Healthy Slow Cooker Chicken Potato Soup

This Crockpot Chicken Potato Soup is thick, creamy, and seemingly sinful! We’re showing you how to make this Healthy Slow Cooker Chicken Potato Soup recipe today!

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Chicken Potato Soup Recipe

Chicken Potato Soup is so comforting, and this healthy slow cooker soup recipe is so tasty too. Don’t you love meals that feel and taste super naughty, but aren’t?

Potato soup has always been one of my favorite soups for fall and winter. It’s a hearty, low cost,  family-friendly dish my mother turned into an art form over the years. Making it always reminds me of her.

We ate potato soup often during my childhood. It always made the house smell deliciously welcoming.

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Crockpot Potato Soup

I’ve remade my mom’s potato soup many times over the years. It never ceases to amaze me how simple it is. It’s also easy to adjust for personal taste and for health.

Yes, chicken and potato soup is a carb-based dish. Yet it can still be made as a low fat dinner, loaded with vitamins and minerals!

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Healthy Slow Cooker Recipes

Today I’m sharing my Healthy Slow Cooker Chicken Potato Soup, a variation of my mom’s soup.

This healthy slow cooker soup recipe is dairy free, gluten free, low fat (especially if you use turkey bacon), and packed with protein and veggies!

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You can make this Healthy Slow Cooker Chicken Potato Soup either in a crockpot as directed, or on the stovetop if you are short on time.

Either way, you end up with a lovely rustic, yet silky, texture and a spectacular savory flavor.

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Healthy Slow Cooker Soup Recipe

This is a long slow cooker recipe.

It takes a lot of time for the potatoes to break down and thicken the broth in a crock pot. That means you really can leave this chicken potato soup in the crockpot bubbling all day, even up to 12 hours. Then come home to a wafting bacon and herb aroma that will make you smile!

On the flip side, the stovetop version takes less than an hour.

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That makes our Healthy Slow Cooker Chicken Potato Soup versatile enough for any night of the week.

Try serving it with our Apple Chop Salad and Zucchini Parmesan Bread!

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I think mom would approve of my adjusted Healthy Slow Cooker Chicken Potato Soup. And I think you will too!

Watch the Video & Check the recipe card to learn how to make Healthy Slow Cooker Chicken Potato Soup!

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Healthy Slow Cooker Chicken Potato Soup

Prep Time
15 mins
Cook Time
8 hrs
Total Time
8 hrs 15 mins
 
Healthy Slow Cooker Chicken Potato Soup - A light and hearty potato soup recipe with chunk of chicken breast and lots of vegetables.
Servings: 6 Servings
Nutrition Facts
Healthy Slow Cooker Chicken Potato Soup
Amount Per Serving (2 cups)
Calories 419 Calories from Fat 81
% Daily Value*
Total Fat 9g 14%
Saturated Fat 2g 10%
Cholesterol 82mg 27%
Sodium 1446mg 60%
Potassium 1920mg 55%
Total Carbohydrates 50g 17%
Dietary Fiber 5g 20%
Sugars 4g
Protein 33g 66%
Vitamin A 151.9%
Vitamin C 55.8%
Calcium 9.6%
Iron 20.6%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.

Ingredients

  • 4 slices bacon chopped (could be low fat turkey bacon)
  • 1 large onion, peeled and chopped
  • 3 garlic cloves, minced
  • 3 pounds russet potatoes, peeled and sliced thin
  • 1 1/2 pounds boneless skinless chicken breast
  • 2 cups sliced carrots
  • 2 cup sliced celery
  • 8 cups chicken broth
  • 1 teaspoon dried thyme
  • 1/3 cup fresh chopped parsley
  • Salt and pepper

Instructions

  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 onions mixture into the crock of a large 6 quart slow cooker.
  2. Place the chicken breast 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 hours. If it's cooked through, you can remove the chicken and refrigerate it until the potatoes are tender and breaking apart. If you happen to have a 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. Serve warm topped with low fat cheese if desired!

Recipe Video

Recipe Notes

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 on to step 3.

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  6. Gretelposted September 20, 2018 at 3:06 pm Reply

    Looking forward to making this! Have you tried this using an InstantPot? If so, what did you change?

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