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This Creamy Crack Chicken Soup recipe is loaded with incredible cheesy flavor! The perfect winter comfort food prepared with bacon, chicken, cheese, spinach, and ranch seasoning. Low carb and Keto approved, too!

Looking for more crack chicken recipes? Try this Baked Crack Chicken Breasts or this Instant Pot Crack Chicken recipe!

serving crack chicken soup in a bowl


Warm up to a big bowl of this Creamy Crack Chicken Soup! Judging by the popularity of my Baked Crack Chicken Breasts AND the Instant Pot Crack Chicken, me thinks you will absolutely LOVE crack chicken in soup form.

SO good, so comforting, and really easy to make, this soup is by far my favorite homemade chicken soup. Ready in less than 30 minutes, you will enjoy every spoonful of it. Crack Chicken Soup makes an ideal meal for cold winter nights, but we enjoy it year round, no matter the Season. 

Just pick up a cooked rotisserie chicken and let’s get on it! OR, you can use leftover cooked chicken breasts.

cooking chicken soup in a pot


  1. We start with cooking some bacon in a Dutch oven or a soup pot; cook bacon to a crisp, then, remove bacon from the pot, but keep the bacon grease.
  2. Melt butter in the same pot with the bacon grease and stir in the onion and garlic; cook until softened.
  3. Stir in chicken broth and add homemade Ranch Seasoning Mix. You can use the store-bought ranch mix packets – you will need 1 tablespoon – but those contain a lot of sodium. I suggest just going with my mixture of dried dill weed, dried chives, onion powder, and garlic powder.
  4. Bring all that to a boil; reduce heat and keep at a steady boil for 5 minutes.
  5. Next, shred some cooked chicken – use leftover chicken breasts or rotisserie chicken – and stir it into the pot. Continue cooking for 5 minutes. 
  6. Then, add a block of softened cream cheese to the pot. If the cream cheese is not soft enough, put the block of cream cheese on a plate and pop it in the microwave for 30 seconds. 
  7. Whisk the cream cheese into the soup pot until it’s completely melted and combined. 
  8. Stir in the cheddar cheese and continue to whisk until melted and combined.
  9. Add baby spinach and heavy cream.
  10. Taste for seasonings and adjust accordingly.
  11. Top with sliced scallions and prepared bacon; serve.

Tasty and creamy soup, it will have you drooling while simmering away in that pot.

Crack Chicken Soup in Dutch oven


  • Instead of spinach, you can add in kale or zucchini noodles.
  • For those not following a low carb/keto diet, add pasta noodles to the boiling chicken broth and cook for 8 minutes. Then, continue to add the rest of the ingredients per the recipe directions.
  • If you don’t have any leftover cooked chicken to use, I suggest to make my Oven Baked Chicken Breasts. Use these shredder claws to shred afterwards.


  • YES! I say make a double batch and freeze it. Just pour soup into freezer bags and keep in the freezer for up to 3 months.
  • When ready to serve, remove from freezer the night before and let thaw in the fridge overnight.
  • Reheat over medium heat, stirring frequently. Do not boil. 


  • Store soup leftovers in an airtight container and keep refrigerated for up to 3 days. 
  • Reheat over medium heat, stirring frequently.

crack chicken soup in a bowl topped with bacon and green onions


I get this question on ALL my crack chicken recipes; the basic internet explanation is that the flavors of dry ranch seasoning mix paired with the creaminess of cream cheese and cheddar cheese make this chicken 100% addictive, just like crack. 🤷‍♀️



4.95 from 53 votes
serving crack chicken soup in a bowl

Creamy Crack Chicken Soup

10 10 10
WW Freestyle: 8
Prep Time10 mins
Cook Time15 mins
Total Time30 mins
This Creamy Crack Chicken Soup recipe is loaded with incredible cheesy flavor! The perfect winter comfort food prepared with bacon, chicken, cheese, spinach, and ranch seasoning.
Course: Dinner, Soup
Cuisine: American, American/Southern
Servings: 10 servings
Calories: 309


