I love her recipe and was craving the flavors that come with using dry ranch season mix and needed something I could use frozen chicken breast to make.
But because it is cold in Indiana right now, I needed soup and I needed to use my instant pot, so I made Crack chicken soup. This crack chicken recipe did not disappoint.
It is an adaptation of my Crack Chicken With Rice, a more hearty crack chicken recipe, and it’s one that my family also loves.
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Crack Chicken Soup in The Instant Pot
Let me tell you my girls are super picky! There are a handful of recipes that they love.
Because they are so picky I had to formulate a list of go-to meals that I know they will eat.
When I decided to make crack chicken soup, I wasn’t 100% sure that they would like it, even though they love the other crack chicken recipes that I have found.
To my surprise, they loved it, even went in for a second helping! This was for sure a mom win.
What is crack chicken?
I get this question every time I say the words crack chicken.
The flavors of dry ranch seasoning mix paired with the creaminess of cream cheese and cheddar make this chicken dish 100% addictive. Just give it a try and you will totally understand.
This ridiculously creamy recipe is amazing and versatile, shake it up a bit by making this a chicken noodle soup, or add in some cream of chicken you could even double the cheddar cheese.
What do you serve with crack chicken?
I served up this crack chicken recipe with some amazing homemade biscuits.
My oldest daughter put her biscuits in a bowl and then poured her stoup right on top. This soup definitely hit the spot.
How many chicken breasts are in a pound?
Chicken breast vary a bit in size. I generally buy large chicken breast because I know off the top of my head they will be equivalent to about 1 pound for each breast.
It can get tricky, but you eventually get the hang of What is the average weight of a chicken breast?
What is ranch seasoning?
Ranch seasoning is a blend of dry buttermilk and herbs and spices, that you can use to complement a recipe or use for dips and dressings. If you are wondering How many tablespoons are in a ranch packet? the answer is 3.
I make my own ranch and have a great recipe for you to use. I bet now you’re asking How do you make ranch? You can make it too! Just check out this Copycat Hidden Valley Ranch Packet Recipe
This recipe doesn’t call for a ton of ingredients, just some chicken (fresh or frozen works), even leftover works, dry ranch and some veggies. This recipe is super easy and my family always loves when I make a crack chicken recipe.
Need a low carb version? That’s really easy! Just eliminate the rice in this recipe and then you have keto crack chicken that you can serve up with some celery sticks or even eat it with a fork, either way, it is still an amazing recipe.
Helpful Tools For This Recipe:
- Shredding Claws or
- Hand Mixer
- Instant Pot
Crack Chicken Soup