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Slow Cooker Sicilian Chicken Soup

This Slow Cooker Sicilian Chicken Soup cooks all day; with a peppery broth, fresh vegetables, and tender chicken, this is comfort served in a bowl.
Prep Time15 mins
Cook Time8 hrs
Total Time8 hrs 15 mins
Course: Soup
Cuisine: Italian
Servings: 10
Calories: 251kcal
Author: Sandra

Ingredients

  • 2 chicken breasts
  • 8 cups water
  • 4 heaping tablespoons chicken base
  • 1 yellow onion finely chopped
  • 4 celery ribs diced
  • 3 carrots diced
  • 1 red bell pepper diced
  • 2 medium russet potatoes peeled and diced
  • 14.5 ounces diced tomatoes
  • 1/2 cup fresh flat-leaf Italian parsley
  • 5 garlic cloves chopped, I use my garlic press
  • Kosher salt and black pepper to taste
  • 1/2 pound ditalini pasta cooked and set aside
  • 2 cups shredded asiago or parmesan cheese

Instructions

  • In slow cooker add chicken breasts, water, chicken base, onion, celery, carrots, potatoes, diced tomatoes with their juices, garlic, parsley, 2 teaspoons salt and pepper.
  • Cook on high for 6 hours, remove chicken breasts and shred, place back in soup and bake another 2 hours.
  • At the end of 8 hours, use a potato masher, mash the soup around a few times, letting some of the potatoes get a little smashed. I don’t try too hard on this, I just mash 2-3 times and call it good. Add noodles to the slow cooker and season with additional salt and pepper if needed.
  • Serve with 1/4 cup of sharp cheese on top, we like Asiago and parmesan.
  • **We actually like to serve the serve the soup with the noodles on the side, letting each person add the amount of noodles they want.*

Notes

Recipe adapted from Carrabba's Italian Grill Recipes from Around Our Family Table

Nutrition

Calories: 251kcal | Carbohydrates: 31g | Protein: 18g | Fat: 5g | Saturated Fat: 3g | Cholesterol: 46mg | Sodium: 554mg | Potassium: 661mg | Fiber: 3g | Sugar: 4g | Vitamin A: 3935IU | Vitamin C: 28.9mg | Calcium: 275mg | Iron: 1.8mg