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Crack Chicken Recipe With Rice And Broccoli for Instant Pot

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My Instant Pot Crack Chicken Recipe With Rice Broccoli and Carrots tastes great, it’s made with real bacon and takes just 30 minutes to make! I am a sucker for a tasty casserole, and this one takes home the blue ribbon for sure. 

Firstly, let me tell you. I used Homemade Ranch Dressing Mix, which took minutes to make, and adds a more home-cooked flavor to the dish.  It totally makes this dish better. It’s an upgrade from the crockpot recipe you’re used to! No more waiting 6 to 8 hours for dinner. 

close up of crack chicken recipe with rice, covered in bacon bits and cheese

Can You Put Raw Chicken In The Instant Pot?

Absolutely! In fact, this Instant Pot Crack Chicken Recipe With Rice And Broccoli was cooked from raw! Meanwhile, I bet you’re wondering, Can you cook frozen chicken in the Instant Pot? That is also a yes! You can drop it right in and cook according to your recipe.

In this Instant Pot Crack Chicken Recipe With Rice And Broccoli, you get juicy chunks of chicken, bacon galore, and a rich and creamy, cheesy ranch base. Plus you can hide in some veggies for added flavor and a convenient way to get your kids to eat them. 

side top view of crack chicken recipe with rice sitting on a brown place mat

What Do You Eat Crack Chicken With?

So, that depends on what crack chicken recipe you use. I like to serve my Delicious Creamy Crack Chicken Soup Recipe with these Air Fryer Biscuits. But this Shredded Crack Chicken you can eat it with crackers or put it on a bun and serve with Sweet Potato Fries.

Certianly, this Instant Pot Crack Chicken Recipe With Rice And Broccoli is a stand-alone that you can eat by itself!

When I say the Instant Pot has been a total life changer, I mean it. I work a full-time job, and I have three kids, cooking was a chore. After working all day long, the last thing I felt like doing was cooking dinner.

But, as a mom, we have to make sure our children get the nutritional meals. So when I came across the Instant Pot and began using it, it changed my life in so many ways.

Instant pot crack chicken recipe close up of the rice cheese and bacon bits

Upgrade Your Slow Cooker Crack Chicken Recipe

To date, I have cooked so many things in my Instant Pot pressure cooker, most of which you can find right here on my blog. I even recently made silk tie-dyed Easter eggs. It was really fun to use the pressure cooker in a new way.

I was also amazed at how well the eggs came out; they were full of colorful prints, which all the little kids at the Easter egg hunt went crazy over them.

This is a really simple recipe, and it uses my Copycat Hidden Valley Ranch Seasoning instead of store-bought, which probably had MSG and tons of other stuff that’s not good for you.

I find it also saved me some money because I could make a good amount of this and keep in my pantry.

We love ranch in our home, so making our own ranch seasoning is something I’ve done for a long time.

side view of instant pot chicken and rice on a brown place mat with blue and white towel next to it

Why Do They Call It Crack Chicken?

People tend to call it this because it is so addictive. The ranch flavors coupled with the cheese and bacon make you want to go back for seconds and even thirds!

In conclusion, if you enjoy this Crack Chicken Recipe, then you want to also check these recipes out. In addition, these are also amazing!

Instant Pot Crack Chicken with Broccoli and Carrots tastes great and takes no time make! Anything with real bacon bits is a winner to me. And the homemade ranch dressing mix, you can find that here totally makes this dish better. It's definitely an upgrade from the crack chicken crock pot recipe you're used to!
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Crack Chicken Recipe With Rice Broccoli and Carrots For Instant Pot

Prep Time: 10 minutes
Cook Time: 12 minutes
Total Time: 22 minutes

In this Instant Pot Crack Chicken Recipe with rice, you get the amazing and traditional flavors of crack chicken in a hearty family meal! Casseroles are staples of my family and this is 1 we love. It's hearty and filling, and my kids love it!


  • 1 1/2 pound chicken thighs or breast
  • 5 slices crispy cooked and crumbled bacon
  • 1 1/2 cups fresh broccoli
  • 1 cup shredded carrots
  • 3 tbs. Copycat Hidden Valley Ranch Seasoning
  • 8 oz cream cheese
  • 2 cups jasmine rice
  • 2 cups chicken or bone broth
  • 1 cup cheddar cheese


  1. Place chicken in the bottom of your inner pot (mine was frozen, works the same with fresh).
  2. Sprinkle on ranch seasoning.
  3. Add rice, then broth, and add the veggies lastly.
  4. Put in and lock lid and close valve. Press the rice button, (it should cook for about 12 mins.
  5. Allow to natural release for 10 minutes then QR remaining pressure.
  6. Remove chicken and shred.
  7. Add in cream cheese.
  8. Put back in the pot and stir until everything is mixed well.
  9. Transfer to a serving dish and top with cheese and bacon crumbles.
  10. Alternatively, you can put it all in a baking dish and broil for about 5 mins or until the cheese has melted.


This recipe can easily be made on your stovetop also or even in the crockpot. Just cook the rice and chicken separately and then combine.

THis instant pot crack chicken and rice would make a wonderful lettuce wrap also, just top with a few green onions.

Nutrition Information



Serving Size


Amount Per Serving Calories 479Total Fat 26gSaturated Fat 11gTrans Fat 0gUnsaturated Fat 11gCholesterol 151mgSodium 481mgCarbohydrates 17gFiber 2gSugar 3gProtein 43g

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