Slow Cooker Chicken Parmesan Soup

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Author Notes: This soup has all of the flavors of decadent Chicken Parmesan, but in a more waist-friendly vehicle. Chicken broth and crushed tomatoes are simmered with garlic, onion, basil, oregano and red pepper flakes for an aromatic base. Shredded lean chicken breast, green bell pepper and gemelli pasta fill you up. And everything is topped with a little cheese, of course.foxeslovelemons

Makes 6 cups

  • 3 garlic cloves, minced
  • 1 green bell pepper, chopped
  • 14.5 ounces crushed tomatoes
  • 1/2 pound boneless, skinless chicken breasts (raw)
  • 3 cups chicken broth
  • 1/2 cup chopped white onion
  • 1/2 cup shredded Parmesan cheese, plus extra for garnish
  • 1 tablespoon chopped fresh basil
  • 2 teaspoons chopped fresh oregano
  • 1/8 teaspoon red pepper flakes (or more if you like it spicy!)
  • 4 ounces uncooked dry gemelli or penne pasta
  • Chopped fresh basil or parsley, for garnish
  1. In slow cooker, stir together garlic, bell pepper, crushed tomatoes, chicken, broth, onion, 1/3 cup cheese, basil, oregano and red pepper flakes. Cook on high 3-1/2 hours or on low 7 hours.
  2. Transfer chicken breasts to cutting board and coarsely shred; return to slow cooker. Stir in pasta. Cook on high 30 minutes longer or until pasta is cooked al dente.
  3. Serve garnished with extra Parmesan cheese and chopped basil or parsley.
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8 days ago Elizabeth

have you ever doubled the recipe? what adjustments would you make?

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8 days ago foxeslovelemons

Hi Elizabeth! Actually, the first time I ever made this, it was doubled. It made a huge amount, which I'm guessing is what you're going for. But since it was just way, way too much soup for my husband and I, I cut the recipe in half, which is what you see here. Anyway, I didn't make any adjustments. The double batch cooked exactly the same way as the half batch. Just make sure it'll all fit in your slow cooker ;)

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7 days ago Elizabeth

Hi! Thank you so much for this information. I'm excited to try it!

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13 days ago Anneliese Rudoshko VanderWilt

If added rice instead of pasta, do you cook for same amount of time? Or is it better to cook to cook the rice separately?

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8 days ago foxeslovelemons

Hi Anneliese - Rice COULD work in this, but I honestly just have no idea. I would recommend cooking the rice separately and adding it at the end just to be safe.

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14 days ago Jacqueline Stauffer

VP Marketing + BD @Food52. Dessert Lover.

Hi Jessica - I did this the other night and it came out great. Poached chicken in chicken broth while all the other ingredients (-pasta) simmered in another pot. Shredded chicken and threw it into the soup with the brot and pasta. Was perfect!

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14 days ago Christina DeLouise

Do you provide nutritional analysis of any of your recipes.

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15 days ago Jessica Michaels Overocker

Any thoughts on doing this stove top? I want to make it tonight!!

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15 days ago foxeslovelemons

I've never tried it, but I don't see why it wouldn't work, Jessica. Cook the first set of ingredients until the chicken is cooked through, then add the pasta and cook until that is done. You may need less/more broth, but I'm not sure.

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15 days ago heather wood

It's not clear in this recipe -- breasts are cooked before they go into the broth, right?

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15 days ago heather wood

Duh -- reading without coffee. Never mind.

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15 days ago foxeslovelemons

:) They go in raw. Don't worry, I get that question a lot. I should edit the recipe to specify. Enjoy, Heather!

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21 days ago Jacqueline Stauffer

VP Marketing + BD @Food52. Dessert Lover.

Curious if anyone cooked on low for a longer period of time - closer to 10 hours and if that still came out ok? Thanks!

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29 days ago Chevelle

Very tasty and easy! I made the pasta separate because I wanted to make sure it would be good for leftover lunches this week. Very yummy and pretty!

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29 days ago foxeslovelemons

So glad you liked it, Chevelle!

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12 months ago mj.landry

I am def. making this. I love soup. I love chicken parm. What could go wrong here? Nothing.

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12 months ago foxeslovelemons

Yay, mj.landry! I hope NOTHING goes wrong, and you love it :)