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Creamy Crack Chicken Soup

This Creamy Crack Chicken Soup recipe is loaded with incredible cheesy flavor! It is a delicious soup with bacon, chicken, cheese, spinach, and ranch seasoning. Low carb and Keto-approved, too!

Are you looking for more crack chicken recipes? Try this Baked Crack Chicken Breasts or my Instant Pot Crack Chicken recipe!

serving crack chicken soup in a bowl

Crack Chicken Soup

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. Chicken Soup makes an ideal meal for cold winter nights, but we enjoy it year round, no matter the Season. 

Why It’s Called Crack Chicken

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. ?‍♀️

cooking chicken soup in a pot

How To Make Crack Chicken Soup

Just pick up a cooked rotisserie chicken, and let’s get on it! OR, you can use leftover cooked chicken breasts. It’s a tasty and creamy soup, and it will have you drooling while simmering away in that pot.

  1. We start with cooking some bacon in a Dutch oven or a soup pot; cook the bacon until crispy, then remove it from the pot.
  2. Melt butter in the pot; add onion and garlic until soft.
  3. Add chicken broth and homemade Ranch mix and boil for 5 minutes.
  4. Add shredded chicken, and cook another 5 minutes.
  5. Stir in softened cream cheese until melted, then add cheddar cheese.
  6. Mix in baby spinach and heavy cream. Adjust seasoning as needed.
  7. Garnish with scallions and cooked bacon to serve.
Crack Chicken Soup in Dutch oven

Tips & Variations for Chicken Soup

  • 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 making my Oven Baked Chicken Breasts. Use these shredder claws to shred afterward.

    How To Store Leftover Soup

    • Store soup leftovers in an airtight container and keep refrigerated for up to 3 days. 
    • Reheat over medium heat, stirring frequently.
    • To freeze this soup, store it in freezer bags and freeze for up to 3 months. Thaw in the fridge overnight before serving. Reheat on medium heat without boiling.
    crack chicken soup in a bowl topped with bacon and green onions

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    Creamy Crack Chicken Soup

    Katerina | Diethood
    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.
    4.91 from 172 votes
    Servings : 10 servings
    Prep Time 10 minutes
    Cook Time 15 minutes
    Total Time 30 minutes

    Ingredients
      

    • 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

    Instructions
     

    • 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.

    Notes

    NET CARBS: 4g

    Nutrition

    Serving: 1 cup | Calories: 309 kcal | Carbohydrates: 5 g | Protein: 22 g | Fat: 23 g | Saturated Fat: 11 g | Cholesterol: 96 mg | Sodium: 292 mg | Potassium: 351 mg | Fiber: 1 g | Sugar: 1 g | Vitamin A: 1575 IU | Vitamin C: 5 mg | Calcium: 133 mg | Iron: 1 mg

    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.

    Course: Dinner, Soup
    Cuisine: American, American/Southern
    Keyword: bacon, crack chicken, crack chicken soup, creamy soup recipe, keto chicken recipes, keto dinner idea, keto soup, leftover chicken recipes, low carb dinner, low carb soup recipe
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