  • 4 slices bacon, diced
  • 1 tablespoon butter
  • 1 small yellow onion, diced
  • 3 cloves garlic, minced
  • 4 to 6 cups low sodium chicken broth
  • 1/2 teaspoon garlic powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon onion powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon dried dill weed
  • 1/2 teaspoon dried chives
  • salt and fresh ground pepper, to taste
  • 1 bay leaf
  • 4 cups cooked shredded chicken
  • 1 package (8 ounces) softened cream cheese
  • 1 cup shredded cheddar cheese
  • 3 to 4 cups baby spinach
  • 1/4 cup heavy cream
  • sliced green scallions, for garnish


  • Cook diced bacon to a crisp in a Dutch Oven or soup pot.
  • Remove bacon from pot with a slotted spoon, leaving bacon grease in the pot.
  • Add butter to the pot and melt over medium-high heat.
  • Stir in onions and cook for 3 minutes.
  • Stir in garlic and cook for 20 seconds.
  • Add chicken broth and scrape up all the browned bits from the bottom of the pot.
  • Season with garlic powder, onion powder, dill weed, chives, salt, and pepper.
  • Add bay leaf and bring to a boil; lower heat to medium low and cook for 5 minutes.
  • Stir in shredded chicken; cook for 5 minutes.
  • Add cream cheese and whisk in until completely melted and combined.
  • Stir in shredded cheese; whisk until melted and thoroughly combined.
  • Add baby spinach; cook for 2 minutes.
  • Stir in heavy cream and cook for 1 minute.
  • Taste for seasonings (salt and pepper) and adjust accordingly. Remove bay leaf.
  • Remove soup from heat; top with scallions and previously prepared bacon.
  • Serve.


  • Reduce points down to 3 by using fat free cream cheese, fat free cheddar cheese, and turkey bacon.
Nutrition Facts
Creamy Crack Chicken Soup
Amount Per Serving (1 cup)
Calories 309 Calories from Fat 207
% Daily Value*
Fat 23g35%
Saturated Fat 11g55%
Cholesterol 96mg32%
Sodium 292mg12%
Potassium 351mg10%
Carbohydrates 5g2%
Fiber 1g4%
Sugar 1g1%
Protein 22g44%
Vitamin A 1575IU32%
Vitamin C 5mg6%
Calcium 133mg13%
Iron 1mg6%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.

Nutritional info is an estimate and provided as courtesy. Values may vary according to the ingredients and tools used. Please use your preferred nutritional calculator for more detailed info.

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189 Responses
  1. Julie

    I followed all instructions but I doubled the recipe and did not double the spices but added one full package of hidden Valley Ranch Seasoning packet along with the spices. Because Im busy I went to Costco and got their cheap but heavenly rotisserie chickens and it takes 2 whole chickens for the doubled recipe. At the very end of cooking I drained 2 cans of Rotel and threw that in and Velveeta has new fresh packs that come in little blocks and I threw one block of that in as extra to the fresh cheddar cheese that I also added extra to.I also added the listed bacon right into the soup while it was cooking and then made extra for topping along with the extra cheddar and Green onions in little bowls for anyone who wants extra.

    Just so you know I won a soup competition with this recipe!!

    Thank you so much for sharing this gem!

  2. Sunshine baker

    I made this tonight. I added carrots, celery, mushrooms and some wide egg noodles. I used half light cream cheese and half regular. I used 1 Tbs of the Hidden Valley Ranch dip, but found it way too salty. Maybe I would try it with the individual spices instead of the dip mix.

    1. Ramona Bennett

      What a fabulous & filling recipe! Made it for company last night. What a hit! I added asparagus, but otherwise followed your instructions. Most excellent. Thank you for taking the time to share it with us all.

  3. Marian

    Oh my goodness this was heavenly! I am so glad that I tried the recipe! This will definitely be one of my favorite keto recipes! Thank you so much 😊

  4. Marian

    Good morning 😊 Katerina , you have the patience of a saint! I am going to make this soup today and as I always read the comments before deciding on a recipe . Not only did you provide the recipe, there was a narrative and a video. 3 sets of instructions available. How have we become so lazy that we don’t look before we ask repetitive questions? Also why is it necessary to criticize? Thank you so much for your recipe! I am looking forward to enjoying this soup! Have a great day!

