Chicken Soup Slow Cooker Recipe
An easy to make Chicken Soup recipe is one of our favorites all year long. It is light (according to the calories) but rich according to the way it makes us feel.
I love to toss in everything about three hours before dinner time.
TIMED SLOW COOKER: If you have a timer on your slow cooker you can prepare everything in the morning before you leave for work and have it start three hours before you want it ready.
The only preparation step that takes a little time is warming the water for two minutes in the microwave to dissolve the bouillon cubes before you pour the liquid into the slow cooker. For a timer setting you will want to dissolve the cubes and then cool down the water before you put it in the pot.
Use ONE CUP of HOT water to dissolve the water and then, AFTER it is dissolved you can add the other cup of COLD WATER to the liquid to cool it down. This is because you do not want to add hot water to frozen ingredients and then let them sit that way. When you do this you invite bacteria to grow.
Using frozen ingredients in a slow cooker especially in the winter hasn't been a problem as long as I add cold liquid. For optimal safety you can dissolve the cubes the night before and put the liquid in the refrigerator overnight so you don't need to do extra steps in the morning.
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- 8 Chicken Strips (frozen fully cooked breaded or not)
- 1 Cup Broccoli (frozen)
- 1 Cup Cauliflower (frozen)
- Dissolve 2 bouillon cubes into 2 cups hot water (microwave water for 2 minutes).
- 1/4 teaspoon each Rosemary, Basil, and Oregano
- Salt and Pepper (to taste)
- Put all ingredients (except salt and pepper) into a slow cooker. Plug in. Turn to high.
- After one hour turn down to low. Continue to cook 30 minutes.
- Salt and Pepper to taste and serve.
This cookbook of chicken recipes for your slow cooker gives you enough variety you can have something every week and not make the same thing twice.
Plan ahead and buy enough chicken for two recipes!
Make a simple recipe then remove part of the cooked chicken to add into another recipe next time (freeze it).