Slow Cooker Chicken Vegetable Stew

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We’ve been getting a lot of rain in Louisville, and that means cozying up with a good book, and a delicious bowl of soup!  Yay!  I got the hankering for chicken vegetable soup from the following pin:

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I didn’t want to have noodles in my soup, and I wanted more vegetable.  Lastly, I wanted to make something in my slow cooker — less work, yes, please!  So, I piled some chicken, a bunch of veggies, and some spices into my slow cooker, and ended up with a deliciously warming chicken vegetable soup that is PERFECT for a rainy day!  YUM!

SLOW COOKER CHICKEN VEGETABLE SOUP

Ingredients:

  • 1.5 lbs boneless skinless chicken breast
  • 1 Tbsp. olive oil
  • 1 cup celery, chopped
  • 1 cup carrots, chopped
  • 1 red onion, chopped
  • 1 cup frozen peas
  • 1 cup frozen green beans
  • 3 tomatoes, chopped
  • 4 cups chicken broth
  • 1/2 tsp. garlic powder
  • 1/2 tsp. dried thyme
  • 1/2 tsp. sea salt
  • 1 bay leaf

Directions

1.) Pour the olive oil into the slow cooker, then add the chicken breasts.  Top with the celery, carrots, onion, peas, green beans, and tomatoes.

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2.) Add the chicken broth, garlic powder, thyme, sea salt, and bay leaf.  Stir to combine.

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3.) Cook on high for 4 hours.  Open lid, and use two forks to shred the chicken – it should just fall apart very easily.  Stir to mix well, then cook for an additional hour on low.

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4.) Ladle the stew into bowls and serve.

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Enjoy! 🙂

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