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by Diane

If you’re looking for the best crock pot chicken vegetable soup recipe, try making it in a slow cooker! It’s a flavorful and easy comforting soup to share for the whole family or gathering. This slow cooker chicken vegetable soup recipe is low calorie too but you can add some pasta in it to make it more hearty.

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Easy Chicken Soup Recipe in Slow Cooker

Everyone should have a slow cooker chicken vegetable soup recipe in their recipe arsenal. We’re always looking for the best chicken vegetable soup recipe. A great recipe for chicken vegetable soup definitely fuels and heals the soul. But if you want a batch that can last a few days but is quick, easy and super delicious, then consider making it in a slow cooker. Just add all the ingredients in the crock pot and by the end of the day, dinner is served.

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Tips for How to Make Chicken Vegetable Soup in Crock Pot (Slow Cooker)

This slow cooker chicken vegetable soup recipe is the perfect balance of healthy chicken breast and loaded with veggies.

  • If you want more vegetables, then just add more to your hearts content. Add potatoes for a more hearty soup. If you want to add kale or spinach, chop them up and add them to the soup about 15 minutes before serving. These leafy greens break down quick and you don’t want to have mushy greens.
  • Make sure to season the soup enough because that’s what brings out the flavor too. Add a splash of soy sauce or fish sauce for extra umami flavor!
  • For a spicy version, add some hot sauce or chili garlic sauce on the side. Or you can add about 1/2 teaspoon of red chili flakes for extra heat.
  • Not only is this a great recipe that you can come back to in a few hours to a beautiful soup aroma, but it’s a smaller batch. It’s perfect to feed about 4-5 for a side dish, or for 3-4 hearty entree sizes. And best of all, you can have some left over for lunch the next day.

For more flavor use boneless skinless thighs for chicken soup

If you’re a fan of using chicken thighs, then go for it! Dark meat like chicken thighs add so much more flavor. And best of all, boneless skinless chicken thighs cook quicker too. So if you’re in a hurry and want a quicker cooking soup in the crock pot, use thighs instead of chicken breasts. But make sure the thighs are skinless because you don’t want all the excess fat floating to the top of the soup. The skin on chicken thighs are too fatty.

Low carb and keto version chicken soup

If you’re wanting to count calories and make this soup low carb or keto friendly, don’t use the carrots. Instead, you can add more low carb veggies like more zucchini, celery, kale, broccoli or cauliflower.

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The original slow cooker. On this on the lid locks downwhich isgreat for transporting to potlucks and such. Simple, inexpensive and reliable.

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It has cult-like following for a reason. It’s a pressure cooker and so much more.Pressure Cooker, Slow Cooker, Rice Cooker, Steamer, Sauté, & Yogurt Maker. It’s awesome! If you want a pressure cooker that has a few more bells and whistles (like hands free steam release), this Breville Pressure Cooker is also great.

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If pressure cooking is a not your thing but want a bit more than just a slow cooker, this multi-cooker is perfect for you. It can Sauté, Steam, and Slow Cook. Perfect to create those one pot meals.

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Slow Cooker Chicken Vegetable Soup Recipe

Thisrecipe was tested in 4 qt size slow cooker.This is a smaller batch, but you can certainly double itto serve more. You can add any vegetables that you like. The possibilities are endless!

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Ingredients

  • 1 pound (455g) boneless skinless chicken breast
  • 1 carrot , diced
  • 2 stalks celery , diced
  • 1/2 onion , diced
  • 1 small zucchini , cubed
  • 1 cup (240ml) chopped broccoli (optional)
  • 2 cloves garlic , minced
  • 1 bay leaf
  • 1/4 teaspoon dried thyme leaves
  • 5 cups (1180ml) chicken broth
  • 2 teaspoons (10ml) Worcestershire sauce
  • 1/2 teaspoon kosher salt
  • additional salt and pepper , to taste (optional)
  • minced parsley for garnish (optional)

Equipment

Instructions

  • In slow cooker add all the soup ingredients (chicken, carrots, celery, onion, zucchini, broccoli, garlic, bay leaf, dried thyme, chicken broth, Worcestershire sauce, and 1/2 teaspoon kosher salt) except for the additional salt/pepper to taste and minced parsley. Gently mix together all the ingredients to make everything combine well. Broccoli Note: We Love broccoli in our soup, but be prepared for the strong broccoli odor. To eliminate the cooked broccoli smell, you can par boil the broccoli first on the stove top, then add the broccoli to the soup about 15 minutes before the soup finishes.

  • Cover and cook the soup on Low for 5-6 hours or about 3-4 hours on High.

  • Gently shred the chicken with two forks and stir the soup to mix the chicken evenly throughout the soup.

  • Season to taste with additional salt and pepper. Garnish soup with minced parsley.

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Nutrition Information per Serving

Calories: 182kcal, Carbohydrates: 9g, Protein: 28g, Fat: 4g, Saturated Fat: 1g, Cholesterol: 73mg, Sodium: 1563mg, Potassium: 1096mg, Fiber: 2g, Sugar: 2g, Vitamin A: 3053IU, Vitamin C: 62mg, Calcium: 66mg, Iron: 2mg

Course: Soup

Cuisine: American

Calories: 182

Can you add noodles or pasta to the crock pot or slow cooker soup?

Sure! Add about 1/2 cup of small pasta like macaroni, small penne or egg noodles. Don’t add too much pasta or else it will soak up all the broth leaving you with just cooked pasta and veggies. But if you want less broth, then it’s cool to add a little more pasta.

Tips on Freezing Leftover Soup

Use air tight containers to freeze the soup for up to 3 months. We don’t like freezing soup for too long because it can easily get freezer burn which changes the texture and flavor. So try to eat it sooner tha later. Also, another tip is to freeze them in serving size microwave safe containers. That way, you just need to thaw it in the container then pop it in the microwave for a quick meal.

