Fast’n’Easy Chicken Soup


August 21, 2014

Fast’n’Easy Chicken Soup 5 0 5 38
  • Prep: 5 mins
  • Cook: 8 hrs
  • 5 mins

    8 hrs

    8 hrs 5 mins

  • Yields: Variable


*1-2 kg of chicken wings or drumsticks

*1 pkt diced frozen veg

* One diced onion

*1 40g pkt of dry chicken noodle soup mix

*2-3 tablespoons of chicken stock powder (salt reduced if you prefer)


1Place chicken and vegetables in slow cooker bowl.

2Add stock powder and dry soup mix and fill with water to approx 2 inches below top of slow cooker inner bowl.

3Cook for 8hrs on low - this is a recipe that is great to leave on all day while you work.

4Before I serve I take the chicken out, remove the bones then return the chicken meat to the pot and stir.


6It's super easy with the frozen veg etc to assemble in less than five minutes and it tastes divine served with crusty bread rolls!!

7Winner winner chicken dinner 🙂



Submitted by Paulene Christie


69 Reviews


June 2, 2022

Made this today and it is perfect. Simple recipe and tastes amazing. I used boneless thigh pieces (approx 1kg) and the meat was so tender and basically shredded itself.
Will keep this soup on rotation over the winter months and experiment with various vegetables.


August 6, 2021

I LOVE this soup!! Thank you for such an easy, tasty, fail-safe recipe. I use boneless chicken (whatever I have defrosted) … usually 500g of chicken thigh, and 500g tenderloins.

Lyn Douglass

June 17, 2021

Beautiful, tasty, nourishing, easy soup.. Thanks for sharing your recipe Paulene – it’s a winner!!!!


June 15, 2021

YUM!!! I am not a boiled chicken/meat in soup fan but this was sensational. Made it for the kids and ended up loving it myself! Followed the recipe to a T and it was spot on. Love it


June 14, 2021

Love this soup…. I’ve never made a chicken and veg soup until this one… love it, chuck it in, forget about and then voila… dinner…. I have made it several times now! I use chicken thighs in mine.

Maria Mihailidis

June 12, 2021

I made this today. I put rice with the chicken, frozen veggies and 24 hot slow cooked stock…yummm.. taste tester winner meal, on the menu !

Giuseppina Shaw

June 3, 2021

This soup is the easiest to make and ohhh so very yummy. This is a given in our household. I used cous cous to add a little something more to it. It was full of goodness!!!


June 2, 2021

Love this soup so simple and easy to make and also good to freeze. I change the chicken noodle soup and use the chicken curry noodle soup


June 2, 2021

This soup is so good and easy to make. I added more fresh vegetables and some garlic and it was delicious. Will definitely be making it a lot.

Renee O’Neill

June 1, 2021

I made this before work yesterday morning. When I got home the house smelt amazing. It was so quick and easy to put on and tasted delicious. Thanks Paulene for such a quick, and healthy recipe. Will definitely be a regular in my house ❤️


May 30, 2021

This is the closest I’ve come to my Mum’s chicken soup – delicious! And so easy. I added pearl barley.


May 29, 2021

Made it yesterday with drumsticks, didn’t use the dry noodle soup mix but added risoni pasta in the last hour. Very yummy for this time of the year.

Christine bourne

May 21, 2021

Made this yesterday, loved it even the grandkids. It’s so easy but so good


April 23, 2021

Made the other day was yum even hubby enjoyed and he is through n through only bacon hock soup with veg, he won’t eat pumpkin chicken or any other soup normally

Shirley Burns

April 21, 2021

I often make this but ad 2 pks Cream of chicken soup with it’ Have it with garlic bread–lovely

Lorraine Brinnand

April 10, 2021

My husband and I love this soup. It is so tasty and very easy to make. I cook it as per recipe, I always use drumsticks and remove the skin before cooking. It is a regular winter soup for us.


April 5, 2021

DELICIOUS!!! So simple and tasty

Kylie Read

April 1, 2021

I made this last night exactly following Paulene’s recipe.Talk about easy and delicious! My fussy son gave it a 10/10. I used 2 kgs of drumsticks. Using chicken with bones definitely gives it a richer flavour. So economical too. The whole dish cost about $10 and makes heaps. Will be making this again. Winner, winner chicken dinner 🤗

Giuseppina Shaw

March 18, 2021

This soup is the most amazing soup I have ever made. It’s so delicious and so easy to make. Best ever in our household.


November 13, 2020

OMG I absolutely LOVE homemade chicken soup so when I found this recipe I was so excited

I used 1kg of chicken thigh instead of drumsticks and 1kg of veg
This will definitely become a regular meal in our house, especially with a fussy toddler and a teen with braces

Judy Taberner

October 18, 2020

This is the best chicken soup I have ever made! I used chicken thighs instead of drumsticks and shredded them at the end, also added chopped fresh veges( leek,pumpkin,zucchini,potatoes) and a handful of barley. Near the end I threw in some angel hair noodles and fine chopped spinach for colour. Yum! Thanks for this so easy recipe. I am 76 so you can always teach an old dog new tricks!

Paulene @ Slow Cooker Central

September 12, 2020

I would add it in the last hour but beware it will absorb up a lot of the soups liquid if you do so 🙂
Have a read here >> Adding Pasta


September 10, 2020

I can’t wait to try this, I want to add a small pasta like macaroni. Would you add this at the start or near the end?


