The most satisfying antidote to the frigid weather is a bowl of warm soup, but we don’t always have enough time or energy to spend with the pot on the stove, painstakingly prepping ingredients and ensuring that nothing burns all the while. That's where your crockpot comes in. We scoured our favorite food blogs to find the best crockpot chicken soup recipes. On our list, we have recipes that range in levels of creaminess and spice, and many can be easily adapted to vegetarian diets.
If you do choose to remove the meat, feel free to add potatoes, beans, chickpeas, or rice to add some heft to the soup.
Read on for our favorite easy chicken soup crockpot recipes.
We had to start with a traditional interpretation of chicken soup. Generous vegetables and herbs make this recipe from Half Baked Harvest a go-to each winter.
Mango Verde Chicken Soup
Coconut milk and mangos make this a delightfully tropical dish from Carlsbad Cravings, and the salsa verde will give it a bit of a kick. Leaving thick pieces of chicken breasts or thighs in the slow cooker all day makes it easy to shred, but if you already have chicken shredded, wait until the end to add it to your soup.
Chicken Tortilla Soup
Jen at Carlsbad Cravings calls this chicken soup recipe “accidentally healthy,” which is one of our favorite aspects of the meal. Plenty of beans, peppers, and herbs will have your taste buds celebrating.
Lemon Chicken Soup With Tortellini
Worried you won’t be full from just one bowl of chicken soup? Try Carlsbad Cravings' recipe that includes cheese tortellini. The spinach and carrots add splashes of color as well as a good number of vitamins.
Creamy Chicken and Wild Rice Soup
You have probably never had chicken soup with broccoli and Alfredo sauce, but that is what awaits you in this wild rice variation from Carlsbad Cravings. This recipe may be unconventional, but it's incredibly tasty.
Thai Peanut Chicken and Ramen Noodle Soup
For something a little different than your usual chicken noodle fare, enjoy the inclusion of ramen in this recipe from Half Baked Harvest. On the stovetop, this recipe requires patience for each step, but in the crockpot, you can forget about it until it is ready to serve.
Salsa Verde Chicken Tortilla Soup
You'll want to gobble up all the beans and veggies in this recipe from Carlsbad Cravings. It has a thin consistency, which makes it the perfect light dinner or lunch for sipping on a cold day.
Mexican Chicken and Rice Soup
If you love Mexican food, you have to try this slow-cooker soup from Boulder Locavore. It's filled with shredded chicken, tomatoes, corn, and rice, and you top it all off with your favorite taco toppings (yes, that means guac is fair game!).
Thai Chicken Soup
This Foodie Crush recipe turns traditional Thai curry flavors into a delicious crockpot soup. The combination of coconut milk, curry paste, lime, and fresh ginger is the perfect thing to warm you up on a cold night.
Creamy Wild Rice Chicken Soup With Roasted Mushrooms
Half Baked Harvest gives directions for making this chicken soup recipe on the stove, in a crockpot, or in an Instant Pot, so you've got some variety on prep method! The roasted mushrooms add an earthy flavor to the creamy soup, which goes best with a thick slice of crusty bread.
Parmesan White Bean Chicken Soup With Roasted Delicata Squash
This Half Baked Harvest recipe will be your go-to when you're craving comfort food but still want to eat healthy. Slow-cooked chicken, white beans, broth, and Parmesan come together with squash for a hearty, guilt-free meal.
King Ranch Chicken Soup
Turn the classic casserole into a soup with this recipe by Melanie Makes. The cheesy, tomato soup base gets a kick from chili powder, and it's filled with chicken and even more tomatoes. Top with tortilla chips, plain yogurt, and jalapeno slices.
Chipotle Chicken Soup
Spicy soups were made for cold nights, and this recipe from Melanie Makes should definitely be in your rotation. The soup blends chipotle peppers with chicken and lots of fresh veggies, so it's healthy with a kick. If you want to indulge, serve with a side of cornbread.
Chicken Pot Pie Soup
The only thing better than a set-it-and-forget-it chicken soup is a chicken pot pie soup. This slow-cooker soup recipe by Pinch of Yum turns your comfort food favorite into a delicious soup, and it's one you'll want to make weekly. We especially love the puff pastry heart on top.