Slow Cooker Cream Cheese Crack Chicken Chili

Thursday, February 14, 2019

Slow Cooker Cream Cheese Crack Chicken Chili  - chicken chili with cheddar, bacon & ranch in the crock pot

Slow Cooker Cream Cheese Crack Chicken Chili - this stuff is AMAZING! We've made it 3 times this month! We can't get enough of it!!! Chicken, corn, black beans, chicken broth, diced tomatoes and green chiles, cumin, chili powder, onion, ranch seasoning, bacon, and cheddar cheese. We served the chili with some cornbread and Fritos. PERFECT! This is already on the menu again this weekend! YUM! 

Slow Cooker Cream Cheese Crack Chicken Chili - this stuff is AMAZING! We've made it 3 times this month! We can't get enough of it!!! Chicken, corn, black beans, chicken broth, diced tomatoes and green chiles, cumin, chili powder, onion, ranch seasoning, bacon and cheddar cheese. We served the chili with some cornbread and Fritos. PERFECT! This is already on the menu again this weekend! YUM! #crockpot #slowcooker #chicken #chili

The BEST Chicken Chili


This Slow Cooker Cream Cheese Crack Chicken Chili has been on repeat in our house lately. It is SO good. It is also SOOO easy to make. Just dump everything in the slow cooker and close the lid. It literally takes about 5 minutes to prepare. I love easy dump meals like this one. Who's with me?!?!?

Slow Cooker Cream Cheese Crack Chicken Chili - this stuff is AMAZING! We've made it 3 times this month! We can't get enough of it!!! Chicken, corn, black beans, chicken broth, diced tomatoes and green chiles, cumin, chili powder, onion, ranch seasoning, bacon and cheddar cheese. We served the chili with some cornbread and Fritos. PERFECT! This is already on the menu again this weekend! YUM! #crockpot #slowcooker #chicken #chili

How To Make Slow Cooker Cream Cheese Crack Chicken Chili

This Slow Cooker Cream Cheese Crack Chicken Chili is loaded with chicken, corn, black beans, diced tomatoes and green chilies, cream cheese, cumin, chili powder, onion powder, chicken broth, cheddar, bacon, and ranch. It is lick-the-bowl-delicious. You can use turkey bacon and low-fat cream cheese to cut down on the calories. I don't suggest fat-free cream cheese. It just doesn't melt into the soup very well.

There is a little kick in this Slow Cooker Cream Cheese Crack Chicken Chili. If you are worried about the heat, make sure to buy a can of mild diced tomatoes and green chilies.

Make Slow Cooker Cream Cheese Crack Chicken Chili on the Stove

If you don't want to make this Slow Cooker Cream Cheese Crack Chicken Chili in the slow cooker, you can make it on the stove. Just cook it on medium heat until the chicken is done. If you want to cut way down on the cooking time, use some chopped rotisserie chicken instead of the raw chicken breasts. If you use rotisserie chicken, dump all the ingredients in a Dutch oven, bring to a boil and simmer for about 20 minutes.

Slow Cooker Cream Cheese Crack Chicken Chili - this stuff is AMAZING! We've made it 3 times this month! We can't get enough of it!!! Chicken, corn, black beans, chicken broth, diced tomatoes and green chiles, cumin, chili powder, onion, ranch seasoning, bacon and cheddar cheese. We served the chili with some cornbread and Fritos. PERFECT! This is already on the menu again this weekend! YUM! #crockpot #slowcooker #chicken #chili

What to Serve with Slow Cooker Cream Cheese Crack Chicken Chili

As I said, this Slow Cooker Cream Cheese Crack Chicken Chili is AMAZING! We served it with some cornbread sticks and Fritos. Perfect! It is also good leftover. Give this a try if you are looking for a new chicken chili recipe. You won't regret it!

