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Chicken Vegetable Soup

This chicken vegetable soup is a simple yet hearty recipe that is easy to make in the slow cooker! Made with chicken breasts, vegetables, a flavorful broth and seasonings, it’s comfort food in a bowl.

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Easy Dump and Go Crockpot Soup

I love a good hearty vegetable soup, but this time I turned it into a chicken breast recipe instead of the usual hamburger. This chicken vegetable soup is not only more lean but all I have to do is dump it in and then it’s a low and slow simmer until tender. It works great in homemade chicken noodle soup, too!

There are so many flavors and textures going on from the potatoes, diced veggies, shredded juicy chicken, and a perfectly seasoned tomato broth infused with Italian seasoning and lemon pepper. If you love this combination try albondigas soup, too.

This is just one of a few healthy dinner ideas that take so little effort. A quick and easy, slow cooker chicken and vegetable soup recipe means having an immune-boosting meal to serve my family at my disposal. Plus, whatever you’re not serving, portion it out into a freezer meal!

Tips & Variations

  • Chicken. I like to use chicken breast because I enjoy white meat in my soup, but you can use whichever pieces you like.
  • Rotisserie. If you have leftover rotisserie chicken or leftover holiday roasted turkey, this is a good soup to add it to, towards the end to heat through.
  • Stock. Swap out the chicken stock for a hearty homemade turkey stock.
  • Vegetarian. You can omit the chicken completely and keep the recipe as is, or add a few more veggies or can of beans in there.
  • Pasta. Toss in some short cooked pasta noodles, for an added bite like crock pot chicken noodle soup.
  • Greens. Increase the nutrients in this soup by adding a couple of handfuls of spinach or kale at the end, and allow it to wilt in the heat.
  • Spice. Toss in a few red pepper flakes for added heat.
  • Even more flavor. Add fresh basil or parsley at the end for a herbaceous note and then finish it off by topping this soup with sliced avocado or olives!

How to Store Chicken Vegetable Soup

To store: Place cooled soup in an airtight container and keep it in the fridge for up to 4 days. It’s nice to have a healthy lunch already made and ready to go the next day. Just pour and reheat!

To reheat: If you’re just reheating a bowl or two, you may want to just pop it in the microwave. If you’re reheating a bigger batch, transfer it to a pot on the stove and simmer on low until heated through.


Once completely cooled, portion soup into freezer-friendly Ziploc bags and keep frozen for up to 3 months. Thaw before reheating.

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Chicken Vegetable Soup

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Author: Jamielyn Nye
This chicken vegetable soup is a simple yet hearty recipe that is easy to make in the slow cooker! Made with chicken breasts, vegetables, a flavorful broth and seasonings, it's comfort food in a bowl.
Prep Time: 5 minutes
Cook Time: 3 hours
Total Time: 3 hours 5 minutes
Servings: 6


  • 1 pound boneless skinless chicken breasts , about 2-3 large breasts
  • 32 ounces chicken broth (1 container)
  • 2 cups frozen mixed vegetables
  • 2 to 3 potatoes , peeled and diced
  • 1 ½ cups celery , about 4 stalks (chopped)
  • 1 cup onion , chopped
  • 29 ounces crushed tomatoes
  • 2 teaspoons minced garlic , about 4 cloves
  • 1 ½ teaspoons Kosher salt
  • 2 teaspoons Italian seasoning
  • ½ teaspoon lemon pepper , or regular pepper

For topping: Fresh basil or parsley


    • Add the chicken, vegetables, broth and seasoning in a crockpot.
    • Place the lid on top and cook on high for 3-4 hours or 5-6 hours on low. Cook until the chicken shreds easily and the vegetables are tender. Shred chicken and serve immediately.
    • Ladle the soup into bowls. Add fresh herbs like parsley or basil if desired. Serve with your favorite toppings.


    Variations: This recipe is easy to customize with different vegetables you have on hand. Sometimes I like to chop up a zucchini or squash. Bell peppers are also a great addition. Sometimes I’ll top with avocado and olives.
    Freezer instructions: This recipe makes a great freezer meal. Allow to cool and then place the leftovers in a Ziplock bag or freezer container. Freeze for up to 3 months. Thaw and warm before eating.


    Calories: 195kcal | Carbohydrates: 23g | Protein: 22g | Fat: 3g | Saturated Fat: 1g | Polyunsaturated Fat: 1g | Monounsaturated Fat: 1g | Trans Fat: 1g | Cholesterol: 48mg | Sodium: 1453mg | Potassium: 1050mg | Fiber: 6g | Sugar: 8g | Vitamin A: 3527IU | Vitamin C: 33mg | Calcium: 104mg | Iron: 3mg

    Nutrition provided is an estimate. It will vary based on specific ingredients used.

    Course: Soup
    Cuisine: American

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