Slow Cooker Chicken Soup Recipe

Slow Cooker Chicken Soup
  • Prep time: 15 Minutes
  • Cook time: 8 Hours & 15 Minutes
  • Total time: 8 Hours & 30 Minutes
  • Serves: 6


  • 1 kg (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
  • 2 l (2.1 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.

Recipe Tips

  • The leek can be swapped with two diced onions.
  • You can use 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 of the chicken drumstick and discard any fat, bone, and cartilage.
  • There are plenty of more types of vegetables 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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