    1. Katerina Petrovska

      THANK YOU so much for the very kind comment. 🙏 ❤️ I write lengthy posts so to make sure that most questions are answered, but yeah, a lot of people do not take the time to read through. But, I try! 😀

  5. Jason Shuck

    So delicious!! This creamy soup base could be used a number of ways…sausage and potato…add some cayenne or Cajun seasoning with some shrimp…tortellini or gnocchi with some Italian seasoning…it would be a great base for any chowder…the possibilities are endless!! Restaurant-quality soup base and so easy…Thank you!!

  6. Jackie Henderson

    This is SO good! I added a few more vegetables and after stirring in the cream cheese, I realized I liked it the way it was so I didn’t add any cream (well, really, I was going to add milk ’cause I didn’t have any cream) and it was amazing! I also used proscuitto since I didn’t have any bacon. Wonderful recipe and one I’ll be making lots in the coming months. Now if it would ever get cold outside!

  7. Ginny

    This was delicious! I used 8 cups (two boxes) of broth, bc I like brothy soup. I used a packet of ranch, and didn’t add any salt or pepper, and it was enough seasoning. Used baby kale bc I thought it would holding up better with freezing. The only thing I would change for next time (and I will def be making this again!) is to completely melt the cream cheese ahead instead of trying to incorporate the whole block (used Neufchâtel cheese–lighter Philly brand). Thanks for sharing! This is a winner!

    1. Laura

      The explanation for why this is called Crack Chicken does not make sense. This recipe did not call for ranch dressing mix. We omitted the cream, added carrots and corn. Next time I will omit the bay leaf.

      1. Katerina Petrovska

        This recipe does not call for store-bought “ranch dressing mix” because the recipe lists the ingredients for making your own homemade mix; garlic powder, onion powder, dried dill weed, and dried chives.

        1. Hale

          From this very page:
          I get this question on ALL my crack chicken recipes; the basic internet explanation is that the flavors of dry ranch seasoning mix paired with the creaminess of cream cheese and cheddar cheese make this chicken 100% addictive, just like crack. 🤷‍♀️”

  8. Karman Foods

    This Creamy Crack Chicken Soup is so delicious! I added a bit of Kikkoman Ponzu Citrus Seasoned Dressing & Sauce for a more flavorful taste. Loved it! Best paired with my favorite Cold Barley Tea.


    Made this tonight. Amazing. Thank you. I always find a recipe and add to it. I added, sliced celery, zucchini, yellow squash, yellow and green bell peppers, diced tomatoes and turmeric, and of course with all the other things ingredients. Delicious. Thank you. Wish I could post a picture.

  10. Audrey Barker

    Wow. I consider myself an avid cook, and I’m rarely amazed by a recipe. This was so so good. And, as a person who tried to cut unnecessary carbs/calories from recipes, my version had 278 for 6 servings (10 servings way too small! It’s too good for that small a serving.) No cream, fat free cream cheese, and used broccoli instead of spinach only because I was out of spinach.

      1. Stacey

        Absolutely delicious! I added celery, carrots and potatoes to the onions and garlic. I added 8 cups of broth since I added so many more veggies. I didn’t have any dried chives so I added dried parsley and then added fresh chives right at the end. Also used lactose free cram cheese and dairy free heavy cream and it was awesome! I will definitely be making it again!

  11. Julie l Roy

    no where in the recipe list or the instructions does it mention ranch dressing mix! I made it without and it was bland, bland bland…. Maybe put the ranch dressing in the list. Especially when husbands do the shopping.

    1. Katerina Petrovska

      You’re making your own ranch mix; it’s in the recipe.
      1/2 teaspoon garlic powder
      1/2 teaspoon onion powder
      1/2 teaspoon dried dill weed
      1/2 teaspoon dried chives
      salt and pepper

    2. Dominique

      You obviously didn’t read through the recipe. It says taste for seasoning. Did you miss that part? I didn’t and my soup was delicious! Not bland bland bland at all!

