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Chicken Soup in the Slow Cooker

I have been making chicken soup for as long as I can remember. It was something my mom taught me early on. She always made it for us when we were sick. Since I caught a cold this past week I thought I would medicate myself with chicken soup. What could be better medicine then that?

You’ll need:

1 whole chicken ( you can use chicken pieces if you want, a white and dark mix makes for a better flavored broth).

1 small onion chopped

2 carrots sliced

4 cloves garlic chopped

2 stalks celery sliced (I didn’t include celery in mine this time because I didn’t have any on hand).

salt and pepper

Place the cleaned chicken in the slow cooker. Cover with water.

Add the onion, carrots, garlic, celery, salt and pepper.

Cover and cook on low for 8 hours.

Remove the chicken from the broth carefully. I usually use 2 large slotted spoons. Let it cool on a plate until you can comfortably handle it, Remove the chicken from the bones.

Add the chicken back into the broth.

Serve with noodles. It’s really extra good with homemade noodles. They take some time to make. I usually make a large batch and freeze some so it’s worth the effort. I will share how to make them with you soon.

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15 thoughts on “Chicken Soup in the Slow Cooker”

  1. ColleenB. says:

    Getting about that time of year to start making up soups and stews. I like to make large amounts right away, eat some and put some in the freezer for later use.
    Your Chicken soup recipe is about like the one I make, only I put diced potatoes , along with some frozen peas if I have on hand. Yummy, yummy for your tummy
    ColleenB.
    Texas

  2. Judy Haughton-James says:

    This soup looks good. I have been drinking a lot more chicken soup now. I took a break during the summer. Saturday is soup day in Jamaica. I hope you have now fully recovered from the flu.

  3. Katherines Corner says:

    I love homemade soup. I make veggie soup often in the cooler weather. We were just discussing making some homemade pasta the other night for chicken soup. Yours looks/sound wonderful;. Hope you are feeling better soon. Thank you for sharing at the Thursday Favorite Things hop xo P.S. did you enter my latest giveaway?

  4. Miz Helen says:

    Thank you so much for sharing your awesome recipe with Full Plate Thursday. Hope you have a great weekend and come back soon!
    Miz Helen

  5. April @ The 21st Century Housewife says:

    I can just imagine how delicious this smells when it is cooking! I like the idea of making soup in the slow cooker as well. There really is nothing like good chicken noodle soup.

  6. kristy @ Gastronomical Sovereignty says:

    i could have used some of this over the past week – so sick. blech.

    p.s. i just love how everyone is breaking out the slow cookers now! easy peasy lemon squeezy!

    thank you for sharing with us at the Wednesday Fresh Foods Link Up! I hope to see you again with week with more seasonal & fresh/whole food posts 🙂 xo, kristy

  7. melanie says:

    Newest follower here! I found you through the Friday blog hop! Cute blog, I can’t wait to read more!
    -meandmr.com

    1. Diane says:

      Thanks Melanie, Nice to meet you 🙂

  8. Jessi @ Practically Functional says:

    Awesome! I’ve never made that soup in a slow cooker before. Thanks for linking this up to The Fun In Functional!

  9. Michelle says:

    Diane,
    YEA! I love soup this time of year and am always looking for more recipes. Especially for my slow cooker. Thanks so much for linking up to Creative Thursday. Can’t wait to see what you share this week! Have a wonderful week.
    Michelle

  10. HungryLittleGirl says:

    What a heartwarming dish!
    I would love to have you join my new link party Wednesday Extravaganza! Come by and share this or other recipes. Here is the link
    http://www.hungrylittlegirl.com/1/post/2012/10/wednesday-extravaganza.html

    Can’t wait to see you there!

  11. Judy U. says:

    How big of a chicken do you usually put in the slow cooker? Looks great! Gonna try soon!

    1. Diane says:

      The chicken is usually around 2 to 3 pounds. Thanks for stopping by 🙂

  12. Theresa says:

    Yummy! I’d love to try & make homemade noodles sometime. Its like pie crust, probably easier than you think to make & fresh is always so much better! Thanks for linking up & hope to see you again this week! Have a great weekend ahead.

  13. Charlene@A Pinch of Joy says:

    Sounds like a yummy meal — besides being “medicine”! Thanks for sharing on Busy Monday.

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