Keto Instant Pot Buffalo Crack Chicken

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Our Buffalo Style Keto Crack Chicken Recipe is ready from the Instant Pot in 15 Minutes! It is the most CREAMY CHEESY keto buffalo chicken dish that also has cauliflower to make it a full meal. We use shredded rotisserie chicken which helps make buffalo crack chicken a quick any day kind of meal. 

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Keto Instant Pot Buffalo Crack Chicken

We have taken one of our favorite keto dishes and made it with a twist. By adding buffalo sauce to the shredded chicken and cauliflower we elevated this instant pot crack chicken recipe. 

What is Instant Pot Crack Chicken

Crack chicken is a term used for a dish that typically has cream cheese, ranch seasoning, chicken, bacon and cheese. We can only assume where the word crack came from and why, but we don't care to comment on that. Let's just say keto crack chicken is highly addicting and will satisfy any appetite. 

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What is an Instant Pot

Oooooo, let's chat about the Instant Pot. It is, in short, a brand name for a multi-use pressure cooker. With multiple settings, you can steam, slow cook, saute and more. I am absolutely obsessed with my IP.  I use it for everything.  Steamed corn on the cob in 8 minutes (for the family of course, sigh. I can't eat it), frozen chicken cooked to be shredded in 14 minutes, homemade soup that tastes like it has been cooking ALL day in 1 hour. The possibilities are literally endless.  I am so crazy busy all the time, remembering to take something out for dinner is hard. The Instant Pot makes last minute or quick cooking seriously easy. 

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Shredded Chicken Makes Buffalo Crack Chicken Quick

The use of rotisserie shredded chicken for this instant pot buffalo chicken cuts down prep time. Hit up your local grocer and grab a cold chicken to pull apart.  Note*  If you don’t like buffalo sauce use our low carb BBQ sauce, we have done it and it is delicious also. 

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Making our Instant Pot Crack Chicken Recipe

Unlike most Instant Pot recipes, you can’t just throw all the ingredients in at once for this recipe. Dairy does not do well when cooked at high temps or under pressure.  Instead you simply add and cook the cauliflower, chicken and sauce for 5 minutes, shut off the Instant Pot then stir in the remaining ingredients, hit keep warm for 10 minutes and done. Easy.

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Instant Pot Keto Buffalo Crack Chicken

Yield: 6 Servings
Prep Time: 10 minutes
Cook Time: 5 minutes
Total Time: 15 minutes

Buffalo Style Keto Crack Chicken Recipe from the Instant Pot in 15 Minutes, CREAMY CHEESY and FAST, Uses Shredded Chicken & Cauliflower


  • 1 head cauliflower, chopped
  • 2 cups shredded chicken
  • 6 slices bacon, crispy & crumbled
  • ½ cup buffalo sauce
  • ¼ cup ranch dressing
  • 4 oz cream cheese, cubed
  • 2 cups shredded cheddar cheese


  1. Add cauliflower, chicken, seasonings, buffalo sauce and ranch dressing to the Instant Pot. Mix.
  2. Cook using the manual setting for 5 minutes. Allow the Instant Pot to release pressure. Shut off Instant Pot.
  3. Open and immediately stir in cream cheese. Once fully combined, add cheddar. Stir.
  4. Heat on KEEP WARM for 10 minutes.
  5. Serve drizzled with buffalo sauce and some green onion and BACON
Nutrition Information:
Yield: 6 Serving Size: 1
Amount Per Serving: Calories: 446Total Fat: 35gTrans Fat: 0gCarbohydrates: 4gNet Carbohydrates: 2gFiber: 2gProtein: 29g

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Instant Pot Buffalo Chicken Cauliflower

This instant pot buffalo chicken cauliflower is so ridiculously simple and fast to make, you can whip it up for a late night craving!

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8 thoughts on “Keto Instant Pot Buffalo Crack Chicken”

  1. For instant pot users, I cooked 18 min on high pressure with a quick release. I used *frozen* chicken breasts and then after it was cooked I shredded them with the paddle in my Kitchenaid mixer. Awesome. Sharing this recipe!

  2. Delicious! I added chopped onion and fresh green beans to the mix and some seasoning, it was awesome. Green beans add nice crunch as they came out steamed in the final outcome!

  3. I thought you needed liquid for your instant pot to get to pressure?

    Can you please tell me the settings to use on the instant pot?

    • HI Andrew,

      Yes, the sauce acts as enough liquid for this recipe due to the quick process and minimal ingredients to make it. Plus it helps keep things from getting mushy and over cooked.


  4. Do you add previously cooked chicken to the pot, or does the chicken fully cook within just 5 minutes?


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