Crack Chicken Instant Pot Recipe

Published on December 13th 2021 by Chigoziri Nwachuku.
Last updated on March 20th 2024
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Overview of Crack Chicken Instant Pot on pasta

Are you looking for an easy low-carb dinner? Try this Crack Chicken Instant Pot dish. Tender shredded chicken, cream cheese, melted Parmesan cheese, and green onions are cooked together to make an irresistibly cheesy, creamy, and delicious dish. You'll want it on your weekly dinner rotation. Serve on a bed of low-carb noodles or zucchini noodles for extra nutrition. Another instant pot recipe to try,  Instant Pot Chicken Cacciatore.

Why is my crack chicken watery?

Crack chicken may be watery because you used frozen chicken instead of thawed chicken or the chicken was injected with water. You can always remove some water if the crack chicken looks too watery. 

What do you eat crack chicken with?

You can eat crack chicken with keto pasta, steamed vegetables such as broccoli or cauliflower, green salad, keto pasta, quinoa, or mashed potatoes. 


How long is crack chicken good for in the fridge?

Crack chicken will last for 3-4 days when it is stored in airtight container in the fridge.


Can I make crack chicken with sour cream instead of cream cheese?

Yes, sour cream can be substituted for cream cheese when making crack chicken. Sour cream can give the crack chicken a creamy texture and a tangy flavor. 

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Time & Serves

Prep Time
10 mins
Cook Time
25 mins
Total Time
35 mins
4 persons


  • 1/2 cup Low Sodium Chicken Broth

  • 3 pounds Boneless Skinless Chicken Breasts

  • 2 teaspoons Italian seasoning

  • 2 tablespoons Ranch Seasoning Dry powder

  • 8 ounces Cream Cheese, room temperature

  • 1 cup Parmesan cheese, shredded

  • 1 tablespoon Dried Parsley

  • 6 Stalks of Green Onion, sliced


In an Instant Pot, add low sodium chicken broth, chicken breasts, Italian seasoning, dry ranch seasoning powder, and cream cheese.

Arial view of an instant pot with crack chicken ingredients inside

Turn the Instant Pot On and secure the lid. Put the pressure valve to Seal and select manual; cook on high pressure for 15 minutes.

Front view of an instant pot being set

Once ready, turn off the Instant Pot and let the pressure naturally release for 10 minutes.

Overview of an instant pot on a countertop

Place the chicken in a bowl and shred using a fork or meat shredder.

Arial view of shredded chicken in a glass bowl

Whisk cream cheese mixture; then add Parmesan cheese and dried parsley, mixing well. Add shredded chicken and green onions, and mix well.

Overview of a bowl of crack chicken ingredients

Serve on top of low-carb noodles or zucchini noodles.

Arial view of a plate of crack chicken on top of noodles
Chigoziri Nwachuku

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