    3. Susan

      My hubby and I loved this. I didn’t use any Ranch powder and it was delish. How can you call this bland? The garlic, dill, bacon and cream cheese gave it tons of flavor!

  12. Ellen

    Like others, I added chopped carrots and celery prior to the onions and garlic, then added sliced mushrooms and sautéed enough so all were cooked. Since I didn’t have as much chicken I only used 4 cups of broth. Followed the rest of the recipe and it came out well with great flavor. The only thing I’ll do differently next time is to sprinkle about 3 Tablespoons of flour into the vegetables, stir and cook for about a minute before adding the broth. We’d prefer a thicker soup, but that’s just us.

  13. NICOLE


    1. Michelle Burdsal

      I fixed this for dinner last night, following the directions exactly and ohhhhh we just loved it! We’ll have it again for sure!!

  14. Isabell

    This is soooo good the whole family loved it and it is now one of our favs!!! I would suggest using a little more bacon for the kids and maybe adding a tiny bit of ranch seasoning but really it is good just the way it is. We have had this like 5 times over the last few months now we can’t get enough!

    1. Katerina Petrovska

      I have yet to make this in the slow cooker, but if I had to go about it, I would suggest to place 2 pounds raw chicken breasts, cream cheese, ranch dressing mix, and chicken broth in a slow cooker; cover and cook on LOW for 4 to 6 hours, or until chicken is cooked through.
      When done, take out the chicken and shred it with two forks. Return chicken to slow cooker and stir. Stir in the spinach, then the cheddar cheese until melted, and finally the heavy cream. Top with cooked crumbled bacon and serve.

  15. Betsy

    I Cannot wait to make this soup. So, if I’m going to use the Ranch Dressing Mix. Don’t use the other spices.? Or Can you add Both.? But would it be to much.? I hope someone will answer me quickly. Because I really want to make this.

    1. Katerina Petrovska

      If using the premade ranch seasoning mix, don’t use the garlic powder, onion powder, dried dill, dried chives, salt, and pepper. Just use 1 tablespoon of the premade seasoning.

    2. Linda

      Ranch seasoning has buttermilk powder along with the other seasonings listed…onion powder garlic powder chives dried onions…

  16. Stephanie Porter

    Flavor was great but needed to add a lot more broth as it was way to thick for me. I also left the bacon in it after it cooked & added scallions in to cook @ the end not as garnishes

    1. Stephanie Beallis

      Hi! Trying to avoid running to store for 1 ingredient! I don’t have heavy cream but do have half and half. Can I substitute?

      1. Katerina Petrovska

        Yep, that will work. Might not be as creamy, but yes, it still works. You can also do without it.

  17. Allison

    This was so good! I made it in the instant pot. I cooked the bacon, then used the grease to cook the onion and added carrot and celery. Then added the broth, spices and chicken and cooked for 10 minutes with the natural release. Then followed this recipe from step 10. This will now be in my normal rotation. Thank you!

  18. Lisa K Hughes

    My husband and I absolutely loved this recipe! And he is very hard to please! Very flavorful and fragrant. Just add crusty bread.

  19. Tammy

    This soup was good. However I didn’t find it to be addicting. Perhaps if you had listed the ranch seasoning in the ingredients list and in the instructions it would have been much better. I will give it another try using the ranch seasoning.

    1. Martha Polk

      I added both a whole ranch packet and the other seasonings minus the salt. I also let the bacon cook in the soup instead of using as a garnish and doubled the cheddar cheese. It was great!

    2. Kylie gramma

      Can you people read? I haven’t made the soup but I read the recipe it says you can use ranch dip OR just use the ingredients. I also read the comments and even I understand how to make it.

  20. Lisa Lemont

    Can we stop calling recipes “Crack This” and “Crack That”? It’s tacky, insensitive, elitist, entitled and embarrassingly tone deaf. @me all you want.

    1. Donna

      I agree Lisa. Thank you for making your comment. Calling it “crack” is extremely tacky and very offensive to me after I lost a daughter to this opioid crisis.

