Instant Pot Greek Chicken Pasta Salad is delicious and easy to make. Prep all the ingredients while pasta and chicken are cooking in an electric pressure cooker, then just mix and enjoy. Perfect for meal prepping, back-to school lunches, or work lunch.
If you do not have Instant Pot or wish not to use it, cook the pasta according to the package instructions. Also, season the chicken with Greek spices and cook using your preferred cooking method (stove or oven).
Cook pasta and chicken in Instant Pot
Slice the chicken breasts into long tenders, about 3-4 per each breast.
Place the prepared chicken on top of the pasta and sprinkle 1 teaspoon of Greek seasoning evenly over the chicken.
Pour 2 cups of water inside.
Close and lock the lid.
Turn the vent on the lid to the sealing position.
Press Manual or Pressure Cooker button (depending on your model) and using the arrow buttons set the cook time to 2 minutes. Depending on your Instant Pot model, it'll take around 8-11 minutes to come to pressure.
Once the Instant Pot beeps that the 2 minutes of cooking are done, do a natural pressure release for 10 minutes. This means that you do nothing for 10 minutes and just leave Instant Pot to slowly release pressure on its own.
After 10 minutes of natural release, do a quick release. This will take about 1-2 minutes.
Carefully remove the cooked chicken from atop the pasta and set aside to cool.
Drain the pasta and, optionally, rinse it in cold water to cool faster.
Make the dressing
Add all the ingredients for the dressing into a small jar and shake well until everything is mixed.
NOTE: feel free to double the amount of olive oil and lemon juice for more dressing.
Assemble Greek Chicken Pasta Salad
While the pasta and chicken are cooking, prepare the rest of the ingredients.
Once chicken is cooled, dice it into bite-sized pieces.
In a large bowl, combine all the ingredients, pour the dressing, and mix really well.
NOTE: It is important to buy pasta that cooks in about 8-11 minutes on the stove. Do NOT buy pasta that cooks in 3 minutes on the stove. Fast-cooking pasta will get mushy in Instant Pot.