These 15 Chicken Soup Crockpot Recipes Are Perfect for a Busy Day
The most satisfying antidote to the frigid weather is a warm meal and a cup of hot cocoa. When a cold starts to invade your head, you become best friends with soup, which sometimes is the only thing that can give you the strength to get out of bed. But even when you aren’t sick, everyone loves chicken soup.
As the cold weather rolls in, we are arming ourselves with the best recipes for that classic winter meal. But we don’t anticipate having enough time or energy to spend with the pot on the stove, painstakingly prepping ingredients and ensuring that nothing burns all the while. Instead, we wanted to find easy fix-and-forget meals that are perfect for the crockpot.
We scoured our favourite food blogs for just that, and we found a treasure trove of ideas. On our list, we have recipes that range in levels of creaminess and spice, and many can be easily adapted to vegetarian diets. If you do choose to remove the meat, compensate with extra of the rest of the ingredients or feel free to add vegetables like carrots and celery. Keep your strength or get well soon with these chicken soup recipes.
Coconut milk and mangos make this a delightfully tropical dish from Carlsbad Cravings, and the salsa verde will give it a bit of a kick. Leaving thick pieces of chicken breasts or thighs in the slow cooker all day makes it easy to shred, but if you already have it shredded, wait until the end to add it to your soup.
It seems slightly unusual to desire an enchilada in soup form, but you have to trust that this recipe is the best of both worlds. Beans and cream that you normally enjoy in the former combine smoothly to make this recipe from Chelsea's Messy Apron a great dish for cold weather.
“Quesadilla croutons” is not something I would have expected in a chicken soup, yet the tiny triangles of tortilla filled with cheese make the meal. Keep in mind, per instructions from Chelsea's Messy Apron, the addition of quesadilla pieces will be the final step for this recipe or else they will become soggy and unappetizing.
Many chicken soup recipes borrow ingredients, but this variation from Chelsea's Messy Apron is filled with new flavors and textures. You can personalize the recipe, too, by choosing to chop or mash the squash, allowing the quinoa to soak up your preferred amount of liquid, or including seasoning for chili instead of fajitas.