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Instant Pot Crack Chicken Pasta

A simple and tasty Instant Pot dinner that includes Ranch seasoned chicken, tender noodles, and bacon combined in a creamy sauce!
Prep Time10 mins
Cook Time4 mins
Total Time14 mins
Servings: 8
Author: The Cookin' Chicks


  • 1 lb chicken breasts, boneless/skinless, diced
  • 2 tbsp olive oil
  • 1 oz Ranch seasoning mix
  • 3 cups chicken broth
  • 2 cups water
  • 1 lb Penne pasta, or pasta of choice
  • 1/2 cup bacon, cooked/crumbled
  • 8 oz cream cheese
  • 1 cup Cheddar cheese, shredded


  • Turn the Instant Pot to saute and add in the olive oil, chicken, and Ranch.
  • Toss to coat chicken thoroughly and allow to cook for about 4 minutes, or until chicken is just about cooked through.
  • Add in the chicken broth, water, and Pasta.
  • Turn saute function off and place lid securely on top. Ensure valve is to sealing position.
  • Cook manual, high pressure, for 4 minutes.
  • Once 4 minutes is up, do a quick release.
  • Stir in the cream cheese, cheddar cheese, and bacon.
  • Allow to sit for about 2 minutes, or until cheese has melted.
  • Serve and enjoy!


Recipe adapted from: Plain Chicken
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