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.
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
- 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)
- 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.
- While the pot is simmering, cook and crumble bacon. Set aside.
- Break pasta into small pieces. Set aside.
- 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.
- Stir in parsley, if desired.
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