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Ninja Foodi Crack Chicken

Pressure Cooker Ninja Foodi crack chicken turns out amazing with bacon! If you’ve never made this cream cheese chicken keto dinner, you’re in for a real treat tonight. 

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Holy moly did our Ninja Foodi crack chicken turn out fantastic tonight! Okay, it always turns out great but I just now had time to take pictures so I could share this easy Ninja Foodi recipe with all of you. It’s keto friendly so everyone can enjoy it too. 😉

We have a lot of Instant Pot recipes which work in the Foodi as well. Of course that pot only has the pressure cooker function but that is all you need for this. No air crisp is required as you want to create creamy shredded chicken with cream cheese on a bun goodness.

First we made this crack chicken casserole and just couldn’t stop there because it was just so good and people raved about it.

If you too are obsessed with your Ninja Foodi pressure cooker air fryer machine, here are a few resource to start with:

  1. You can bookmark our Ninja air fryer recipes page, we add to that weekly.
  2. Here’s a printable air fryer cooking times chart here for your fridge.
  3. Be sure to save this link to Instant Pot recipes for beginners too. You can use any of those in your pot too.

  1. Grab a set of wooden utensils to work with. They are great so your pot doesn’t get scratched!
  2. Then join our Ninja Foodi EASY Recipes – Facebook group where you can share and find more ideas you’ll love. Thousands of others share both pressure cooker and air fryer recipe ideas there daily and you can too!

If you need to know how to cook frozen meat in a pressure cooker, we have information on that. NO, you aren’t the only forgetful one. 😉

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Here’s how easy this pressure cooker crack chicken is to make. You can use any brand you have really.

It really is a creamy chicken and cream cheese dish that can be made as a dip or put on buns for sandwiches.

One of our favorite Ninja Foodi chicken recipes that’s pure comfort food!

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Shredded Chicken in Ninja Foodi

You just cook the chicken with the broth, cream cheese and bacon that is precooked. You can also add the bacon at the end, your choice.

We haven’t used frozen chicken but if was in smaller chunks it would probably work fine too.

  • Add the chicken tenders or sliced boneless, skinless breasts.
  • 12 minutes was perfect with our chicken tenders. I would set to 15 minutes for halved thicker breasts.
  • Quick release when done.
  • Then shred or I have removed the chicken to shred before. Either way works fine.

Shredded chicken in general is very versatile. You can serve it as:

Scoop some of this goodness inside of half of a bell pepper or avocado!

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Of course bacon is optional but with this crack chicken recipe you really should go all out and do NOT count the calories friends!

Ingredients needed for Ninja Foodi crack chicken:

  • Chicken 
    • halved chicken breasts
    • or chicken tenders already skinless and boneless
  • Cream cheese
  • Onion
diced onions

Use either freshly cooked and diced bacon or you can buy a bag of real bacon bits and use that if you want to skip a step in the process. With this machine though you can air fry bacon first and then just move on from there.

You can use a bit of cornstarch if you want to thicken it up a bit at the end but I have never thought that that was necessary myself.

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This is what it looks like with the recipe below and allowing it to sit and cool down for about 10 minutes.

Tip: It will thicken up quite a bit if you let it cool off just a bit. Also, the more chicken you add the thicker the overall mixture will be. 

This recipe works well for Instant Pot crack chicken too if that is the type of pressure cooking pot you own. Just 20 minutes and done kinda’ meal we love!

If you only have a slow cooker you can make our crockpot crack chicken. They come out similar for sure it is just that one takes most of the day to get fork tender and this one is finished in literally no time at all.

Crockpot Crack Chicken

After you fall in love with this, then make our air fryer stuffed chicken breasts! These don’t shred like what you see here. If you like your meat to stay in tact this is another great dinner option for sure. We love one pot meals that need very little to no prep to them.

Serve it on mini buns for a fun dinner idea or appetizer when friends come over. Let us know if you serve it another fun way we might want to try out.

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Ninja Foodi Crack Chicken

Ninja Foodi crack chicken turns out amazing with bacon! If you've never made this cream cheese chicken dinner you're in for a real treat tonight.
Course Appetizer, Entree, Main Course
Cuisine American
Keyword crack chicken, cream cheese, ninja foodi, pressure cooker, sliders
Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 15 minutes
Servings 8
Calories 272kcal
Author The Typical Mom



  • If you want to cook your bacon vs. using already precooked bacon bits then set your pot to saute and add fresh diced bacon with 1 tbsp olive oil and your diced onions. Cook until bacon is cooked but not super crispy. This method will make bacon soft in overall mixture vs. adding it at the end.
  • Turn pot off if you previously cooked your bacon. Add chicken evenly across bottom of pot. Then cut chunks of room temp. cream cheese into smaller chunks and add on top of chicken. Add onions if you haven't already, followed by sprinkling in your packet of dry ranch dressing mix over the top. Pour your chicken broth on top of everything evenly.
  • Close your pressure cooker lid and steam valve, set to 15 minutes for halved chicken breasts, or 12 minutes if you're using thinner chicken tenders.
  • Do a quick release when done. Take some of the hot broth out of the pot and add it to your bowl with cornstarch in it. Whisk that together so it is smooth. (if you want it thicker)
  • Shred your chicken with 2 forks inside the pot and stir contents so cream cheese becomes smooth and chicken is coated with mixture.
  • If you want your mix to be thicker turn Foodi to saute and once it bubbles add your smooth cornstarch mix, stir so it thickens.
  • Then turn pot off and stir in cooked bacon and shredded cheese so it melts. Top with green onions or chives.
  • Serve on slider or hamburger buns!


Nutrition Facts
Ninja Foodi Crack Chicken
Amount Per Serving (3 oz)
Calories 272 Calories from Fat 144
% Daily Value*
Fat 16g25%
Saturated Fat 8g50%
Cholesterol 91mg30%
Sodium 664mg29%
Potassium 386mg11%
Carbohydrates 4g1%
Fiber 1g4%
Sugar 1g1%
Protein 27g54%
Vitamin A 310IU6%
Vitamin C 2.6mg3%
Calcium 210mg21%
Iron 0.6mg3%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.
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Sunday 28th of February 2021

This my first ninja foodi recipe, and it did not disappoint!! Soooo yummy! I’m not a fan of bacon or onions, so I left those out. I also substituted sharp cheddar cheese because that’s what I had on hand. Delicious! Once the cheese was added, it came to the perfect consistency, and I didn’t even have to add cornstarch. I will be making this again and again! So easy!! Thank you!!

The Typical Mom

Monday 1st of March 2021

Oh yay

Carole Means

Friday 12th of June 2020

Can I leave the chicken breasts whole and not shred them?

The Typical Mom

Friday 12th of June 2020

If you wanted to


Tuesday 21st of April 2020

😬 I didn’t take out the bacon before I started to pressure cook it. I hope it doesn’t ruin it. 😭


Wednesday 26th of February 2020


The Typical Mom

Wednesday 26th of February 2020



Monday 3rd of February 2020

This sounds delish! Do you have to defrost the chicken prior too or can you make with frozen chicken? Thanks in advance :)

The Typical Mom

Monday 3rd of February 2020

Should be fine with frozen, I prefer defrosted

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