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Slow Cooker Chicken Soup

This Lebanese-inspired Slow Cooker Chicken Soup recipe is made with lemon juice, cinnamon, spinach and chickpeas. Naturally gluten free and full of flavor. 

Slow Cooker Chicken Soup a healthy gluten free soup recipe

One of my favorite flu-fighting soups, I crave my mom’s chicken soup on a regular basis. Lemony, hearty, chock-full of chickpeas and lightly spiced with warm cinnamon, it is everything I love about chicken soup in one bowl. 

Slow Cooker Chicken Soup with Chickpeas a gluten free dinner recipe

Naturally gluten free, this Lebanese slow cooker chicken soup recipe does not contain any noodles. That said, you’re more than welcome to add them if you prefer. I would suggest cooking them separately and ladling the soup on top of the cooked noodles to avoid them absorbing too much of the broth and becoming too mushy.

Slow Cooker Chicken Soup Recipe a healthy dinner recipe

To keep the spinach bright green, toss it in right before serving. In fact, whenever my mom gifts this soup to friends or family she will pack a bag of spinach separately from the soup for people to add at the last minute.

Slow Cooker Chicken Soup with Lemon and Spinach a healthy dinner recipe

I love mine nice and lemony but feel free to dial up or down the lemon juice to your taste. The same thing goes for the cinnamon. Either way, just promise me you’ll make this slow cooker chicken soup recipe.

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Slow Cooker Chicken Soup Recipe

Slow Cooker Chicken Soup

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This Lebanese-inspired Slow Cooker Chicken Soup recipe is made with lemon juice, cinnamon, spinach and chickpeas. Naturally gluten free and full of flavor. 
PREP: 5 mins
COOK: 4 hrs
TOTAL: 4 hrs 5 mins
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Servings: 4

Equipment

Ingredients
 

  • 1 pound chicken breasts (boneless, skinless)
  • 8 cups chicken broth
  • 1 can chickpeas (15 oz – Drained and rinsed)
  • 1 cup carrots (diced)
  • 1 cup celery (diced)
  • 1 medium onion (diced)
  • ¼ cup lemon juice
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 1 teaspoon cinnamon
  • ½ teaspoon pepper
  • 4 cups spinach

Instructions
 

  • Place everything but the spinach in a slow cooker insert and cook on Low for 8 Hours or High for 4 Hours. Stir in the spinach ten minutes before serving. Check for seasoning and adjust accordingly. 

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Notes

Serving Size: 3 Cups
To reduce sodium content, use homemade or no-sodium chicken broth, homemade cooked chick-peas (from dried), reduce the added salt and/or use organic no-salt added chicken breasts. 

Nutrition

Serving: 1gCalories: 250kcalCarbohydrates: 27.5gProtein: 33.2gFat: 3.3gSaturated Fat: 0.1gPolyunsaturated Fat: 3.2gCholesterol: 60mgSodium: 2294mgFiber: 8.4gSugar: 6.8g
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Liz DellaCroce

Liz Della Croce is the creator and author of The Lemon Bowl, a healthy food blog. Since 2010, Liz has been sharing delicious recipes that just so happen to be healthy. By using real ingredients with an emphasis on seasonality, Liz has built a growing audience of loyal readers who crave good food for their families.

23 Comments

  1. My husband made this yesterday – his first time cooking dinner in probably 5 years (unless I’m out of town, ha) and it was absolutely delicious. Lucy said “dad this is amazing!! You should make dinner every night.” (Apparently having a nutritionist/chef for a mom doesn’t cut the mustard ;) ) Tyler was so proud of himself he’s been beaming all day. And we will definitely be adding this to our regular meal rotation. YUM!

  2. Hi Liz,

    Love your recipes! Was just looking at the Slow Cooker Chicken Soup recipe and I don’t see the chickpeas listed. Can you review the recipe and let us know? Thanks.

    1. Hi Cynthia. I spoke to Liz on this. It’s supposed to be 8 cups. I’ve updated the recipe to reflect that. Thanks for letting us know!

  3. Yikes, no broth or chickpeas in the ingredient list, spell check missed “chicken for seasoning and adjust…”
    Otherwise, great recipe, I plan to make his today, I always love your posts, Liz, my son’s have a huge crush on you!

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