Keto Instant Pot Crack Chicken

#1 Low Carb & Keto Diet App Since 2010

Track macros, calories, and access top Keto recipes.

Download on the App Store
Get in on Google Play
  • prep time

    prep time

    8 min

  • cook time

    cook time

    30 min

  • ready time

    ready time

    38 min

Keto Instant Pot Crack Chicken

11 ratings

This Keto instant pot recipe for crack chicken is rich with a creamy cheese sauce, infused with aromatic herbs and spices. The chicken is browned in the instant pot before being mixed with a creamy stock and pressure cooked until tender. The juicy chicken is then shredded and combined with crispy bacon, grated cheddar and fresh chives. This one-pot Keto recipe makes a great low carb sandwich filling, topping or warm dip, perfect for the whole family to enjoy.

What Is Crack Chicken?

Crack chicken is typically prepared with shredded chicken, cream cheese, grated cheddar, crispy bacon and ranch seasoning. This addictive combination of flavors makes a great option for a low carb diet as they are all naturally Keto-friendly ingredients. We have added a hint of smoked paprika and fresh chives to our crack chicken for an extra flavor kick!

Can I Use A Different Cut of Chicken?

We have prepared our Keto instant pot recipe with whole chicken breasts. Once cooked, the meat is shredded so it is easiest to use a boneless or skinless cut of meat. You may use chicken thighs however if preferred. Please be sure to adjust your macros to account for any changes made to the original recipe.

  • Net Carbs

    2.8 g

  • Fiber

    0.2 g

  • Total Carbs

    2.9 g

  • Protein

    27.2 g

  • Fats

    27.9 g

373 cals

Keto Instant Pot Crack Chicken

#1 Low Carb & Keto Diet App Since 2010

Track macros, calories, and access top Keto recipes.

Download on the App Store
Get in on Google Play


  • Bacon


    3 slice - 6" long

  • Skinless Chicken Breast

    Skinless Chicken Breast

    2 medium - split

  • Olive Oil

    Olive Oil

    2 tablespoon

  • Chicken Broth, Bouillon Or Consomme, Ready-to-serve Can

    Chicken Broth, Bouillon Or Consomme, Ready-to-serve Can

    1 cup

  • Onion Powder

    Onion Powder

    1 teaspoon

  • Dill Weed, Dried

    Dill Weed, Dried

    1 teaspoon

  • Gourmet Collection Smoked Paprika by Mccormick

    Gourmet Collection Smoked Paprika by Mccormick

    1 tsp

  • Chives, Raw

    Chives, Raw

    1 tablespoon

  • Cream Cheese Spread

    Cream Cheese Spread

    ⅔ cup

  • Chives (dried) by Yamees

    Chives (dried) by Yamees

    ½ teaspoon

  • Cheddar Cheese

    Cheddar Cheese

    ½ cup, grated

  • Salt, Sea Salt

    Salt, Sea Salt

    ¼ teaspoon

  • Black Pepper

    Black Pepper

    ⅛ teaspoon

Recipe Steps

steps 7

38 min

  • Step 1

    Add a tablespoon of olive oil to the instant pot. Set to sauté function. Once the oil is hot, add the bacon strips. Cook through until golden brown on both sides. Remove the bacon from the instant pot with a slotted spoon. Set to one side. Once cool enough to handle, roughly chop into bite sized chunks.
    Step 1
  • Step 2

    Add the remaining olive oil to the instant pot. When hot, add the chicken breasts and brown on both sides. Remove the chicken breasts from the instant pot and set to one side.
    Step 2
  • Step 3

    Add the stock to the instant pot while still on sauté. Stir well to deglaze the pan, lifting up any caramelization left by the bacon or chicken. You may use an alternative stock such as vegetable if desired. Cancel the sauté function.
    Step 3
  • Step 4

    Add the cream cheese, paprika, dried chives, onion powder, dried dill, salt and pepper. Stir well to combine with the stock until smooth. You may add or adjust seasonings to suit personal preference.
    Step 4
  • Step 5

    Return the chicken breasts to the instant pot. Place the lid securely on the pot and ensure it is set to sealing. Set the pressure to high and start the timer for 15 minutes. After this time, quick release the pressure.
    Step 5
  • Step 6

    Carefully remove the chicken breasts from the instant pot and transfer to a plate. Set the instant pot to sauté to continue to cook and thicken the sauce while you prepare the chicken. While the sauce thickens, shred the chicken with two forks into bite-sized chunks.
    Step 6
  • Step 7

    Finely chop the chives. Cancel the sauté function and return the chicken pieces and diced bacon to the instant pot. Add the chives and cheese. Stir well to combine, melting the cheese. Serve hot or cooled with your favorite Keto sides.
    Step 7

Comments 11

  • RedJeepRedhead

    RedJeepRedhead 2 years ago

    I needed spicy, so I added diced jalapenos

    • Erica

      Erica 2 years ago

      I have used can chicken in the past and it was wonderful 😊

      • Winning@Life

        Winning@Life 2 years ago

        I don't like chicken breasts. Made it with bone in chicken thighs and the flavor was good. Slightly bland for my tastes... it needed something. Will make it again and put my own touches on it.

        • Jules808

          Jules808 2 years ago

          I like to boil the chicken breasts. Boil for twenty minutes in chicken broth (extra flavor) and let cool a bit and shred. Then I add in all the other ingredients, skipping the insta pot. I bake it in a casserole dish with the shredded cheese and cooked bacon bits on top until bubbly and I broil for a couple minutes. I like to be able to cut this into squares and freeze. Often I double the recipe, make a large pan. So good to have single servings available in the freezer. I think it's too easy to overeat this - love always have a serving available. So much faster, ironically, without the instant pot.

          • UnbelievableArugula892026

            UnbelievableArugula892026 2 years ago

            How much cream cheese should be used? I do not see that on the ingredients list, but it is in the description and in the steps to make the recipe. TIA

            • Blackwidow5736

              Blackwidow5736 2 years ago

              2/3 cup

          • OutstandingMacadamia435629

            OutstandingMacadamia435629 3 years ago

            Very tasty I made it last week and I am craving it already! It’s a must try! Easy to make with the instapot ! Can’t believe I lose weight from a dish that taste so good and filling!!! My husband loved it to 😃

            • Snowflake

              Snowflake 3 years ago

              It was very good. Will make again

              • Ar55

                Ar55 3 years ago

                Very good but next time I will omit the salt. My bacon was salty, so adding the amount of salt from the recipe was too much for me. I will certainly make this again just less salt.

                • Dfoster62

                  Dfoster62 3 years ago

                  Really good. Will definitely be a repeat at our house. Ate mine in a low-carb tortilla.

                  • squaregd390b

                    squaregd390b a year ago

                    That sounds good and I can top it with some fresh greens for added fiber... great idea!