This time of year, there are a lot of sicknesses going around. Whenever my kids get so much as a sniffle, I whip up a batch of chicken soup. Yes it is good for the soul, but it is also good for when you are feeling like something is coming on. While some studies suggest that chicken soup can help with cold symptoms, a piping hot bowl of soup just helps me feel warm and cozy. But let's face it, chicken soup can be laborious to prepare. But this Crock Pot Chicken Soup is a lot easier thanks to a super market shortcut and my friend, the crock pot.
Crock Pot Chicken Soup
The super market shortcut I used to make this crock pot soup was a rotisserie chicken I picked up at the store. Simply, skin and shred the chicken and add it to your crock pot.
In addition to the chicken, you will add 3 types of beans, diced tomatoes, chicken broth, carrots, celery, mushrooms, onion, garlic and spices. Feel free to personalize this recipe to fit your family. If they are not fans of mushrooms, you can omit them or simply use less.
I find the beans really make this soup hearty and flavorful. Once you have added all your ingredients to the crock pot, cover it and cook on high for 3-4 hours or on low for 6-8 hours.
Once the soup is ready, top the soup with sliced green onion.
Now you have a warm and hearty soup to serve to your family on a chilly night, or just when you all need a little comfort.
Crock Pot Chicken Soup
- 1 can Cannellini beans (15 oz)(rinsed and drained)
- 1 can White Northern beans (15oz) ( rinsed and drained)
- 1 can Garbanzo beans (15 oz) (rinsed and drained)
- 1 can diced tomatoes (15oz) (reserve juices)
- 1 carton chicken broth (32 oz)
- 1 ½ cups carrots, diced
- 1 ½ cups celery, diced
- 1 ½ cups sliced mushrooms
- 1 cup onion, diced
- 1 rotisserie chicken (skinned and shredded)
- 3 garlic cloves, minced
- 2 bay leaves
- 1 sprig rosemary
- 1 tsp dried oregano
- 1 tsp dried thyme
- 1 tsp dried basil
- ½ tsp red pepper flakes
- salt and pepper to taste
- sliced green onions
- Add all of the ingredients except for the garnish in the crock pot.
- Cover the crockpot and cook on high for 3-4 hours or on low for 6-8 hours.
- Prior to serving top with sliced green onion.
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