Slow Cooker Creamy Chicken Soup with Quinoa
This slow cooker creamy chicken soup is healthy, hearty, and so very easy to make. You’ll love its fall flavors and nutritious ingredients.
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 creamy chicken 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 — your slow cooker does all the magic work here.
When it’s finished cooking, all that’s left to do is shred the chicken, add the half and half, season with salt and pepper, and then enjoy a delicious bowl of slow cooker creamy chicken soup! Serve it with a slice of this homemade no-knead whole wheat bread or cheesy bread. Your house will smell so good, warm bread baking and delicious soup simmering. You’ll probably attract the neighbors and have guests for dinner!
Creamy soups sometimes get a bad reputation for being high in calories but it’s not necessarily true (and my readers certainly can’t get enough of the creamy chicken and wild rice soup on Rachel Cooks). A little half and half (with cornstarch stirred into it) mixed into 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!
Want more soup? Try:
- Butternut Squash Soup with Bacon
- Copycat Panera Squash Soup
- Chicken Barley Soup with Squash and Kale
- Creamy Turkey Soup with Quinoa
- Slow Cooker 5 Ingredient Green Enchilada Soup
- Slow Cooker Tomato Basil Soup with Tortellini
- Chicken Tortellini Soup with Kale and Pesto
Serving Size: 1 of 8
Amount Per Serving: Calories: 539 Total Fat: 10g Saturated Fat: 4g Trans Fat: 0g Unsaturated Fat: 5g Cholesterol: 111mg Sodium: 405mg Carbohydrates: 71g Net Carbohydrates: 0g Fiber: 18g Sugar: 14g Sugar Alcohols: 0g Protein: 46g
Husband’s take: He loves this slow cooker creamy chicken soup! 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?
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