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Pressure Cooker Cheesy Chicken Broccoli Pasta is a quick and easy dish perfect for a busy weeknight. This one-pot meal features pasta, chicken and broccoli covered in a thick and creamy cheese sauce, yielding a hearty comfort food that takes under 30 minutes to prepare.
Today I have another electric pressure cooker recipe for you. What a surprise, right! Before I share that with you I’m going to share my thoughts on the electric pressure cooker that I made it in, the FAGOR LUX Multi-Cooker.
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What is the FAGOR LUX Multi-Cooker?
The Fagor LUX All-in-One Multi Cooker is a Pressure Cooker, a Slow Cooker, and a Rice Cooker and even has a Yogurt Making program. It has 12 preset programs: pressure cook (high and low), slow cook (high and low), yogurt, white rice, brown rice, and risotto programs, as well as simmer, saute, steam and brown settings. There is also a keep warm and time delay function for added convenience. The LUX comes with a stainless steel removable pot that is dishwasher safe. The pressure cooking program drastically reduces cooking time. Food will maintain its natural color and flavor, while cooking your meals in up to 70% less time.
- Pressure Cooking: reduce your cooking time up to 70% compared to traditional cooking methods. Choose between high and low pressure to prepare a great variety of meals in minutes. Cook risotto in less than 10 minutes, chicken stock in 30 minutes and cheesecake in 25 minutes!
- Slow Cooking: prepare classics such as pot roasts, soups and stews. Choose Between high and low temperature settings. Add ingredients in the morning and dinner will be waiting for you.
- Rice Cooking: with three separate functions for White Rice, Brown Rice and Risotto, you will get perfectly cooked rice at the push of a button.
- Yogurt Maker: a new function for the LUX Multi-Cooker that allows you to safely pasteurize the milk and incubate your yogurt in one pot. You can also make Greek Yogurt!
Assist Cooking Functions
- Brown and Saute: allowing you to brown and saute your foods in the same pot before cooking.
- Simmer: extract flavors without boiling away the cooking liquid and deepen your sauces.
- Steam: cook your vegetables and fish with steam and preserve their nutrients during the cooking process.
- Keep Warm: launches at the end of your cooking time to ensure food will remain warm until the unit is shut off.
- Time Delay: allows you to delay cooking up to 6 hours
- 12 Easy-to-use preset buttons
- Pressure cooking time programmable up to 99 minutes
- Slow cooking time programmable up to 10 hours
- Automatically switches to keep warm once the cooking time is complete for up to 12 hours
- Self-locking lid that will not open while there is pressure inside the cooker for safety
What’s In The Box?
The 8-quart LUX Multi-Cooker that I received includes:
- FAGOR LUX electric pressure cooker
- stainless steel removable pot
- power cord
- stainless trivet
- user manual
- recipe booklet and a link to a digital download for an e-recipe book with more than 120 recipes
I use an electric pressure cooker numerous times each week, sometimes more than once per day. For a family of four or more, you need a 6-quart or 8-quart electric pressure cooker – nothing smaller will likely be truly appropriate for you in the long run particularly if you batch cook or meal prep. The generous 8-quart size manages recipes I typically cook in a 6-quart electric pressure cooker have turned out as expected, without any major difference in taste or texture.
The FAGOR LUX has come to pressure quickly each time that I’ve used it. As is the case with most electric pressure cookers today, the FAGOR LUX has a self-locking lid that won’t open while the unit has pressure. The LED screen is well-lit and easy to see. The buttons on the unit are soft to the touch, so you can actually feel that you’ve pressed them. Speaking of the buttons. The FAGOR LUX has a risotto setting! You all know risotto isn’t just any old rice, and you know how much time and effort it can take to cook on the stove. Game changer for you risotto lovers! Love yogurt and want to try making your own? The FAGOR LUX has a yogurt setting too! Another thing about the buttons. If you’re familiar with my electric pressure cooker recipes, you know I almost always give instructions like cook on manual high pressure. Some people get confused by the settings. There’s no need for confusion, if you aren’t sure which setting to use on the FAGOR LUX just use the high pressure button.
The cooking pot of the FAGOR LUX is stainless steel. I myself do like a nonstick cooking surface, no matter where or how I’m cooking. The stainless steel is resilient, I have found that by using a little olive oil with foods that might stick I have completely avoided any difficulties cleaning. The stainless steel pot is dishwasher safe, should you prefer to wash larger items that way.
Most of the electric pressure cookers that I have are 6-quart models. The FAGOR LUX 8-quart is surprisingly light considering its size, it weighs no more than some of my 6-quart models. This is a huge advantage for people who struggle to pick up, move or hold larger, heaver items.
I love that the FAGOR LUX has three color options – silver, copper and champagne – making it a bit easier for everyone to discover how useful this electric pressure cooker is without compromising their decor or style preference.
If you’re ready to streamline your kitchen by replacing several other appliances like your slow cooker, you can’t beat an electric pressure cooker. It will let you reduce the number of appliances on your counter or on a shelf, cook your food more quickly, and most importantly, give you great tasting food that no other appliance can give you with as little effort in as little time.
And now, here’s that recipe – Pressure Cooker Cheesy Chicken Broccoli Pasta!
Pressure Cooker Cheesy Chicken Broccoli Pasta
Looking for a filling comfort food that everyone will enjoy? This Pressure Cooker Cheesy Chicken Broccoli Pasta recipe is the answer! Preparing this meal in an electric pressure cooker makes it a one-pot meal that won’t heat up the kitchen. Should you have leftovers, add a splash of milk or pat of butter when you’re rehating. This dish will become a favorite with everyone in your family! Here’s how I make Pressure Cooker Cheesy Chicken Broccoli Pasta.
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- electric pressure cooker (I used a FAGOR 8 Qt LUX Multicooker)
- measuring cups
- measuring spoons
- silicone cooking spoon
- 1.25 lb chicken breast
- 16 oz large shells
- 4 cups chicken broth
- 1/2 cup water
- 10 oz frozen broccoli cuts
- 12 oz shredded sharp cheddar cheese
- 8 oz sour cream and onion
- olive oil
- salt and pepper for serving
Ready to make some Pressure Cooker Cheesy Chicken Broccoli Pasta?
Set the pressure cooker to the saute setting and then place a thin layer of olive oil into the bottom of the pot.
Place the chicken into the pot, seasoning both sides as you saute it.
When the chicken is about a third of the way cooked, take each piece out and dice the chicken, then return it to the pot to finish cooking.
When the chicken is cooked, remove it from the pot and set aside.
Pour a cup of chicken broth into the pot, taking a moment to scrape the bottom of the pot with the spoon to loosen any chicken that stuck.
Put the pasta into the pot and then pour the rest of the chicken broth into the pot.
Try to cover as much of the pasta with the broth as possible, which should be all of it or almost all of it.
Place the cooked chicken back into the pot.
Set the frozen broccoli on top of the pasta.
Set the pressure cooker to cook on high pressure for 4 minutes.
Once the cooking cycle has finished, do a quick pressure release.
Add the shredded cheese to the pot and stir well until all of the cheese has melted.
Add the sour cream to the mixture and stir well.
Grab some big pasta bowls and serve immediately with salt and pepper to taste.