      1. Nicole

        I’m so sorry for your daughter’s passing. My heart goes out to you, your family, and your daughter. I am an addiction and mental health nurse and my passion is helping anyone in need (especially our most stigmatized population). I can understand your comments about the “crack” title of this recipe as I too initially felt the same. However, this title of “crack” falls into the same category as “crazy”. I truly do not believe people who make these comments are mean or trying to hurt others. It’s just a matter of time to try and educate others in a kind manner to eliminate the stigma and change the language. I mean absolutely no disrespect towards you or the author. Every single day, we are learning and growing. Thank you for your comments. You and your family are in my thoughts and prayers and I encourage you to educate others to eliminate the stigma of mental health and addiction in a non confrontational manner (as we all know no one is reciprocal to confrontation). Happy new year!

      2. Cheryl Lee

        If people dont like the name, then dont look at it!! Good lord, do people not have anything else to do in their lives but be perpetually offended?

        1. Jennifer Buscaino

          I agree Cheryl Lee, I have a lot of jerks in my life and yet Jerk Chicken doesn’t offend me. It’s delicious and people really need to get over the ridiculous offense they take to everything.

          1. Calinda

            Hi Jennifer. I just wanted to point out that jerk chicken and the use of ‘crack ‘ in recipes is not comparable. Jerk chicken has a true history and culture around the food that can be traced back to hundreds of years ago. Hundreds of thousands of people DIED because of the crack epidemic so casually calling food crack so-and-so sounds a bit insensitive and in no way has history or culture attached to food. The two are not the same and while you may not be able to relate because you didn’t have anyone close to you die because of drug addiction, it is our job to try to be sensitive to the experience of others. Please remember that. Peace to you.

      3. H

        As a former addict who has also lost friends to addiction, I say it’s fine to call it whatever she wants. Also… crack isn’t an opioid.
        I would recommend therapy! Taking offense to a chicken soup recipe is a tad extreme.

        1. Katerina Petrovska

          Thank you so much for chiming in! 🙏 I’ve tried to answer this question many times to a lot of commenters, but then I gave up because every other comment was about the name.
          The name of the recipe is not something I made up. I don’t know who started it, and where it originated, but that group of people said it was so addictive and they compared that addiction to “crack”. Another explanation I have read is that the color of the ranch seasoning reminded them of “crack”. 🤷‍♀️

      1. Colleen

        I loved it! I used kale and spinach blend. I ended up adding some mushrooms, because I love them, some tomato because I have a million for my garden right now, and I doubled the cheddar cheese amouny at the end. Just personal preferences, but it came out so delicious and will be a recipe I save. Thank you for sharing!

  21. Sherry Katz

    I’m not the world’s greatest cook, but I made this today and my husband was thrilled, and me, too! It is so good. I added carrotts, celery, mushrooms. It’s delish! My husband suggested we add oysters!!!!! That’s a great idea!!!

      1. Jody Stratton

        Can you adjust it to be done is a slow cooker? Also, deer sausage instead of smoked sausage? Thoughts? This sounds so good.

  22. Natalie

    Made this this evening for a family of 6. I’m bummed to say we weren’t all that impressed. 🙁 It just seemed to be lacking. I should mention that I used the herbs/spices as recommended so perhaps a ranch packet would have put it over the edge?? I always prefer, however, to use spices as is to avoid all the additives and preservatives in packages- but maybe that’s where all the flavor is…ha!
    If I make this again, I’ll definitely add criminis and/or yukons to add more substance. I may also sub the spinach for kale as I found the spinach to be a bit slimy.

  23. Tina

    OMG!!! This was so good and will definitely make again!!! I did alter a bit but kept the base of recipe. Here’s what I did different….

    Cooked in Crockpot
    Used 2 lbs. Bnls breast
    1 – 2 Cups broth/stalk
    5 Cloves garlic
    2 stalks celery, diced
    Appr. 1 Cup carrots chopped small
    10 oz. Baby Bella mushrooms
    Half n half vs. heavy cream
    11 oz pkg. Spinach and Kale mix

    I added to crockpot…chicken, carrots, celery, cream cheese, broth, half n half, cheddar cheese, dried seasonings, salt/pepper, bay leaf. Then I cooked the bacon and put aside, added onions & mushrooms to bacon fat w/TBSP butter, then added garlic once almost done. Added all to crock pot and cooked all day. About 1/2 hour before eating I took out bay leaf, shredded chicken and added spinach/kale mix. I used a lot less broth since I wanted a thicker chowder type soup. I didn’t have scallions but didn’t need, the flavor was amazing!!!

