Slow Cooker Chicken Italian Soup - The Lemon Bowl
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Slow Cooker Italian Chicken Soup

Perfect for busy weeknights, this Slow Cooker Italian Chicken Soup is bursting with flavor and packed with nutrients.
Course Soup
Cuisine Italian
Keyword italian chicken soup
Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 4 hours
Total Time 4 hours 10 minutes
Servings 6
Calories 189kcal
Author Liz Della Croce


  • 1 pound boneless skinless chicken breasts cubed
  • 1 medium onion diced
  • 1 zucchini diced
  • 1 red pepper seeded and diced
  • 15 oz cannellini beans drained and rinsed
  • 15 oz diced tomatoes low sodium
  • 2 cups chopped frozen kale
  • 6 cups chicken broth low sodium
  • 1 tablespoon dried basil
  • 1 tablespoon dried oregano
  • 1/2 tablespoon garlic powder
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 1/2 teaspoon chili flakes or black pepper
  • fresh parsley optional garnish


  • Place all ingredients except for the fresh parsley in a slow cooker and heat on Low for 8 hours or High for 4 hours.
  • Garnish with fresh parsley to serve.


Can Fresh Kale be substituted for frozen?

Yes. To use fresh kale instead of frozen simply add it 15 minutes before the end of the cooking time. Alternatively, Swiss chard or spinach would work well too.

Do you cook the chicken first or let it cook in the slow cooker?

Nope, it cooks in the slow cooker!! You can use raw. 


Calories: 189kcal | Carbohydrates: 20.9g | Protein: 23g | Fat: 1.8g | Saturated Fat: 0.1g | Polyunsaturated Fat: 1.7g | Trans Fat: 0g | Cholesterol: 40mg | Sodium: 647mg | Fiber: 5.6g | Sugar: 5.1g