Instant Pot Skinny Crack Chicken

My new cookbook LOSE WEIGHT WITH YOUR INSTANT POT is filled with all natural, metabolism boosting recipes for weight loss and weight maintenance. Because cooking in an Instant Pot has become the new kitchen “craze” it was natural that Lose Weight By Eating would address this new cooking appliance, and create weight loss Instant Pot recipes.

When researching for LOSE WEIGHT WITH YOUR INSTANT POT, I kept coming across recipes for “crack” chicken. Everyone was talking about this dish and seemed to love it, however, I was shocked at the calorie-heavy ingredients. I had to come up with a healthier version, so you can still enjoy this decadent dish and avoid packing on the pounds. This is just as addictive as the full-calorie version, but you won’t feel so guilty about enjoying it weekly.


Skinny Crack Chicken

Makes 4 servings | Serving size: 1 cup | Cook time: 25 minutes | Prep time: 15 minutes

Per serving: calories 349; fat 12.5 g; saturated fat 6 g; fiber 3 g; protein 43 g; carbohydrates 16 g; sugar 2 g

1/2 pound fingerling potatoes, halved crosswise

1/2 pound Brussels sprouts, trimmed, dark outer leaves removed, halved through the stem

1 pound boneless, skinless chicken breast

2 ounces Neufchâtel cheese (you’ll find it next to the cream cheese at the store)

1/2 teaspoon garlic salt

1 tablespoon minced fresh chives

1 teaspoon minced fresh dill

1 teaspoon chopped fresh flat-leaf parsley

3/4 cup water

1/4 cup shredded sharp cheddar cheese


  1. In the Instant Pot, combine the potatoes, Brussels sprouts, chicken, Neufchâtel cheese, garlic salt, chives, dill, parsley, and water. Cover and cook on high pressure for 15 minutes.


  1. Quick-release the pressure. Remove the chicken to a plate. Shred the chicken with two forks and return it to the pot. Mix in the cheddar cheese and serve.

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