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Pressure Cooker - Instant Pot Crack Chicken

Easy Instant Pot Crack Chicken

Instant Pot Crack Chicken made with chicken, cheese, bacon and Ranch is basically a meal on steroids, so good that you will keep coming back for more.

Course Main Course
Cuisine American
Keyword Crack Chicken
Prep Time 15 minutes
Cook Time 30 minutes
Total Time 45 minutes
Servings 6 servings
Calories 472 kcal
Author Catalina Castravet


  • 10 slices bacon cooked
  • 2.5 lbs chicken breast boneless and skinless
  • 1 8 oz cream cheese package cubed
  • 1/2 package Ranch dressing mix use more or less depending on your taste
  • 1 tablespoon minced garlic
  • 1 teaspoon paprika
  • 1 teaspoon onion powder
  • 1 cup chicken broth
  • 8 oz cheddar cheese shredded

Serve with:

  • 6 hamburger buns
  • Chopped green onions


Cook Bacon:

  1. You can use already cooked bacon or you can cook your own. Preheat oven to 400°F.

  2. Arrange a rack in the lower third of the oven. Line 1 baking sheet with aluminum foil. Lay the bacon onto a baking sheet in a single layer.

  3. Bake until the bacon is deep golden-brown and crispy, 15 to 20 minutes. Begin checking around 12 minutes to monitor how quickly the bacon is cooking. Remove from oven and set aside.

Cook Chicken:

  1. Add chicken and cream cheese to the Instant Pot.
  2. Sprinkle with Ranch Dressing Mix, add minced garlic, onion powder and paprika.
  3. Pour in chicken broth.
  4. Close lid and pressure cook at High Pressure for 15 minutes + 10 minutes Natural Release. Turn off the heat. Release the remaining pressure. Open the lid.
  5. Remove chicken from Instant Pot and place it into a large bowl or onto a chopping board. Using two forks shred the chicken.
  6. Switch Instant Pot to Sauté mode and whisk the cream cheese mixture until well combined.
  7. Add shredded cheddar cheese and stir to combine until the cheese is melted.
  8. Turn off the Instant Pot and add the shredded chicken. Stir well to fully combine the chicken with the cheese sauce.
  9. Stir in bacon pieces if wanted and serve on hamburger buns with extra bacon, cheese and green onions.

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Nutrition Facts
Easy Instant Pot Crack Chicken
Amount Per Serving (0 g)
Calories 472 Calories from Fat 207
% Daily Value*
Fat 23g35%
Saturated Fat 8g50%
Cholesterol 153mg51%
Sodium 1402mg61%
Potassium 890mg25%
Carbohydrates 26g9%
Fiber 1g4%
Sugar 3g3%
Protein 58g116%
Vitamin A 315IU6%
Vitamin C 6mg7%
Calcium 247mg25%
Iron 2.6mg14%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.