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The Best Instant Pot Keto Crack Chicken Recipe

Our Instant Pot Keto Crack Chicken Recipe is THE BEST we've ever had and we've tried them all. The carbs on this simple dish are extremely low while the bacon, onion, and fresh garlic pack it full of flavor.
Prep Time10 mins
Cook Time15 mins
Total Time25 mins
Course: Main Course
Cuisine: American
Servings: 10
Calories: 349kcal


  • 6 slices Bacon chopped
  • 3/4 cup Onion finely chopped
  • 4 cloves Garlic minced
  • 1 cup Chicken Broth
  • 2 lbs Boneless Skinless Chicken Breast
  • 2 8 oz blocks Cream Cheese
  • 1 packet Hidden Valley Ranch Dressing Mix
  • 1 cup Sharp Cheddar Cheese grated
  • 3-4 Green Onions thinly sliced for topping


  • Turn your Instant Pot on to the Sauté setting and allow the pot to heat up for about 2 minutes. Add the chopped bacon and cook until crispy, scraping browned bits off the bottom as you stir. Using a slotted spoon, transfer cooked bacon to a plate, preserving the drippings in the pot. Set aside 1/3 of bacon for topping.
  • Add chopped onion to the bacon drippings and sauté for 2-5 minutes until tender and translucent. Add the garlic and cook for 1 minute, stirring frequently, being careful not to burn the garlic. Remove onion/garlic mixture and transfer to plate with bacon.
  • Prep the cream cheese by cutting the blocks into 1-inch cubes. See photo above.
  • Add ingredients to the Instant Pot in the following order: chicken broth, chicken breast, cream cheese, ranch seasoning, onion/garlic, bacon. Set the Instant Pot to Manual, High Pressure for 15 minutes. Once time is up, do a quick release.
  • After the pressure cook, transfer the chicken breasts to a large plate using a pair of tongs. Use 2 forks or a set of Bear Claws to shred the chicken into bite-sized pieces.
  • Return chicken to the pot and stir in shredded cheddar cheese. Place the lid back on the Instant Pot (but don't turn it on) for about 5 minutes to melt the cheese and allow the sauce to thicken.
  • Serve warm topping each bowl with the remaining bacon and sliced green onions.


Serving: 1Cup | Calories: 349kcal | Carbohydrates: 4g | Protein: 27g | Fat: 24g | Fiber: 0g | Sugar: 0g