Go Back

Instant Pot Crack Chicken Recipe

This Instant Pot Crack Chicken Recipe is sure to be a family hit! Easy to make, full of chicken, bacon, and cheese served with pasta, veggies, buns, or rice!
Course Entree
Cuisine American
Keyword Chicken, chicken breast, crack chicken, cream cheese, dinner, easy dinner, Instant pot
Prep Time 15 minutes
Cook Time 15 minutes
Total Time 30 minutes
Servings 12
Author Jenny


  • 5 Chicken Breasts
  • 1 Lb of Bacon
  • 2 Cups Cheese
  • Ranch Seasoning
  • 16 Oz Cream Cheese
  • 2 Cups of Broth
  • Paprika
  • Salt
  • Pepper
  • Garlic Herb Seasoning


  1. Season your chicken breasts with paprika, salt, pepper, and Garlic herb
  2. Now we made this in an 8 Quart Instant Pot but it would easily also fit in a 6 Quart Instant Pot as well without a problem.

  3. Cut up and start to cook up your bacon on saute, now it cooked slowly with the whole pound in there so we ended up splitting it up to cook faster.

  4. Once your bacon is done remove the bacon from the pot and place it into a bowl.
  5. Brown your chicken breasts, we did do this in the bacon grease.  We did four breasts removed them then browned the one.
  6. When your breasts are done remove them from the Instant Pot.
  7. Pour in your broth and then use a whisk or spoon to scrape along the bottom and side to get the seasonings that were left behind.
  8. Put in your browned chicken breasts.
  9. Next drop in your cream cheese and then seasoning.
  10. Cover and seal with the lid.
  11. Set for high pressure for 15 minutes.
  12. Allow the Instant Pot to naturally release pressure.
  13. Take the lid off once the pressure is released, I may be paranoid I make sure by flipping the steamer nozzle one more time to make sure it is released.
  14. Remove the chicken and shred it, you can use bear claws we did it the old fashion way with a meat fork and regular fork.
  15. Next mix in the two cups of cheese into the broth mixture and then add back in the chicken.
  16. Keep some bacon on the side and then mix most of the bacon into the instant pot.
  17. Cover with the lid for 5 minutes to allow the cheeses to melt, and prep time for your other sides.
  18. Serve and enjoy!! We served over broccoli and on buns!

Recipe Notes

How To Serve Crack Chicken:

  • On a Brioche Bun with more cheese and bacon
    In a wrap
    Over pasta
    Over rice
    Serve on top of Broccoli
    Serve in a baked potato
    Over Quinoa
    As a dip to your crackers
    Serve over couscous 

Homemade Ranch Season Ingredients And Directions:

1 Tbsp Chives
3 Tsp Parsley
1 Tbsp Garlic Powder
1 Tbsp Onion Powder
2 Tsp Salt
1 Tsp Black Pepper