Crack Chicken
By :Chop Secrets
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Votes: 39
Rating: 4.36
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Course Main Course
Cuisine Modern
Difficulty Easy
Duration 15-30 min
Cooking Technique Pressure Cook, Sauté
Main Ingredient Bacon, Chicken Breast, Cream Cheese
Prep Time 5 minutes
Cook Time 15 minutes
Servings
4 - 6 servings
Ingredients
  • 1/2 cup Water
  • 2 lbs boneless chicken breast
  • 8 ounce cream cheese cut into 6-8 pieces
  • 1 packet ranch seasoning
  • 1 cup Cheddar cheese shredded
  • 6 - 8 slices cooked bacon crumbled
  • 2 green onions diced (optional)
Course Main Course
Cuisine Modern
Difficulty Easy
Duration 15-30 min
Cooking Technique Pressure Cook, Sauté
Main Ingredient Bacon, Chicken Breast, Cream Cheese
Prep Time 5 minutes
Cook Time 15 minutes
Servings
4 - 6 servings
Ingredients
  • 1/2 cup Water
  • 2 lbs boneless chicken breast
  • 8 ounce cream cheese cut into 6-8 pieces
  • 1 packet ranch seasoning
  • 1 cup Cheddar cheese shredded
  • 6 - 8 slices cooked bacon crumbled
  • 2 green onions diced (optional)
Votes: 39
Rating: 4.36
Rate this recipe!
Instructions
  1. Pour water in the Instant Pot.
  2. Place chicken and cream cheese in an even layer and sprinkle ranch seasoning over the top.
  3. Using the display panel select the MANUAL or Pressure Cook function*. Use the +/- buttons and program the Instant Pot for 15 minutes.
  4. When the time is up, quick-release the remaining pressure.
  5. Carefully remove the chicken and shred.
  6. Using the display panel select CANCEL and then SAUTE . Whisk the cream cheese mixture thoroughly to break up any remaining cream cheese pieces.
  7. Return chicken to pot along with cheddar cheese. Mix thoroughly and then turn the pot off.
  8. Sprinkle with bacon and green onions and serve.
Recipe Notes

*If your Instant Pot does not have a MANUAL function, use the Pressure Cook function.

33 replies
  1. kmm011803
    kmm011803 says:

    Was very good. Served over egg noodles. Would use smaller/thinner breasts next time as one of the breasts didn’t cook through

  2. MrsTieman86
    MrsTieman86 says:

    We modified it a little, no onions, didnt shred the chicken I just used stir fry chicken from the store and added pasta! Husband approved!! Will make again!!

  3. Gordonmcds
    Gordonmcds says:

    A mazing!. I also added about two tbls of tomato paste before cooking the chicken. Served it over Rotini tosed with butter and garlic powder. Skipped the onions because I forgot to get them. Used applewood smoked thick cut bacon cooked in the oven. Maybe next time substitute chicken stock for the water. Used sharp cheddar cheese.

  4. Vpevey84
    Vpevey84 says:

    Absolutely loved it! Made white rice to pour it over and it was a complete hit! Made it twice in one week. Printed it out for our go to quick meal.

  5. Jfrye95
    Jfrye95 says:

    First recipe I ever cooked in the Instant Pot. So delicious & easy. Definitely a recipe that will be put into regular rotation.

  6. Amandab410
    Amandab410 says:

    Its delicious! And so simple. This was the first meal i cooked in my instant pot, will definitely have again! I added a bit too much cheese (probably close to 2 cups….heavy hand LOL) but it thickened nicely.

  7. wadeanddonna
    wadeanddonna says:

    I think it would have been good but too salty. I wonder if I used the wrong packet of ranch. I used Ranch Dips.

  8. Omelgares
    Omelgares says:

    We really liked this recipe though I might use 3/4 packet ranch instead of the whole packet, kinda salty! Also, I would put over pasta, rice, or cut rather than shred as by itself its rather mushy

  9. Ddorsey
    Ddorsey says:

    I can see why this is called Crack Chicken, it is that good. I served it over whole grain rice with quinoa. Will be making this again. Going to try adding hot sauce to make a buffalo chicken style sauce and serve it over pasta. Also, may try adding adding cajun seasoning to make cajun chicken over pasta.

  10. Clevegrrl
    Clevegrrl says:

    Good! Mods: chicken broth instead of water and a lil more of the ranch powder. Served over roasted cauliflower for the win.

  11. Loloht4u
    Loloht4u says:

    FANTASTIC!! As per another reviewers comment, I used chicken broth instead of water. I feel the 1 packet of ranch was plenty, and also used chicken tenders instead of breasts. Its definitely a 5 star recipe! I also think putting this on top of a baked potato would be phenomenal!

  12. kmbeesting
    kmbeesting says:

    Very good! We sauteed some steamed broccoli in with it and it mixed together well! We will definetley make this one again!

  13. Sonialee
    Sonialee says:

    Sooo good. I scooped it up with tostitos. Great as an appitizer too. Will try in a bed of rice next time.

  14. AFaulk
    AFaulk says:

    I mean, it’s okay. The name made me think it was going to be so good, it would be addictive. I put it over white rice and it was really just okay. Nothing spectacular, kid friendly though. In that respect, it was like the dish you’d make the kids because they wont eat the seabass the adults are eating. It was just a step or two above some jazzed up kraft mac and cheese. Wouldn’t make it again.

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