Slow Cooker

Slow-Cooker Chicken Soup With Ginger & Fennel

March 31, 2020
3.4 Stars
Photo by Ty Mecham
  • Prep time 10 minutes
  • Cook time 5 hours
  • Serves 6 to 8
  • 1 (2-inch) piece ginger, grated
  • 3 garlic cloves, grated
  • 1 bunch scallions (about 6 to 8), thinly sliced
  • 1 medium fennel bulb, very thinly sliced
  • 2 to 3 cups shredded cooked chicken (rotisserie works great!)
  • 4 cups low-sodium chicken broth
  • 1/2 teaspoon red pepper flakes
  • Kosher salt
  • Juice of 1 lemon
  • Cooked soba noodles or brown rice, for serving
  • Chili crisp (such as Lao Gan Ma or Fly By Jing), for serving
In This Recipe
  1. Combine ginger, garlic, scallions, fennel, shredded chicken, broth, and red pepper flakes in a slow cooker. Stir in 2 cups of water, then season with a big pinch of salt. Cook on high for 2 to 3 hours or on low for 4 to 5 hours.
  2. Stir in lemon juice. Add more salt to taste.
  3. Serve soup with soba noodles or rice, and a good drizzle of chili crisp.

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5 Reviews

FrugalCat March 10, 2022
Just reading the name of this recipe felt restorative. This is perfect when you are feeling under the weather. Amazing winter soup.
gwautry December 26, 2021
We loved this recipe! So easy. I made one batch in the crockpot and another on the stove so that I had a batch for friends who were under the weather. We all enjoyed it. I used yellow rice and liked that combination.
dogtoothedviolet September 29, 2021
This had all the components to be really good but the finished product seems to be missing something. It’s lacking a bit of sweetness and umami to balance out the aromatics, heat, and citrus, which I thought the fennel would have provided. Will try again and add some sugar, tomato paste, or fish sauce to bring it up.
tastysweet October 2, 2021
Maybe try Redboat Fish sauce?
Alice September 19, 2021
On a scale of 1 to 10 this is definitely a 10. Not everyone happens to have the ingredients called for already in the refrigerator but I did I was so glad that I did. It was a hit with all the family, husband and adult children.