Instant Pot Crack Chicken Recipe (Low Carb + Keto)


Instant Pot Crack Chicken is the delicious combination of chicken breasts, cream cheese, crispy bacon, and ranch seasoning mix, all cooked together to create a creamy, cheesy, and one incredibly awesome meal. This creamy crack chicken in the Instant Pot makes an easy low carb, keto dinner that you’ll go back to again and again.

Instant Pot Crack Chicken

Instant Pot Crack Chicken is an easy, one pot meal that cooks in record time! It’s creamy, comforting and hearty, but also low carb and keto friendly. Can I get a WHAT!? WHAT!? 🙌

You guyyyyys! We are talking about a dinner that includes chicken + bacon + cream cheese + ranch seasoning. I meeeean… 🙀

It goes great in tacos, pastas, and sandwiches, of course, BUT it’s also just as good (if not better) in lettuce wraps – I just LOVE that lettuce wrap crunch! Or, you can also serve it with a side of mashed cauliflower and/or zucchini noodles.

For our soccer/football/game parties, I keep it inside the Instant Pot on the “warm” function for people to just scoop it onto their plate, or to fill up their sandwiches.

Instant Pot Crack Chicken

If you don’t have an Instant Pot, you need one if just for this recipe, only. AND, for my Instant Pot Honey Garlic Chicken.

Seriously, KETO Crack Chicken will change your life, especially when you can make it in no time because of the Instant Pot. Let me just tell you how easy this recipe is because of it.

HOW TO MAKE CRACK CHICKEN IN THE INSTANT POT

In a nutshell, everything is going into the Instant Pot for 20-ish minutes.

  • Start with heating up your Instant Pot and add diced bacon; cook for a couple minutes, or to a desired crispness. Remove bacon and set aside.
  • Heat some oil in the Instant Pot and brown your chicken breasts on all sides, for about 2 minutes per side. You don’t have to brown the chicken – it’s up to you – but I think it’s better if you do.

Instant Pot Chicken

  • Add chicken broth to the Instant Pot, plus a block of cream cheese, and your ranch seasoning mix that includes; dried dill, dried chives, garlic powder, onion powder, salt, and pepper.

Ranch Seasoning Mix with Cream Cheese

  • Cook on HIGH PRESSURE for 12 minutes, then do a quick release.
  • Remove chicken from the Instant Pot and shred it.

Chicken Breasts in Instant Pot

  • Stir the chicken back into the Instant Pot; place the lid back on the Instant Pot (powered off) and let stand for 5 minutes to thicken the sauce.

SLOW COOKER CRACK CHICKEN

Add the chicken, cream cheese, AND ranch seasoning to a slow cooker; cook on low for 5 to 6 hours or on high for 3 to 4 hours. OR, until chicken shreds easily. Once shredded, toss it back in the slow cooker and stir. Add in crumbled bacon and serve.

NOTES

  • IF the sauce is too thick, stir in a bit of water.
  • IF the sauce is too thin, make a slurry with cornstarch and a little cold water; mix until smooth. Stir the mixture into the hot liquid until it’s blended.
  • You can use a Ranch Seasoning packet if you want, but I suggest making it from scratch. The store-bought stuff has too much sodium.

Instant Pot Crack Chicken Lettuce Wraps

WHAT DO YOU EAT CRACK CHICKEN WITH

Crack chicken is basically a chicken filling meant to be used in sandwiches, but we can always go a step further and add crack chicken to:

  • Salads
  • Lettuce Wraps
  • Low Carb Flour Tortillas
  • You can also serve it as a dip for veggies.

Obviously, Instant Pot Crack Chicken is an easy dinner recipe, the kind of dish that requires very minimal work on your part. All you have to do is get out your Instant Pot, toss in the ingredients, and turn up the heat. Then, EAT! 😍🍽

Instant Pot Crack Chicken

CAN YOU FREEZE CRACK CHICKEN

Yes, you absolutely can.