This Slow Cooker Cream Cheese Crack Chicken Chili is on repeat at our house. We just can't get enough of it. It is comfort food at its best. This is a very hearty chili, so you don't need a lot to go with it. We usually just have the chili with some bread. Here are a few of our favorite bread recipes that go great with this Slow Cooker Cream Cheese Crack Chicken Chili:




Watch How To Make Slow Cooker Cream Cheese Crack Chicken Chili






Slow Cooker Cream Cheese Crack Chicken Chili - this stuff is AMAZING! We've made it 3 times this month! We can't get enough of it!!! Chicken, corn, black beans, chicken broth, diced tomatoes and green chiles, cumin, chili powder, onion, ranch seasoning, bacon and cheddar cheese. We served the chili with some cornbread and Fritos. PERFECT! This is already on the menu again this weekend! YUM! #crockpot #slowcooker #chicken #chili
Slow Cooker Cream Cheese Crack Chicken Chili - this stuff is AMAZING! We've made it 3 times this month! We can't get enough of it!!! Chicken, corn, black beans, chicken broth, diced tomatoes and green chiles, cumin, chili powder, onion, ranch seasoning, bacon and cheddar cheese. We served the chili with some cornbread and Fritos. PERFECT! This is already on the menu again this weekend! YUM! #crockpot #slowcooker #chicken #chili
Slow Cooker Cream Cheese Crack Chicken Chili - this stuff is AMAZING! We've made it 3 times this month! We can't get enough of it!!! Chicken, corn, black beans, chicken broth, diced tomatoes and green chiles, cumin, chili powder, onion, ranch seasoning, bacon and cheddar cheese. We served the chili with some cornbread and Fritos. PERFECT! This is already on the menu again this weekend! YUM! #crockpot #slowcooker #chicken #chili
Slow Cooker Cream Cheese Crack Chicken Chili - this stuff is AMAZING! We've made it 3 times this month! We can't get enough of it!!! Chicken, corn, black beans, chicken broth, diced tomatoes and green chiles, cumin, chili powder, onion, ranch seasoning, bacon and cheddar cheese. We served the chili with some cornbread and Fritos. PERFECT! This is already on the menu again this weekend! YUM! #crockpot #slowcooker #chicken #chili
Slow Cooker Cream Cheese Crack Chicken Chili - this stuff is AMAZING! We've made it 3 times this month! We can't get enough of it!!! Chicken, corn, black beans, chicken broth, diced tomatoes and green chiles, cumin, chili powder, onion, ranch seasoning, bacon and cheddar cheese. We served the chili with some cornbread and Fritos. PERFECT! This is already on the menu again this weekend! YUM! #crockpot #slowcooker #chicken #chili
Slow Cooker Cream Cheese Crack Chicken Chili - this stuff is AMAZING! We've made it 3 times this month! We can't get enough of it!!! Chicken, corn, black beans, chicken broth, diced tomatoes and green chiles, cumin, chili powder, onion, ranch seasoning, bacon and cheddar cheese. We served the chili with some cornbread and Fritos. PERFECT! This is already on the menu again this weekend! YUM! #crockpot #slowcooker #chicken #chili




cheddar, bacon, ranch, chicken, chili, mexican, quick, easy, gluten-free, freezer meal, slow cooker, crock pot
Entree
Tex-Mex, American
Yield: serves 6

Slow Cooker Cream Cheese Crack Chicken Chili

prep time: 5 minscook time: 6 hourtotal time: 6 hours and 5 mins
Slow Cooker Cream Cheese Crack Chicken Chili - this stuff is AMAZING! We've made it 3 times this month! We can't get enough of it!!! Chicken, corn, black beans, chicken broth, diced tomatoes and green chiles, cumin, chili powder, onion, ranch seasoning, bacon and cheddar cheese. We served the chili with some cornbread and Fritos. PERFECT! This is already on the menu again this weekend! YUM! #crockpot #slowcooker #chicken #chili

ingredients:


