Posted on

This addictingly delicious Crack Chicken is loaded with creamy cheesy goodness. And it’s topped with bacon. This easy recipe is equally great in the crockpot or instant pot.


  • 2 lbs chicken – boneless skinless thighs or breasts
  • 1 packet (1 oz) Ranch seasoning
  • 2 (8oz) blocks cream cheese
  • 6 strips bacon
  • 1/2 cup chicken broth
  • 1.5 cups cheddar cheese, shredded
  • 3 scallions, diced


Crock pot method

  1. Add chicken and chicken broth into crock pot. Sprinkle ranch seasoning all over the chicken. Place cream cheese cubes over everything evenly. Close the lid and cook 4-5 hours on high or 6-7 on low.
  2. Cook the bacon crisp and crumble it to use later.
  3. Once chicken is cooked, remove lid and shred the chicken in crock pot itself with the help of 2 forks.
  4. Top with cheddar cheese and bacon. Replace lid and cook for a few minutes until cheese is melted.
  5. Garnish with diced scallion and serve.

Instant pot method

  1. Add chopped bacon to the instant pot and set to SAUTE mode. Cook until crisp and brown. Remove bacon and any extra fat.
  2. Add in chicken broth, chicken and ranch seasoning. Secure lid. Select MANUAL or PRESSURE COOK and cook on high pressure for 15 minutes.
  3. Open the lid and shred the chicken with 2 forks. Switch IP to SAUTE mode again. Stir in cream cheese. Mix well till it melts. Add in shredded cheese and bacon and cook till cheddar melts.
  4. Switch off the IP. Garnish it with diced scallions

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *