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Slow Cooker Chicken Soup
Prep Time
15 mins
Cook Time
8 hrs
Total Time
8 hrs 15 mins
This rich, wholesome chicken soup is the perfect dish for a chilly night. This recipe uses carrots, celery and leeks, but any root vegetables would work for this soup. You can also add a handful of chopped spinach or kale, or a half cup of rice or egg noodles about an hour before serving.
Servings: 6 servings
Calories: 230 kcal
  • 1 (4-5 lb) whole chicken giblets removed
  • 8 cups water
  • 3 medium leeks washed and chopped
  • 2 medium carrots peeled and cut into large pieces
  • 2 stalks celery chopped
  • 1 medium onion white or yellow, chopped
  • 3 cloves garlic minced
  • 2 whole bay leaves
  • 1 tbsp parsley dried
  • 2 tsp thyme dried
  • 2 tsp kosher salt more or less to taste
  • 2 tsp black pepper
  • 1 parmesan rind (optional)
  1. Place whole chicken and water in slow cooker. Chicken should be just covered in water. Add more as needed. Place lid on slow cooker and set to medium heat for 8 hours, or until chicken is falling apart.
  2. Once chicken is falling apart, remove from slow cooker and move to cutting board. Skim any pieces left in the broth out with a spoon.
  3. Add leeks, carrots, onions, celery and garlic to slow cooker. Turn heat to high.
  4. When chicken is cool enough to handle (about 5 minutes), remove chicken meat from bones and dice into small pieces. Discard extra skin and bones. Add diced chicken back into slow cooker.
  5. Add bay leaves, parsley, thyme, salt, pepper and parmesan rind to slow cooker. Stir to combine. Cover and cook for an additional hour, or until carrots are soft.
  6. Discard bay leaves, season with additional salt and pepper as needed and serve while hot.
Nutrition Facts
Slow Cooker Chicken Soup
Amount Per Serving
Calories 230 Calories from Fat 117
% Daily Value*
Fat 13g20%
Saturated Fat 4g25%
Cholesterol 63mg21%
Sodium 1001mg44%
Potassium 256mg7%
Carbohydrates 7g2%
Fiber 3g13%
Sugar 3g3%
Protein 17g34%
Vitamin A 6000IU120%
Vitamin C 14mg17%
Calcium 80mg8%
Iron 2.7mg15%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.