Creamy Ranch Chicken Instant Pot Recipe can be ready in just minutes. Get dinner on the table fast with this delicious and creamy ranch chicken everyone will love.

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Hidden Valley Ranch Chicken:

Instant Pot Ranch Chicken is loaded with ranch flavor, tender chicken and tasty veggies. This recipe is a must try if you love comfort food.

We eat a ton of chicken around here. I am always looking for easy and delicious recipes to try that take chicken from plain to amazing!

This Creamy Ranch Instant Pot Chicken Recipe does not disappoint. It is so creamy and incredibly simple. The ranch blended with the cream cheese make such a yummy sauce that my kids literally devour it. 

You are going to love just how simple this recipe is.

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Instant Pot Creamy Ranch Chicken Recipe:

This meal is delicious and tender but only takes minutes to cook in your pressure cooker. You will be amazed that it tastes like it was slow cooked all day but was prepared so quickly in the instant pot.

The chicken is so tender you can cut it with your fork. The veggies have the best flavor from the ranch and cream cheese. Yum!

I love one pot meals and they sure make dinner time easier.  Everything you need is in the instant pot.

Clean us is so much easier when you don’t have a ton of different pans to clean. That definitely helps during busy weeknights.

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Instant Pot Cheesy Ranch Chicken is a delicious one pot meal!

It is so nice being able to throw together a nice meal for your family in a matter of minutes. After a long day of work and other activities, there is often little time left for dinner.

Make this meal to take the stress out of what’s for dinner and impress your family with this yummy ranch chicken.

You will love that everything you need for an amazing meal is in the pressure cooker. No need for multiple pans and side dishes.

It is all in one pot and ready in just minutes! This is one of our favorite easy recipes!

The ranch dressing mix give it such an amazing flavor and the cream cheese makes it so rich and creamy.  This recipe is super easy and also a great meal to serve for guests.

How do I cook chicken and potatoes in the instant pot?

It is so simple that you will wonder why you didn’t try it sooner. Literally everything gets tossed in the instant pot and that is it!

Just put the chicken and potatoes with the seasoning in the pressure cooker. Set the pressure for 30 minutes and dinner is ready.

How do you cook Chicken Breast in the instant pot?

We eat a lot of chicken and I love to cook it in the instant pot. You can use frozen chicken and still have dinner ready in a matter of minutes.

The instant pot cooks the chicken to perfection and is so tender and delicious!

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Instant Pot Recommendation:

I am using an 8 quart Instant pot but you can use a 6 quart. I personally have an Instant Pot and so far I am loving it.

You can find the Instant pot on sale here.  It’s really changed dinner time around here.

If you have been putting off trying an instant pot, I highly recommend going ahead and biting the bullet. I love using the pressure cooker when I don’t have much time.

How do you make Ranch Chicken in a crock pot?

No worries if you do not have a pressure cooker. You can try Crock Pot Creamy Ranch Chicken Recipe. We love using our crock pot. I love to come home with my house smelling so good with this complete ranch chicken recipe.

However you decide to cook this, it will be amazing!

Ingredients needed - chicken, potatoes, baby carrots, ranch seasoning mix, cream of chicken soup and milk.

Ingredients:

  • Chicken Breasts
  • Potatoes
  • Baby Carrots
  • Ranch Seasoning Mix
  • Cream of Chicken Soup
  • Milk

How to make Creamy Ranch Chicken in the Instant Pot:

  • In a small bowl, whisk together the milk, cream of chicken soup and the ranch dressing mix.
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  • Place the water in the bottom of the instant pot. Then add in the chicken, potatoes and carrots.
  • Pour the cream of chicken soup mixture over the top of these ingredients in the instant pot.
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  • Seal the instant pot and pressure cook on high pressure for 20 minutes with a quick release. Cook times will vary.
  • Then serve the chicken, potatoes and carrots with the sauce poured over the top from the instant pot and enjoy!
  • The recipe calls for 1 cup of water but you can add more cups of water if you find it is too thick. Also, it is totally optional but you can sprinkle a little shredded cheddar cheese on the chicken before serving.

You can use frozen chicken breasts if you prefer or forgot to take some out of the freezer. It is a great recipe and one of our favorite dinner recipes because it is so easy.

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Variations:

  • Add other Vegetables – Try mixing it up with the vegetables. Green beans are yummy with the chicken.
  • Use Chicken Thighs – You can use chicken thighs instead of chicken breasts.
  • Change the Potatoes – Try using red potatoes.
  • Change the Seasoning – Try other seasonings like garlic powder or whatever your family likes.
  • Add in Chicken Broth – If you like a thinner sauce, add in some chicken broth.
  • Make Mashed Potatoes instead – Omit the potatoes and serve this recipe over mashed potatoes or rice. Yum!

We love simple recipes like this and everyone looks forward to when this recipe is on the menu plan for that week.  Plus, if you try some of these different ideas it is easy to make this recipe many different ways.

