Slow Cooker Chicken Soup

  • Difficulty: Basic
  • 6 hours
  • 4 servings

No need to buy canned soup anymore, because today even a kitchen noob can make a soup. With the help of a slow cooker though. It may take a few hours to make it, but it’s totally worth it. The smell alone could make just about anyone hungry.

Ingredients Needed for Slow Cooker Chicken Soup

5 ounces of bacon, thinly sliced
2 tablespoons of vegetable oil
4 boneless chicken thighs
2 small carrots, thinly sliced
1 leek, thinly sliced
1 celery stick, thinly sliced
salt
pepper
2 ½ cups of chicken broth
4 small potatoes
2 thyme sprigs
3.5 ounces of spinach

How to Cook Slow Cooker Chicken Soup

  1. Heat a skillet over low-medium heat and add the thinly sliced bacon.
  2. Cook it until the fat melts and it becomes crispy. Take out the bacon.
  3. Add 1 teaspoon of vegetable oil in the remaining fat and add the chicken thighs.
  4. Cook them until crispy for around 4 minutes.
  5. Heat the remaining oil in another skillet and add the carrots, celery, and leek. Season with salt, pepper, and give it a good stir.
  6. Pour 1/2 cup of broth, add the bacon and bring to a boil. Simmer for 2 minutes.
  7. Move the chicken thighs and veggies in the slow-cooker. Pour the remaining broth and add the potatoes and thyme.
  8. Stir and cover with a lid.
  9. Cook on “low” for the next 5 hours.
  10. Remove the lid and add the spinach. Cook for 30 more minutes at the same temperature.

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