This crack chicken noodle soup recipe brings together the juicy goodness of rotisserie chicken, fragrant herbs, and creamy cream cheese for a comforting and oh-so-satisfying meal that the whole family will love even the picky eaters!
This one-pot meal is also a great way to turn a classic chicken noodle soup cozy bowl of soup, perfect for cold winter days.
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Why you will love this recipe
Pure Comfort in a Bowl: Imagine the warmth and coziness of a hug in edible form. That's this soup. It's like a comforting blanket.
Minimal Effort, Maximum Flavor: Don't let the word "delicious" fool you; this recipe is a breeze to whip up. You'll be amazed at how such simple ingredients can create a soup with tons of flavor.
Creamy Dreaminess: Cream cheese and half and half team up to create a luxurious, velvety texture.
Rotisserie chicken is your kitchen's secret ingredient weapon. It's already cooked to perfection, saving you time while infusing the soup with incredible flavor.
Weeknight Hero: Busy day? No problem. With a prep and cook time of just 40 minutes, this easy soup recipe turns dinner panic into a delightful feast.
You will need these simple ingredients to make the Crack Chicken Noodle Soup
Olive Oil: It adds flavor and helps sauté the veggies.
Celery and Carrots: These crunchy veggies bring texture and a hint of sweetness to the soup.
Low-Sodium Chicken Stock: It's the base of your soup, providing that savory chicken flavor. Low-sodium helps you control the saltiness.
Cream Cheese: The magical ingredient that makes the soup oh-so-creamy texture.
Thin Egg Noodles: These thin noodles cook up quickly and add that classic comfort factor to your soup.
Rotisserie Chicken: Already cooked and packed with flavor, it's the star protein that makes this soup hearty.
Ranch Dressing: Yep, dressing in soup! It adds tanginess and a touch of richness.
Half and Half: This creamy dairy adds a velvety smoothness to the soup.
Cooked and Crumbled Bacon: Because... who can resist bacon? It brings a savory, crunchy texture.
How to make this Crack Chicken Noodle Soup; Step by Step
Get a large pot heated up over medium-high heat. Pour in that olive oil, and toss in the chopped celery and carrots. Sauté until they're soft.
Time to add the chicken stock, and toss in the softened cream cheese and those skinny egg noodles. Stir until the cream cheese has melted.
Toss in the torn-up rotisserie chicken, ranch dressing, and half and half. Give it all a gentle stir to combine everything.
Let it cook for about 5 minutes, then toss in the crumbled bacon. Because everything's better with bacon.
Ladle that homemade Crack chicken noodle soup into bowls.
Toss in some diced jalapeños or a sprinkle of red pepper flakes.
Throw in some corn kernels, peas, or bell peppersé
Add some grated sharp cheddar cheese on top when ready to serve.
Olive Oil: If you're out of olive oil, don't sweat it. Swap it for vegetable oil, canola oil, or even melted butter.
Celery and Carrots: These can be swapped for other veggies like bell peppers, zucchini, or even sweet potatoes. Mix and match to your heart's content.
Low-Sodium Chicken Stock: If you're all out of chicken stock, vegetable broth works just as well. If you only have regular chicken stock, just be mindful of the salt levels as you add other ingredients.
Cream Cheese: For a twist, try using Greek yogurt or sour cream instead of cream cheese. They'll add a tangy kick.
Thin Egg Noodles: Can't find thin egg noodles? Regular egg noodles, spaghetti noodles broken into pieces, or even small pasta shapes like shells will do the trick.
Rotisserie Chicken: While rotisserie chicken is a time-saver, you can use cooked leftover chicken breasts or thighs.
Ranch Dressing: Make your own ranch dressing by mixing mayonnaise, sour cream, and a blend of herbs like dill, parsley, and chives or you can add 1 tablespoon ranch seasoning.
Half and Half: If you're out of half and half, you can use whole milk or heavy cream
Bacon: Crispy bacon can be replaced with cooked and crumbled sausage, ham, or even sautéed mushrooms for a vegetarian twist.
When you're shredding that rotisserie chicken, make sure it's in bite-sized bits.
Go for low-sodium chicken stock so your soup doesn't get too salty.
Soften up that cream cheese before you toss it in – it'll make everything nice and creamy.
Sprinkle some bacon bits right on top before you dig in – it's all about that extra flavor and crunch.
If you've got leftover crack chicken noodle soup, let them cool down before popping them into an airtight container.
Stick it in the fridge for 3-4 days.
What to freeze it? Cool it down, find a freezer-safe container, and pop it in there for up to 3 months.
Thaw it out overnight when you're ready to dive back in. If it's a bit to thick, add some chicken stock or water to loosen things up.
Make it fancy with some freshly chopped herbs like parsley, chives, or cilantro on top.
Grab some toasted bread or crackers to dip alongside.
Sprinkle on some shredded cheese, crispy fried onions, or a dollop of sour cream.
Just cook up some chicken on the side, shred it into small pieces, and toss it into the soup.
Absolutely! Throw all the ingredients in there (except the noodles), and let it go low and slow for 6-8 hours, or speed things up on high for 3-4 hours. Toss the noodles in for the final 30 minutes.
Make it as directed, pop it in the fridge for up to 3-4 days, and warm it up when it's time to serve. Add extra stock or water if it needs some loosening up.
Hearty Soup Recipes
Crack Chicken Noodle Soup
- 1 cup carrots diced
- 1 cup celery diced
- 6 cups chicken broth
- 1 pack 250g of cream cheese, all softened up
- 1 cup egg noodles angel hair pasta
- 2 cups shredded store-bought rotisserie chicken
- ½ cup ranch dressing
- 1 cup half and half
- ½ cup bacon cooked and crumbled
- black pepper to taste
- Fresh parsley to garnish optional
- Get a large pot heated up over medium-high heat. Pour in that olive oil, and toss in the chopped celery and carrots. Sauté until they're soft.
- Time to add the chicken stock, and toss in the softened cream cheese and those skinny egg noodles. Stir until the cream cheese has melted.
- Toss in the torn-up rotisserie chicken, ranch dressing, and half and half. Give it all a gentle stir to combine everything.
- Let it cook for about 5 minutes, then toss in the crumbled bacon. Because everything's better with bacon.
- Ladle that homemade chicken noodle soup into bowls.
- When you're shredding that rotisserie chicken, make sure it's in bite-sized bits.
- Go for low-sodium chicken stock so your soup doesn't get too salty.
- Soften up that cream cheese before you toss it in – it'll make everything nice and creamy.
- Sprinkle some bacon bits right on top before you dig in – it's all about that extra flavor and crunch.