Instant Pot Ranch Chicken Chowder #Recipe

Yes it’s time for another Instant Pot soup! You may recall that I love chicken corn chowder. I also love the combination of chicken and ranch, as well as potatoes and ranch. I’d never had ranch soup and the idea of it sounded really appealing to me. Voila Instant Pot Ranch Chicken Chowder! As with my other Instant Pot chowders, this one is tasty and filling. The ranch flavor adds a little zing to the thick soup. Here’s how I make it.

Instant Pot Pressure Cooker Gluten-free Ranch Chicken Chowder Recipe From Val's Kitchen

Instant Pot Ranch Chicken Chowder

Equipment needed

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  • Instant Pot pressure cooker (I used 6 qt model)
  • Instant Pot glass lid for keeping warm while serving
  • silicone spoon
  • measuring cup – I like the Pyrex glass measuring cups. They are super easy to read, wash well, and are very sturdy when placed on the counter.
  • cutting board
  • potato peeler – I only use the stainless steel ones with a swiveling blade. It’s the same exact type that my Grandma used. I have tried others and the stainless swiveling models always perform the best for me.

Instant Pot Glass LidInstant Pot Glass LidSilicone Serving SpoonSilicone Serving SpoonPyrex 3-pc Glass Measuring CupPyrex 3-pc Glass Measuring CupStainless Swivel Potato PeelerStainless Swivel Potato PeelerOXO Good Grips 10.5 x 14.5OXO Good Grips 10.5 x 14.5″ Cutting BoardFarberware 15-Piece Stamped Stainless Steel Knife Block SetFarberware 15-Piece Stamped Stainless Steel Knife Block SetInstant Pot DUO60 6Qt 7-in-1 Programmable Pressure CookerInstant Pot DUO60 6Qt 7-in-1 Programmable Pressure CookerSilicone & Stainless Steel Black 4 Ounce Soup LadleSilicone & Stainless Steel Black 4 Ounce Soup Ladle


  • 1.5 lbs boneless chicken (I used chicken tenderloins)
  • 3 lbs potatoes, peeled and diced
  • 8 oz frozen carrots
  • 32 oz chicken broth
  • 2x packets ranch dressing mix
  • 8 oz cream cheese, slightly softened and cut into chunks

Instant Pot Pressure Cooker Gluten-free Ranch Chicken Chowder Recipe From Val's Kitchen


Place the chicken into the pot of the pressure cooker.

Then place the potatoes and carrots on top of the potatoes.

Place the ranch seasoning and the cream cheese on top of the vegetables.

Add the chicken broth in.

Select the pressure cooker‘s soup setting and set it to cook for 15 minutes.

When the potatoes have finished cooking, let pressure naturally release for 10 minutes then do a quick pressure release.

Stir thoroughly.

Serve immediately with salt and pepper to taste.


If this recipe interests you then you may also be interested in my other Instant Pot chowder recipes.

Instant Pot Meatball & Sausage Chowder

Instant Pot Bacon Corn Chowder

Pressure Cooker Sausage Vegetable Chowder

Instant Pot Chicken Corn Chowder

Instant Pot Corn Sausage Chowder

Instant Pot Pressure Cooker Gluten-free Ranch Chicken Chowder Recipe From Val's Kitchen

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  1. This chowder sounds like a perfect winter meal! I love coming home to a hearty warm meal like this after a cold day out on the run!

  2. You had me at Ranch! My kids love ranch so this is definitely a chowder they’d devour. My Instant Pot recipe index is growing so please keep sharing recipes. I’m loving them!

  3. I keep seeing all these amazing recipes for use with a hot pot and I don’t have one yet. I think I am going to have to add this to my holiday gift list this year and get cracking on learning how to use one!

  4. I love the simplicity of this recipe! I don’t have an instapot, but I do love my Crockpot and pressure cooker, and I’m sure your chowder would turn out just as delicious made in either of those. I’ve never had a chowder with ranch, but it makes total sense! Yum!

  5. I’m on a huge bacon kick right now, so that is amazing! I love that it is GLUTEN FREE (so I can eat it). My only prob is the instapot! Maybe Santa will help me out!

  6. This Ranch Chicken Chowder looks amazing. I am always looking for new recipes to try in my Instant Pot. I will have to add this to my meal plan for next week.

  7. The season is all about soups and chowders! I think I will like this recipe. Chicken and ranch dressing mix plus cream cheese would be so good together! Yum!

  8. WOW! This looks so good! I love using the slow cooker/Crock Pot and just love anything with ranch haha! I need to try making this!

  9. This looks delicious! I am really considering getting an instant pot and think this would be a perfect dish to make in it. My whole family would love it!

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