Slow Cooker Chicken Soup

Roland Tanglao (CC BY)
  • 8 cups Water
  • 4 Medium carrots, peeled and cut into large dice
  • 3 Medium celery stalks, large dice
  • 1 Medium yellow onion, small diced
  • 1 Bay leaf
  • 1 tablespoon Kosher salt
  • ½ teaspoon Freshly ground black pepper
  • ½ teaspoon Dried thyme
  • 1 Whole chicken, neck and giblets removed from the cavity
  • 1 tablespoon Olive oil
  • 2 tablespoons Coarsely chopped fresh Italian parsley leaves
  • Servings: 10)

Place the water, carrots, celery, onion, and bay leaf in a 6-quart or larger slow cooker and stir to combine; set aside.

Place the measured salt, measured pepper, and thyme in a small bowl and stir to combine; set aside.

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Place the chicken on a work surface or cutting board and pat it dry with paper towels. Cut off and discard any extra fat hanging around the body cavity. Drizzle the oil on the chicken and rub it all over the skin. Season inside and out with the thyme mixture. Place the chicken on top of the vegetables in the slow cooker. Cover and cook until the chicken is cooked through and falling off the bones, about 6 hours on high or 8 hours on low.

Transfer the chicken to a rimmed baking sheet. When it’s cool enough to handle but still warm, use your hands to shred the meat into bite-sized pieces (discard the skin, cartilage, and bones). Return the shredded chicken to the slow cooker and add the parsley. Taste and season with salt and pepper as needed.

Nutritional Information

Serving size: 1 serving
Percent daily values based on a 2000 calorie diet.
Nutrition information calculated from recipe ingredients.
Amount Per Serving
Calories 107.13
Calories From Fat (25%) 27.19
Calories From Protein (38%) 40.97
Calories From Carbs (36%) 38.97
Calories From Alcohol (0%) 0.00
% Daily Value
Total Fat 3.06g 5%
Saturated Fat 0.63g 3%
Monounsaturated Fat 1.55g
Polyunsaturated Fat 0.64g
Trans Fatty Acids 0.00g
Cholesterol 23.40mg 8%
Sodium 767.88mg 32%
Potassium 724.29mg 21%
Carbohydrates 10.51g 4%
Dietary Fiber 4.36g 17%
Sugar 5.69g
Sugar Alcohols 0.00g
Net Carbohydrates 6.15g
Protein 10.32g 21%
Vitamin A 4459.36IU 89%
Vitamin C 10.06mg 17%
Calcium 105.25mg 11%
Iron 1.04mg 6%
Vitamin E 1.03IU 10%
Thiamin 0.09mg 6%
Riboflavin 0.17mg 10%
Niacin 4.23mg 21%
Vitamin B6 0.38mg 19%
Folate 84.12µg 21%
Vitamin B12 0.10µg 2%
Pantothenic Acid 0.89mg 9%
Phosphorus 131.60mg 13%
Magnesium 37.23mg 9%
Zinc 0.62mg 4%
Copper 0.12mg 6%
Manganese 0.29mg 14%
Selenium 8.98µg 13%
Alcohol 0.00g
Caffeine 0.00mg
Water 444.76g

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