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Instant Pot Crack Chicken Recipe

Need an easy Instant Pot recipe? This Instant Pot Crack Chicken is for you! Crack Chicken ingredients include all of your favorites - bacon, chicken, cream cheese. You can't go wrong. This easy dinner is a win in my book! 
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Course: Main Course
Cuisine: American
Prep Time: 15 minutes
Cook Time: 20 minutes
Total Time: 35 minutes
Servings: 6


  • 1 lb bacon diced in pieces, raw
  • 4 chicken breasts 2 whole cut in half
  • 1/2 cup chicken broth
  • 1 package Hidden Valley Buttermilk Recipe ranch dressing mix
  • 8 oz cream cheese
  • 1/2 cup mayonnaise more or less to taste
  • 2 cups shredded cheddar cheese
  • Chopped green onions to taste, I use about 3 stems worth


  • Turn Instant Pot to sauté mode on high - Once it says 'Hot', add diced bacon and cook until done.
  • Turn the Instant Pot off and remove the cooked bacon to a plate
  • Drain the bacon grease from the Instant Pot.
  • Place chicken breasts and cream cheese in the instant pot.
  • Pour chicken broth over the chicken and cream cheese mixture.
  • Sprinkle with ranch powder mix.
  • Close the lid and make sure the lid is sealed.
  • Cook on manual setting on high pressure for 15 minutes.
  • Once the Instant Pot is done on high pressure, use natural pressure release for 5 minutes and then do a quick release (careful not to get in the way of the steam).
  • Remove chicken to a large bowl to shred (I use my hand mixer for this - this is my favorite hand mixer and it's on sale! )
  • Turn the Instant Pot back to sauté mode and whisk the cream cheese to thicken and cream.
  • Add the chicken back in the Instant Pot along with the mayonnaise.
  • Stir the chicken, cheese and mayo until it is all combined and then top with the shredded cheese, reserved bacon and green onions.
  • Serve on the best buns you can find and ENJOY!