Bacon Ranch Chicken Sandwiches
By :The I Love My Instant Pot Affordable Meals by Alieen Clark
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This creamy cheesy chicken dish is so tasty, it’s hard not to come back for seconds. If you do find yourself with leftovers, try it over salad or on crackers.
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Votes: 11
Rating: 3.91
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Prep Time 5 minutes
Cook Time 20 minutes
Servings
6 servings
Ingredients
  • 1/2 pound bacon chopped
  • 1 cup chicken broth
  • 1 oz ranch seasoning packet
  • 1 pound chicken breasts boneless and skinless
  • 8 oz cream cheese package
  • 1 tbsp cornstarch
  • 1/2 cup shredded sharp cheddar cheese
  • 1/4 cup sliced green onions
  • 6 hamburger buns
Prep Time 5 minutes
Cook Time 20 minutes
Servings
6 servings
Ingredients
  • 1/2 pound bacon chopped
  • 1 cup chicken broth
  • 1 oz ranch seasoning packet
  • 1 pound chicken breasts boneless and skinless
  • 8 oz cream cheese package
  • 1 tbsp cornstarch
  • 1/2 cup shredded sharp cheddar cheese
  • 1/4 cup sliced green onions
  • 6 hamburger buns
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Votes: 11
Rating: 3.91
Rate this recipe!
Instructions
  1. Press Sauté button.
  2. Place chopped bacon into Instant Pot® and cook 5 minutes until browned. Remove bacon and place in between two paper towels. Reserve some for garnishing later.
  3. Pour broth into Instant Pot® to deglaze bottom of pot.
  4. Whisk ranch seasoning packet into broth. Place chicken in pot and top with cream cheese.
  5. Close lid and set pressure release to Sealing.
  6. Press Manual or Pressure Cook button and adjust time to 15 minutes.
  7. When the timer beeps, allow pressure to release naturally for 10 minutes and then quick release remaining pressure. Unlock lid and remove it.
  8. Remove chicken and shred with two forks.
  9. While chicken is removed, whisk 1 tablespoon cornstarch into sauce.
  10. Return chicken and bacon to the pot and mix until evenly coated with the sauce.
  11. Top with Cheddar, green onions, and reserved bacon. Serve on hamburger buns.
Recipe Notes

PER SERVING CALORIES: 566 | FAT: 35g | PROTEIN: 31g | SODIUM: 1,052mg FIBER: 1g | CARBOHYDRATES: 29g | SUGAR: 5g

18 replies
  1. Inngee
    Inngee says:

    Pretty good! I used four chicken breasts, 3/4 cup broth, 1/2 lb bacon and the ratio was perfect. Made my own ranch seasoning instead of packaged and it still ended up a bit salty, so reduce the salt if you can. It was a big hit for adults and kids alike!

  2. Leta Collie
    Leta Collie says:

    Nice taste! I had to use 3 T of cornstarch and heat on saute to thicken the sauce. Definitely worth making again! Its a “sloppy joe” for chicken lovers!
    I used Lower Sodium precooked bacon to cut down on salt and grease.

  3. Ruth
    Ruth says:

    We loved this, modified slightly for what I had on hand. I used 5 frozen skinless boneless chicken thighs’ Manual 20 minutes. Had Smoked Gouda. It turned out pretty loose so I ate mine open face on bread. My husband actually ate in a sub roll but it was pretty messy. I may try it over pasta next time. I also used thick sliced bacon and I think I had more than half a pound. Next time I would remove more of the bacon grease before the rest of the cooking.

  4. Azhellcat83
    Azhellcat83 says:

    My family devoured this meal. My husband who hates ranch tired it and said it was really good (that is huge). I may ease up on the ranch next time. But so nice not to have leftovers!

  5. Beckyjnickle
    Beckyjnickle says:

    Question. Im cooking this now and wasnt sure if i should drain the bacon grease or not. What did you all do?

  6. Jmortvedt
    Jmortvedt says:

    Good for a meal. Took way longer than 25 min… like an hour! A few notes. After you saute the bacon, drain the grease before you add the chicken broth. I also heard it is salty so i used less bacon and ranch packet. Family liked it. I plan to make leftovers over pasta.

  7. AimeeLS
    AimeeLS says:

    Great texture and worked perfectly,
    but I found it mainly tasted of cream cheese, which isnt bad, but isnt what I was going for. Next time I will use cheddar or something, and double the amount of ranch dressing to get more of the cheesy-garlic flavor I wanted.

  8. Gary Azera
    Gary Azera says:

    The chicken shredded very nicely but the cream cheese does over power the dish. I added some spices for variety

  9. Sierra_sinner
    Sierra_sinner says:

    I made this. Did not know if I should drain the bacon grease, so I left it. Turned out great. Followed all directions and times. Family liked it. No leftovers!!

  10. NotREALLYputtingmyselfouthere
    NotREALLYputtingmyselfouthere says:

    I’m just gonna put myself out here…when you get to the cream cheese part, “top” means “spread”. I am 1) the WORST at cooking and 2) I’ve only had this thing for 2 weeks. This is the 3rd thing I’ve cooked in it.

  11. Kaitspot
    Kaitspot says:

    Delicious! Next time i’d use less broth. Used ranch dressing instead of seasoning. Cooking took longer than suggestion but overall good meal!

  12. Jarred_jeep
    Jarred_jeep says:

    This was bland and the sauce turned out to be too wet. We will not be doing this one again. If you choose to cook this pump up the flavor and apply the sauce in a separate bowl.

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