Slow Cooker Chicken Parmesan Soup

by / ⠀Main dishes One-pot meals Recipes Soups / December 27, 2013

Trying to step up your cooking game in preparation for the New Year? This soup can be prepped in 20 minutes then left to cook low and slow for the rest of the day!

Serves: 6-8

Prep time: 20 minutes

Slow cook time: 4 hours


  • 3 garlic cloves, minced
  • 1 green bell pepper, chopped
  • 1 can (14.5 ounces) crushed tomatoes
  • 1/2 pound boneless, skinless chicken breasts
  • 3 cups less-sodium chicken broth
  • 1/3 cup chopped white onion
  • 1/3 cup shredded Parmesan cheese, plus extra for garnish
  • 1 tablespoon chopped fresh basil 
  • 2 teaspoons chopped fresh oregano
  • 1/8 teaspoon red pepper flakes
  • 4 ounces 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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    April 9, 2014 at 10:25 pm

    This was fairly quick and easy to prepare, throw in crock pot and come home from work, school, and sports to a house smelling so delicious!! It is a thicker, hearty soup, which is great! Thinking of trying with quinoa next instead of the pasta! Definitely recommend trying this one! Kids loved it too, which is always a plus!!

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      Amanda Natividad
      April 10, 2014 at 9:21 pm

      That’s awesome! So happy to hear that, Tania! What a great idea to use quinoa; I bet it’ll be delicious. ๐Ÿ™‚

      -Amanda, NatureBox Editor

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    April 17, 2014 at 2:45 am

    Tried this tonight and didn’t like it. The pasta was too big for a soup (I used the penne) and the soup was so bland. It was like eating plain cooked noodles with watery sauce, and even the chicken didn’t have much taste after it was shredded. I really wanted to like this soup and was thoroughly disappointed. Even my husband who eats everything couldn’t finish his bowl.

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      Amanda Natividad
      June 2, 2014 at 11:44 pm

      Sorry to hear that! If you decide to give this another go, I’d recommend adding a dash extra of salt and freshly ground pepper.

      -Amanda, NatureBox Editor

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    October 27, 2014 at 6:33 pm

    If I wanted to double the recipe, about how much longer would I have to cook it? Is the answer as simple as "twice as long"?!?

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    September 1, 2015 at 8:44 pm

    You should post the nutritional facts for your recipes too if you are focusing on being healthy.

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    January 15, 2017 at 6:14 pm

    The directions never say when to put the chicken breasts in the slow cooker initially. I’m assuming, obviously, it’s step one with all the other ingredients but I wanted to point that out and make sure

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