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Crack Chicken Noodle Soup

This Crack Chicken Noodle Soup is a one-pot meal made with rotisserie chicken for easy prep! This highly addicting soup is loaded with bacon, pasta, cream cheese, and ranch seasoning.
Prep Time15 mins
Cook Time45 mins
Total Time1 hr
Course: Dinner, Lunch, Soup
Cuisine: American
Keyword: creamy, ranch seasoning, rotisserie chicken
Servings: 12 cups
Calories: 336kcal
Author: Jennifer Debth

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Ingredients

  • 8 slices uncooked bacon
  • 1/2 large yellow onion diced
  • 3 large carrots sliced into coins
  • 3 stalks celery sliced
  • 4 cloves garlic minced or pressed
  • 3 (1 oz) packets ranch seasoning mix
  • 3 (32 oz) cartons chicken broth
  • 4 cups cooked and cubed chicken about 1 store-bought rotisserie (1 pound)
  • 8 oz uncooked spaghetti noodles 1/2 box
  • 1 (8 oz) block cream cheese cubed and softened to room temperature
  • 1 (8 oz) block sharp cheddar cheese shredded
  • 1 pint half and half room temperature
  • Green onions for serving, if desired

Instructions

  • Cook bacon in a large stockpot over medium heat until crispy.
  • Remove, crumble, and set aside.
  • To the hot stockpot with bacon grease, add in onion, carrots, celery, garlic, and ranch seasoning.
  • Sauté for 10 minutes, stirring regularly to prevent burning.
  • Slowly pour in broth, scraping up any brown bits from the bottom of the pan.
  • Stir in chicken and bring to a boil.
  • Stir in noodles, then simmer until al denté, according to noodle package directions. Stir regularly to prevent the noodles from clumping together.
  • Once noodles are cooked to your liking, turn off the heat.
  • Add in cream cheese, shredded cheese, half and half, and cooked and crumbled bacon.
  • Stir until cheese has melted (it takes awhile for the cream cheese to fully melt), then taste and re-season, serve and enjoy!
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Nutrition

Serving: 1cup | Calories: 336kcal | Carbohydrates: 11g | Protein: 14g | Fat: 26g | Saturated Fat: 13g | Trans Fat: 1g | Cholesterol: 78mg | Sodium: 1686mg | Potassium: 437mg | Fiber: 1g | Sugar: 2g | Vitamin A: 3670IU | Vitamin C: 19mg | Calcium: 226mg | Iron: 1mg