This delicious Slow Cooker Chicken Soup is perfect for those chilly days when you need a warm dinner. It can be prepared in thirty minutes and cooks all day while you are away from the kitchen.
Chicken soup is a recipe that I make often during winter! My family loves it. The warm soup tastes so good when it is cold outside.
I also like to make this when one of us has a cold. To me, nothing tastes better than a bowl of warm chicken soup when I have 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 also soothe a sore throat.
And making this soup in your slow cooker makes it even better! It is very easy to make chicken soup in the slow cooker. My sister-in-law is the one who first told me about cooking it this way and I have made it that way ever since.
You just need to place all of your ingredients in your slow cooker, 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 Slow Cooker Chicken Soup:
- carrots, celery and onion
- chicken broth
- chicken breast
- garlic Powder
- soup noodles
How to make Slow Cooker Chicken Soup:
Peel and cut up the carrots. After you rinse and dry the celery, slice that up along with the onion. It is best to cut the vegetables (especially the carrots) smaller so they cook quicker and are softer when the soup is done.
Recipe Tip: I love using mandoline slicer to slice up my carrots and celery. I get veggie slices that are thin and uniform in size and it also cuts down on the cutting time.
Next, place the vegetables into the slow cooker 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.
Add the uncooked chicken and then pour both containers of chicken broth into the slow cooker. Give it a little stir, cover and cook on high for 4-6 hours.
Once the soup is done, break up the chicken with a fork so that you will have small pieces of chicken throughout the soup. I do this while leaving the chicken right in the slow cooker. You could also take it out, slice it on a cutting board and put it back in the soup if you prefer to do it that way.
Cook up your soup noodles following the directions on the box and serve up the soup 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.
Do I need to cook the soup on high?
Yes it should be cooked on high to make sure the carrots are cooked through and are soft. The carrots are a hard vegetable it takes a little more heat to cook them through.
Why cook it in the slow cooker instead of a normal pot on the stove?
With cooking it in your slow cooker you can fix and forget it! You will cut up your vegetables and place them in the slow cooker 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 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 slow cooker 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 slow cooker.
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Slow Cooker 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, shred the cooked chicken with a fork. Also, 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 slow cooker 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 earlier, but was published again in 2020 to include step by step directions and new photos.