Instant Pot Crack Chicken

The other night, Trevor came home and said he read a recipe for something called Crack Chicken and wanted to make it. Who am I to argue with a name like that?! So he went and bought all the ingredients and then…ran out of time to make it… so the next day, I decided to surprise him by making it. I had everything to make it with after all!

I started by dumping the ingredients into the Instant Pot – easy so far! I let the IP do its thing and then shredded the chicken using the stand mixer (it’s the best trick to get it perfectly shredded every time!). I served it with some yummy toppings over fresh bread.

Sounds like a big old nothing, right? When I tell you this chicken is unreal, it’s UNREAL! It is creamy, it has texture, it has a BOLD flavor – it’s delicious. This is one of the few meals I’ve made recently that both my girls have loved. This is a big big win! I’ll definitely be making this again and I hope you will too. Let me know what you think in the comments below!

Happy cooking!

Instant Pot Crack Chicken

  • Servings: 4
  • Difficulty: easy
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  • 4 boneless, skinless chicken breasts
  • 1 (8-ounce) package cream cheese
  • 1 packet Ranch seasoning
  • 1/2 cup water
  • 2 teaspoons cornstarch
  • 1 cup shredded cheddar cheese
  • 6 slices bacon, cooked and crumbled
  • 2 green onions


  1. Place chicken and cream cheese in Instant Pot. Sprinkle ranch seasoning over the top and add 1/2 cup water. Close Instant Pot and set to High Pressure for 15 minutes. Be sure you turn the valve to “sealing”. Once done, do a quick pressure release. Once pin drops, remove the lid. img_1691
  2. Remove about 2 to 3 teaspoons of liquid from the pot and place in a small bowl to cool. Remove chicken to a cutting board and shred.
  3. Turn Instant Pot to “Saute” mode and whisk the liquid vigorously to break up the cream cheese. When liquid comes to a simmer, stir the cornstarch into the 2 to 3 teaspoons of liquid you removed from the pot. (It should no longer be hot. If it is, stir the cornstarch into 2 to 3 teaspoons of cold water instead.) Add cornstarch mixture to the Instant Pot. Cook and whisk until it thickens.img_1693
  4. Then add chicken back to pot along with cheddar cheese. Turn Instant Pot off.
  5. Sprinkle bacon and green onions on top and serve. Enjoy! img_1716

 Original recipe can be found here


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