  • 2 boneless, skinless chicken breasts
  • 1 (11 or 15-oz) can corn, drained
  • 1 (15-oz) can black beans, drained and rinsed
  • 1 (10-oz) can diced tomatoes and green chilies, undrained
  • 2 cups chicken broth
  • 1 cup cooked, chopped bacon
  • 1 (1-oz) packet Hidden Valley Ranch Original seasoning & salad dressing mix
  • 1 tsp cumin
  • 1 Tbsp chili powder
  • 1 tsp onion powder
  • 1 (8-oz) package cream cheese
  • 1 cup shredded cheddar cheese

instructions:


  1. Place chicken at bottom of slow cooker. 
  2. Add corn, black beans, diced tomatoes and green chilies, chicken broth, cumin, chili powder, onion powder ranch seasoning and bacon. Stir together. Place cream cheese on top of chicken.
  3. Cover with lid and cook on LOW for 6-8 hours. 
  4. Remove chicken from slow cooker and shred with 2 forks. Return to slow cooker. Stir cheddar cheese into chili. 



WHAT TO SERVE WITH CHILI:
Southern Cornbread
7Up Biscuits
Honey Cornbread Muffins
Cheesy Keto Biscuits
Quick Potato Rolls

PRODUCTS USED IN THIS RECIPE:




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103 comments

  1. Suggestions for making this in the Instant Pot?

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    1. You can definitely use the slow cooker setting on the IP

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  2. I just want it for lunch - can I come over for leftovers????? #hangry

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  3. OOH, a new twist on your Cream Cheese Chicken Chili. We make that all the time and it's one of my kids favorite recipes!

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  4. Do you put the cream cheese on top of everything? Or do you put it directly on top of the chicken? Thanks!

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    1. It really doesn’t need to be very precise. Just on top of everything in the slow cooker should be fine.

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  5. This was the first recipe that my boyfriend made that I actually liked enough for seconds. Well, thirds actually lol. It was very delicious last week and we're making it again today.
    Turns out he just eyeballed the spice amounts but it came out great last time so I can't complain. I think I'm gonna put him on slow cooker duty from now on and we'll make our way through your other slow cooker recipes.

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  6. Can I cook it on the stove top?

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    1. If I cook it on my stovetop do I need to cook the chicken first or cook it like I would in the slow cooker?

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    2. Either way is fine. It will take longer if you use raw chicken

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    3. Wanted to chime in here! I just made this last night on the stovetop and it was DELICIOUS! My fave white chicken chili I've made. Who knew the ranch packet would add another dimension to chili?! Anyway, I followed the directions but instead of using a slow cooker, I put everything in a big pot and let the chicken boil for about 20 minutes, with a lid so not too much moisture would evaporate. While I was shredding the chicken, I put the softened cream cheese in and it melted nicely in a few minutes. I returned the chicken to the pot and finally added the cheddar cheese right before taking it off the heat. This worked perfectly and I will definitely be making this again! We topped it with sour cream, cilantro, green onions and tortilla chips. YUM!

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  7. I made this on the stove top today and used ground chicken instead of chicken breast following the rest of the directions and it is delicious!!!

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  8. This is a staple in our house now. I make a double batch and freeze half for the next week. My husband and kids(11-19) all love it.

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  9. How many servings does this make? I’m looking to make something for 12 people.

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    1. all recipes have the serving size at the top of the recipe - to the left of the Print Recipe button

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  10. Can you use frozen chicken or does it need to be thawed?

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  11. How long if cooking it on high?

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  12. Can you double this recipe in a crock pot if your making for a crowd?

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  13. Hello, I just made this recipe and it is delicious!! I just have a question about the cream cheese. After 6 hours of cooking.. it was still in its shape on top of the other ingredients. It was softened before I put it in. I then stirred it into everything and it didn’t mix completely. It was a bit clumpy. Any advice?

    Thank you again for this delicious recipe!

