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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.
Prep Time: 5 minutes
Cook Time: 30 minutes
Total Time: 35 minutes
Servings: 6 servings
Author: Valentina


  • 1 1/2 lbs chicken breast, boneless skinless (3 breasts)
  • 1/3 cup chicken broth
  • 2 Tbsp unsalted butter, cubed
  • 1 cup shredded cheese (see Note)

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. 


  • 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.
  • Prepare the recipe per instructions and add to a slow cooker, EXCEPT the chicken broth. 
  • Cook and then shred the chicken with two forks and add in the grated cheese and mix well. Cook for an additional 15-30 minutes, until cheese melts. 
  • LOW- Cook for 6-7 hours on low
  • HIGH- Cook for 4 hours on high