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Instant Pot 'Crack' Chicken

Crack Chicken is a versatile dip that also makes for a delicious sandwich spread. 
Prep Time5 mins
Cook Time20 mins
Total Time25 mins
Course: Appetizer, Main Course, Snack
Cuisine: American
Keyword: easy crack chicken recipe, instant pot crack chicken, instant pot crack chicken dip, instant pot crack chicken sandwich
Servings: 6


  • Pressure Cooker / Instant Pot


  • 2 lbs chicken breasts boneless & skinless
  • 1 cup cheddar cheese shredded
  • ½ cup water
  • 2 tbsp ranch seasoning about 1 packet (1 oz)
  • 8 oz cream cheese room temperature
  • 7-8 bacon chopped
  • 2 green onions chopped


  • Set cooker to saute-high. Place the chopped bacon in the cooker. Cook for 7-10 minutes or until crisp. Transfer the bacon to a plate with paper towel (drain grease). Remove bacon grease from the cooker (save or discard).
  • Add water, ranch seasoning and mix. Add chicken breasts and cream cheese in the cooker.
  • Place the lid on. Set to pressure cook to high for 12 minutes then use a quick release. Follow the manufacture instructions for quick release. Remove lid.
  • Use a hand held mixer and shred the chicken. This may be perfromed inside the cooker or feel free to transfer to a plate/bowl for shredding. When done besure to return the shredded chicken to the cooker.
  • Add shredded cheese and mix until the cheese has completely melted. Add cooked bacon and mix. Optional: if the crack chicken sauce is a bit too watery, turn to saute and cook on low until the liquid evaporates to your liking.
  • Garnish with chopped green onions and more bacon bites.

Serve as a dip or sandwich. Enjoy!