    1. David Squire

      So you can put raw chicken in and it will cook throughly? Sorry if this sounds like a dumb question but I’m newly retired and have taken over the kitchen LOL! If you can will you respond to my email?
      Thank you!

      1. Katerina Petrovska

        Hi! 👋
        Yes, you can put raw chicken in the slow cooker; set it on LOW and cook it for 5 to 6 hours, or until internal temperature of the chicken registers at 165˚F. I like to sear the chicken before I put it in the slow cooker because that helps to lock in moisture and keeps the chicken juicier.


    This was awesome!! I love trying new recipes and this soup did not disappoint. My daughter took a container home for dinner and is now making it for her co workers. My son is overseas and made it for his family. Thank you for this recipe!!!


    5 star
    EXCELLENTO, I’m not a cook, turned out sooo good, I packaged the soup and gave most away
    I added rice cauliflower
    Thank you

    1. Peggy

      I was thinking maybe using cheddar jack cheese for a sharper taste. Sort of like the crack chicken dip recipe taste!! But this was good! Thank you!

        1. Katerina Petrovska

          Yes, but squeeze out as much water as possible before adding it to the soup so it doesn’t water down the soup.

  26. Cindy

    This looks like a heart attack in a bowl! Surprised to see it from “Diet”hood. That said, it does look delicious.

    1. Katerina Petrovska

      Hi! 👋
      That depends on what “diet” someone is following. If they are on a low carb/Keto diet, this is a perfect recipe. If they’re on Weight Watchers, it’s best to skip this recipe. 😊 But, yes, this soup is delicious!

      1. Carla S

        I found them up under the heading “How to Make Crack Chicken Soup” It call for 1 TB of ranch dressing mix.

  27. Karen Graham

    Hi just wanted to say this recipe is super easy to make and delicious! Even my nephew who says he doesn’t like soup went for 3 bowls. Thank you

  28. Kristy Hanson

    This is easy and incredible tasting! You could call it “Creamy Chicken Ranch Soup” if you have a problem with the name. It IS addictive!
    I modified recipe a bit and added 5 large portabella mushrooms (thinly sliced) when sautéing onion. I added garlic last and it was so lovely that I deglazed the pan with @ 1/3 C red wine before I added broth and remaining ingredients. I also decided to add a package of riced cauliflower and maybe not as much spinach as recipe called for. OMGoodness this soup is tasty. And you will want seconds. Definitely will try browned Italian sausage eventually. Recipe is absolutely a KEEPER!

    1. Katerina Petrovska

      Hi 😊
      The answer is in the body of the text, right above the recipe card.
      Just pour soup into freezer bags and keep in the freezer for up to 3 months.
      When ready to serve, remove from freezer the night before and let thaw in the fridge overnight.
      Reheat over medium heat, stirring frequently. Do not boil.

  29. Diana

    I want to màke this recipe but no where in it does it call for ranch. I have no idea how much it when I should add. Help!!!!

  30. Janis

    I made this soup tonight because it sounded good and I needed to use up a couple of cups of left over broiled chicken, and I also needed to use up 3-4 cups of fresh mushrooms. I used mushrooms in place of the spinach first I slicing them and sauteing them in butter, salt and pepper, then I added them to the pot where I would have normally added the spinach. I also eliminated the dill, chives and bay leaf and scallions using only the bacon to top the soup.
    This was absolutely DELICIOUS!!!
    Thanks for the recipe!!

    1. Claire Watson

      It was very good, as expected. It was a little thin so next time I would use the smaller amount of chicken broth.
      I have to say, I never like recipes being referred to as “crack” anything. The word is so over-used it’s lost its meaning. More importantly, I just don’t think calling something by the name of a dangerous street drug is at all appealing or cute.

  31. Carole

    Hello. Quick question. How many does this recipe feed? We are a family of 4 adults – 3 of which are men. So I usually try to cook for at least 6 since rhey are big eaters. It looks amazing.

