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Slow-Cooker Chicken Soup
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12 INGREDIENTS • 9 STEPS • 4HRS 30MINS

Slow-Cooker Chicken Soup

Try this hearty stew-like soup with a green salad and some crusty bread to sop up the flavorful broth. Perfect for cold winters.
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A Hint of Rosemary
Hi, I'm Rosemary! I am a stay-at-home mom who loves to spend time in my kitchen, prepare food for my family, and am always on the lookout for good gluten-free recipes!
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Try this hearty stew-like soup with a green salad and some crusty bread to sop up the flavorful broth. Perfect for cold winters.
4HRS 30MINS
Total Time
$3.05
Cost Per Serving
Ingredients
Servings
6
US / Metric
Bacon
4 slices
Bacon
center-cut bacon slices and diced
Bone-In Chicken Thigh
1.5 lb
Bone-In Chicken Thighs
preferably skinned
Dried Mixed Herbs
1/2 Tbsp
Dried Mixed Herbs
I used Herbes de Provence
Leek
2 cups
Leeks
thinly sliced leek from 2 large leeks, light green and white part only
Carrot
1 cup
Carrot, Sliced
from 2 large carrots, about 6 oz
Celery
1 cup
Celery, Sliced
from 2 large stalks, about 6oz
Chicken Stock
4 cups
Chicken Stock, divided
Freshly Ground Black Pepper
1/2 tsp
Freshly Ground Black Pepper
Fresh Thyme
5 sprigs
Fresh Baby Spinach
2 cups
Fresh Baby Spinach
about 2.5 oz
Nutrition Per Serving
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Calories
275
Fat
8.7 g
Protein
29.3 g
Carbs
19.9 g
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A Hint of Rosemary
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http://www.ahintofrosemary.com/
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step 1
Cook Bacon (4 slices) in a large skillet over medium-high until crisp. Remove bacon from pan, reserving 1 tsp drippings in pan. Set bacon aside.
step 1 Cook Bacon (4 slices) in a large skillet over medium-high until crisp. Remove bacon from pan, reserving 1 tsp drippings in pan. Set bacon aside.
step 2
Sprinkle Bone-In Chicken Thighs (1.5 lb) with the Dried Mixed Herbs (1/2 Tbsp). Add chicken to bacon drippings in pan, cook for about 8 minutes, browning on all sides.
step 2 Sprinkle Bone-In Chicken Thighs (1.5 lb) with the Dried Mixed Herbs (1/2 Tbsp). Add chicken to bacon drippings in pan, cook for about 8 minutes, browning on all sides.
step 3
Transfer the chicken using a slotted spoon to a 6-quart electric slow cooker, reserving any drippings in the pan.
step 4
Add the prepared Leeks (2 cups), Carrot (1 cup), and Celery (1 cup) to the drippings in the pan, sauté for about 5 minutes. Stir in 1 cup of the Chicken Stock (4 cups) scraping the pan to loosen any browned bits.
step 4 Add the prepared Leeks (2 cups), Carrot (1 cup), and Celery (1 cup) to the drippings in the pan, sauté for about 5 minutes. Stir in 1 cup of the Chicken Stock (4 cups) scraping the pan to loosen any browned bits.
step 5
Add the leek mixture, along with the cooked bacon, remaining 3 cups of stock, Kosher Salt (1/2 tsp), Freshly Ground Black Pepper (1/2 tsp), and Fresh Thyme (5 sprigs) to the slow cooker. Cover and cook on low for 2 hours.
step 5 Add the leek mixture, along with the cooked bacon, remaining 3 cups of stock, Kosher Salt (1/2 tsp), Freshly Ground Black Pepper (1/2 tsp), and Fresh Thyme (5 sprigs) to the slow cooker. Cover and cook on low for 2 hours.
step 6
Add Baby Potatoes (14 oz) cover and cook on low for 2 more hours, until the potatoes are tender.
step 6 Add Baby Potatoes (14 oz) cover and cook on low for 2 more hours, until the potatoes are tender.
step 7
Remove the chicken from the slow cooker with a slotted spoon and discard thyme sprigs. Cut the chicken into bite-size pieces and discard the bones.
step 7 Remove the chicken from the slow cooker with a slotted spoon and discard thyme sprigs. Cut the chicken into bite-size pieces and discard the bones.
step 8
Return the chicken to the slow cooker, add the Fresh Baby Spinach (2 cups), stirring until the spinach wilts.
step 8 Return the chicken to the slow cooker, add the Fresh Baby Spinach (2 cups), stirring until the spinach wilts.
step 9
Serve warm and enjoy!
step 9 Serve warm and enjoy!
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Dairy-Free
Comfort Food
Chicken
Slow Cooker
Shellfish-Free
Dinner
Fall
Soup
Winter
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