Monday, March 11, 2013

Crock Pot Chicken Soup

We've had the "Sickie Faerie"  visiting our home the last week or so.  It's been so long since any of us were sick I'd forgotten how awful it can be.  First Stacy had a stomach virus of Exorcist proportions and then poor Dad is fighting off a cold that came out of nowhere.  I blame the weather, even though that's supposed to be an old wives tale.  It has been awfully weird in Oklahoma though.  Above normal temperatures, then below, then cold and rainy. Blah, it needs to make up its mind.

Which brings me to this soup.  It's so comforting.  Chicken soup is proven to help those feeling unwell get back on their feet again.  Something about the chicken.  It's just so good.  Not that you have to be sick to eat this, but who doesn't love homemade chicken soup when they feel bad? 






Crock Pot Chicken Soup


Ingredients


  • 2 boneless, skinless chicken breasts (I use frozen)
  • 4 carrots, chopped
  • 3 celery, chopped
  • 1 medium onion, chopped
  • 2 teaspoons garlic, minced
  • 2 bay leaves
  • pinch of  salt and black pepper
  • 1 cup alphabet pasta 
  • 2 Tablespoons parsley
  • 6 cups chicken broth


Directions


  • In a slow cooker, place the chicken, carrots, celery, onion, garlic, bay leaves, chicken broth, salt, parsley  and pepper.
  • Cook, covered, until the chicken is cooked through, on high for 5 hours or on low for 8 hours. 
  • About thirty minutes before serving, transfer the chicken to a bowl. Shred the chicken.  Remove and discard the bay leaves. If the slow cooker is on the low setting, turn it to high. Add the pasta and chicken to the slow cooker, cover, and cook until tender, about 30 minutes.




Enjoy your soup!  This soup is to be made with L-O-V-E for your loved ones =) .

2 comments:

  1. I always make mine on the stovetop, but this seems even easier. Looks great too. Thanks for the idea!

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  2. You're welcome! What with how hectic it can be when people feel ill, it really has been easier to put on the crock pot in the morning so I can focus on taking care of those sickies. Have a wonderful day and thanks for visiting! <3

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