Slow Cooker Creamy Chicken Soup with Quinoa and Squash

This slow cooker creamy chicken soup is healthy, hearty, and so very easy to make. You'll love its fall flavors and nutritious ingredients. Get the easy slow cooker recipe on RachelCooks.com!

This slow cooker creamy chicken soup is healthy, hearty, and so very easy to make. You’ll love its fall flavors and nutritious ingredients.

This slow cooker creamy chicken soup is healthy, hearty, and so very easy to make. You'll love its fall flavors and nutritious ingredients. Get the easy slow cooker recipe on RachelCooks.com!

I’m not stopping with the fall soup recipes. Although it has been unseasonably warm in Michigan lately (not complaining!), these warm and cozy soups still warm and comfort me as I look out the window and see leaves of orange, red and yellow falling gently onto the grass. You know what else is comforting? Putting dinner in the slow cooker and not having to think about it again until I’m happily shoveling it into my mouth.

This slow cooker creamy chicken soup is healthy, hearty, and so very easy to make. You'll love its fall flavors and nutritious ingredients. Get the easy slow cooker recipe on RachelCooks.com!

This soup couldn’t be easier to make (especially if you use frozen cubed butternut squash like I did!). All the ingredients go into the slow cooker uncooked — raw chicken, uncooked quinoa, raw onion, uncooked squash — the slow cooker does all the magic work here.

Slow Cooker Creamy Chicken Soup steps

When it’s done cooking, all that’s left to do is shred the chicken, add the half and half, taste and season with salt and pepper, and then enjoy!

This slow cooker creamy chicken soup is healthy, hearty, and so very easy to make. You'll love its fall flavors and nutritious ingredients. Get the easy slow cooker recipe on RachelCooks.com!

Creamy soups sometimes get a bad reputation for being high in calories but it’s not necessarily true (and you guys certainly can’t get enough of the creamy chicken and wild rice soup on Rachel Cooks). A little half and half in this slow cooker creamy chicken soup is all it takes to give this soup a creamy, silky consistency. You guys are going to love it!

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Slow Cooker Creamy Chicken Soup with Quinoa and Squash

This slow cooker creamy chicken soup is healthy, hearty, and so very easy to make. You’ll love its fall flavors and nutritious ingredients.

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Ingredients:

  • 2 pounds boneless skinless chicken breast
  • 1 small yellow onion, diced (about 3/4 cup)
  • 3/4 cup uncooked quinoa
  • 4-5 cups diced butternut squash (20 ounces)
  • 1 teaspoon dried sage
  • 1/2 teaspoon ground pepper (more to taste)
  • 4 cups (32 ounces) chicken stock
  • 1 cup half and half
  • 1 tablespoon cornstarch
  • salt and pepper to taste

Directions:

  1. Combine chicken, onion, quinoa, squash, sage, pepper, and chicken stock in a 6 or 7 quart slow cooker.
  2. Cook for four hours on high. Remove chicken, shred, and return to soup.
  3. In a small bowl, mix together half and half and cornstarch. Slowly stir into soup, cover and cook for 30 minutes longer. Taste and season with salt and pepper.

Note: In efforts to make this recipe as easy as possible, I used frozen butternut squash cubes when testing the recipe. If you use fresh, you might find that they hold their shape better rather than becoming part of the broth/base like mine did.

Note: If you’d prefer, you can use heavy cream instead of half & half.

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Verdict: I loved this comforting fall soup. I typically buy no salt added chicken stock so I needed to add a fair amount of salt to this when it was done cooking – make sure to taste yours and season accordingly!
Husband’s take: He loves this recipe! It’s hearty, thick and filling – just how he likes his soup.
Changes I would make: None are necessary. But it would be delicious topped with some crumbled cooked bacon. Why is that I always recommend adding bacon to things?
Difficulty: Easy.

Slow Cooker Creamy Chicken Soup Nutrition Label

Actual nutrition may vary depending on how recipe is prepared.

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7 comments

  1. What a glorious soup! Sometimes I feel pretty “meh” about soup, but when they’re packed full of goodies like this one is, I am totally on board.

  2. Looks so good! Can’t wait to try it!

  3. Such a wonderful autumnal soup! I love that you added quinoa, too!

  4. This looks so good and hearty!  Can’t wait to try it!

  5. That squash looks delicious – great photo!

  6. So glad I came across this recipe! I’ve been looking for easy meals that I can freeze and reheat when I’m too tired to cook after my baby girl arrives. I think this will be one of those meals! I used full-fat coconut milk instead of half and half for a dairy-free alternative.

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