An easy one-pot keto dinner with chicken thighs and a creamy ranch cheese sauce with bacon and spinach. Serve over cauliflower rice or mash, topped with Cheddar cheese and additional bacon if desired.

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Recipe Summary

prep:
5 mins
cook:
40 mins
additional:
5 mins
total:
50 mins
Servings:
6
Yield:
6 servings
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Ingredients

6
Original recipe yields 6 servings
The ingredient list now reflects the servings specified
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Directions

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  • Turn on a multi-functional pressure cooker (such as Instant Pot®) and select Saute function. Add bacon once pot is hot and cook to desired crispiness, about 5 minutes. Remove bacon and drain on paper towel lined plate. Add chicken thighs to pot and season with salt and pepper. Cook in bacon grease until each side is browned, about 2 minutes per side. Remove from pot and set aside.

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  • Pour in chicken broth and deglaze pot, scraping up all the browned bits. Stir in cream cheese and dry ranch dressing mix; cook until cream cheese has melted, about 3 minutes. Cancel Saute mode.

  • Return bacon to pot and stir to combine. Add chicken thighs and turn until they are covered with cream cheese sauce. Close and lock the lid. Select high pressure according to manufacturer's instructions; set timer for 12 minutes. Allow 10 to 15 minutes for pressure to build.

  • Release pressure carefully using the quick-release method according to manufacturer's instructions, about 5 minutes. Unlock and remove the lid. Remove chicken and keep warm.

  • Select Saute function. Add drained spinach to pot and cook until warmed. Return chicken and turn until well covered with sauce and cook for 1 minute until warmed through.

Nutrition Facts

359 calories; protein 24.3g; carbohydrates 4g; fat 27.3g; cholesterol 112.5mg; sodium 632.1mg. Full Nutrition
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Reviews (15)

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Rating: 5 stars
01/09/2020
Made as is (except extra bacon). Amazing. Read More
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21 Ratings
  • 5 star values: 18
  • 4 star values: 3
  • 3 star values: 0
  • 2 star values: 0
  • 1 star values: 0
Rating: 4 stars
07/16/2019
Loved it. The ranch/bacon combo tastes awesome. Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
12/06/2019
I added more bacon because I love bacon!!! It turned out really good. Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
01/09/2020
Made as is (except extra bacon). Amazing. Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
05/19/2020
I’m new to the instant pot and the directions were easy to follow. I will definitely make this again. Read More
Rating: 5 stars
06/09/2020
Oh my word! This was great. I left out the spinach just because I didn't have any and next time I may throw in some onion. Delicious! Read More
Rating: 5 stars
05/28/2020
This was a great meal! I added a few extra strips of bacon and used 2 Tbs of the ranch dressing (1 pouch) it gave it a little extra ranch flavor. The family requested that this goes on the make again list. This is as good of a complement that you could wish for. Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
10/25/2020
This is a fantastic recipe. I took more than 5 minutes to prep. But this turned out so good. My second instant pot meal. Hubby said to add this to his make it again list. Read More
Rating: 5 stars
06/10/2020
My family LOVED this. Like others I needed to add more chicken, I used 2 lbs of thighs and 8 slices of bacon. I also used broccoli instead of spinach. Major win with the kids. Read More
Rating: 5 stars
05/17/2020
Besides the Instant Pot malfunction, this recipe was delicious! I added extra chicken and extra bacon, and used broccoli instead of spinach. Thanks! Read More
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