Yield: 8 servings

Instant Pot Crack Chicken Pasta

Prep Time 15 minutes
Cook Time 15 minutes
Total Time 30 minutes

Crack Chicken Pasta takes weeknight comfort food to a new level. Made in the Instant Pot, this creamy chicken pasta packed with cheese, spinach, and bacon is cooked in 30 minutes!


  • 2 Tablespoons olive oil
  • 1.5 lb boneless skinless chicken, cut into 1 inch chunks
  • One packet of dry Ranch Dressing mix
  • 1 lb box of rotini pasta, uncooked
  • 4 cups low sodium chicken broth
  • 1 cup (8 oz) cheddar cheese
  • 8 oz block Cream Cheese
  • 5 ounces baby fresh spinach
  • 8 slices cooked bacon, crumbled


    1. Pour olive oil into Instant Pot pan and select SAUTE. Heat for 1 minute.
    2. Add the diced chicken and sauté for approximately 5 minutes or until no longer pink.
    3. Add Ranch dressing packet and stir to combine well. Add pasta on top of chicken and pour chicken broth over pasta (do not stir pasta in broth).
    4. Place the lid on the Instant Pot and turn the valve on top to "SEALING".
    5. Set on “Manual or High Pressure“ for 4 minutes.
    6. When timer goes off, quick release the pressure valve carefully.
    7. Stir in cream cheese, shredded cheese, bacon and spinach and stir until cheese is melted.
    8. Serve immediately.


  • Recipe tested in 6qt Instant Pot
  • Penne or bowtie pasta are great alternatives to rotini.
  • Use precooked bacon for a quick alternative. Also can use rotisserie cooked chicken. Skip the saute step if using precooked chicken.

Nutrition Information:



Serving Size:


Amount Per Serving: Calories: 481Total Fat: 26gSaturated Fat: 10gTrans Fat: 0gUnsaturated Fat: 13gCholesterol: 119mgSodium: 708mgCarbohydrates: 23gFiber: 2gSugar: 2gProtein: 38g

*Nutrition facts are an estimate and not guaranteed to be accurate. Please see a registered dietitian for special diet advice.

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