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Pressure Cooker Crack Chicken Dip

Pressure cooker crack chicken dip is the best appetizer ever served with chips or toasted bruschetta! Make it in your Instant Pot, Crockpot Express or Ninja Foodi today. I also have stovetop directions to share so everyone can make it.

crack chicken dip

Cream cheese pressure cooker crack chicken dip is the bomb! You can make it on the stovetop too. It is a hearty appetizer everyone at your party will ask for again, trust me. Try this easy Instant Pot recipe for your next get together and let us know what you think. (affiliate links present)

Warm Crack Dip

YOu can make it as a Ninja Foodi recipe too, whatever brand pot you have will work just fine. They all basically work the same, then transfer to a prettier dish to serve of course.

If you are new to pressure cooking we have a lot of easy one pot meal recipes for you here. To begin with let’s start with a few basic tips:

For reference, this is the pressure cooker I have (a 6 quart) and use for all recipe creations.

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You can make it on the stovetop too but the cooking time this way is super short. It also makes the chicken so tender and easy to shred!

If you’re never had pressure cooker crack chicken dip beware. It is addicting!!

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Instant Pot chicken crack dip

  1. Boneless skinless chicken breasts
  2. Cream cheese
  3. Ranch seasoning dip mix – dry powder
  4. Chicken broth
    1. if making buffalo version you’ll decrease broth in half and use half buffalo hot sauce
  5. Onion
  6. Cheddar cheese
  7. Crumbled bacon is optional but highly recommended
  8. Diced green onions for garnish

Buffalo chicken dip

Use your Ninja Foodi or a medium size saucepan on the stovetop to make this. I prefer my pressure cooker.

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The difference between a crack chicken recipe or chicken crack soup and this dip is the consistency really. To scoop this up you’ll want it to be a bit thinner than you would making sliders.

  • Remember the longer this cools the thicker it will get! 

I recommend making it as suggested in recipe card below and then turn your Instant Pot or other pressure cooker off and let it cool for at least 10 minutes.

Then check the consistency and if you do want it thicker then go on to the last step with a bit of cornstarch.

Everyone has different preferences when it comes to having a thick dip or thinner.

If served with chips I’d leave as is, though if you’re having people scoop it on to toasted bread pieces then I would thicken it up a bit. Totally up to you.

crack dip recipe

From start to finish this will take about 20 minutes to pressure cook the chicken and cream cheese ranch mix.

  • Cook time itself is only about 12 minutes if using chicken tenders. 15 minutes for halved breasts. 
  • Frozen chicken tenders could be used as well just note that it will release moisture and make your dip a bit thinner.

Chicken cream cheese dip

You can serve it a few ways…..

  1. In a bowl as you see here, with pull apart bread on the side is great as well as toasted bruschetta pieces
  2. Inside a small dip size crockpot kept on the warm setting like we do with our Publix buffalo chicken dip
  3. Spooned into a bread bowl with the middle removed (like they do with clam chowder)
    1. or in individual small bread loaves similar to our sloppy joe bread bowls

With scoops tortilla chips filled with a dollop of dip and a piece of crispy bacon on top. OR Inside easy rolls for sliders.

pressure cooker crack Chicken Dip recipe

How do you reheat dip in the oven?

  • Preheat oven to 350 degrees.
  • Put in an oven safe bowl or small baking dish for 4-7 minutes or until hot. 
  • Transfer to a cooler dish when serving so fingers don’t get burned.

How do you reheat dip in the microwave?

  • Use a microwave safe container.
  • Cook for 30 seconds, then stir.
  • Set for another 30 seconds, stir.
  • Continue with this process until it is as hot as you’d like.

If it cools and becomes too thick you can heat it up with a bit of added broth, ranch dressing or sour cream.

Pressure cooker crack chicken dip is definitely one of the best hot dip recipes and most asked for football party food appetizers we have made in a while. Crack chicken deviled eggs are a close second though.

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Pressure Cooker Crack Chicken Dip

Pressure cooker crack chicken dip is the best appetizer ever! Served with chips or with bruschetta it's a cream cheese chicken snack your party guests will love.
Course Appetizer, Snack
Cuisine American
Keyword appetizer, chicken, crack chicken, cream cheese, dip
Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 15 minutes
Servings 12
Calories 205kcal
Author The Typical Mom



  • This can be made in a pressure cooker or on the stovetop on low/medium heat. Add medium chicken breasts or thighs that have been halved, cream cheese cut into smaller chunks, ranch dressing dry mix, diced onions and broth into pot.
  • Simmer on low heat with lid on until chicken is cooked through and so tender it shreds with 2 forks. Then remove from heat, shred chicken and stir so clumps of cream cheese become smooth with the rest of the ingredients.
  • For pressure cookers put on the lid and close steam valve. Set to high for 15 minutes followed by a quick release. Then shred chicken and stir so cream cheese becomes smooth and chicken is coated. Turn pot off.
  • In both cases stir in shredded cheese, it will melt quickly. Stir in precooked bacon at this time.
  • Keep in mind this thickens A LOT when it cools so you may not want to add anything. Allow to cool for at least 10 minutes to allow thickening. Transfer to serving bowl with chips or baguette sliced pieces.
  • If you want it thicker set to saute low and you can whisk together 1 tsp of cornstarch with 2 tsp cold water until smooth and dump that in. Allow to bubble for 1 minute, then turn off or remove from heat. This will continue to thicken as it cools.


Nutrition Facts
Pressure Cooker Crack Chicken Dip
Amount Per Serving (1 oz)
Calories 205 Calories from Fat 144
% Daily Value*
Fat 16g25%
Saturated Fat 7g44%
Cholesterol 54mg18%
Sodium 415mg18%
Potassium 125mg4%
Carbohydrates 2g1%
Fiber 1g4%
Sugar 1g1%
Protein 13g26%
Vitamin A 240IU5%
Vitamin C 1.7mg2%
Calcium 141mg14%
Iron 0.5mg3%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.
5 from 1 vote
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Thursday 14th of March 2024

The instructions are confusing. Is Step 1 for cooking on stove top, or for pressure cooker, or both? And Step 2 is for stove top only? And Steps 3 through 6 are for pressure cooker? Please clarify.

The Typical Mom

Thursday 14th of March 2024

In both you add ingredients but step 3 tells timing for pressure cooker while on the stovetop you would just simmer until meat can shred easily with 2 forks.


Sunday 7th of February 2021

How many cups would you say this makes?

The Typical Mom

Tuesday 9th of February 2021

Depending on the size of the chicken pieces used....maybe 5??


Sunday 10th of January 2021

Can this be frozen and reheated later?


Saturday 31st of October 2020

This is an incomplete recipe... nowhere does it say add onions or ranch.


Saturday 31st of October 2020

Yes it does. Step 1 in recipe at bottom


Friday 21st of August 2020

When do you put in the onions?


Friday 25th of December 2020

Step number one.

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