Slow Cooker  Chicken Soup

Servings :

Total Time:

6 servings

8 hours 55 minutes


– Large whole chicken – Onions, celery and carrots – Water and apple cider vinegar – Bay leaves and whole peppercorns – Tomatoes – Noodles, long grain rice or orzo – Lemon juice – Parsley and dill

Step 1

MAKE THE BROTH – Place the chicken in your slow cooker and arrange the onion, celery, carrots, parsley sprigs and bay leaves around it. Add the apple cider vinegar and enough water to just cover the chicken.

Step 2

– Cover and cook for 6 hours on HIGH or 8 hours on low. Use a large colander to strains the contents of the slow cooker into a large bowl.

Step 3

– Transfer the chicken onto a platter and shred it using two forks. Discard any skin and all the vegetables apart from the carrots.

Step 4

MAKE THE CHICKEN SOUP – Add shallots, celery, the cooked carrots from earlier, broth and bay leaves into your slow cooker. Stir in the lemon juice, shredded chicken and orzo. Add salt, pepper and thyme. Cover and cook for 45 minutes or until the orzo is cooked through.

Step 5

– Stir in half the chopped herbs, reserving some to garnish with. Have a taste and adjust the seasoning.

Step 6

– Serve with some crusty wholemeal bread, garnished with herbs and a little grated Parmesan.

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