Healthy Slow Cooker Chicken Potato Soup

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Nutritional Info
  • Servings Per Recipe: 6
  • Amount Per Serving
  • Calories: 348.9
  • Total Fat: 5.9 g
  • Cholesterol: 70.7 mg
  • Sodium: 2,348.3 mg
  • Total Carbs: 46.1 g
  • Dietary Fiber: 7.9 g
  • Protein: 29.1 g

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This recipe can be done in the Slow Cooker but also works well on the Stovetop. This recipe can be done in the Slow Cooker but also works well on the Stovetop.
Number of Servings: 6


    4 slices bacon, chopped (could be low fat turkey bacon)
    1 large Onion, peeled and chopped
    3 cloves Garlic, minced
    3 pounds russet potatoes, peeled and sliced thin
    1 1/2 pounds boneless skinless Chicken Breasts
    2 cups sliced carrots
    2 cups sliced celery
    8 cups Chicken Broth (12 if cooking on Stovetop)
    1 tsp Thyme, ground
    1/3 cup fresh chopped Parsley
    Kosher Salt
    Black Pepper


1. Place a skillet over medium heat. Add the bacon and cook until brown, then add in the onions and garlic. Saute for 3-4 minutes to soften. (If using turkey bacon, cook in a nonstick skillet.) Pour the onion mixture into the crock of a large 6 quart slow cooker.

2. Place the chicken breasts on top of the onions. Add the sliced potatoes, carrots, celery, chicken broth, thyme, 1 1/2 teaspoons salt, and 1/2 teaspoon black pepper. Place the lid on the slow cooker, Turn on high and cook for 8-12 hours, stirring occasionally, until the potatoes are extremely soft. (Check the chicken at 7 hour. If it's cooked though, covered refrigerate until the potatoes are tender and breaking apart. If you happen to have a faster slow cooker, you do not want to overcook the chicken.)

3. Remove the chicken breast from the crock. Stir the potato soup vigorously to break up the potatoes and thicken the broth. (You can make it extra creamy by partially pureeing the soup with an immersion blender. Or place 1 1/2 cups of the soup in a regular blender, puree, then stir back into the soup.) Shred or chop the chicken and add it back to the slow cooker along with fresh parsley. Stir well. Server warm topped with low fat cheese if desired.

STOVETOP INSTRUCTIONS: This recipe is great on the stovetop as well, Brown the bacon, onions, and garlic as directed above in a large sauce pot, In step 2, add the remaining ingredients to the pot. However, increase the broth to 12 cups, and lower the salt to 1 teaspoon. Simmer on medium until the chicken has cooked through, about 20 minutes. Remove the chicken and set aside. Continue simmering, stirring occasionally, until the potatoes are extremely soft and thicken the broth, 30-40 minutes total. Then move to step 3.

Serving Size: 6 - 8 Servings

Number of Servings: 6

Recipe submitted by SparkPeople user HAZARDOUSSMOKER.