Instant Pot Crack Chicken Recipe

An easy and quick recipe for Crack Chicken. Pull-apart chicken breast with cream cheese and seasonings, loaded with grated cheese and cooked in an instant pot.
Course sandwich
Cuisine American
Keyword crack chicken
Prep Time 5 minutes
Cook Time 30 minutes
Total Time 35 minutes
Servings 6 servings
Calories 407kcal
Author Valentina's Corner



  • 1/3 cup chicken broth
  • 1 ½ lbs chicken breast (3 breasts)
  • 2 Tbsp unsalted butter, cubed
  • 1 cup shredded cheese (see Note)
  • 2 Tbsp olive or canola oil

Cream cheese mixture-

Cole Slaw-


Crack Chicken-

  • Add the chicken broth to bottom of the instant pot.
  • Place chicken breast into an instant pot.
  • In a small bowl, combine all the ingredients for the cream cheese mixture.
  • Spread the cream cheese mixture over the chicken breast. Add the cubed butter.
  • Close lid and cook on high pressure for 20 minutes with a quick release of pressure. 
  • Remove chicken and with two forks pull apart the chicken. (Keep lid covered so the remaining ingredients stay warm.)
  • Add chicken back to instant pot, add shredded cheese and mix. 

Cole Slaw-

  • Combine all the ingredients for the coleslaw.
  • Add a generous portion of the pulled chicken onto a bun, top with coleslaw. 
  • Enjoy immediately.


Cheese: Colby Jack, Four Cheese, Mexican or a blend of Mozzarella and Mild Cheddar may be used.


Calories: 407kcal | Carbohydrates: 4g | Protein: 31g | Fat: 29g | Saturated Fat: 13g | Cholesterol: 142mg | Sodium: 841mg | Potassium: 531mg | Sugar: 2g | Vitamin A: 910IU | Vitamin C: 10.1mg | Calcium: 146mg | Iron: 0.8mg