Check Out these Other Great Slow Cooker & Instant Pot Recipes

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  • More Chicken Recipes and Stove Top Chicken Veggie Soup Recipe
  • This recipe was originally published in 2014 and republished in 2020 with updated photos.

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    34 Comments on “Favorite Slow Cooker Chicken Vegetable Soup”

  1. KalynsKitchen Reply

    That soup looks so good, pinned! And thanks for the shout-out!

  2. Montana Reply

    I loved this soup! I would recommend using chicken thighs instead of breasts though because my chicken got a little stringy.

  3. Anna G. Reply

    Eating it now and it’s yummy!! I used thighs though bc that’s what I prefer, and I also added summer squash bc hubby n I love it. I’ll definitely make this again! Thanks for the recipe!!

    • Best Recipe Box Reply

      Anna- Yay! Glad you enjoyed the soup and we love the addition of summer squash too.

  4. Caroline Reply

    Should chicken be cooked before going in crock pot or can it be raw?

    • Calliegh Reply

      When making anything in the crockpot you combine all ingredients. Except for foods that cooks to fast such as broccoli, noodles, and etc. You put foods like that in about an hour before your pot is done

  5. Caroline Reply

    Can chicken go in raw or does it need to be cooked first?

    • Best Recipe Box Reply

      When you cook in the slow cooker for a minimum of 4 hours, it can go in raw. And during that time, the chicken will be cooked. If you want it to cook faster you can cut the chicken breast into smaller pieces.

  6. Tracy Reply

    Beautiful! And I forgot the broccoli! I made a stock the night before then made this the next day. Did not disappoint, and my 5yr old had 3 bowls and declared soup is his favourite! Thank you.

  7. Alice Harper Reply

    You should remind people to remove bay leaf when soup is done. To find the bay leaf easier I run a toothpick through it , like taking a stitch in cloth, and toss it in the pot.

    • Trevor H. Reply

      I buy dried bay leaves and mill them to powder in my coffee mill. They make a lovely green aromatic powder, not a huge volume, but a tad gives all the essence of the leaf without the fishing it out. I add them with the mixed herbs in soups and stews. BTW, a slug of sriracha or a touch of curry powder livens up this soup.

  8. Eric M. Reply

    Cooking it right now. We all have a cold including our 10 month old so were looking forward to this tasty looking soup. We used bone broth and added potatoes, some of our personal favorites.

  9. Rachel Reply

    If you double the recipe, can it still fit in the crock pot?

  10. Madison L Parent Reply

    can i use a chicken breast with bone in instead?

    • Best Recipe Box Reply

      Yes, you can definitely use bone-in and will probably get much more flavor. Just make sure to shred the cooked chicken in a separate bowl to make sure no small piece of bone end up in the soup.

    • Margot Reply

      Cannot wait to amalgamate all of these wonderful ingredients. Sounds divine.

      • Best Recipe Box Reply

        It really is divine. 🙂 Thanks for visiting!

  11. Stacia Reply

    I changed this up some based on the contents of my refrigerator. My chicken tenders were slightly frozen when I started, so I started on high (4 hr setting) for about an hour and half with the celery, carrots and onions. I used 8 cups of chicken stock and increased the spices accordingly. Then I added in a mixture of frozen peas and green beans (what I had) along with a drained and rinsed can of small white beans. Cooked on the 6 hr setting for about 3.5 hrs and found my chicken was very done (my fault, using thinner chicken tenders). At this point I added the zucchini as noodles (used my mandolin to slice) and set to warm. The spice mixture is very tasty and a nice change from our normal chicken soup! I served with a crusty Italian bread and everyone was happy.

  12. Simone Lewis Reply

    SOOOOO YUMMY!!!

    • Best Recipe Box Reply

      So glad you liked it!

  13. Linda Reply

    Oh my goodness I just made this and it’s delicious!

  14. Arpita Patel Reply

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    This was so good! My 3 year old daughter was sick, so of course I turned to you for chicken noodle soup recipe. She hasn’t been eating well last couple days, but she ate this soup! I used a whole young chicken and regular wide egg noodles, but would like to try to find noodles you used for this recipe next time.

    • Best Recipe Box Reply

      Hugs to your little girl and so glad our chicken soup recipe made her feel better. xoxo

  15. Moni Reply

    How would this be cooked on the stove?

    • Best Recipe Box Reply

      Hi Moni, we would add all the ingredients except for the broccoli in a pot. Cook it for about 30-45 minutes on low simmer, then add the broccoli for the last 5 minutes.

  16. Rachel Reply

    Hello 🙂 I was wondering if you knew the calories per serve for this? So yummy! Thank you ?

    • Best Recipe Box Reply

      Hello Rachel! All the nutritional info is at the bottom of the recipe box. Thank you!

  17. Rachel Reply

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    Highly recommend adding parsnip & kimchi. So much flavour

    • Diane Reply

      Kimchi sounds amazing for extra flavor. Love the parsnip too. Thanks so much Rachel!

  18. KReid Reply

    Hello soup was excellent I did add a little bit of spaghetti squash so it’s almost like a noodle soup but just a tiny bit question you say 184 cal per serving is a serving one cup or two?

    • Diane Reply

      Love the addition of spaghetti squash! That’s a great idea. The serving is one cup.

  19. Melina Reply

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    I’ve been addicted to using my slow cooker lately and this soup is probably one of my favorite recipes I’ve tried. Really healthy and tasty. Love how comforting this soup is.

  20. Marsha Babco*ck Reply

    Can leftover soup be put in single serve containers and frozen?

    • Diane Reply

      Hi Marsha, yes you can freeze the leftover soup.

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