Favorite Slow Cooker Chicken Vegetable Soup

Awesome Slow Cooker Chicken Vegetable Soup Recipe from @bestrecipebox

Everyone should have a slow cooker chicken vegetable soup recipe in their recipe arsenal. 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.

Awesome Slow Cooker Chicken Vegetable Soup Recipe from @bestrecipebox

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. 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.

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Slow Cooker Chicken Vegetable Soup Recipe

Yield: serves 4-5

Total Time: 4 hours

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


  • 1 pound (455g) boneless skinless chicken breast
  • 1 medium carrot, diced
  • 2 stalks celery, diced
  • 1 small 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 or sea salt
  • additional salt and pepper, to taste (optional)
  • minced parsley for garnish (optional)


  1. 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.
  2. Cover and cook the soup on low for 7 hours or about 4 hours on high.
  3. Gently shred the chicken with two forks and stir the soup to mix the chicken evenly throughout the soup.
  4. Season to taste with additional salt and pepper. Garnish soup with minced parsley.
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Awesome Slow Cooker Chicken Vegetable Soup Recipe from @bestrecipebox
Awesome Slow Cooker Chicken Vegetable Soup Recipe from @bestrecipebox

10 comments… add one

  • KalynsKitchen January 26, 2015, 6:57 pm

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

  • Montana October 7, 2015, 2:42 pm

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

  • Anna G. December 6, 2015, 11:58 am

    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 December 29, 2015, 8:41 pm

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

  • Caroline January 10, 2016, 10:44 am

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

  • Caroline January 10, 2016, 11:03 am

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

    • Best Recipe Box January 11, 2016, 7:32 am

      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.

  • Tracy March 3, 2016, 12:49 am

    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.

  • Alice Harper August 30, 2016, 11:02 am

    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.

  • Eric M. September 14, 2016, 1:24 pm

    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.


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