    1. Katerina Petrovska

      Hi 👋
      This recipe will certainly give you around 8 to 10 cups of soup, depending on how much broth you use, but if you want to serve it as a main, you can double up on the ingredients.

  32. amanda

    I loved this! I used 3 whole chicken legs, thigh and drumsticks because I like dark meat. I added way more garlic, and I only had half of a white onion, and I used two large shallots. I used the whole packet of ranch powder, a huge tablespoon of fresh dill, and extra salt with fresh CRACKed pepper. I didn’t add the heavy cream because of the fatty cream cheese. Oh ya, and I added neufchatel cheese which is like a lower fat cream cheese. I will definitely make this again! Thanks!

  33. Cheri ONeill

    Oh my gosh! This is amazing! I just started eating low carb and needed something good! HIT THE SPOT! I added Roma tomatoes and green and red peppers! So good! Thank you !

  34. Rebecca

    This soup is fantastic! I made it per instructions but did not use ranch mix. I used sour cream and chive reduced fat Whips cream cheese, and added red peppers, green chili’s, and mushrooms.

  35. Pattie

    I have a question…I don’t see Ranch dressing mix in the ingredients, is that an oversight?
    Asking because you explained the reasoning behind the name is the Ranch dressing mix.
    Just want to be sure I get the recipe right.

    1. Katerina Petrovska

      This recipe includes a homemade ranch seasoning mix prepared with garlic powder, onion powder, dried dill weed, dried chives, etc.. But, if you want to use the store-bought Ranch Mix, you’ll only need to use 1 tablespoon of it.

      1. Peter Ferrara

        Is this recipe gluten free? My girlfriend has wheat, soy, msg and maltodextrin allergies. Everything looks ok except for the ranch dressing mix. Looks delicious !!

        1. Katerina Petrovska

          I’m certain that ranch seasoning/mix is gluten free, and on the ranch packet it says that it has no msg. However, I am not sure about the rest that you mention.

  36. Diane

    Looks delicious & I’m gonna try it this weekend. Btw, nothing wrong with the name. Not everyone associates the word “crack” with drugs.

  37. Tosha

    My family loves soups and we plan to try this! This may seem like a weird question, is there a suitable sub for the bacon, I know, who sub’s bacon, ha! But, we are pork-free and need a decent substitute or I could leave it out all together 🙂

    1. Katerina Petrovska

      Can you use turkey bacon? You can definitely leave out the bacon, but if you can have turkey bacon, I’d go for it. 😊

  38. Stephanie

    Love this soup. I added zucchini and fresh mushrooms because we like a lot of veggies. The entire family loved it! I will definitely be adding this to our soup rotation, thank you so much for this delicious recipe!

  39. mpotter

    Do you think I could just up the cream by a cup if i don’t like cream cheese??
    Or would a different cheese work, maybe?
    Looks good!!

    1. Katerina Petrovska

      Sure, heavy cream should work since cream cheese is a cheese made with heavy cream and milk, but you’ll just be missing out on a bit of that tanginess and saltiness that cream cheese adds.
      I would start with 1 cup cream, give it a taste and decide how much more you may want to add in. You might also want to adjust some of the seasonings, salt in particular.

  40. Cheryl

    This is hands down an amazing comfort soup. I made it for the first time tonight, WOW!! Just an FYI, we make and sell beef jerky and one of our best sellers is called “ass crack”, marinated in cracked pepper. People have fun with the name, not everyone sucks lemons! Thanks again!

    1. Elizabeta Micevska

      That’s such a fun name for beef jerkey!! 😀 I am very glad you enjoyed this recipe! Thank YOU! 🙂

    2. Sweetest Lemon

      This was amazing!! I will definitely be making this again!!! BTW, I love the name! Don’t change it!

  41. Brittany

    Keep the name crack chicken makes me think of pepper or spice. Silly we take it so personal blah anyways making this tonight I’m excited! Might add a bean or pasta to try t like bow tie mmmm

  42. Lisset

    I also want to suggest we stop calling recipes crack anything. It doesn’t sound appetizing, it’s unimaginative and lazy, it’s incredibly tone deaf to the struggles people actually addicted to this devastating drug, and if you open up a thesaurus I’m sure you can find plenty of words that actually will make me want to make this recipe.