  • Let it cool down completely; then transfer it to a large freezer bag or airtight container. Store in the freezer for up to 3 months.
  • When ready to serve, remove from freezer the night before and let thaw in the fridge overnight.
  • Reheat and serve.

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Instant Pot Crack Chicken

Instant Pot Crack Chicken

Instant Pot Crack Chicken is the delicious combination of chicken breasts, cream cheese, crispy bacon, and ranch seasoning mix, all cooked together to create a creamy, cheesy, and one incredibly awesome meal.

Course:

Appetizer, Dinner

Cuisine:

American/Southern

Keyword:

chicken breasts recipe, chicken dinner, cream cheese, instant pot chicken recipe, instant pot dinner ideas

Servings: 4 serves

Calories: 471 kcal

Ingredients

  • 4
    slices
    thick cut bacon,
    diced

FOR THE CHICKEN BREASTS

  • 1
    tablespoon
    olive oil
  • 1
    pound
    boneless skinless chicken breasts
  • 1/2
    teaspoon
    paprika
  • 1/2
    teaspoon
    garlic powder
  • salt and fresh ground pepper,
    to taste

FOR THE CREAM CHEESE + RANCH SEASONING MIX

  • 8
    ounces
    cream cheese,
    room temperature
  • 1/2
    teaspoon
    garlic powder
  • 1/2
    teaspoon
    onion powder
  • 1/2
    teaspoon
    dried dill weed
  • 1/2
    teaspoon
    dried chives
  • salt and fresh ground pepper, to taste
  • 1
    cup
    low sodium chicken broth

FOR GARNISH

  • chopped fresh parsley
  • sliced green scallions

Instructions

  1. Press the “Sauté” button on the Instant Pot and wait for it to heat up.

  2. Add the diced bacon and cook for a minute or two, or to a desired crispness. Remove from the Instant Pot and set aside.

  3. Heat olive oil in the Instant Pot.

  4. Season chicken with paprika, garlic powder, salt, and pepper.

  5. Once olive oil is hot, add the chicken breasts and brown on both sides; about 2 minutes per side.

  6. In the meantime, place cream cheese in a mixing bowl and season with garlic powder, onion powder, dried dill weed, dried chives, salt and pepper; mix to combine.

  7. On the Instant Pot press “Cancel” to stop sautéing.

  8. Add cream cheese mixture to the Instant Pot.

  9. Pour in the chicken broth.

  10. Turn the pot on Manual High Pressure for 12 minutes; then do a quick release.

  11. Remove lid and transfer chicken to a cutting board to shred it.

  12. Stir the shredded chicken back into the Instant Pot; place the lid back on the Instant Pot (powered off) and let stand for 5 minutes to thicken the sauce.

  13. Top with previously prepared bacon, fresh parsley, and scallions.

  14. Serve.

Recipe Notes

WW FREESTYLE POINTS: 11

TO REDUCE YOUR POINTS TO “4”, USE FAT FREE CREAM CHEESE.

SLOW COOKER CRACK CHICKEN

Add the chicken, cream cheese, AND ranch seasoning to a slow cooker; cook on low for 5 to 6 hours or on high for 3 to 4 hours. OR, until chicken shreds easily. Once shredded, toss it back in the slow cooker and stir. Add in crumbled bacon and serve.

HOW TO FREEZE CRACK CHICKEN

Let chicken cool down completely; then transfer to a large freezer bag or airtight container. Store in the freezer for up to 3 months.
When ready to serve, remove from freezer the night before and let thaw in the fridge overnight.
Reheat and serve.

Nutrition Facts

Instant Pot Crack Chicken

Amount Per Serving

Calories 471
Calories from Fat 315

% Daily Value*

Total Fat 35g
54%

Saturated Fat 14g
70%

Cholesterol 143mg
48%

Sodium 525mg
22%

Potassium 618mg
18%

Total Carbohydrates 4g
1%

Sugars 1g

Protein 32g
64%

Vitamin A
23.2%

Vitamin C
6.6%

Calcium
5.2%

Iron
6.1%

* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.

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