Better than Your Mom’s Chicken Soup

4.69 from 16 votes

Enjoy Mom's flavors without the added calories.

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.

4.69 from 16 votes

Better than Your Mom's Chicken Soup

This soup is comforting and delicious, just want you want on a chilly day.
Prep Time 5 minutes
Cook Time 6 hours
Total Time 6 hours 5 minutes
Yield 8 people
Serving Size 1 cup
Course Dinner, Soup
Cuisine Universal
Author SkinnyMs.


  • 4 cups chicken stock low-sodium
  • 3 carrots sliced
  • 1 cup onion chopped
  • 1 tablespoon thyme leaves fresh
  • 2 garlic cloves minced
  • 9 to 12 ounces boneless and skinless chicken breasts cut into small bite-size pieces
  • 1/2 teaspoon kosher or sea salt
  • 1/4 teaspoon black pepper
  • 1 cup corn kernels frozen or fresh
  • 1 cup peas frozen
  • 1/2 cup long-grain brown rice uncooked (we used Uncle Ben's Instant Brown Rice)


  • 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.

Nutrition Information

Serving: 1cup | Calories: 163kcal | Carbohydrates: 20g | Protein: 13g | Fat: 3g | Saturated Fat: 1g | Cholesterol: 26mg | Sodium: 155mg | Fiber: 2g | Sugar: 2g |
SmartPoints (Freestyle): 4
Keywords Diabetic-Friendly, Gluten-Free, Kid-Friendly, Slow Cooker

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  1. 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.


    1. 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)

  2. 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!!

  3. 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.

  4. 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

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

  5. Can I use Minute Rice brown rice, I don’t have Uncle Ben’s long grain Brown Rice only the Original kind.

  6. Anybody adapted this for the InstantPot? It would seem to be a quicker way to get the same results.

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