Slow Cooker Chicken and Vegetable Soup

Curry powder is the secret ingredient in this easy slow-cooked soup. It adds to the depth of flavor and turns the soup golden yellow. Be generous with the cheese!
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  • Level: Easy
  • Total: 8 hr 15 min
  • Prep: 15 min
  • Cook: 8 hr
  • Yield: 8 servings
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3 bone-in, skin-on chicken breasts, skinned and excess fat trimmed (about 1 1/2 pounds)

4 cups low-sodium chicken broth

3 medium carrots, sliced into 1/4-inch-thick rounds

3 medium parsnips, sliced into 1/4-inch-thick half-moons

2 stalks celery, peeled and finely sliced

1 medium onion, chopped

1 2-inch piece Parmesan rind

1 teaspoon yellow curry powder

Kosher salt and freshly ground black pepper

1 cup frozen peas

1/2 cup loosely packed fresh dill fronds, chopped (about 1 small bunch)

Grated Parmesan and lemon, for serving


  1. Combine the chicken breasts, chicken broth, 2 cups of water, carrots, parsnips, celery, onions, Parmesan rind, curry powder, 1 teaspoon salt and a few grinds of black pepper in the insert of a 6-quart slow cooker. Cook on low for 8 hours.
  2. Remove the chicken breasts. When cool enough to handle, shred the meat (discard the bones) and add back to the soup; add the peas and dill. Season with salt and pepper.
  3. Serve in soup bowls with a sprinkle of Parmesan and a squeeze of lemon.