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Instant Pot Crack chicken made with Chicken, Ranch Seasoning, cream cheese, Cheddar cheese and crispy bacon is incredibly delicious. This low carb, Keto chicken takes only 10 minutes to make.
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Crack Chicken

Crack chicken made with Chicken, Ranch Seasoning, cream cheese, Cheddar cheese and crispy bacon is incredibly delicious. This low carb, Keto chicken takes only 10 minutes to make.
Course Main Course
Cuisine American
Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 10 minutes
Total Time 20 minutes
Servings 4 People
Calories 457kcal

Ingredients

  • 3 Chicken Breast 500 grams / 1 pound
  • 1 package Ranch Seasoning
  • 1 cup Cheddar Cheese
  • 250 grams Cream Cheese
  • 1/2 cup Chicken Stock
  • 6-8 slices Bacon
  • 1/2 tbsp Garlic (optional)
  • 1 tspn Sriracha (optional)
  • green onion to garnish

Instructions

  • Bring Instant pot to Saute mode. When hot add chopped bacon. Cook bacon until crisp and brown. 
  • Remove bacon and any extra fat. 
  • Add chicken, chicken stock, ranch seasoning, garlic and Sriracha(if using).
  • Set IP to manual mode. Set time to 7 minutes and cook on high. Then do natural pressure release for 10 minutes followed by quick release. 
  • Once the pressure is completely released, take out the chicken breast. Using two forks shred it. 
  • If you feel the amount of liquid is more, then reserve 1/2 cup of liquid from the pot and keep aside.  
  • Switch IP to saute mode again. Stir in cream cheese, cheddar until mixed well. 
  • Add shredded chicken back to the pot. Mix well. If the chicken looks too dry, then add back the reserved liquid in the previous step as required. 
  • Switch off the IP. 
  • Top crack chicken with crispy bacon and green onion while serving. 

Video

Notes

  • As I have mentioned in the post garlic and sriracha is optional here. I like to add it for the extra flavor and a bit of heat. You can skip these.
  • If you are using frozen chicken breast instead, then the steps would be the same. Instead of 7 minutes, cook chicken for 10 minutes on high pressure. But frozen chicken breast when cooked releases considerably more liquid. So once the chicken is cooked, scoop out extra liquid and keep aside. If you feel the chicken looks too thick, then add back the reserved liquid. 
  • Chicken thighs can be used instead of breast. While cooking chicken thighs, do it for 10 minutes. 

Nutrition

Calories: 457kcal | Carbohydrates: 2g | Protein: 48g | Fat: 27g | Saturated Fat: 11g | Cholesterol: 160mg | Sodium: 658mg | Potassium: 751mg | Vitamin A: 335IU | Vitamin C: 2.3mg | Calcium: 212mg | Iron: 1mg