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Crack Chicken

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If you’ve never tried Crack Chicken before you’re missing out. This is one of the simplest foods you can prep that the whole family will love. What’s not to love about bacon, ranch, and cream cheese? See what I mean! Add this simple recipe to your dinner menu this week and you wont regret it!

This crack chicken is so versatile you can use it to make just about anything. Use crack chicken to make these meals:

  • Sandwiches
  • Tacos
  • Enchiladas
  • Taquitos
  • Baked Potatoes
  • Rice and Veggie bowls

This one can be made in the slow cooker before heading out for the day. Or if you need a quick meal to throw together after a long day of work or errands, throw this in the pressure cooker and it will be done in under and hour. Just remember to add about 1/2 cup of water to your pot if using a pressure cooker! Instructions for both are below.

You can use pre cooked bacon bits for this one in a pinch, but I recommend cooking your own if you can.

As always, I hope you enjoy this recipe when you make it in your own home. Tag me on Instagram if you’re into that! I absolutely love seeing you guys making my recipes and sharing, it means a lot. Thank you! Enjoy this one and have a wonderful Thanksgiving.

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  • Reply Lareina December 24, 2022 at 2:38 pm

    What kind of ranch seasoning do you recommend? I want to make sure it tastes good and doesn’t throw off the macro numbers. Thanks!

    • Reply Krista Pool December 24, 2022 at 9:58 pm

      Hi Lareina, I used Hidden Valley Ranch.

  • Reply Shelly January 16, 2023 at 3:37 am

    When cooking in the slow cooker, do you not add any liquid to the chicken?

    • Reply Krista Pool January 16, 2023 at 6:32 am

      No, it’s only needed for the pressure cooker.

  • Reply Ally Gillotte January 30, 2023 at 2:49 pm

    Hold up, the recipe says to put the uncooked bacon in the pressure cooker? I can’t find any other crack chicken recipes that do that, and it really doesn’t look like you did in the pictures. Is that correct??

    • Reply Krista Pool January 30, 2023 at 5:09 pm

      Hi Ally! I did in fact put the raw bacon right in with the chicken. I just added some extra bacon at the end as a topping, and so you could see that there is in fact bacon in this recipe.

  • Reply Beth March 12, 2023 at 3:14 pm

    What is the serving size? 1/2?

  • Reply Marie March 21, 2023 at 6:30 pm

    Followed the recipe for pressure cooker exact and my bacon was not cooked. Had to throw it away and use pre-cooked bacon.

    • Reply Krista Pool March 23, 2023 at 8:23 am

      Hi Marie,

      The bacon certainly won’t be crispy, but I can’t imagine it doesn’t cook. If the chicken is cooked, the bacon should be as well. I just mix it right in.

  • Reply Erin March 22, 2023 at 6:10 am

    Is the raw bacon necessary for the grease to help in the overall flavor of the dish? Or can I cook the bacon separately and add it cooked once chicken is done in the crock pot? I do not care for flimsy, chewy bacon so I wanted to ask before trying the recipe as is. Thanks! 🙂

    • Reply Krista Pool March 23, 2023 at 8:24 am

      Hi Erin,

      You can of course use pre cooked bacon. That should work just fine and taste great.

  • Reply Heather April 22, 2023 at 6:27 pm

    Hey I just made this but feel the chicken was a bit dry so I used some of the liquid from the IP plus I added more ranch powder cause it seem to be lost in the cooking
    Overall delicious

  • Reply Robyn Calkins November 26, 2023 at 9:01 am

    Delicious and awesome macros

    • Reply Krista Pool November 30, 2023 at 11:55 am

      Glad you love it!

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