Slow Cooker Alphabet Soup

A classic chicken and vegetable soup with a fun twist! This easy and flavorful slow cooker alphabet soup is perfect for the entire family!

Easy slow cooker alphabet soup with chicken and vegetables. Recipe from @bakedbyrachel

I’m pretty much in disbelief that we’re well beyond the halfway point in October. How is Halloween next week? I’ll be honest though, in many ways I’m totally okay with that because what’s coming soon is way better than Halloween… Thanksgiving!!

Next to the 4th of July, Thanksgiving is probably one of my favorite holidays. I know we’re supposed to say it’s about sharing, togetherness, family, giving, etc but let’s be honest… it’s about yummy food and any holiday that revolves around food is totally okay in my book.

Pie. So. Much. Pie.

Ditch the turkey and make room for more pie. Okay, and stuffing. Because I love stuffing. Carbs and fruit. That’s not asking for too much is it?

Speaking of which, what team are you on… team pumpkin pie, apple or pecan?

Easy slow cooker alphabet soup with chicken and vegetables. Recipe from @bakedbyrachel

Chicken soup is a classic cold weather comfort food. Not only is it perfect to warm you up, but it’s a favorite for when you’re not feeling so great. It’s one of those items that likely brings back childhood memories for so many. I remember my mom frequently making chicken or turkey soup in the cooler months. She’d throw in whatever she had on hand. It always amazed me that she knew just what to add to make it delicious and smell amazing.

Simple, warm, flavorful, family friendly and best of all…easy enough for any night of the week! Always a big plus!

I’m a huge fan of noodles in my chicken soup. So, I decided to put a fun kid friendly twist on a classic by adding alphabet pasta!

Be sure to add this easy slow cooker chicken and alphabet soup to your dinner plans!

Easy slow cooker alphabet soup with chicken and vegetables. Recipe from @bakedbyrachel

Yield: Serves 4-8

Prep Time: 10 minutes

Cook Time: 4 hours 30 minutes

Total Time: 4 hours 40 minutes

Slow Cooker Alphabet Soup

A classic chicken and vegetable soup with a fun twist! This easy and flavorful alphabet soup is perfect for the entire family!

Ingredients:

  • 1lb boneless chicken breast, uncooked
  • 3 cloves garlic
  • 1C yellow onion, chopped
  • 3/4C carrots, sliced
  • 3/4C celery, chopped
  • 1 1/2 tsp salt
  • 1/2 tsp ground black pepper
  • 1/2 tsp dried thyme
  • 1 bay leaf
  • 5 - 6C chicken broth
  • 1C alphabet pasta

Directions:

  1. Add trimmed chicken, vegetables, seasonings and 5 cups of chicken broth to the bowl of a 5-6 quart slow cooker. Cook on high for 4 hours, or low for 8 hours. 
  2. When the initial cook time is up, remove and discard the bay leaf. Carefully remove and shred chicken, then return to slow cooker. Add alphabet pasta and cook for an additional 30 minutes. Add additional chicken broth as desired for a more brothy soup. 

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10 Responses to “Slow Cooker Alphabet Soup”

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    Arman @ thebigmansworld — October 21, 2015 at 7:19 am

    This looks so comforting Rachel- You’ve also made a soup I’d never thought to make in the slow cooker! :)

    • Rachel — October 22nd, 2015 @ 7:30 am

      Thanks Arman!

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    Lisa Huff @ Snappy Gourmet — October 21, 2015 at 8:21 am

    Such a fabulous idea using Alphabet pasta! I never think about getting alphabet pasta and my kids would love it! Need to make this for them, thanks!

    • Rachel — October 22nd, 2015 @ 7:30 am

      They absolutely would. And thank you Lisa!

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    allie @ Through Her Looking Glass — October 21, 2015 at 9:02 am

    Love those bowls and the soup inside. I think my little Hudson will be fascinated with this soup. (He’s five, has Down syndrome, and loves the alphabet!) Letters are his thing. I will definitely make this for him.

    • Rachel — October 22nd, 2015 @ 7:31 am

      Sounds like the perfect soup for him! I hope you both enjoy it :)

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    Ambar — October 21, 2015 at 11:26 am

    Apple pie all day! I say this all the time, I need a slow cooker in my life. This soup is a great recipe for a cold day!

    • Rachel — October 22nd, 2015 @ 7:31 am

      Thanks Ambar! And yay for team apple pie ;)

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    Malinda @ Countryside Cravings — October 21, 2015 at 4:17 pm

    We all love chicken noodle soup but I know my kids would love it even more if it were alphabet! I love Thanksgiving and Christmas the best and I would have to be on team apple.

    • Rachel — October 22nd, 2015 @ 7:32 am

      Fun pasta makes soup so much better! :) Thanks Malinda!

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