Hearty and Healthy Winter Soup

Ah, can’t you smell it? That smell of chicken soup that brings you right back to being a child and visiting your grandmother’s house? Chicken soup is a staple in many homes and is just the right balance of hearty and healthy to be the perfect soup for chilly winter days, when someone starts coming down with a cold, or really any day for that matter.

Slow Cooker Classic Chicken Soup

Prep Time: 10 minutes

Cook Time: 8 hours

Serves: 6


  • 3 garlic cloves, minced
  • 5 carrots, diced
  • 2 onions, diced
  • 4 celery stalks, diced
  • 1 3-pound whole chicken, cut into 8 pieces
  • 6 cups water
  • 1/3 cup chopped fresh dill
  • 1 teaspoon fine sea salt, more for salting the chicken and more to taste
  • 1/2 teaspoon black pepper, more to taste
  • 1 bay leaf


  1. Place garlic, carrots, onion, and celery into the insert of your slow cooker.
  2. Pat chicken dry and season generously with sea salt, then add the chicken into the slow cooker.
  3. Add in the water, dill, salt, pepper, and bay leaf.
  4. Set on low for 8 hours.
  5. Once done, discard the bay leaf and remove the chicken to shred. Discard the skin and bones.
  6. Place chicken back into the slow cooker. Taste and adjust seasoning as desired.