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The Best Crack Chicken Recipe - No Ranch Packet

This recipe for crack chicken gives instructions for the Instant Pot or the slow cooker. Instead of that infamous ranch packet, I use flavorful herbs and spices.  
Cook Time20 mins
Total Time20 mins
Course: dinner
Cuisine: American
Keyword: gluten free, recipe for crack chicken
Servings: 5 Cups
Calories: 472kcal


  • 2 Pounds Boneless Skinless Chicken Breast
  • ½ Cup Chicken Broth
  • 1 Tablespoon Dried Parsley
  • 1 teaspoon Dried Dill
  • 1 teaspoon Dried Chives
  • 1 teaspoon Garlic Powder
  • 1 teaspoon Onion Powder
  • ½ teaspoon Kosher salt
  • ¼ teaspoon pepper
  • 1 8 ounce package Cream Cheese, cut into smaller chunks
  • 1 Cup Cheddar Cheese
  • 8 Slices Bacon, cooked crispy and crumbled


Slow Cooker Crack Chicken

  • Add the chicken, broth, and spices to the crock pot.  Set on low for 6 hours or high for 3 hours.  Shred the chicken with 2 forks when finished.
  • Stir in the cream cheese, cheddar cheese, and the crumbled bacon.

Instant Pot Crack Chicken

  • Add the chicken, broth, and spices to the Instant pot.  Close the lid, set to sealing, and set the timer to 8 minutes high pressure, followed by a 10 minute natural pressure release.  
  • Remove the chicken from the pot.  Discard all of the liquid except ½ cup.  Return the chicken back to the pot and shred with 2 forks.
  • Mix in the cream cheese, cheddar cheese, and crumbled bacon. Serve



Nutrition Per Serving (1 cup): 472 calories / 30g fat / 4g carbs / 47g protein
  • Recipe yields 5 cups of crack chicken or 2 pounds 6 ounces.  One serving would be 1 cup or 8.3 ounces
  • Serve with crispy broccoli.  Bake broccoli florets in a 400F oven with a little salt until crispy.


Calories: 472kcal