve immediately

Nutrition Facts

Calories 575kcal, Carbohydrates 61g, Protein 28g, Fat 24g, Saturated Fat 12g, Cholesterol 148mg, Sodium 1134mg, Potassium 495mg, Fiber 2g, Sugar 2g, Vitamin A 755IU, Vitamin C 0.4mg, Calcium 206mg, Iron 2.1mg

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  1. Did you use frozen or fresh chicken breasts? I’m new to the Instant Pot – 30 minutes seems like a long time for fresh chicken. And was it high or low pressure? Thanks!

  2. I use frozen chicken breasts and I cook on high pressure. Thank you Jennifer!

  3. I’m not sure why. Make sure you put the broth on the bottom of the instant pot, but with 3 cups of broth, I’m not sure why you would be getting the burn notice. If it continues to be an issue, I recommend reaching out to Instant Pot as it might be an issue with your appliance. Thank you.

  4. 5 stars
    This is our go to recipe. I like to make it on Sundays while the Eagles game is on ( no Carson Wentz jokes please lol). It has the Buffalo sauce taste that my family likes but it’s more of a nourishing Meal which I like. When I got the instant pot last year for Christmas I didn’t really know how to use it until I found Carrie on Pinterest. I love this recipe because it makes me look like I know what I’m doing. Crumbled blue cheese is a must no cilantro for the Troia family .happy holidays!?