12 Slow Cooker Chicken Soups and Stews to Warm Up Your Winter

Tomatillo Chicken Soup
Photo: Blaine Moats

Snuggle up to one of these slow cooker chicken soup recipes that can simmer all day long as you go about your business. Whether you're looking for a classic slow cooker chicken noodle soup recipe, a cozy chicken chili, or a zesty slow cooker chicken tortilla soup recipe, we have a dish that will satisfy—with very little stress and time required to prep.

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Creamed Chicken and Corn Soup

Creamed Chicken and Corn Soup
Blaine Moats

Creamed corn is a side dish star on its own. That, plus our love of all things easy chicken dinners are the inspirations behind this mash-up slow cooker chicken soup recipe. The thick and creamy broth is filled with tender chicken, carrot, onion, corn, and celery. Top each bowl with a sprinkle of crisp bacon (since everything is better with it!).

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Creamy Chicken Noodle Soup

Creamy Chicken Noodle Soup
Peter Krumhardt

Ditch the can opener. Tonight dinner is made fresh! And it won't take too much of your time—this slow cooker chicken noodle soup requires just 25 minutes of prep. Cooked chicken speeds things up, so all you have to do is chop the veggies, dump, and turn on your slow cooker.

Buy It: Hamilton Beach 6-Quart Slow Cooker ($70, Bed Bath & Beyond)

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Tomatillo Chicken Soup

Tomatillo Chicken Soup
Blaine Moats

Tomatillos, jalapeños, diced green chiles, and lime juice give this slow cooker chicken tortilla soup ample Mexican vibes. Customize your bowl of steaming soup with toppings like sour cream and shredded cheese. Oh yes, and don't forget the tortilla chips to crumble on top for crunch.

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Coconut Chicken Curry Stew

Coconut-Curry Chicken Stew
Jason Donnelly

Coconut milk and chicken broth combine for a silky broth that makes up the base of this comforting creation. This slow cooker chicken soup recipe is not only warm in temperature but also aromatic ingredients too, including curry powder and fresh ginger. The Indian-inspired recipe works well with both red or classic yellow curry powder.

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Chicken Cassoulet-Style Soup

Chicken Cassoulet-Style Soup
Blaine Moats

Cassoulet, a slow-cooked pork and bean casserole that originated in the South of France, is the ideal cozy dish to devour on a chilly autumn evening. This simple six-ingredient slow cooker chicken soup recipe features chicken, turkey sausage, and a dash of oregano. Just add a piece of crusty baguette to swipe up every last drop of the tomato broth.

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Chicken and White Bean Stew

Chicken and White Bean Stew
Blaine Moats

Alfredo sauce need not be reserved for pasta entrées alone. (Although we would enjoy making this a slow cooker chicken tortellini soup by folding in cheese tortellini the final 10 minutes or so of cook time!) Bottled Alfredo lends a creamy texture to this hearty stew featuring chicken thighs, while green chile peppers add a touch of heat.

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Spicy Chipotle Chicken Lentil Stew

Spicy Chipotle Chicken Lentil Stew
Jason Donnelly

Don't let the lentils in this slow cooker chicken soup recipe scare you—they basically stand in for the beans you're used to adding to minestrones and chili recipes. Diced green chiles and chipotle peppers smothered in a smoky adobo sauce add heat to this well-balanced stew. It's hard to believe this chunky slow cooker meal (stoked with hearty pieces of chicken breast and an array of succulent vegetables) is just 236 calories.

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Kickin' Chicken Chili

Kickin' Chicken Chili
Blaine Moats

Kick plain grilled chicken out of the kitchen...at least for tonight. With frozen veggies and pantry staples such as salsa, diced tomatoes, and cannellini beans, this zesty chicken chili is convenient and delicious. Choose chicken thighs or breasts—either work wonderfully in this slow cooker chicken soup recipe.

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Slow Cooker Indian Chicken Stew

Slow Cooker Indian Chicken Stew
Blaine Moats

Aromatic curry and ground ginger blend beautifully in this colorful, easy meal. But don't just take our word that you should try this chicken rice soup slow cooker. One BH&G home cook raves, "This is a simple and delicious dish. I added cayenne pepper to spice it up. Very good; will be added to our rotation for sure."

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Nacho Cheese Chicken Chowder

Nacho Cheese Chicken Chowder
Blaine Moats

Queso steps from appetizer or snack territory into the main dish spotlight in this crowd-pleasing chowder. Comforting flavors and thick texture make this cheesy slow cooker chicken tortilla soup a brilliant and easy choice for dinner any night of the week. Quite possibly the best news of all? The entire recipe calls for just 5 ingredients.

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Moroccan Chicken Stew

Moroccan Chicken Stew
Blaine Moats

Traditional Moroccan spices, such as coriander, cumin, and cinnamon, give this stew a warm, bold flavor that is balanced by sweet raisins and hearty couscous.

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Red Bean, Chicken, and Sweet Potato Stew

Red Bean, Chicken, and Sweet Potato Stew
Jason Donnelly

This slow cooker chicken soup has tons of flavor and fill-you-up heartiness. Combine red beans, cubed sweet potatoes, chicken, tomatoes, chiles, spices, and—surprise!—peanut butter for a set-it-and-forget-it dinner. Trust us about the nut butter; it lends a lovely rich and nutty complexity to the finished dish.

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