Slow Cooker White Bean Chicken Soup

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This slow cooker white bean chicken soup recipe is easy because you can use almost everything out of your food storage or freezer. Today was a great day to pull out the slow cooker and make some soup. I had some chicken breasts thawing in the refrigerator so I threw this recipe together. I love it when I plan ahead and have dinner cooking while I do other things around the house. This recipe has a little kick to it, but is hearty and yummy at the same time!

Since fall is almost here and it is raining outside I thought I would throw a pot of soup together. One of those recipes where you have everything in your house. No need to go to the store. You can even use cans of chicken from Costco (drain the liquid) instead of using fresh or frozen chicken breasts. Gotta love our food storage.

Slow Cooker White Bean Chicken Soup

Slow Cooker White Bean Chicken Soup
Prep Time
20 mins
Cook Time
6 hrs
Total Time
6 hrs 20 mins
Course: Main Course
Cuisine: Mexican
Servings: 10 people
  • 3 15 oz. cans white beans, rinsed and drained
  • 4 cups chicken broth I used 4 tablespoons Better Than Bouillon and 4 cups hot water
  • 2 teaspoons dehydrated minced garlic
  • 1/4 cup dehydrated minced onion
  • 2 teaspoons cumin
  • 1/4 teaspoon ground red pepper cayenne
  • 1/4 - 1 teaspoon air dried jalapeno peppers less or more depending on how hot you like your soup or use 1 (4 oz. can of green chilies, drained)
  • 1/2 cup freeze dried or dehydrated carrots
  • 1/4 cup freeze dried or dehydrated celery
  • 2- pounds of raw chicken cut into one-inch pieces.
  • Sprinkle with pepper and Pink Salt or sea salt.
  • Heat one tablespoon of olive oil in a pan.
  • Add chicken to hot oil and cook until browned and no pink is visible.
  • *Please note you can substitute 2- 12.5 oz cans of cooked chicken for the fresh chicken
  1. Place the chicken in the slow cooker with the rest of the ingredients and stir. Set to low and cook for 6-8 hours. Please note you can use fresh veggies as well. Just before serving, remove one cup of soup mixture and puree with 2 tablespoons of sour cream. Return to slow cooker and stir. Serve soup with a scoop of sour cream and slice of avocado, if desired. Makes approximately four servings.

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4 thoughts on “Slow Cooker White Bean Chicken Soup

  • August 26, 2014 at 8:38 am

    Great idea Linda. We hope to get more rain in the Phoenix area too. We do not really start feeling fall until October, but I think that I will try your recipe anyway.

    • August 26, 2014 at 8:44 pm

      Hi Donna, I am really trying to stretch my food budget! Beans really help! Hugs! Linda

  • September 1, 2014 at 7:48 am

    This slow cooker white bean chicken soup only makes four servings? It seems as though it would make a lot more or there are some BIG eaters. If I used the canned chicken, do I still put it in the pot for the whole 6-8 hours? Sounds like a great recipe. Thanks

    • September 1, 2014 at 6:32 pm

      Hi Jerry, I served it in these white soup bowls I have and everyone wanted seconds….so I only served 4 people. Either we were really hungry or the soup was fabulous! I will go with fabulous! Oh and I love using canned chicken whenever I possibly am able to use it! If you use cooked/canned chicken you cook put it in the slow cooker for a shorter time for sure. I love soup of any kind. Its inexpensive and is so yummy! Linda


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