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Instant Pot Bacon Ranch Chicken Casserole

Instant Pot Bacon Ranch Chicken Casserole is a delightful blend of bacon, creamy ranch sauce, rich cheeses, tender noodles, and chicken.
Course Main Course
Cuisine American
Keyword Instant Pot Bacon Ranch Chicken Casserole
Prep Time 30 minutes
Cook Time 8 minutes
Total Time 38 minutes
Servings 4 servings
Calories 859kcal
Author Catalina Castravet

Ingredients

  • 2 lbs boneless skinless chicken thighs cubed – or chicken breasts
  • 8 oz cream cheese softened
  • 9 strips bacon diced
  • 2 tablespoons olive oil
  • 2 tablespoons ranch seasoning dry mix
  • 2 cups chicken broth
  • 5 cups egg noodles uncooked
  • 1/2 cup sweet peas frozen
  • 2 cloves garlic minced
  • 1/2 onion diced
  • 1 1/2 cup cheddar cheese shredded

Instructions

  • Set Instant Pot to saute mode on High and add olive oil and bacon.
  • Cook for a few minutes until bacon crispy. Set aside half of the bacon on a plate.
  • Next, add garlic and onion, and sauce.
  • Add cubed chicken and cook until no longer pink and lightly browned.
  • Turn off/cancel sauce mode. Scrape with a wooden spoon any bits of meat off the bottom of the pot.
  • Sprinkle ranch seasoning packet on top of bacon and chicken and mix gently.
  • Cut cream cheese into cubes and place on top of the chicken mixture.
  • Add 1 cup of chicken broth.
  • Close lid and steam valve and set to high pressure for 5 minutes, followed by a quick release when done cooking.
  • Open the IP when the valve drops, stir well.
  • Add the frozen peas, then uncooked small egg noodles, and then the remaining chicken broth on top of the noodles.
  • Gently stir just a bit.
  • Close lid and steam valve and set to high pressure for 3 minutes, followed. by a. quick release when the IP beeps.
  • If you want the sauce thicker turn IP to saute again to reduce the liquid.
  • Add cheddar cheese on top and cover with the lid for 5 mins to melt.
  • Garnish with chopped green onion and serve.

Nutrition

Calories: 859kcal | Carbohydrates: 48g | Protein: 73g | Fat: 51g | Saturated Fat: 18g | Polyunsaturated Fat: 7g | Monounsaturated Fat: 21g | Trans Fat: 1g | Cholesterol: 328mg | Sodium: 2059mg | Potassium: 1096mg | Fiber: 3g | Sugar: 6g | Vitamin A: 644IU | Vitamin C: 16mg | Calcium: 314mg | Iron: 4mg