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crack chicken soup in a black bowl garnished with bacon crumbles, scallions, and shredded cheese
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4.1 from 10 votes


A creamy soup filled with shredded chicken, cheddar cheese, bacon crumbles, baby kale, and homemade ranch seasoning.
Prep Time20 mins
Cook Time4 hrs
Total Time5 hrs
Course: Soup
Cuisine: American
Keyword: crack chicken souop, crockpot crack chicken
Servings: 8
Calories: 378kcal


  • 2 pounds chicken breasts
  • 1 tablespoon onion powder
  • 2 teaspoons garlic powder
  • 1 teaspoon dried dill weed
  • 1 teaspoon dried chives
  • ½ teaspoon salt
  • ½ teaspoon fresh ground black pepper
  • 6 to 8 cups low sodium chicken broth
  • 4 slices bacon, cooked and crumbled, plus more for garnish
  • Bacon grease
  • 8 ounces cream cheese, cut in cubes
  • 1 to 2 cups Shredded cheddar cheese
  • 3 cups chopped baby kale, optional (you can also use baby spinach)
  • Chopped scallions


  • Place chicken breasts inside the slow cooker.
  • Season chicken breasts with onion powder, garlic powder, dried dill weed, dried chives, salt, and pepper. Rub seasoning all around the chicken breasts.
  • Pour chicken broth around the chicken breasts and not over them.
  • In the meantime cook 4 slices of bacon to a crisp. Crumble the bacon and add to the slow cooker. Add in the bacon grease, too.
  • Add cubed cream cheese.
  • Cover and cook on LOW for 5 to 6 hours OR Cook on HIGH for 3 to 4 hours.
  • Remove lid and transfer chicken breasts to a cutting board; using two forks or shredder claws, shred the chicken.
  • Return shredded chicken to the slow cooker and stir in the shredded cheddar cheese.
  • Stir in the chopped kale.
  • Cover and cook for 5 to 8 more minutes, or until cheese is melted, kale is wilted, and everything is heated through.
  • Taste for salt and pepper; adjust accordingly.
  • Ladle into soup bowls.
  • Garnish with more bacon crumbles and scallions.
  • Serve.


Calories: 378kcal | Carbohydrates: 8g | Protein: 36g | Fat: 23g | Saturated Fat: 11g | Trans Fat: 1g | Cholesterol: 126mg | Sodium: 593mg | Potassium: 812mg | Fiber: 1g | Sugar: 1g | Vitamin A: 3499IU | Vitamin C: 36mg | Calcium: 192mg | Iron: 2mg