Instant Pot Crack Chicken with Broccoli and Carrots
Instant Pot Crack Chicken with Broccoli and Carrots tastes great 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. You have juicy chunks of chicken, bacon galore, and a rich and creamy, cheesy ranch base that brings the dish to completion. Plus you can hide in some veggies for added flavor and a convenient way to get your kids to eat them. Plus I used homemade ranch dressing mix, which took minutes to make, and adds a more homecooked flavor to the dish. You can find that here totally makes this dish better. It’s an upgrade from the crock pot recipe you’re used to! No more waiting 6 to 8 hours for dinner.
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 they need for their growing bodies. So when I came across the Instant Pot and began using it, it changed my life in so many ways.
Crack Chicken Ready In Just 30 Minutes
I hear all the time, why do I need a pressure cooker when I have a slow cooker, well why cook slow when you can cut your cooking time tremendously! The electric instant pot is a total upgrade from the pressure cookers your grandma used to use. With a few clicks of a button, you can start your cooking time. Plus because it is an electric pressure cooker it has those safety features that protect you, unlike the old stovetop ones that were notorious for blowing up in your face if you weren’t careful.
Seriously, I use my Instant Pot almost every day of the week, and sometimes I use it a few times a day. I might make steel cut oats for breakfast and then this for dinner. I love how versatile my instant pot is, and the more I use it, the more fun I have playing around with new recipes.
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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 for other meals also. We love ranch in our home, so making our own ranch seasoning is something I have done for a long time, and prefer it.
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Check out these awesome recipes Cheeseburger Macaroni Hamburger Helper, Copycat TGI Fridays Mashed Potatoes in The Instant Pot and Copycat Air Fryer Chick-fil-A Nuggets. If you need recipes for inspiration on what to cook next in your pressure cooker, I got you covered. I am always whipping up new recipes and sharing it on my site, for you all to try out!
Instant Pot Crack Chicken with Broccoli and Carrots tastes great 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.
- 1 1/2 pound chicken 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
- Place chicken in the bottom of your inner pot (mine was frozen, works the same with fresh)
- Add cream cheese
- Sprinkle on ranch seasoning
- Add rice, then broth, and add the veggies lastly.
Put in and lock lid and close valve. Press the rice button, and it will cook for 12 mins
- Allow to natural release for 10 minutes then QR remaining pressure
- Remove chicken and shred and put back in pot and stir
- Transfer to a serving dish and top with cheese and bacon crumbles