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    1. Maybe try using a whisk to get it incorporated. Take out the chicken to shred and whisk the soup before adding the chicken back.

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    2. Did you use non-fat cream cheese? She did say it doesn't melt.

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  14. Would it still be good to leave out the bacon? Or just add on top at serving time?

    Thanks

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  15. Can I cook this in a roasted oven. If so at what temp?

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    1. I've never made this in the oven, so I don't know the temperature or how long.

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  16. Would it be completely insane to eliminate the cheddar cheese? My hubby can't eat it...

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    1. I’m sure it will be just fine. You could also sub a cheese he will eat.

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  17. Can I make on stove top or insta pot? How long would be cook time?

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    1. You can do both. I haven't made this on the stove or in the Instant Pot, so I am not sure of the exact cooking times.

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  18. Anyone tried throwing cut up sausage links in this?

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  19. I'm making this now and am at the 5.5 hour mark. I followed the directions exactly but it looks kinda off. It's very runny and looks white! Nothing like your pictures. Not sure what I did wrong but maybe it will still taste good

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    1. It will get more color when you add the cheddar cheese at the end.

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  20. Do you think this recipe can be frozen? I am trying to figure out some freezer meals for a friend.

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    1. Absolutely! Make the chili and let it cool. You can put it in some gallon freezer bags or some plastic food storage containers. To reheat - thaw and either reheat on the stove or in the microwave. Make a note that they may need to add some extra chicken broth or water when reheating if it is too thick.

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  21. Is there another type of bean you could sub for the black beans? I’m not a huge fan of them. Thanks!

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    1. Hey Brandi - you can use any beans you like. Kidney beans, pinto beans, chili beans - anything goes. Enjoy!

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  22. Made this today exactly as written, it was very good. Next time I will use reduced sodium chicken broth, with the ranch mix and the bacon it was a bit on the salty side even for my husband that adds salt to everything. Definitely a keeper though. Thanks!

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  23. How strong is the ranch flavor? My husband doesn't like ranch flavor, I on the other hand love it.

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    1. It isn’t overwhelming. He probably wouldn’t even know it is in there if you don’t tell him. You can cut it down - one packet is 3 tablespoons. You could use half.

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  24. Was planning to make this today and I’m just realizing that i forgot to pick up the Ranch packet. Any suggestions for a reasonable substitute? I have a pretty well stocked spice cabinet. Thanks!

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  25. How many servings does this recipe make?

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    1. servings are listed at the top of each recipe - to the left of the red print button

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  26. Sooooo making this now ( along with breakfast at the same time) annnnnd put the shredded cheese in before I should have.... is it ruined?
    Are we eating out tonight? Lol

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  27. Can you use rotisserie chicken instead? If so how does that change the cook time?

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    1. You can. It would only need to slow cook a couple of hours - just to heat through. You can also make it on the stovetop with rotisserie chicken - throw it in a Dutch oven, bring to a boil, and simmer 20 minutes or so.

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  28. Does this come out thick or watery??

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    1. It is more thick than watery. You can adjust the consistency so it is what you prefer. More liquid for watery, less liquid for thick.

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  29. Does the chicken need to be thawed or is it okay frozen?

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  30. The chicken breast I got are pretty big. They are from the deli and add up to about 2 1/2 lbs. Should I just use one of them or both?

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    1. It is totally up to you. It is probably fine with just one, but it won't hurt anything to have more chicken.

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  31. Is a serving a cup? Yielding 6 cups?

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  32. My husband doesn’t like cream cheese. Could I sub cream of chicken instead?

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    1. He won't know it's there. You mix it in.

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    2. I agree. He will never know it has cream cheese in it.

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  33. Should you cook the bacon first? Or just fwomp it right in there raw?

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  34. How long should it be cooked on high?

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  35. I made this tonight for my wife and our son. My wife had e-mailed this to me last night, as a not-so-subtle hint. It really does take five minutes to put it together. Though I usually don't measure out ingredients and spices, I did this time. This recipe really did turn out great! I may spice it up a bit, add some chicken thighs and make it at the firehouse tomorrow for dinner for the guys!

