Creamy Crack Chicken Soup

 

Creamy Crack Chicken Soup

This Creamy Crack Chicken Soup recipe has a fantastic cheesy flavor! It's perfect for fall and winter and made with bacon, chicken, cheese, spinach, and homemade ranch seasoning.
Prep Time 10 mins
Cook Time 1 hr
Total Time 1 hr 10 mins
Course Soup
Cuisine American
Servings 10
Calories 310 kcal

Equipment

  • Instant Pot to cook chicken
  • Crock pot for the soup

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 (whole chicken cooked in the Instant pot)
  • 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
  • 4 cups cooked shredded chicken
  • 1 package 8 ounces softened cream cheese
  • 1 cup

    shredded cheddar cheese



  • 3 cups baby spinach
  • 1/4 cup heavy cream
  • sliced green scallions for garnish

Instructions
 

  • Cook diced bacon to a crisp in a soup pot or crock 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

Fantastic recipe if you are a soup lover like me!  I love using my Instant Pot to cook my chicken for soup.  It's so quick and easy and the chicken is always juicy.  I use the broth made by the chicken in the recipe.  
For cooking the soup I use my Ninja crockpot so I can cook the bacon first and then simmer all the ingredients.  
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