crack chicken soup

Slow Cooker Crack Chicken Soup


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I don’t know who in the world gave this soup its name, but it’s kooky and strangely accurate and I’m here for it. This soup is seriously so delicious and so addicting. Once you try it you’re going to want to make it all the time. Try this amazing Slow Cooker Crack Chicken Soup!

Ingredients for Crack Chicken Soup

I love love love this soup because it’s filled with all of my favorite yumminess like heavy cream, cheddar cheese, and bacon, but it also has spinach and green onions so there is a burst of freshness too. You probably already have most of these things at home in your pantry or in your freezer, so make it for dinner this week!

  • chicken breast
  • dried chives
  • salt and pepper
  • garlic powder
  • onion powder
  • dried dill
  • chicken broth
  • cream cheese
  • shredded cheddar cheese
  • thinly sliced fresh spinach
  • sliced green onions
  • heavy cream (totally optional- but adds a delicious rich flavor)
  • bacon
crack chicken soup

How to Make Slow Cooker Crack Chicken Soup

This recipe is so ridiculously easy and the payoff is waaaaaay worth the (minimal) effort. First, you’ll add the chicken, all the seasonings, chicken broth, and the cream cheese to your slow cooker. Cook that on low for about 6 hours, or until the chicken is done.

Next, fry up your bacon until it is crispy, and crumble it into little pieces. Go back to your soup and shred your chicken. I love to use a hand mixer to quickly and easily shred your chicken. Using a hand mixer is also great because it will break up any cream cheese chunks if there are still some left.

After you have all your chicken shredded, stir in the heavy cream, bacon, green, onions, and cheese, and heat for another 10 minutes on high. Serve up and top with more cheese and bacon, if you’d like. Taste it and you’ll understand why it’s called Crack Chicken Soup!

Slow Cooker Soup Recipes

You all know I am a huge fan of slow cooker soups. They’re just easy and so delicious and take minimal effort. If you’re itching to make more stews in your favorite kitchen appliance, try these slow cooker soup recipes.

Slow Cooker Minestrone Soup

Sausage Tortellini Slow Cooker Soup

Slow Cooker Creamy Chicken Noodle Soup

Slow Cooker Crack Chicken Soup

Recipe by Julia Pacheco Course: RECIPES


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Cook time




  • 1 lb 1 chicken breast

  • 2 tsp 2 dried chives

  • 1/2 tsp 1/2 salt

  • 1/2 tsp 1/2 pepper

  • 2 tsp 2 garlic powder

  • 2 tsp 2 onion powder

  • 1 tsp 1 dried dill

  • 6 cups 6 chicken broth

  • 8 oz 8 cream cheese

  • 1 1/2 cups 1 1/2 shredded cheddar cheese

  • 2 cups 2 thinly sliced fresh spinach

  • 1/2 cup 1/2 sliced green onions

  • 1/2 cup 1/2 heavy cream (optional- but adds good rich flavor)

  • 6 slices 6 bacon


  • To a slow cooker add in the chicken, seasonings, chicken broth, and cream cheese. Cook on low for 6 to 7 hours.
  • Once the chicken is cooked through, fry the bacon up on the stove. Crumble the bacon into small pieces.
  • Once the chicken is done, shred the chicken in the slow cooker, then stir in the heavy cream. If the cream cheese is clumpy, whisk it super well with a whisk. Stir in the bacon, green onions, and cheese and cook on high for 10 minutes, or until the cheese is melted. Enjoy!

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  1. Loved this recipe
    Very delicious

  2. Hi. I made this recipe, but I accidentally skipped the spinach. It’s on the ingredients list, but not in the directions. When was I supposed to add the Spinach? Thanks.

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