New Potato-Chicken Soup


This creamy recipe puts a new spin on homemade chicken soup. Rather than noodles, this best chicken soup recipe has a pound of new potatoes to help make it hearty and delicious.

New Potato Chicken Soup
Photo: Scott Little
Prep Time:
15 mins
Slow Cook Time:
7 hrs
Total Time:
15 mins
7 cups


  • 1 pound skinless, boneless chicken thighs, cut into 1-inch pieces

  • 3 cup reduced-sodium chicken broth

  • 1 pound tiny new yellow or red potatoes, scrubbed and quartered

  • ¾ cup sliced spring onions, ramps, or green onions (white parts)

  • 1 carrot, sliced 1/4-inch thick

  • 3 cloves garlic, minced

  • ¼ teaspoon salt

  • ½ cup half-and-half

  • 3 tablespoon all-purpose flour

  • 1 cup fresh English peas, shelled, or frozen peas

  • 1 ounce crumbled goat cheese (chèvre), (optional)

  • 1 teaspoon snipped fresh thyme

  • 1 recipe Caramelized Shallots (optional)

Caramelized Shallots

  • 2 tablespoon butter

  • 1 cup thinly sliced shallots or onions


  1. Place chicken in a 3 1/2- to 4-quart slow cooker. Add the next five ingredients (through salt).

  2. Cover and cook on low for 7 to 8 hours or on high for 3 1/2 to 4 hours.

  3. If using low, turn cooker to high. In a small bowl whisk together the half-and-half and flour; add to soup in cooker. Stir in peas, goat cheese (if using), and thyme. Cover and cook 15 minutes more or until thickened. If desired, top servings with additional crumbled goat cheese and Caramelized Shallots.

Caramelized Shallots

  1. In a medium skillet cook shallots in hot butter over medium heat until golden brown, 7 to 10 minutes.

Nutrition Facts (per serving)

223 Calories
6g Fat
22g Carbs
21g Protein
Nutrition Facts
Servings Per Recipe 6
Calories 223
% Daily Value *
Total Fat 6g 8%
Saturated Fat 2g 10%
Cholesterol 79mg 26%
Sodium 477mg 21%
Total Carbohydrate 22g 8%
Total Sugars 4g
Protein 21g
Vitamin C 20.8mg 104%
Calcium 65mg 5%
Iron 2.1mg 12%
Potassium 756mg 16%
Folate, total 53.7mcg
Vitamin B-12 0.6mcg
Vitamin B-6 0.6mg

*The % Daily Value (DV) tells you how much a nutrient in a food serving contributes to a daily diet. 2,000 calories a day is used for general nutrition advice.

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