Delicious Crockpot Chicken Soup is perfect for those chilly days when you need a warm dinner. It can be made in thirty minutes and cooks all day while you are away from the kitchen.
Chicken soup…something that I make often during winter! My family loves it. The warm soup just tastes so good when it is cold outside. Nothing beats a warm bowl of soup on a cold winters day.
I also like to make this when one of us has a cold. Chicken soup is good for soothing both cold and flu symptoms. The heat from the soup helps break up congestion with colds and the flu. The salt in the soup and the warmth of the soup can sooth a sore throat.
And making this soup in the crockpot makes it even better! It is very easy to make chicken soup in the crockpot. My husband’s sister is the one who first told me about cooking it in the crockpot.
Just place all the ingredients in your crockpot, turn it on high and it will be ready in 4-6 hours. The aroma of the soup cooking is amazing.
Ingredients you need to make Crockpot Chicken Soup:
- Carrots, celery and onion
- Chicken broth
- Chicken breast
- Garlic Powder
How to make Crockpot Chicken Soup:
Cut up the carrots, celery and onion. It is best to cut the vegetables (especially the carrots) smaller so they cook quicker and are soft.
Place the vegetables into the crockpot and sprinkle the garlic powder over them. Stir the garlic powder and vegetables around a little to mix the garlic powder in throughout the vegetables.
Cook up your noodles and serve it up nice and warm.
Watching your sodium intake?
If you are watching your sodium intake, you can buy the low sodium chicken broth. We will sometimes buy one regular and one low sodium chicken broth. This way we are cutting down on the sodium but still enjoying the flavor.
Do I need to cook the soup on high?
Yes it should be cooked to make sure the carrots are cooked through and are soft. Because the carrots are a hard vegetable it takes a little more to cook them.
Why cook it in the crockpot instead of a normal pot on the stove?
With cooking it in your crockpot you can fix and forget it! You will cut up your vegetables and place them in the crockpot with the rest of the ingredients, turn it on and it cooks for you. You can go to work, school…whatever and it will be waiting for you at dinnertime. All you will have to do is cook the noodles to go with it and serve it.
Do I need to do anything with the soup ingredients while it is cooking?
You do not need to do anything once all the ingredients are in there, the cover is on tightly and the crockpot is turned on to high. If you are home, you can stir it a couple of times throughout the cooking time, but it is not necessary. You want to keep the lid on to keep the heat in the crockpot.
Crockpot Chicken Soup
This delicious soup is perfect for those chilly days to warm you up. Just thirty minutes to prepare and it cooks all day while you are away from your kitchen. The aroma of the chicken soup is so inviting.
- 6-8 carrots (about 2 1/2 cups sliced thin)
- 1 celery stalk (about 2 cups sliced thin)
- 1 small onion (about 1/2 cup)
- 3/4 teaspoon garlic powder
- 3/4 - 1 lb. boneless chicken breast, uncooked
- 2 32 ounce chicken broth containers
- Soup noodles
Cut up the carrots, celery and onion and place in the crockpot.
Sprinkle the garlic powder over the vegetables and stir.
Place the uncooked chicken breast in the crockpot with the sliced vegetables.
Pour both containers of chicken broth into the crockpot.
Give everything a good stir and cook on high for 4-6 hours.
When the soup is ready, cook the soup noodles according to the package directions.
A celery stalk is the whole head of celery.
Make sure to cook the soup on high. This will ensure that the vegetables will cook and become soft (especially the carrots).
The great thing about using the crockpot is that you can "fix and forget" about the soup. If you are home, you can stir it a couple of times throughout the cooking time, but it is not necessary. You want to keep the lid on to keep the heat in the crockpot.
If you are watching your sodium intake, you can use low sodium chicken broth instead of regular chicken broth.
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Update Note: This recipe was originally posted in 2015, but was published again in 2018 to include step by step directions and new photos.