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Slow Cooker Chicken Cacciatore Soup

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This flavorful chicken and vegetable soup is easy, delicious and healthy. Plus it’s all made in a slow cooker while you do something else. Top with cheese for a perfect dinner on a cold night.  

bowl of Italian chicken and tomato soup topped with shredded cheese

 This simple Italian inspired chicken soup comes together in a slow cooker leaving you free to go about your day. Stir in some pasta about a half an hour before it’s time to eat and dinner is ready!

It will fill your family’s bellies and warm them right up. Nobody will have to know how easy it was to make, that can be our little secret!

 As the weather cools down, soups become a welcome sight at the dinner table. Well, they do for me anyway.  

 My husband doesn’t think soup qualifies as a meal. He needs at least a grilled cheese or something to go with it to make it count as a meal. 

How do you feel about soup? Do you love it or could you leave it? 

 If you are a soup lover, or just need some more simple recipes in your arsenal, this is a great recipe to have. It’s basically just chop, dump and run.

Your crock pot will cook the broth filled with tender chicken and veggies while you go about your day. When you get home add some pasta and it’ll be ready in no time.

ladle of chicken cacciatore soup being lifted out of slow cooker.

We like using a whole wheat rotini in this soup. It adds that little extra bit of fiber. 

You can use whatever you like best. Just be sure it is a pasta shape that fits well on your spoon! 

MiMi originally shared this recipe with us back in 2017. I thought it was time to update the pictures, printable recipe card and add a video of LD and I putting it together. 

We hope you enjoy the refresh and the reminder to make a batch soon! 

bowl of Italian chicken pasta soup by slow cooker.

Original post from 2017

  I know, I know.  This probably seems a bit out of character.  

 I mean it’s not a big chocolate cake or anything.  But as unbelievable as it may be, we do eat real food every day around here.   

Shockingly that includes vegetables, fruits and healthy soups.  Because it’s good for us and I do have jeans to fit into.  I mean, priorities, right?!

spoonful of chicken pasta and veggie soup.

So on a busy day when we want something flavorful, healthy and easy this fits the bill.  A few minutes of chopping and prepping and you are off.  

Even better, chop and prep the night before.  Then all you have to do is wake up, dump everything in the slow cooker and go on about your day. 

 The best part is coming home to dinner that is almost ready to go.  Throw in some pasta, crank’er up and kick off your shoes.

Before you know it you’ll have a hot bowl of soup in your hand and a smile on your face.  Just like that!   

 Even better yet, the flavors and the pasta are kid friendly too.  It is a dinner everyone will love without any fuss!

Easy substitutions or changes

You can easily add more vegetables to this soup if you would like. Chopped zucchini would be delicious, just add it at the same time as the chicken and peppers.

For a more pasta Faggioli feel, add a can of white beans to the mix. They would be a fabulous addition! 

bowl of slow cooker chicken noodle soup.

More great soup recipes 

For another simple pasta filled soup, try taco soup in the instant pot. It’s flavorful and ready to hit the table in almost no time at all!  

For a great creamy slow cooker soup try crock pot cheddar broccoli soup. It gives you that cheesy comfort we all need sometimes.  

Another fabulous and filling meal is ham and beans in the slow cooker. Whip up some corn muffins and you’ll really be in good shape!

Greek style chicken soup loaded with rice and lemon is a perfect way to warm up or feel better. I have included instructions for making it in an instant pot or slow cooker so that it’s easy and accessible for everyone!

Or try making chicken alfredo in the slow cooker. It is a rich and delicious meal that the whole family is sure to love.

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Yield: 8 Servings

Slow Cooker Chicken Cacciatore Soup

bowl of Italian chicken and tomato soup topped with shredded cheese

This simple Italian inspired chicken soup comes together in a slow cooker leaving you free to go about your day. Stir in some pasta about a half an hour before it's time to eat and dinner is ready! It will fill your family's bellies and warm them right up. Nobody will have to know how easy it was to make, that can be our little secret!

Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 7 hours 30 minutes
Total Time 7 hours 40 minutes

Ingredients

  • 2 teaspoons garlic powder
  • 2 green or red bell peppers, diced
  • 14.5 oz can finely diced tomatoes
  • 15 oz can tomato sauce
  • 1.5 pounds chicken breast, cubed
  • 6 cups chicken broth
  • 1/4 cup dry minced onions
  • 1 Tablespoon sweet basil
  • 1 Tablespoon oregano
  • pinch red pepper flakes
  • 8 oz dry whole wheat rotini pasta

Instructions

  1. Put all ingredients but the pasta into your slow cooker. Cook on low for 7 hours or high for 4 hours.
  2. Turn slow cooker to high if it isn't already, then add the pasta to the soup. Continue to cook on high for 30 minutes or until pasta is al dente.
  3. Serve garnished with Parmesan or mozzarella cheese.

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Nutrition Information:

Yield:

8

Serving Size:

1

Amount Per Serving: Calories: 255Total Fat: 4gSaturated Fat: 1gTrans Fat: 0gUnsaturated Fat: 2gCholesterol: 76mgSodium: 1090mgCarbohydrates: 23gFiber: 4gSugar: 6gProtein: 32g

All nutritional information is estimated and will depend on the exact ingredients you use.

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This simple Italian inspired chicken soup comes together in a slow cooker leaving you free to go about your day. Stir in some pasta about a half an hour before it's time to eat and dinner is ready! It will fill your family's bellies and warm them right up. Nobody will have to know how easy it was to make, that can be our little secret!

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Wednesday 14th of October 2020

This soup looks so good and the perfect time to use the crock pot. Thanks for the recipe Carlee. Thanks, I too pinned this.

Carlee

Tuesday 20th of October 2020

Aren't soups and crock pots so cozy this time of year? Thank you so much, Julie!

Andrea Nine

Wednesday 14th of October 2020

Soup season is in full force this week for us. And this looks delicious!!

Carlee

Tuesday 20th of October 2020

It is definitely soup weather all of the sudden. This is a great recipe to add to your repertoire!

Joanne

Wednesday 27th of December 2017

This sounds wonderful! Pinned!

Carlee

Tuesday 20th of October 2020

Thank you!

Jess

Thursday 16th of February 2017

This sounds amazing! :)

I would love for you to share this with my Facebook Group for recipes, crafts, tips, and tricks: https://www.facebook.com/groups/pluckyrecipescraftstips/

Thanks for joining Cooking and Crafting with J & J!

Carlee

Sunday 19th of February 2017

Thank you!

Cristina Pop

Monday 13th of February 2017

This looks so yum! I love the combitaions!

Carlee

Tuesday 14th of February 2017

Thank you! They are some of our favorite flavors as well!

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