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Quick And Easy Slow Cooker Shredded Chicken Soup

February 04, 2022

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Looking for the easiest way to make chicken soup?

Try my recipe for a quick slow cooker shredded version with boneless chicken thighs. Perfect for busy weeknights and just as delicious as boiling the whole bird.

Peeling Potatoes For Soup

Well, I haven't done one of these in a while, but since it is a Friday, I thought I'd share a recipe.

For the easiest slow cooker chicken soup.

With a twist. 

It's a shredded chicken soup.

And it's delicious.

Now, I know that everyone probably already has a favorite chicken soup recipe. Let's face it, it's a classic.

It's a great staple, especially in the winter. 

The perfect comfort food.

However, it can be pain to make.

All that boiling, and picking chicken off the bone, then watching is for hours, as it cooks on the stovetop.

No. That's too involved for me. I prefer one pot meals.

So, I cheat my way to a traditional home cooked dinner, that everyone loves, with about 10 minutes of prep. 

Fix it and forget it.

Just my style.

Quick And Easy Slow Cooker Shredded Chicken Soup

Easy Slow Cooker Shredded Chicken Soup

Here's my recipe, but just a reminder, my recipes are really more guidelines than specific how to's.

Just like my craft and DIY tutorials. I encourage you to add your own flair and season to taste.

Ingredients:

A package of boneless, skinless chicken thighs 
Baby carrots 
2-3 potatoes 
1 Chicken bouillon cube/ packet
2 cups of water

Prep:


First, I turn my Crockpot on high. Mine is red. Big surprise.

Then I drop the chicken thighs into the bottom.

Boneless Skinless Chicken Thigh Chicken Soup

Next, I chop the bagged baby carrots into smaller slices and add them on top of the chicken.

Adding Carrots To Chicken Soup

Potatoes are next up.

They get rinsed, peeled, chopped and dropped, as well.

Herb Ox Bouillon For Soup

Then I open up my bouillon packet and sprinkle it over the top of the veggies and add 2 cups of water.

That's it. That's the entire prep.

I leave the pot on for about 4-5 hours. And walk away.

That's the best part.

At hour 2 or 3 I take a large fork or pronged spaghetti spoon and stir everything up. The chicken is usually so tender at this point that it actually shreds.

Shredded Chicken Soup

Like my pulled pork does.

The result is a thick, hearty, soup that you could eat with a fork. The slow cooker turns that chicken into butter and the juices from the thighs, give it a deep flavor.

Without any of the bones, or any of the work that goes into removing them.

A few notes:

If you prefer to use chicken broth, you can substitute if for the bouillon/ water combo that I use. You could also use your own homemade chicken stock if you have some prepared or in the freezer.

As I said, my recipe is a suggestion. You can add anything you like to the mix.

Adding Water To Chicken Soup

I'm a basic and bland kind of recipe girl, but you can add chopped onions or celery, for example. Anything you'd add to your own soup recipe can be popped in the crockpot, too.

I'm also trying to cut back on my carbs, so other than a few oyster crackers, I don't add noodles or rice to my soup.  Especially since this one is pretty hearty on its own.

You can add them to yours though, I just wouldn't add them to the crockpot. 

I find that they all get too mushy and don't store or reheat well. I would prepare them separately and add them to your individual bowl. 

Quick And Easy Slow Cooker Shredded Chicken Soup

I hope you'll give it a try the next time you're in the mood for something warm.

Without all the fuss.

Maybe this weekend.

Afterall, it is a Friday.

Enjoy!

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    1. Thanks Penny! I don't suspect you have many of them now. Lucky lady!!

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  2. This looks yummy, Kim! Easy, too! Thanks for sharing! 😘

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  3. just what the doc ordered. And easy, even for me. I'll go with the chicken stock instead of bullion/water, because I don't have any bullion in the house, but do have the chicken stock. Tomorrow. Because I just found this on Friday night.

    Glad it's you not me in the frozen north!

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    1. Sounds perfect! I don't generally have chicken stock in the house, but I think it's definitely preferable to make it that way. Enjoy!!

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  4. The perfect winter dinner! We had it last night.

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    1. Mmm...I just had it and I'm craving it again!!

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  5. I have been using my crock pot a lot lately. Love making soups and stews in there. Your Chicken soups sound easy and delicious. Happy Weekend. xoxo Kris

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    1. Thanks Kris! Isn't the crock pot the best? Its my favorite way to cook. I hope you have a great week! xo

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  6. I'm making chicken soup tomorrow, perfect for this freezing weather. My recipe is similar to yours. Yum!

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    1. Definitely the perfect meal for those chilly willy days!

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  7. Kim, you hit all the key points for me that I look for in a recipe: Easy, delicious, one pot, 10-minute prep, and walk away. I've pinned it, and I'd make it tomorrow, but I don't have a crock pot here in Florida (no room), so it will wait till I'm back from NJ, but it IS going to happen!

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    1. Florida sounds amazing, Amy! Way better than chicken soup. Haha!!

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  8. Thanks so much, Kim...I always crave chicken noodle soup when I have a cold and I have a little one or allergies). This fits the bill. Looking forward to making it.

    Be well and warm!!

    Jane

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    1. Thanks Jane! I crave it too, especially when it's super cold and snowy outside. Take care!

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    1. If you make it in that new kitchen of yours, you’ll have to let me know!

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  10. Chicken soup is such a classic. I prefer using chicken stock in mine. Crock pot cooking is so easy, no standing over the stove. Just what the doctor ordered.

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    1. I totally agree, Linda! It's a staple around here.

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  11. I may have to try this, but will leave out the potatoes. I like potatoes but for some reason I don't like them in soups or casseroles!!! I'm weird that way! My husband loves soup and I need to find some new recipes. Do you ever make taco soup? I have a "souper" easy recipe. You have made me think I could do it in the crockpot. The longer it simmers the better it tastes so I'm thinking the crockpot would do the trick. You always have such great ideas!

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    1. I have never made taco soup, but it sounds delicious. I think my husband would love that one. I'm going to have to look out for a recipe. And thanks for the sweet words!

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  12. I like this easy crockpot chicken soup recipe Kim. I love making soup and using the crockpot during the winter months. Thanks for sharing this easy recipe.

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    1. Thanks Julie...I think the crockpot is the absolute best. So easy...

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  13. Looks and sounds yummy. I am all in on easy. xo Laura

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    1. Thanks Laura! It’s one of my favorites.

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  14. I’m loving easy peasy these days, Kim, and this is perfect comfort food! Thanks for sharing. ❤️

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    1. Thanks Kitty! Cooking isn't really my thing, so easy peasy is all I do. Have a super week!

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  15. I'm definitely making this one when Winter comes knocking. Anything that doesn't involve major prep work and funny sounding french names works for me.

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    1. I always forget that our seasons are upside down, Michelle. I hope you can enjoy a bowl of hot soup in the coming months. For now, I'm just jealous of your summer fun.

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