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Instant Pot Crack Chicken sandwich on a white plate

Instant Pot Crack Chicken

Instant Pot Crack Chicken for the ultimate moist and flavorful chicken you'll love in sandwiches, salads, or pasta. Made with simple ingredients and less than 20 minutes in the pressure cooker, it's perfect for busy weeknight dinners.
Course Appetizer, Main Entree
Cuisine American
Keyword Instant Pot Chicken Bacon Ranch, Instant Pot crack chicken
Prep Time 5 minutes
Cook Time 15 minutes
Total Time 20 minutes
Servings 6 Servings
Calories 424kcal
Author lalaine


  • 2 pounds boneless, skinless chicken breasts
  • 1 packet (1.5 ounces) dry Ranch seasoning mix
  • 1 block (8 ounces) cream cheese
  • 1/2 cup water or chicken broth
  • 1 cup shredded cheddar
  • 1 cup shredded Montery Jack cheese
  • 1/2 cup crisp bacon crumbles
  • 1/2 cup chopped green onions
  • pepper to taste


  • Trim chicken of excess fat. Rinse and pat dry.
  • In a pressure cooker insert, arrange chicken in a single layer. 
  • Add dry Ranch seasoning mix.
  • Place cream cheese on top of chicken.
  • Add water or broth.
  • Close the lid and set the valve to SEALING position seal the lid, Pressure cook on HIGH pressure for 15 minutes.
  • When the Instant Pot beeps, do a natural release for 5 minutes and then quick release.
  • Open the lid and turn on SAUTE mode on LOW (using LESS on the Instant Pot). 
  • Remove chicken from the pot and coarsely shred with two forks.
  • Return shredded chicken to the Instant Pot and add shredded cheese, bacon crumbles, and green onions.
  • Stir until well-distributed and mixture is nice and creamy. Season with pepper to taste, if desired. Serve immediately.


Calories: 424kcal | Carbohydrates: 7g | Protein: 50g | Fat: 19g | Saturated Fat: 9g | Cholesterol: 147mg | Sodium: 1353mg | Potassium: 768mg | Sugar: 2g | Vitamin A: 480IU | Vitamin C: 3.4mg | Calcium: 423mg | Iron: 1.1mg