Better than Your Mom’s Chicken Soup

Better than Your Mom's Chicken Soup

There’s nothing better than a comforting bowl of homemade chicken soup straight from mom’s kitchen – or is there? This chicken soup recipe has all those beautiful, loving flavors you remember from mom’s soup, with an added hint of mouthwatering freshness. It’s better than your Mom’s Chicken Soup! The crunchy corn kernels pair perfectly with the chewy green peas and soft-cooked carrots. And the shredded chicken absorbs these flavors, along with the savory aroma of thyme and garlic. Thanks to the crock-pot based recipe, the preparation is painless and the contraption works its magic when you’re done. You won’t resist this rich, bubbling healthy chicken soup recipe bursting with all the flavors of tender loving care.

Better than Your Mom’s Chicken Soup

Better than Your Mom’s Chicken Soup

Yields: 8 servings | Serving Size: 1 cup | Calories: 163 | Total Fat: 3 g | Saturated Fat: 1 g | Trans Fat: 0 g | Sodium: 155 mg | Cholesterol: 26 mg | Carbohydrates: 20 g | Fiber: 2 g | Sugars: 2 g | Protein: 13 g | SmartPoints: 4

Ingredients

  • 4 cups low-sodium chicken stock
  • 3 carrots, slices
  • 1 cup chopped onion
  • 1 tablespoon fresh thyme leaves
  • 2 cloves garlic, minced
  • 3 (3-4 ounce) chicken breast fillets, cut into small bite size pieces
  • 1/2 teaspoon kosher or sea salt
  • 1/4 teaspoon black pepper
  • 1 cup frozen or fresh corn kernels
  • 1 cup frozen peas
  • 1/2 cup uncooked long grain brown rice (we used Uncle Ben's Instant Brown Rice)

Directions

  1. Add all ingredients, except corn, peas and rice, to the slow cooker, cover and cook on low 6- 8 hours, or until carrots are tender and chicken is done. Add corn, peas, and rice the last 10 -15 minutes of cooking time.
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13 Comments on "Better than Your Mom’s Chicken Soup"

  1. A Piceno  September 15, 2016

    Hello,

    I don’t have a slow cooker, and would like to know how I can do this recipe with a regular pot and
    frying pan.

    Thanks

    Reply
    • Gale Compton  September 16, 2016

      Add all the ingredients, except the rice and peas, to a large pot. Bring to a boil, then reduce to a simmer. Cook approximately 1 hour or until the chicken is cooked through and the carrots are tender. While the soup is cooking, cook the rice according to the package directions, set aside when done. When the soup is done, combine 1 tablespoon softened butter with 1 tablespoon flour. Stir the flour/butter mix into the soup. Add the cooked rice and peas. Cook 5-10 minutes or until the soup has thickened up just a little. Enjoy! 🙂

      4 cups low-sodium chicken stock
      3 carrots, slices
      1 cup chopped onion
      1 tablespoon fresh thyme leaves
      2 cloves garlic, minced
      3 chicken breast fillets, cut into small bite size pieces
      1/2 teaspoon kosher or sea salt
      1/4 teaspoon black pepper
      1 cup frozen or fresh corn kernels
      1 cup frozen peas
      1/2 cup uncooked long grain brown rice (we used Uncle Ben’s Instant Brown Rice)

      Reply
  2. Elaine  November 13, 2017

    My son fell ill yesterday night with a sore throat. I needed a healthy, calorie conscious Chicken Soup recipe. I put everything together in the Crock Pot at 11:00 pm last night and this morning it was ready for him. He absolutely loved it, thank you!!

    Reply
    • Jennifer Hanford  November 14, 2017

      We’re so glad to hear he enjoyed the soup and we hope he feels better soon!

      Reply
  3. Pat  December 27, 2017

    Can you just add the rice at the beginning? I’ve added rice towards the end of a crockpot recipe and it never cooks completely.

    Reply
  4. Christine  December 28, 2017

    How large are your chicken breast fillets? If you were to weigh the chicken, how much would it weigh?

    Reply
    • Gale Compton  December 30, 2017

      Christine, Each fillet used was 3-4 ounces. I added the info to the recipe.

      Reply
  5. Christine  December 31, 2017

    Thank you!

    Reply
  6. Kathy L Austin  January 8, 2018

    Hi. Looking forward to trying this recipe! I see it is 4 smartpoints per cup. Do you know how many points it is in the new freestyle points for WW? Thanks! Kathy

    Reply
    • Gale Compton  January 8, 2018

      Kathy, I’m not sure as we haven’t yet implemented the new freestyle system.

      Reply
  7. Nicole  February 7, 2018

    How many freestyle points per serving?

    Reply
    • Gale Compton  February 8, 2018

      Nicole, We are just starting to implement the new freestyle program. We haven’t gotten to this recipe yet. 🙂

      Reply

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