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posted: 03/02/18

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When life gets crazy, make this Crock Pot Chicken Bacon Ranch Soup! This soup takes so little time to make, but is delicious, creamy, and packs a flavor punch.

a small white soup bowl with chicken bacon ranch soup

One of my very favorite things is other bloggers.

I know that I’ve totally talked about this before, so I won’t bore you guys to tears today, but I just love talking to other bloggers. They get my weirdo life and they make me laugh myself exhausted every single time.

So, today I am at a blogging conference and need to get back to laughing my pants off, but first I need to talk to you about this amazing crock pot soup.

overhead view of a slow cooker full of chicken noodle soup with bacon and ranch seasoning

This creamy, delicious amazing slow cooker soup is an older recipe that is getting a face lift and a revamp. I made this soup easier and faster, BUT! I kept the bacon.

Because duh, bacon.

HOW DO YOU MAKE A CREAMY SOUP IN THE CROCK POT?

Okay, so there are a couple ways you can do this. For years and years, I would cook my crock pot soup with just stock and then stir in some heavy cream at the end. You guys, this works. It really does. It gives you some creaminess, it is easy, and it’s fast. But, it doesn’t have the same level of creaminess that you might want.

Recently, I tried creating a roux outside of the slow cooker after the soup was mostly done cooking with this Slow Cooker Broccoli Cheddar Soup. It worked very very well, people are leaving great reviews on that recipe. So that is totally a way to do it, but I think creating a roux is tricky if you are new to cooking.

This soup uses cream of chicken condensed soup. So it’s absolutely crazy easy and comes out perfectly creamy. You are going to want to ladle it up over and over.

If you don’t like using store bought short cuts like condensed soup, you could still make this using my Homemade Condensed Cream of Chicken Soup.

overhead view of a ladle full of chicken noodle soup being held over a slow cooker

The flavors in this soup go perfectly well together. Ranch and bacon were made to go together. This is like chicken noodle soup on crack. It’s on a new level and plane of existence.

A NOTE ABOUT SALT

We have several things bring salt to the party with this recipe: condensed cream of chicken soup, ranch seasoning, bacon, and chicken stock.

I recommend using low sodium chicken stock so that the recipe isn’t too salty. That being said, if you are someone who tends to find things too salty, swap out the chicken stock for water and you will be much happier.

SERVING SUGGESTIONS

If you want to round out this soup to a full dinner, these are some great things to serve with this soup.

OTHER GREAT SLOW COOKER DINNERS

small white bowl with chicken noodle soup that has bacon in it and sour cream on top

When life gets crazy, make this Crock Pot Chicken Bacon Ranch Soup! This soup takes so ten minutes to prepare!
3.25 from 4 votes

Crock Pot Chicken Bacon Ranch Soup

Serves: 6 servings
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Prep: 10 minutes
Cook: 6 hours 5 minutes
Total: 6 hours 15 minutes
When life gets crazy, make this Crock Pot Chicken Bacon Ranch Soup! This soup takes so little time to make, but is delicious, creamy, and packs a flavor punch.

Ingredients

  • 2 10.5 ounces cans cream of chicken condensed soup
  • 1 14.5 ounce can low sodium chicken stock (see note)
  • 1 cup water
  • 3 celery stalks diced
  • 3 medium carrots peeled and diced
  • 1 lb chicken breasts
  • 2 ounces ranch seasoning mix
  • 1/2 pound bacon diced, cooked, and drained
  • 2 cups wide egg noodles

Instructions

  • Combine the condensed chicken soup, chicken stock, water, celery, carrots, chicken, and ranch seasoning mix in a crock pot.  Cook on high for four hours or on low for eight hours.
  • Add the egg noodles to the crock pot and cook on high four 30 minutes.  
  • While the egg noodles are cooking, cook the bacon on your stove top to desired crispiness.
  • When the noodles are done cooking, remove the chicken, shred, and return to pot with the cooked bacon.

Notes

It is really important to use low sodium chicken stock in this recipe. The condensed cream of chicken soup, the ranch seasoning, and the bacon will all bring salt to the party. So if you don't use low sodium stock, it will be too salty. If you are very averse to salt, I would switch the stock to water.
Author: Lisa Longley
Course: Main Course
Cuisine: American
When life gets crazy, make this Crock Pot Chicken Bacon Ranch Soup! This soup takes so ten minutes to prepare!

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  1. Amy | Club Narwhal says

    I am always so amazed at women generally and mothers specifically–like, you grew a human being from scratch!? That is some serious super powers :) You are amazing! As is this soup. Talk about comfort food :)

  2. Tara says

    Oh, that soup looks delicious!

    And baby weight be damned – you’re only 6 months post partum! Enjoy all of this time with Piper as a wee babe, and playing and making messes with your gang.

    I’m pinning this recipe. Mr. Suburble would be all over it!

  3. Sarah says

    Really? It takes only 3 hrs to cook that breast? If I was going to double it, and used 3 breasts, would I still just do 3 hrs?

    • Lisa Longley says

      Mine really only took three hours Sarah, but all crock pots are different, so proceed with caution. If I was doubling the recipe in my crock pot, I would add an hour.

    • Suzanne says

      I’m sure the chicken needs to be cut into bite size pieces for making soup!!

      • Lisa Longley says

        Actually, I never dice my chicken before making soup. I cook the chicken in the broth and once cooked through I shred it and add it back into the soup.

  4. Kim Boyd says

    Hi Lisa! That soup does look delicious! On a separate note, I’m wondering if you can tell me where you bought the soup bowl?? I have matching mugs that I love and I would love to get the set! Thanks for your help :)

    • Lisa Longley says

      Target! :)

  5. Sherry MacLean says

    2 stars
    After cooking for eight hours on low was very pasty. Adding the noodles made into a chicken casserole. I added more chicken stock but still was not soup. Are you sure on the amount of liquid you use?

    • Lisa Longley says

      I am so sorry that this soup didn’t work out for you. I am sure on the amount of liquid. Did you happen to use only one can of cream of chicken soup instead of two?

  6. Lynn Campbell says

    Soup looks wonderful. Do you cut up the chicken before you cook, or do you put the breasts in whole? I can’t wait to try it; fall is definitely a chicken soup time!

    • Lisa Longley says

      I always put them in the crockpot whole and then shred them afterwards.

  7. lisa says

    3 stars
    wanted this to be good but it was saltier than the dead sea. will give it another shot but I think I put too much ranch seasoning in

    • Lisa Longley says

      Hey Lisa! I’m so sorry you didn’t like it. Did you happen to use regular chicken stock or low sodium, because that will make a huge difference.

  8. Judy says

    Do you put the chicken in raw and shred?

    • Lisa Longley says

      Goodness, those were poorly written instructions. Yikes! All fixed now. Thank you Judy. Yes, put the chicken in raw, remove the breasts at the end, shred and return them to the pot.

  9. Sara F. says

    3 stars
    I tried this last night. I used unsalted chicken stock and found that the finished soup was almost not salty enough. Also, I think I put in too much pasta, as there wasn’t much liquid once the soup finished cooking. However, I didn’t measure the pasta, just eyeballed it. How do you put dry wide noodles in a cup to measure them, anyway? I also added some diced onion, since chicken soup needs onion in it. Pretty much any kind of soup needs onion.

    One more thing: I wish the writers of crockpot recipes would specify the size of crockpot they used for the recipe. I have a rather small one and find that many recipes won’t fit in it, or I won’t try the recipe because it sounds like too much for my crockpot. Fortunately, this one did fit with plenty of room..

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