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crack chicken on bun next to chips.

Instant Pot Crack Chicken

Crack Chicken is a total flavor bomb, made with cream cheese, ranch, cheddar, and bacon. It's beyond simple to make since everything just gets tossed in the Instant Pot and guests always ask to take the recipe home.
Course Main Course
Cuisine American
Keyword chicken, easy chicken recipes, easy Instant Pot recipes
Prep Time 5 minutes
Cook Time 10 minutes
Pressure Build Up & Release 20 minutes
Total Time 35 minutes
Servings 8
Calories 416kcal


  • 2 pounds boneless, skinless chicken breasts
  • ½ cup chicken broth
  • 8 ounces cream cheese
  • 1 ounce ranch seasoning mix
  • 8 slices bacon fried and crumbled
  • 1 ½ cups shredded cheddar
  • 4 green onions chopped


  • Add the chicken, chicken broth, brick of cream cheese, and ranch seasoning to the Instant Pot.
  • Place the lid on the Instant Pot and set the valve to sealing.
  • Cook on high pressure for 10 minutes.
  • Let pressure release naturally for 10 minutes and then quick release any remaining pressure.
  • Remove the chicken from the pot and shred with a fork.
  • Whisk the liquid and cream cheese together in the pot until smooth and creamy.
  • Return the chicken to the pot along with the cheddar, bacon, and green onions. Stir to combine.



We like to serve this chicken on a bun, but it's also good over mashed potatoes or as a dip for chips or crackers. 
The cream cheese may look funny when you open the Instant Pot, but it will smooth out into a creamy sauce as you whisk it back together.


Calories: 416kcal | Carbohydrates: 4g | Protein: 34g | Fat: 28g | Saturated Fat: 14g | Polyunsaturated Fat: 2g | Monounsaturated Fat: 9g | Trans Fat: 1g | Cholesterol: 141mg | Sodium: 820mg | Potassium: 551mg | Fiber: 1g | Sugar: 1g | Vitamin A: 695IU | Vitamin C: 4mg | Calcium: 193mg | Iron: 1mg