Crack Chicken and Noodles

It was a cold, snowy afternoon and I was in search of a hearty soup recipe that used ingredients that I had on hand. Searching Pinterest, I came across a recipe for Crack Chicken Noodle Soup and decided to try it. (As usual, I modified it a bit.) Oh my word! It is delicious! To me, though, it is much too thick to be called a soup. To me, it should be called Crack Chicken and Noodles.



Cooking Tip

Let’s talk carrots. Our daughter loves raw baby carrots and I keep them in the fridge at all times. Once upon a time, I kept both baby carrots and regular carrots on hand. Now that our sons are grown and it is just the three of us, we don’t eat them fast enough. If I have to choose between the two, I go with the baby carrots because kids eating raw veggies is a good thing and that is what our daughter wants. The problem is it takes longer to slice them and grating them is a nightmare. Or should I say, it was a problem.

The easiest and fastest way to slice is baby carrots is Tupperware’s mini mandolin. It makes slicing or grating a breeze! They are not currently selling the slicer, but do have the grater.

(I do not sell Tupperware, nor am I an affiliate. I just love their products.)


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Crack Chicken and Noodles Recipe

Ingredients

  • 3 cups shredded or chopped chicken
  • 1 can cream of chicken soup
  • 6 cups chicken broth
  • 1 cup milk
  • 2 medium or 12 baby carrots, sliced or shredded
  • 1/2 teaspoon celery salt
  • 1 oz packet ranch dressing mix or 1 tablespoon Mt Elbert’s Seasoning (I use Mt Elbert)
  • 8 oz cream cheese
  • 1 pound bacon
  • 1 cup shredded cheddar cheese
  • 1/2 pound angel hair pasta
  • fresh or dried parsley (optional)

Directions

  1. Place chicken, cream of chicken soup, broth, milk, carrots, seasonings, and cream cheese in a large stock pot. Heat until boiling. Reduce heat and simmer for at least 30 minutes.
  2. While the pot is simmering, cook and crumble bacon. Set aside.
  3. Break pasta into small pieces. Set aside.
  4. Once the pot as simmered long enough, stir in bacon, pasta, and cheddar cheese. Continue to simmer until cheese is melted and pasta is cooked.
  5. Stir in parsley, if desired.

Images taken from internet.

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