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Crock Pot Crack Chicken Soup is loaded with flavor and a delicious creamy texture. It is the ultimate comfort food and a family favorite.

Crack Chicken Soup in the slow cooker with a serving on the ladle
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As I mom of 8, I love making crock pot recipes. It is the best way to get a home cook meal on the table that everyone loves. This crack chicken soup is every ones favorite because it is full of flavor, cheesy and so addicting.

If you loved our Instant Pot Crack Chicken Pasta Recipe, then you are going to love this soup. You may also love this Crack Chicken Crock Pot Casserole Recipe as well.

Why We Love This Recipe

This crack chicken soup recipe is a crowd favorite. The simple ingredients and the creamy texture makes everyone clean their bowls. This rich and hearty soup will keep you full and you will love how easy it is to make.

It is the perfect soup for a an easy weeknight meal or to feed a crowd.  

Ingredients 

Crack Chicken Soup ingredients - chicken, ranch seasoning mix, pepper, chicken broth, water, bacon, cream cheese, cheese, kale
  • Chicken Breasts 
  • Ranch Seasoning Mix (1 ounce) 
  • Black Pepper 
  • Low-Sodium Chicken Broth 
  • Water 
  • Slices Bacon (cooked and crumbed, divided) 
  • Cream Cheese (diced) 
  • Cheddar Cheese (shredded and divided) 
  • Baby Kale (chopped) 

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Variations Ideas

  • Pasta – Put a twist on this delicious recipe and add in angel hair pasta or spaghetti noodles. The addition taste amazing and it is a budget friendly addition. We recommend cooking the pasta before adding it into the slow cooker. Cook according to package instructions.
  • Veggies – We love the addition of the baby kale, but you can also use baby spinach for a delicious variation. Another option is to add in celery, carrots or other vegetables.
  • Chicken – We cooked our chicken in the slow cooker, but you can also make this recipe with shredded chicken or rotisserie chicken.
  • Seasoning – The ranch dressing mix is the best addition to this recipe. But you can also add in garlic powder or onion powder for amazing flavor.

Step by Step Instructions 

  • Step 1 – Place the chicken, ranch seasoning mix, pepper, chicken broth, 1 cup water and 4 slices of the chopped bacon in the crock pot. 
Placing chicken, broth, bacon, and seasoning in the slow cooker
  • Step 2 – Cover and cook on low for 5-7 hours or on high for 3 hours.  
  • Step 3 – Shred the chicken.  Stir it back into the crock pot. 
  • Step 4 – Stir in the cream cheese, 1 ½ cups of the shredded cheddar cheese and the chopped baby kale. 
Mixing in the cream cheese, cheese, and kale to the slow cooker
  • Step 5 – Cover and cook on low for 1 hour until the kale is wilted slightly and the cheese has melted. Add more water if needed based on the consistency of the soup.
  • Step 6 – Serve warmed topped with the reserved bacon and shredded cheese.  Enjoy!  

Recipe Tips

  • Cooking Time – Cooking time will vary for this crack chicken soup recipe. We like to cook on low but cooking on high works great too.
  • Shred Chicken – Feel free to shred the chicken with a fork but we like to shred with a Stand Mixer. It shreds the chicken quick and easy to add back to the slow cooker.
  • Stove TopIf you prefer, you can make this soup on the stove top in a Dutch Oven. I like to cook the chicken before hand and then add to the soup mixture to ensure it is cooked thoroughly. Allow the soup to simmer for 20 minutes.
  • Cook the Bacon – Cook the bacon before adding it to the soup.
Crack Chicken Soup in the slow cooker with a wooden spoon

Serving Suggestions

This creamy crack chicken soup is best served with a side of Homemade Rolls. This allows you get every last drop of the soup. You can even serve with a side of air fryer broccoli for an easy side dish.

Check out more easy side dishes to serve with this delicious soup.

Frequently Asked Questions

How to Store Leftovers

Refrigerate the leftovers in an airtight container for up to 5 days. 

Can I Freeze?

Yes, this soup freezes great in a freezer container. It will stay fresh for up to 3 months if stored properly.

How to Reheat

When you are ready to serve, thaw the soup in the fridge overnight. Then reheat in the microwave or on the stove top depending on how much you have left.

Crack Chicken Soup in a bowl

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Crock Pot Crack Chicken Soup

5 from 6 votes
Crock Pot Crack Chicken Soup is loaded with flavor and a delicious creamy texture. It is the ultimate comfort food and a family favorite.
Prep Time 15 minutes
Cook Time 6 hours
Total Time 6 hours 15 minutes
Servings 6
Cuisine American
Course Soup
Calories 568

Ingredients

  • 2 pounds Chicken Breasts
  • 1 pkg Ranch Seasoning Mix 1 ounce
  • ½ teaspoon Black Pepper
  • 4 cups Chicken Broth
  • 1-2 cups Water
  • 6 Slices Bacon cooked and crumbed, divided
  • 8 ounces Cream Cheese diced
  • 2 cups Cheddar Cheese shredded and divided
  • 2 cups Baby Kale chopped

Instructions

  • Place the chicken, ranch seasoning mix, pepper, chicken broth, 1 cup water and 4 slices of the chopped bacon in the crock pot.
  • Cover and cook on low for 5-7 hours or on high for 3 hours.
  • Shred the chicken.  Stir it back into the crock pot.
  • Stir in the cream cheese, 1 ½ cups of the shredded cheddar cheese and the chopped baby kale.
  • Cover and cook on low for 1 hour until the kale is wilted slightly and the cheese has melted. Add more water if needed based on the consistency of the soup.
  • Serve warmed topped with the reserved bacon and shredded cheese.  Enjoy!

Recipe Notes

Refrigerate the leftovers in an airtight container for up to 5 days.

Nutrition Facts

Calories 568kcal, Carbohydrates 5g, Protein 48g, Fat 39g, Saturated Fat 19g, Polyunsaturated Fat 3g, Monounsaturated Fat 11g, Trans Fat 0.05g, Cholesterol 190mg, Sodium 1294mg, Potassium 790mg, Fiber 1g, Sugar 2g, Vitamin A 3174IU, Vitamin C 23mg, Calcium 377mg, Iron 1mg

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