420 Instant Pot Crack Chicken

Let your Instant Pot create the ultimate combination of flavors: succulent shredded chicken, salty bacon, and creamy ranch seasoning all topped off with luscious cheddar cheese. 

And, of course, don’t forget to add your favorite infused oil!

Instant Pot Crack Chicken is something special all by itself. Combine it with your favorite oil infusion and you will be in heaven. Just make sure you plan ahead by selecting the best cannabis strain that goes with this delicious recipe.


If you are unsure of what strain pairs well with crack chicken, stay tuned as we cover that in this article along with our world-famous, Ultimate Instant Pot Crack Chicken recipe.

What is Crack Chicken?

crack chicken with infused oil

What is crack chicken? It is a name for something that tastes really delicious. It has chicken, bacon, and ranch flavors all together. People say it’s so good it’s like eating crack! That means it’s hard to stop eating. It’s kind of a running joke.

Frequently Asked Questions

Let the chicken cool down. Put it into a freezer bag or container with a lid. Put it in the freezer for up to 3 months.

Take your chicken out of the freezer and into the fridge. Let it sit overnight or until thawed through. Put it in a pan and heat it up on the stove. Add cheese or bacon to make it even yummier!

Yes, you can cook frozen chicken in an Instant Pot. It will take a bit longer for it to be ready, but you don't have to wait as long as if you cooked it without the Instant Pot. This is great because if you forget to take out the chicken from the freezer before cooking, you can still make a yummy dinner with your Instant Pot!

Crack chicken tastes good with lettuce wraps, cherry tomatoes, sweet potatoes and cauliflower rice. If you eat low carb food, there are lots of options to go with crack chicken.

Crack Chicken Reccomended Strain Pairings

THC or CBD oils  are always optional in any of our recipes and will taste wonderful with or wothout. That said however, you should always consult your Doctor or Physician prior to experimenting with anything regarding cannabis or its related medicinal claims.  You should also obey all laws in your State, Country or Province in regards to using any infused oils or cannabis proucts in your food or drink. 

And, with that here are some of our favorite strains to pair with this tasty recipe… 

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instant pot crack chicken

Instant Pot Crack Chicken

Spice up your dinner with this unique take on a classic recipe! The Cracked Chicken has been given an upgrade to create the ultimate flavorful and powerful meal. Replace cooking oil for THC-infused coconut oil, or mix decarboxylated cannabis with ranch dressing - it's sure to be one tasty experiment in science-inspired cuisine!
Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 15 minutes
Resting Time 5 minutes
Total Time 30 minutes
Course Main Course
Cuisine Jamaican
Servings 4 Hungry Mouths
Calories 475 kcal


  • 1 Instant Pot



  • 4 tbsp infused oil avocado or infused olive oil works best
  • 1 pound skinless boneless chicken breasts
  • 1 tsp smoked paprika
  • 1 tsp garlic powder or 2 cloves of fresh garlic minced
  • salt and pepper to taste
  • 5 slices center cut bacon


  • 8 ounce cream cheese at room temp
  • 1 tsp garlic powder
  • .5 tsp onion powder
  • .5 tsp dried dill
  • 1 cup low sodium chicken broth
  • .5 tsp dried chives
  • salt and pepper to taste


  • fresh parsely chopped
  • green onions sliced


  • Utilizing the "Sauté" function on your Instant Pot, allow it to reach the proper temperature for cooking.
  • Gently add the diced bacon to your Instant Pot and cook for a moment. Monitor it carefully until reaching its optimal crunchiness, then take away from heat and set aside.
  • Spice up your chicken breasts with paprika, garlic powder, salt and pepper.
  • Heat up the infused oil in the Instant Pot and add the chicken breasts browning on both sides - about 2 minutes per
  • While you wait, swirl garlic powder, onion powder, dried dill weed and chives into a bowl of creamy cream cheese - don't forget to sprinkle in a dash of salt and pepper to taste. Whisk all together with your favorite Ranch Seasoning Mix.
  • Once chicken has browned for 2 minutes per side, press "Cancel: to stop browning the chicken breasts,
  • Add cream cheese mixture from the previous step to Instant Pot
  • Pour in 1 cup of chicken broth & turn Instant Pot to High-Pressure for 12 minutes.
  • Once quick release is finished, transfer it to a cutting board to shred. Two forks will work great or use shredding claws if you have them handy.
  • Round up your ingredients, then return the shredded chicken to its cozy home in the Instant Pot. Seal it all together with a lid and let sit for 5 minutes so that delicious sauce can thicken like magic!
  • For a delectable finish, add some crisp bacon, bright parsley and green scallions. Enjoy!


  • Serving Ideas: Add some toasted buns to the mix and make sandwiches, or even put them on top of chips with added cheese, for some out-of-this-world crack chicken nachos!
  • Ranch: If you wish to add more infused oil feel free to add a teaspoon here if needed. If you are not sure of the dose you can use our edible dosing calculator.
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