This refreshing slow cooker chicken soup is a must-try. It’s packed with vegetables, pulled chicken, and cooked in a delicious herby chicken broth.

Slow Cooker Chicken Soup

If you’re looking for a healthier soup, then this is undoubtedly one you need to add to your list. It’s has a ton of vegetables and is cooked with just a few herbs, chicken thighs, and chicken stock.

Don’t let this soup’s simplicity fool you, it is absolutely delicious and will have you going back for seconds. It’s my go-to soup for when I need something light but also fulfilling.

Nothing beats some fresh bread to dip into hot soup. I love getting an olive loaf from the local bakery, but any good bread will go great with this chicken soup. Alternatively, this soup is still great on its own and will easily feed four to six people without any side dishes.

Chicken Soup in a Slow Cooker

There are many other slow cooker soup recipes that you need to try. For example, I absolutely love making some homemade tomato soup in the slow cooker. It’s so delicious.

Leftovers of this soup are great for lunch or dinner the next day. Simply heat the leftovers either over the stove or in the microwave. It’s an excellent healthy lunch that I love having while at work.

If I were to recommend a dessert to have after this, I would highly recommend the apple crisp. It has a delicious apple filling and a crunchy flavor-packed topping.

The video below will take you through all the steps to making this delicious chicken soup in the slow cooker. A written recipe is right underneath the video and can be printed out.

Slow Cooker Chicken Soup Recipe

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Prep time
15 Minutes
Cook time
8 Hours & 15 Minutes
Total time
8 Hours & 30 Minutes


  • 1kg (2.2 lb) chicken pieces
  • 1 leek, chopped
  • 2 tsp, garlic, crushed
  • 2 celery stalks, sliced
  • 2 carrots, sliced
  • 2 bay leaves
  • ½ tsp thyme
  • ½ tsp rosemary
  • 2l (2 qt) chicken stock
  • 1 Tbsp. fresh parsley, roughly chopped


  1. Add all the ingredients into the slow cooker except for the parsley.
  2. Cook on low for 8 hours.
  3. Skim the foam and fat off the top of the liquid. Remove and discard the bay leaves.
  4. Remove the chicken and shred using two forks. Add the shredded chicken back into the slow cooker.
  5. Season to taste.
  6. Cook on high for 15 minutes or until hot.
  7. Stir in the parsley.
  8. Serve & Enjoy.

Cooking Tips

  • The leek can be swapped with two diced onions.
  • You can whatever cut of chicken that you prefer. I made use of chicken thigh, but something like chicken drumsticks will work great. Just make sure you shred the meat off the chicken drumstick and discard of any fat, bone and cartilage.
  • There are plenty more types of vegetable that you can add to this recipe. For example, zucchini or bell peppers will make an excellent addition. I would add these in the last hour of cooking.
  • Feel free to use leftover roast chicken in this recipe. Keep in mind if it’s marinated then the soup will take on some of the flavors from that.
  • You can cook this on high for 3-4 hours if you need the soup faster.
  • This soup is perfect if you're on either a gluten-free diet or a Paleo diet.
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Nutritional Information

This chicken soup is one of the healthier recipes that you can do in the slow cooker, so you will be glad to look at the nutritional information.

All the information that you need is right below. Please remember this information is just an estimate as I made use of an online tool to calculate it. Don't forget to add any extras such as bread.

Nutrition Facts
Serving Size: 536g (18.91 oz)
Servings Per Recipe: 6
Amount Per Serving
Calories 321Calories from Fat 78.3
% Daily Value*
Total Fat 8.7g13%
Saturated Fat 2.2g11%
Trans Fat 0g
Cholesterol 118mg39%
Sodium 623mg26%
Total Carbohydrate 15g5%
Dietary Fiber 1g4%
Sugars 6g
Protein 43g 86%
*Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet. Your daily values may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs.

There are plenty of other chicken recipes for the slow cooker that you should try. The chicken bacon casserole is well worth trying. It’s creamy and has a ton of flavor, and I highly recommend it.

If you’re looking for more soups, then be sure to check out the minestrone. It has a ton of vegetables and is very addictive. It’s one of my favorite soups to have when I want lots of vegetables.

That’s all I have to say about this slow cooker chicken soup, and I do really hope that you enjoy it. If you have any feedback, tips, or anything else, then please don’t hesitate to leave a comment below.

Note: I use a 5.5L (6 Quart) slow cooker for all the recipes that I have on this website unless specified. If you have a smaller or larger slow cooker, then you might need to adjust the ingredients.