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  36. Do you need to cook the bacon prior to adding to the recipe? Also, swapping beans and corn for onions and bell peppers, do those need to be sauteed first as well?

    Thanks!

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  37. Can this be done in an Instant Pot?

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    1. I am sure it could be. I haven't made this recipe in the Instant Pot, so I can't say how long to cook it or if any other adjustments are necessary.

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  38. Do you think using bacon bits (real) could be substituted for regular bacon?

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  39. I made this for the rainy day we were having and I could not stop eating it. It's awesome!!! Next time I cook it, will double the recipe.

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  40. Wondering if you could do it in the instant pot? I have an 8qt instant pot that has the slow cook option. I would like to know if its the same time as a regular slow cooker. Also...I would like to make a big pot full so I can have it for leftovers. Do I double or triple the batch and how much to use if I use the instant pot? This recipe looks amazing and I would like to try it in my instant pot.

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  41. Hi, how many people would you say this feeds?

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    1. Hey Sarah - all recipes have the servings above the recipe photo. This one serves about 6. You may be able to stretch it to 8

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  42. I don’t like chunks of tomatoes, is there something else you can substitute for the diced tomatoes?

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    1. You could try salsa or put the tomatoes in the food processor to make them smaller.

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  43. Made this a couple of weeks ago and was HUGE hit. I cook for parent too sometimes so wanted to make bigger batch. Would cooking time be the same for a doubled recipe?

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    1. I think the cooking time would be the same for a double batch.

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  44. Oh WOW! This is amazing! I like to add cayenne pepper and red chili flakes for more heat. SO GOOD! Thanks for another great recipe!

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    1. You can also try a can of Hot Rotel for more heat. Glad you enjoyed it.

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  45. Anything I can use to substitute the ranch?

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  46. Has anyone tried this recipe in the Instant Pot?

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  47. Made this and fell in love. Been asked to make 2 gallons of it. Okay straight up folks, I’m the worst at math. I’ve never cooked for large crowds and I’m panicked. I don’t want to screw it up. What would you guys do to figure out how to get the same result but increasing the ingredients to make up for 2 gallons. I have 6qt instant pot so I know I’ll have to buy an additional crockpot.

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  48. Hi, what size slow cooker is used for this recipe? I just want to be sure the one I have is big enough to fit all the ingredients.

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  49. Approximately how much do the two chicken breasts weigh? Is that about a pound of chicken?

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  50. Is it possible to sub regular ranch dressing for the powder mix? Will it taste the same and will it mix in? Anyone know?

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  51. I have all the ingredients to make this except bacon. Would it still be good without it?

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  52. Could this be made into a dump meal for the freezer? Thinking I could put the raw chicken in a freezer bag, add remaining ingredients with cream cheese cubed. Then before serving, thaw ingredients overnight and cook in crock pot as directed.

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    1. Yes. I suggest not freezing the cream cheese. You can also put everything in the crockpot frozen if you don’t want to thaw it first.

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  53. I saw comments that you can freeze this after cooking. Will the cream cheese freeze all right? I’ve frozen a block of cream cheese and the texture changed. I love to have soup available in the freezer. Thanks.

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  54. This sounds amazing! However I have Ranch haters in my house. Do you think it would still taste good if I omit the ranch seasoning?

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  55. Can you make this with left over turkey from Thanksgiving instead of chicken?

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  56. I'm out of cumin and chili pepper, do you have a suggestion for an alternative, or should I wait until tomorrow after I visit the stores. (I'm not going near any on this rainy black friday!) Lol

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  57. I made it in a skillet and used leftover chicken that I shredded and added. Hubby isn’t a fan of ranch, so I didn’t tell him! Lol. He loves this . It’s so easy and tasty . Thanks for sharing

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