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Instant Pot Crack Chicken in white bowl

Instant Pot Crack Chicken Recipe | Low Carb Keto Friendly

  • Author: Melissa Riker
  • Prep Time: 15 min
  • Cook Time: 20 min
  • Total Time: 35 minutes
  • Yield: 6 1x
  • Category: dinner
  • Method: pressure cooker
  • Cuisine: American


Crack Chicken is a deliciously cheesy, bacon, and ranch flavored combination that will become an instant favorite. Enjoy over rice, pasta, or on its own for a keto-friendly low carb comfort food!


  • 8 pieces thick cut bacon, chopped into 1” pieces
  • 2 pounds boneless chicken breast
  • 1 cup chicken broth
  • 1 ounce packet of ranch seasoning
  • 16 ounces cream cheese, softened
  • 3/4 cup shredded Mexican cheese
  • 1/4 cup green onion, chopped
  • rice, pasta, or cauliflower rice for serving if desired


  1. Turn Instant Pot to saute mode and cook bacon until crisp. Remove bacon from Instant Pot and remove grease.
  2. Return bacon to Instant Pot and add chicken, broth, and ranch seasoning. Stir to mix.
  3. Seal the Instant Pot and close the vent. Choose manual mode and set timer for 12 minutes.
  4. Allow the Instant Pot to release pressure naturally for 10 minutes then vent the valve to release remaining steam.
  5. Shred chicken with two forks.
  6. Return the Instant Pot to Saute Mode and add cream cheese. Stir until melted.
  7. Serve over rice or pasta if desired and top with shredded cheese and green onion.


  • to thin the sauce, add chicken broth or water
  • to thicken the sauce make a cornstarch slurry (tablespoon of cornstarch in 3 tablespoons of cold water) and add to the pot, stir until thickened
  • feel free to substitute homemade ranch seasoning if you are worried about sodium content

Keywords: crack chicken, ranch, bacon, instant pot