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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.
Servings : 10 servings
Prep Time 10 mins
Cook Time 15 mins
Total Time 30 mins

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

WW FREESTYLE POINTS: 8
  • Reduce points down to 3 by using fat free cream cheese, fat free cheddar cheese, and turkey bacon.
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 | Net Carbs: 4 g

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