When you live in a four seasons state there are a few things you can count on: People complaining about the heat, the cold, and towards the end of what always seems like a never-ending winter people looking for new slow cooker recipes. One can only eat so many pot roasts and variations of chili before a huge change is needed. Bring on Pinterest and all of its awesome rabbit holes for me to fall down searching for something different.
Between Pinterest and various people’s posts on my Facebook feed, I started to see a dish called Creamy Crack Chicken. The term “crack” is often used on various dishes to imply how deliciously addictive they are. That automatically makes me skeptical I read quite a few different versions of this dish and decided to give it ago with my own twists. Shame on me for being a Doubting Thomas. My son hoovered through it so fast I had to remind him that I had not eaten yet.
If you are a fan of all things chicken, bacon and cheesy, this dish is for you. We eat it several different ways, on a bun, over a baked potato, or over pasta.
I’ve played with this enough to finally be 100% happy with how it’s turned out. I hope you enjoy it as well! As always you can leave me a comment here or in my Facebook group.
Creamy Crack Chicken
Cheesy chicken and bacon dish that you can eat alone, on a bun, over a baked potato or pasta.
- 1 tbsp Oil
- 2 lbs Boneless Skinless Chicken Breasts
- 1 tsp Minced Garlic
- 1/2 cup Diced Leeks or Onion
- 1 cup Chicken or Vegetable Broth
- 2 tsp Slap Ya Mama seasoning or Seasoning Salt
- 8 oz Cream Cheese
- 1 package Ranch Dressing Mix
- 1 cup Diced cooked bacon
- 1/2 cup Shredded Cheddar Cheese
- Parsley flakes
Set Instant pot to saute. When the digital display states "hot," add oil, leeks/ onion, and garlic. Saute until garlic is fragrant and leeks are tender. Turn saute function off. Add broth, chicken, Slap Ya Mama, cream cheese, and ranch dressing mix to the pot. Close the lid and vent and set on manual for 25 minutes. When the cooking cycle is complete vent naturally for ten minutes then manually vent. Remove chicken and shred. Wisk sauce mixture, breaking up any lumps or cream cheese. Add in Cheddar cheese and bacon. Add chicken back to the pot and stir. Top with some parsley flakes Enjoy alone or serve over a baked potato pasta or on a hamburger bun.
Saute leeks and garlic in oil on the stovetop in a skillet until the garlic is fragrant and the leeks are tender. Add leeks and garlic too slow cooker. Add all ingredients except cheddar cheese and bacon to crock and cook on low for 8 hours / high for 4 hours. Shred chicken in the cooker with a fork and add cheddar cheese and bacon. Stir and allow to cook for 10-15 minutes then serve.