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Slow-Cooker Chicken Parmesan Soup

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Slow-Cooker Chicken Parmesan Soup
  • Prep 15 min
  • Total 3 hr 15 min
  • Servings 8
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This chicken Parmesan soup is pure comfort food in a bowl, and thanks to your slow cooker, it’s easy enough for a weeknight dinner. With bread crumbs tossed in butter, and shredded Parmesan cheese sprinkled on top, it’ll likely be the only way you eat chicken Parmesan ever again.
Jan 22, 2018

Ingredients

  • 1/2 cup chopped onion
  • 1 cup chopped red bell pepper
  • 3 cloves garlic, finely chopped
  • 1 lb (500 g) boneless skinless chicken breasts, cut into 1/2-inch pieces
  • 1 can (796 mL) crushed tomatoes with basil, undrained
  • 1 carton (900 mL) chicken broth
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1/4 teaspoon pepper
  • 1/2 cup uncooked orzo pasta

  • 1/4 cup butter
  • 1 cup Italian style panko crispy bread crumbs
  • 1/2 cup shredded Parmesan cheese
  • Fresh chopped basil or Italian (flat-leaf) parsley, if desired

Steps

  • 1
    In 5-quart slow cooker, add onion, bell pepper, garlic, chicken, crushed tomatoes, broth, salt and pepper. Cover; cook on Low heat setting 5 to 6 hours or on High setting 3 to 4 hours or until chicken is cooked through and vegetables are tender.
  • 2
    Thirty minutes before serving, stir pasta into slow cooker. Cover; cook on High heat setting about 30 minutes or until pasta is tender.
  • 3
    Meanwhile, in 10-inch skillet, melt butter over medium heat. Add bread crumbs; cook 3 to 4 minutes, stirring frequently, until golden brown.
  • 4
    Top soup with shredded cheese and toasted bread crumbs before serving. Garnish with chopped basil or parsley.

Expert Tips

  • Tip 1
    Stir in 1/4 teaspoon crushed red pepper for a little kick.
  • Tip 2
    Orzo pasta works well in this soup because of its small size. Ring pasta or small elbow macaroni would also work as a substitute.

Nutrition Information

280 Calories, 10g Total Fat, 19g Protein, 28g Total Carbs

Nutrition Facts

Serving Size: 8
Calories
280
Total Fat
10g
Saturated Fat
5g
Trans Fat
0g
Cholesterol
55mg
Sodium
1120mg
Total Carbs
28g
Dietary Fiber
1g
Protein
19g
% Daily Value*:
Exchanges:
*Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.
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