My family thinks I am coming up with lots of new recipes when really they are eating the same thing but with just a few differences. I love to do this with recipes they love and everyone enjoys.

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What to serve with Ranch Chicken:

  • Easy Homemade Dinner Rolls – These rolls are perfect to dip into the yummy ranch sauce. You will want the rolls to get every last bit of that delicious sauce.
  • Steamed BroccoliThis is my favorite way to cook broccoli. It is a very quick side dish.
  • Green Salad – Since this one pot meal is already hearty, we like to serve with a green salad.

Make it a Freezer Meal:

This is a great meal to make ahead of time so all you have to do is toss and go in the Instant Pot. Just put the chicken in a freezer bag. Then mix together the sauce and pour in the bag over the chicken.

Freeze until ready to cook. Do not add the potatoes and carrots until you are ready to put in the slow cooker. Cook as normal and enjoy. This is a great way to cut down on a portion of the prep time.

I like to cook one batch and freeze another. It really is not any more work since you have all of the ingredients out. Plus, you will have another easy meal for later.

Print this Creamy Ranch Chicken pressure cooker recipe below:

Instant Pot Creamy Ranch Chicken Dinner

4.89 from 17 votes
Creamy Ranch Chicken Instant Pot Recipe is so simple and ready in minutes. Dinner is easy when you make this Creamy ranch chicken pressure cooker recipe.
Prep Time 10 mins
Cook Time 30 mins
Total Time 40 mins
Servings 6
Cuisine American
Course Main Course
Calories 296
Author Eating on a Dime

Ingredients

  • 4 boneless skinless chicken breasts
  • 4 Russet potatoes peeled and cut into 2 inch pieces
  • 2 cups baby carrots
  • 1 packet of dry ranch dressing mix
  • 1 can cream of chicken soup (10 oz)
  • 1/2 cup milk
  • 1/2 cup water

Instructions

  • In a small bowl, whisk together the milk, cream of chicken soup and the ranch dressing mix.
  • Place the water in the bottom of the instant pot. Then add in the chicken, potatoes and carrots.
  • Pour the cream of chicken soup mixture over the top of these ingredients in the instant pot.
  • Seal and instant pot and cook on high pressure for 20 minutes with a quick release.
  • Then serve the chicken, potatoes and carrots with the sauce poured over the top from the instant pot and enjoy!

Recipe Notes

*Refrigerate the leftovers in an air tight container for up to 5 days. 
*You can also use 3 regular carrots (peeled and cut into large pieces) instead of the baby carrots if you prefer. 
*Any cream soup would work great in this recipe instead of the cream of chicken soup.  

Nutrition Facts

Calories 296kcal, Carbohydrates 32g, Protein 24g, Fat 7g, Saturated Fat 2g, Cholesterol 52mg, Sodium 366mg, Potassium 963mg, Fiber 3g, Sugar 4g, Vitamin A 5965IU, Vitamin C 9.2mg, Calcium 173mg, Iron 2.2mg

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  1. 4 stars
    I tweaked this recipe just a bit. I added 1 finely diced onion; 1 Tablespoon of Dry Rosemary and changed the water to 2 cups Better than Bouillon Chicken Base. It really made it taste fantastic. I also used the chicken/meat icon on my XL Power Pro Pressure Cooker for 30 minutes; but did a natural release for 10. I also thicken the sauce/gravy with 1/4 cup water and 1 heaping Tablespoon corn starch. It turned out fantastic. I was able to freeze three of the servings to eat at later dates since there is only me that I am cooking for.

  2. I tried this recipe and it burned in my instapot ultra. I set pressure cook to 30 minutes on low and left it – any pointers if I were to try again? Do you know if the instapot and instapot ultra have different cook times?

  3. I’m not sure about the Ultra but I always recommend that you put the liquid from the recipe on the bottom of the instant to prevent the burn notice or any burning on the recipe. Thank you!

  4. If I wanted to use cream of chicken instead of cream cheese would this be ok? If so how much should I use?

  5. Aubrey – I would add 3-5 minutes to the cook time for frozen chicken breasts depending on how large they are. Thank you!

  6. I used only 2 chicken breast but my sauce was thin. What can I do to fix that

  7. Hey Emily – If the sauce is too thin, switch the instant pot to the sauté setting and then combine 2 Tbsp of cornstarch with 1/4 cup of cold water. Whisk this mixture into the sauce (I remove all the chicken and vegetables from the Instant Pot) on the sauté setting and heat until the sauce has thickened. I hope this helps and I hope you enjoyed the recipe.

  8. How much cream cheese is in “a block”? I can’t find it in any of my cooking information. I buy cream cheese at Costco which is in a block shape, but weighs 3lbs.

    Thanks

  9. Sorry, I’ll clarify that in the recipe. 8 ounces of cream cheese is used in this recipe.