Pressure Cooker Cheesy Ranch Chicken Recipe

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Pressure Cooker Cheesy Ranch Chicken is a quick and easy dinner perfect for any busy night. This recipe requires only 6 ingredients that you probably already have on hand. The creamy cheese and tomatoes help keep the chicken moist while the ranch provides a little zing.

Pressure Cooker Cheesy Ranch Chicken Recipe From Val's Kitchen

Pressure Cooker Cheesy Ranch Chicken

I had chicken to make the other day. I wanted to make a cheesy pasta but wanted to give it a little extra flavor. I decided to cook the chicken and the pasta together in an electric pressure cooker, not just for flavor, but also to keep the dish simple and not heat up the kitchen by using the stove. Pressure Cooker Cheesy Ranch Chicken is a quick and easy dinner perfect for any busy night. The six ingredients this recipe calls for are things you probably already have on hand. The creamy cheese and tomatoes help keep the chicken moist while the ranch provides a little zing. The dish doesn’t photograph very well but it’s filling and it tastes good. Here’s how I make Pressure Cooker Cheesy Ranch Chicken.

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Ingredients

  • 16 oz pasta (I used rotelle)
  • 1.5 lbs boneless chicken breast, cut into chunks
  • 3 packet ranch seasoning
  • 1x 28 oz can petite diced tomatoes
  • 12 oz shredded Triple Cheddar Cheese
  • 12 oz can evaporated milk

Pressure Cooker Cheesy Ranch Chicken Recipe From Val's Kitchen

Instructions

Turn the pressure cooker on and choose the saute setting.

Place a thin layer of olive oil onto the bottom of the pot.

Place the chicken into the pot and saute it on both sides, until it’s not white any more.

Place the pasta into the pot, followed by the ranch seasoning packets, water and tomatoes.

Give a stir and make sure as much as the pasta is covered as possible.

Place the lid onto the pressure cooker to seal.

Set the pressure cooker to cook on manual high pressure for 5 minutes.

Once the cooking cycle has finished, do a quick pressure release.

Pour the evaporated milk into the pot, then put the shredded cheese into the pot.

Give a stir until combined.

Place the lid back onto pot for a few minutes to help the cheese melt.

Serve immediately.

Pressure Cooker Cheesy Ranch Chicken Recipe From Val's Kitchen

Pressure Cooker Cheesy Ranch Chicken

Pressure Cooker Cheesy Ranch Chicken Recipe From Val's Kitchen

Instructions

Turn the pressure cooker on and choose the saute setting. Place a thin layer of olive oil onto the bottom of the pot. Place the chicken into the pot and saute it on both sides, until it's not white any more. Place the pasta into the pot, followed by the ranch seasoning packets, water and tomatoes. Give a stir and make sure as much as the pasta is covered as possible. Place the lid onto the pressure cooker to seal. Set the pressure cooker to cook on manual high pressure for 5 minutes. Once the cooking cycle has finished, do a quick pressure release. Pour the evaporated milk into the pot, then put the shredded cheese into the pot. Give a stir until combined. Place the lid back onto pot for a few minutes to help the cheese melt. Serve immediately.

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    17 comments

    Alli Smith August 22, 2018 - 10:10 am

    I do a similar recipe in the slow cooker. I love how much flavor the ranch seasoning adds. I want to try your recipe in the pressure cooker. It saves so much time and it looks so tasty.

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    robin rue August 22, 2018 - 11:23 am

    This recipe sounds like it would be a real winner with my kids. They love meals like this!

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    Teresa August 22, 2018 - 12:53 pm

    This sounds so delicious and I really need to invest in a pressure cooker. School starts back up here soon and I will be busy running my kids to all their activities and have less time to prepare and cook.

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    Natalie August 22, 2018 - 1:39 pm

    I’ve considered getting a pressure cooker. There are so many recipes you can make! Need to look into getting one!

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    Amber Myers August 22, 2018 - 3:19 pm

    Ooo I love ranch flavored things. I’ll add this of my list of things to make when the kids go back to school. It looks fabulous.

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    Heather August 22, 2018 - 7:40 pm

    It sounds like a comfort meal and of course with it being in the pressure cooker, it’s fast and easy to make. I still have to get one of these. Christmas is around the corner.

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    Marysa August 22, 2018 - 8:10 pm

    You had me at cheesy! This looks wonderful. A nice and hearty dish, for sure. I really need to get a pressure cooker, it would make life easier.

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    Tasheena August 22, 2018 - 8:19 pm

    We love ranch flavored recipes in our home. I never thought to do one with pasta. I would love to give this recipe a try. It sounds really yummy.

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    Terri Steffes August 22, 2018 - 8:27 pm

    This is a recipe that makes me wish I had one of those cozy kitchens, where you sit at a large wooden table in front of a fireplace. This meal would be perfect for that setting!

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    Jenn August 22, 2018 - 9:36 pm

    Yum, this looks and sounds delicious. I’m new to using a pressure cooker and really liking it. I’ll have to give this recipe a try.

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    Lisa Martin August 22, 2018 - 11:33 pm

    You had me at ranch! That looks really good, can’t wait to try it.

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    Carol Cassara August 23, 2018 - 8:21 am

    I absolutely love chicken because it’s so versatile! This dish is a good comfort dish during the colder months. Loving that it’s cheesy as well. I’d love to try it!

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    swathi August 23, 2018 - 9:53 am

    This really creamy chicken , I like to cook chicken, meat in pressure cooker that make sure it cooks really well. This great filling meal, we can make it for busy weeknights.

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    Ruth I August 23, 2018 - 11:51 am

    This looks so good! I think this dish will be a hit in our family. Now I need a pressure cooker. ha!

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    Angela Ricardo Bethea August 23, 2018 - 11:55 am

    That cheesy ranch chicken looks absolutely delish! Another great pressure cooker recipe to add to the list.

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    Chubskulit Rose August 23, 2018 - 1:22 pm

    Another yummy pressure cooker dish. I don’t have a pressure cooker yet but I really want one soon.

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    Debra August 28, 2018 - 1:52 am

    I absolutely adore my pressure cooker! It makes life so much easier on busy nights. I am going to have to try this recipe soon!

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