Primavera Chicken Vegetable Soup


Chicken soup recipes transform into springy supper material with the addition of seasonal vegetable soup staples like peas, green onions, and asparagus. Serve this slow cooker chicken primavera soup with a basket of rolls to soak up every drop of the savory broth.

Primavera Chicken Vegetable Soup
Prep Time:
15 mins
Slow Cook Time:
7 hrs
Total Time:
7 hrs 15 mins


  • 2 whole chicken legs (drumstick and thigh) (1 1/4 pounds total), skinned

  • 1 32 ounce carton chicken broth

  • 1 cup coarsely chopped carrots (2 medium)

  • ½ cup sliced celery (1 stalk)

  • ½ cup dry white wine or chicken broth

  • ½ teaspoon dried thyme, crushed

  • ½ teaspoon ground sage

  • ¼ teaspoon dried rosemary, crushed

  • ¼ teaspoon ground black pepper

  • 3 cloves garlic, minced

  • 1 cup asparagus spears cut into 1-inch pieces (8 ounces)

  • ½ cup frozen peas

  • ¼ cup sliced green onions (2)

  • Coarsely snipped fresh Italian (flat-leaf) parsley (optional)


  1. Place chicken in a 3 1/2- or 4-quart slow cooker. Add broth, carrots, celery, wine, thyme, sage, rosemary, pepper, and garlic.

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

  3. Using tongs, transfer chicken to a platter. If using low-heat setting, turn to high-heat setting. Stir in asparagus, peas, and green onions.

  4. When chicken is cool enough to handle, remove meat from bones; discard bones. Using two forks, pull chicken apart into shreds. Return shredded chicken to cooker. Cover and cook for 30 minutes more or until heated through. If desired, sprinkle each serving with parsley.

Nutrition Facts (per serving)

250 Calories
6g Fat
11g Carbs
33g Protein
Nutrition Facts
Servings Per Recipe 4
Calories 250
% Daily Value *
Total Fat 6g 8%
Saturated Fat 1g 5%
Cholesterol 113mg 38%
Sodium 1105mg 48%
Total Carbohydrate 11g 4%
Total Sugars 4g
Protein 33g
Vitamin C 13mg 65%
Calcium 80.8mg 6%
Iron 4mg 22%
Potassium 728mg 15%
Folate, total 72.6mcg
Vitamin B-12 1mcg
Vitamin B-6 0.7mg

*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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