So I finally did it! I tried the Crack Chicken Recipe for the Instant Pot. Instant Pot Crack Chicken needs a warning label. I am not a big meat eater but I could not stop eating this dish, it truly is addicting.
Ranch, cheese, bacon, and chicken all in one dish who could ask for more? I hope you enjoy this as much as I did. Please check out my 20 MUST HAVE Instant pot recipes.
Serve up this rich, creamy, and highly addictive Instant Pot Crack Chicken tonight! This Instant Pot recipe is one of the most popular recipes on my blog to date, and for good reason. Creamy, cheesy, salty bacon, ranch, and tender chicken all in one dish! Who could ask for more?
I will be honest I tend to get in a dinner rut. I stick to a handful of recipes, get burned out and then am left scratching my head. One of the recipes I have now added to the rotation is my crack chicken. It is the perfect bold and vibrant dish that helps me get energized about dinner time. My husband gets excited, and we both gobble it right up.
If you love Crack Chicken you will also love my Crack Chicken Pasta
Delicious Instant Pot Crack Chicken
We love crack chicken so much I have made it in a variety of ways. If you are like me and want to branch out to more recipe ideas, here are our tried and true.
Are you seeing a theme here? This mix of ranch, cheese, chicken, are what is going to win over everyone at your dinner table. Even picky eaters.
What Is Crack Chicken
The biggest question is what is crack chicken. Well, crack chicken is a name for some of the most addictive chicken you will find. The flavors work together to mean it is almost as addictive as crack. It is kind of a running joke.
Crack chicken is on many low carb diets like Keto and weight watchers.
Rick and I have been dieting so I made instant pot low carb recipes like crack chicken and put it over some zucchini noodles. That was delicious. You can also use it as a dip, with chips, or even put it on bread, and over pasta. This recipe has so many options.
You can also serve your crack chicken recipe on cauliflower rice or even spinach or eat alone. We prefer zucchini noodles but it is all whatever you prefer.
Can You Use Homemade Ranch For Crack Chicken
Yes, you can make homemade ranch and use that in replace of a packet of ranch if you would like. If you want to make your own Ranch you can get the recipe at By-Pink she has a great recipe for the homemade ranch.
How Do You Make Slow Cooker Crack Chicken
Head over here and see my slow cooker crack chicken recipe. I walk you through how to make savory and delicious crack chicken right in your slow cooker.
Can You Use Frozen Chicken For Crack Chicken
Yes! You can use instant pot frozen chicken for your crack chicken in the Instant Pot. You will find it is the same cook time it will just take it a bit longer to come to pressure.
This is one of the biggest selling points of an Instant Pot is that you can make a chicken from frozen. Cooking frozen meat easily and quickly, so people who forget to sit out that frozen meat can still enjoy a home-cooked meal.
Can You Freeze Instant Pot Crack Chicken
Absolutely! Just allow your crack chicken to cool down a bit and place in a freezer bag or airtight container, and then freeze for up to three months.
To reheat just allow your crack chicken to sit in the fridge overnight to thaw, and then toss in a pan and heat it up on the stove. You can always add some more cheese and fresh bacon crumbles to the top if you would like!
Give this recipe a try today and see how you like it. I have had so many readers over the year rave over this recipe! Enjoy!
What can you eat your Crack Chicken with? Try out My No Carb Garlic Bread!
How to make Crack Chicken in the CrockPot
See My How to Make Crack Chicken Video
- 6-8 slices cooked bacon
- 2 pounds boneless chicken breast
- 1 packet ranch seasoning
- 8 oz cream cheese
- 1/2 cup water
- 1 cup cheddar cheese
- Place chicken and cream cheese in the IP.
- Sprinkle the packet of ranch seasoning over the top.
- Add half cup water.
- Place your IP on Manual high pressure for 15 minutes. Do a quick release.
- Remove chicken only and shred I used my kitchen aid to shred my chicken.
- Keep your IP on low Add chicken back in. Add cheese and stir. Stir in bacon and enjoy.
- Directions for slow cooker: Place chicken cream cheese and ranch seasonings in crock pot cook on low for 6 hours. Remove chicken and shred. Place back in the pot
- and stir in bacon. bacon and enjoy.
As an Amazon Associate and member of other affiliate programs, I earn from qualifying purchases.
Nutrition Information:Yield: 20 Serving Size: 1
Amount Per Serving: Calories: 165Total Fat: 9gSaturated Fat: 4gTrans Fat: 0gUnsaturated Fat: 4gCholesterol: 61mgSodium: 298mgCarbohydrates: 2gFiber: 0gSugar: 1gProtein: 18g