    Thank you!

    1. Larissa

      I agree with Lisset’s comment above. I also haven’t tried this soup It looks good but also looks a little greasy.

    2. Kimberly Brosius

      OMG the word crack has been around longer then the drug has been a common problem. You CRACK me up, plumbers CRACK, there’s a CRACK in the wall people give it a rest. The word CRACK in a recipe most of the time means it has bacon in it. If you are offended by this word then don’t make the soup I think it look delicious and will be trying it tonight but with turkey bacon because I can’t have the other will let you know how it turns out.

      1. Denise Martin

        Thanks for this recipe! We are getting an ice storm in 2 days so I will definitely try this !!! I appreciate you and could care less about what you call it — so many crabby comments — if it bothers you – rename it yourself ! God Bless you Sweetie !! Carry on or should I say Cook on !!! 😘🥰😍😇❤️🧚🏻‍♀️😘Dee in Kentucky

  43. Dina

    Please consider calling this recipe something other than “crack.” I’m sure you mean no disrespect, but the word carries a lot of history.

    1. Billie

      Omg really?! The name crack got my attention and not because I’m on crack or ever thought of being on crack. But I can assure you the name is not disrespectful. I really doubt that any one of those folks would get on here to look for a recipe anyways. Good grief. This recipe is excellent btw! Thank you for sharing

    2. Wendy

      🙄 crack chicken has been a thing for a long time. If you don’t like the name, call it something else for your personal preference. This soup looks fantastic and I can’t wait to make it. I love crack chicken so I have no doubt this soup will taste amazing. Thank you for sharing it!

    3. Brian Plutschack

      I have NO problem with the name. The recipe is great and the name attracted me to it! People will not even be able to speak someday without using COMMON words that offend someone!

  44. Melinda

    Would it ruin the soup to use frozen spinach? We don’t get fresh spinach on our island, and normally I can’t stand frozen spinach, but this looks too amazing to pass on.

    1. Katerina Petrovska

      It should be OK, but do thaw the spinach and drain it as well as possible, just to avoid all the extra liquid.

    1. Aislinn

      I think that is an excellent idea! I suggest cannellini beans. Just drain the can and rinse and they are ready to go, and if you mash half of them they really add body to the broth.

  45. Sarah

    I didn’t see where and how much ranch seasoning to add!!! Am I missing something??? I’m so excited to make this I can barely stand it!!!

    1. Katerina Petrovska

      So the recipe is to be made with homemade ranch seasoning, and that includes the garlic powder, onion powder, dill weed, chives, salt, and pepper. Those are already included in the recipe above. But, if you’re going to use store-bought Ranch seasoning, you will need 1 tablespoon. Also, if going with the premade seasoning, don’t use the garlic powder, onion powder, dill weed, chives, salt, and pepper that are in the recipe. I hope that makes sense. 😁

      1. jill

        Woops, I used both. Noticed it wasn’t in the 2nd set of instructions so reread the first and figured it just got overlooked in the second, so in it all went. I’d do it the same way again – I liked the very savory flavor. I may have overlooked it, but I scroll down to the recipes and don’t bother with all the pictures and blog chat. For someone who can’t have a lot of carbs, this was like loaded potato soup, minus the potatoes – which weren’t missed with all that chicken. Will make it again, but will probably refer to it as loaded chicken soup; I nearly overlooked it because of the name (there are so many awful “crack” recipes) but the photo was so alluring.

  46. Dorothy Reinhold

    My family is going to be really happy when I serve this. It has all of their faves… chicken, bacon, cheese, and ranch!

  47. Kara

    Oh heavens, so many tasty flavors in this soup. I wasn’t quite sure about the dill, but it added a subtle flavor that was so yummy! Can’t wait to make this again with my homemade breadsticks for dipping!

  48. Fabric escudro

    The creamy crack chicken soup recipe is new for me. I will try it home very soon. Thanks for nice recipe.

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