Tuesday, April 10, 2012

Tasty Tuesday: Slow Cooker Chicken Soup

After the Minestrone soup I made was such a hit I had to try one of my go to soups in the Slow Cooker as well.  I make chicken soup quite a bit in our house.  I am always trying new recipes, but it is always from scratch with the chicken bones.  I have to say I loved having the option to still make it homemade, but omit the whole cooking of the bones.  I have to say that is my least favourite part of making the soup.  Having small children I worry that I'll miss a bone and they will swallow it.  No, this has never happened to myself or anyone I know, but I am a mom and thats what we do...worry.  I personally decided to leave out the noodles as the last time I made the Minestrone soup I knew I would have quite a bit of leftovers.  I had found the noodles had absorbed so much of the broth once stored so I wanted to ensure I would have as much broth as possible!  The soup was another hit in our house and I will definitely be trying this again!

Slow Cooker Chicken Soup

1 tbsp vegetable oil
1 1/2 lbs boneless, skinless chicken breast, cut into 1/2 in cubes1 cup onion, chopped
1 cup celery, chopped
1 cup carrots, chopped 
5 cups water
1 Slow Cooker Chicken Noodle Soup Starter
1 cup uncooked medium egg noodles (optional)

In skillet, heat vegetable oil over medium-high heat and then add chicken and cook until brown.  Then the chicken can be placed into the slow cooker and add vegetables as chopped.  Combine the seasoning mix with water and one mixed well add to slow cooker.  Stir all of the ingredients together.  Cover and cook on low for 8 hours or High for 4 hours.  If adding the noodles then can be added at the end of the above cooking time and cook for 10 minutes more on High until noodles are tender.



Nicole said...

My daughter is a soup fanatic! She'd just love this! Thanks for sharing.


Multi-Testing Mommy said...

I've never tried one of those before - I should get out my crock pot - thanks for the post!


Lil-sugar said...

YYYUUUUMM! I am definately going to try this! visiting from SASS

Kathleen (aka Callista) said...

I love club house but I've never tried their slow cooker mixes, thanks for showing me how easy it is!

Naomi said...

OMG I love chicken soup! This sounds super yummy!
Thank for sharing!

mamawee said...

I love making soup from scratch. I haven't tried the club house soup mix though!

Searching for Happy said...

A tasty sounding soup!

I've never done much with making soup from scratch, but perhaps it's past time for me to start, especially if I can make it in a slow cooker!