Rave Review Chicken Soup
Total TimePrep: 30 min. Cook: 4-1/2 hours
Makes8 servings (3 quarts)
- 1/4 cup butter, divided
- 1-1/2 pounds boneless skinless chicken breasts, cut into 1-inch chunks
- 1 large onion, chopped
- 2 large carrots, peeled and chopped
- 3 celery ribs, chopped
- 1 garlic clove, minced
- 1 can (14-1/2 ounces) diced tomatoes, undrained
- 1 green onion, thinly sliced
- 1 teaspoon chicken bouillon granules
- 1 teaspoon curry powder
- 1 teaspoon dried oregano
- 1/2 teaspoon salt
- 1/2 teaspoon pepper
- 1 carton (32 ounces) chicken broth
- 1/2 cup heavy whipping cream
- 1/4 cup cornstarch
- Minced fresh parsley, optional
- In a large skillet, heat 2 tablespoons butter over medium heat. Brown chicken; transfer to a 5-qt. slow cooker. Add remaining butter to skillet; saute onion, carrots and celery until slightly softened. Add garlic; cook 1 minute longer. Transfer onion mixture to slow cooker; add next 8 ingredients. Cook, covered, on low 4 hours or until carrots are tender.
- In a small bowl, mix cream and cornstarch until smooth; gradually stir into soup. Cook, covered, on high 15-20 minutes or until soup is thickened. If desired, sprinkle with parsley.
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Nutrition Facts1-1/2 cups: 247 calories, 14g fat (8g saturated fat), 82mg cholesterol, 941mg sodium, 12g carbohydrate (5g sugars, 2g fiber), 19g protein.
Sep 25, 2019
We loved this. With a few family members "under the weather," I was looking for an easy, no-fuss chicken soup recipe. Well, this is it. I've never made chicken soup in the slow cooker - I've always simmered mine in a dutch oven most of the day. This soup really delivers. Because I was pressed for time, I completely skipped the browning chicken and veggies part. In fact, I threw six frozen chicken breasts in the slow cooker along with the rest of the ingredients up through the chicken broth. I did omit the bouillon granules. My family RAVED about this soup. The curry was a great addition. Didn't use the cornstarch.....didn't really need it. I just added heavy cream and fresh parsley at the end. I will make this again and again this winter!