August 30, 2020

Very tasty and satisfying soup! Served mine with extra noodles, delicious 😋

Lorna Kaer

August 30, 2020

Love this soup, so tasty and filling. I also put extra 2 minute noodles in bowls and topped with soup for a very satisfying dinner!

I use the 500g bag but no harm in using more if you like .. I always use the diced variety in little cubes

Dee Perrett

July 19, 2020

Hi Pauline did you use 500g or 1kg of frozen veggies?


July 16, 2020

So easy and tasty. Make it every week

Yes it sure can …. just beware of the many small bones as it would be fall apart tender when you take it out

Dean Pellizzaroli

June 27, 2020

Hi Pauline , can this soup be made with a whole chook and de bone and shred the chicken at the end …


June 26, 2020

We had this tonight.
Super easy and tasty.
I happened to have all ingredients here with using chicken breasts instead of drumsticks.
We could feel it doing us good. Yummo

Jasmine Louise

June 9, 2020

I was doubtful of this recipe as I’ve tried to make so many chicken soups but have never found any I’ve made the greatest taste… until now!! Omg yum! This is honestly so amazing and so EASY! The chicken just fell off the bone so ‘shredding’ the chicken was super easy and effortless. This is going to be a weekly meal for sure! 👌🏼

Tracey Davies

June 6, 2020

Healthy hearty chicken soup ! used organic chicken breast strips and added pumpkin & used fresh pre chopped mixed vegetables – nice..

Phoebe Kerin

May 1, 2020

I made this today – tweaked it by using liquid chicken stock (it was out of date haha) plus 2 stock cubes, there were 2 chillis on the bench that didn’t get used in last nights meal so I threw them in, garlic and a handful of pearl barley. Oh and seasoned with salt and pepper.
I also used two packets of dry chicken noodle mix as the packets were 30g.

Then I went away to work all day and 12 hours later was divine. Very happy and will be making it a lot this winter.

Natalie Dodds

May 1, 2020

Another great soup added to my menu! I didn’t have any frozen veggies, so I used what I had available (celery, carrot, potato – all finely diced). I used chicken drumsticks and the meat was so tender and my house smelt amazing! Best chicken soup recipe I’ve made with lots of flavour!

Sue Ratcliffe

February 13, 2020

Great recipe. I used 1kg chicken breast and 500g drumsticks. The chicken didn’t dry out and it makes a wonderful thick soup which is mostly chicken so it’s a very filling meal.


August 30, 2019

I made this tonight definitely a winner for my family my son had seconds tonight and also enough left over for lunch the next day.


June 11, 2019

Made this for lunch today as the toddler has a double ear infection and won’t eat anything at all!
I used left over roast chicken from Sunday, peas, corn and carrot along with the salad onion. I did more chicken stock then recommended as I love it and love a strong taste! Will definitely be a regular especially in flu season!

I do mine in this size and once I’ve added all the ingredients I still take the water up towards the top of the bowl. Bearing in mind I use a good serve of stock powder myself to keep it strong how we like it 🙂


May 26, 2019

Just wondering…another reviewer mentioned that for her large slow cooker, the amount of water put in diluted the flavour to a point. I have a 5.5 litre slow cooker – does anyone know if I should put a little less water in the bowl? It looks so delicious, can’t wait to try it.!
Thanks in anticipation 🙂


April 22, 2019

I cooked this last night and turned out amazing. First time cooking soup! I made heaps and we had it again tonight for dinner👌

Molly Letoa

April 6, 2019

My 1st s.c meal left on its own while I was at work. DELICIOUS! Came home to a yummy smelling house 😋
Very easy & the whole family loved it will be a regular with winter being on its way 😊

Samantha Cooper

July 9, 2018

Made this tonight and the meat fell off the bone as i picked the chicken up!! The taste was delish!! The whole famil enjoyed. Easy way to cook a delicious soup the whole family enjoy 😄


June 24, 2018

This soup was amazing OMG! I also added 2 diced potatoes. Have leftovers to freeze for lunches. Sure was a winner in this household.

I haven’t tried to do so as this is more a broth style soup 🙂
If you try it let me know


June 4, 2018

Could you put cream with it to make it a creamy chicken soup?

Tammy Noble

May 29, 2018

Made this last night using drumsticks.
I usually just chuck a bbq chook, deboned and shredded, in, but the depth of flavour using drumsticks was out of this world!!
I threw in garlic (about 3tsp minced) to try to eradicate germs, and I also threw in shredded cabbage and some diced potato (because my husband thinks potato is life! lol)
I added chili flakes to serve (again, to bust the germs)


May 24, 2018

I made this tonight after a friend suggested it and it was lovely. Served our family with a meal leftover to freeze. One thing I think I should have thought about though it that I have a large slow cooker and I think filling it up according to the directions might have been a little too much water, just dimmed the flavour a bit. Lovely, easy recipe.

Hi Mem, It wouldn’t have quite the same depth of flavour but you could 🙂


May 24, 2018

Just wondering if I could make this using leftover woolworths BBQ chicken? Would it still be worth putting in slow cooker? Have most of a BBQ chicken to use up! Thanks

Joyce McInally

April 28, 2018

This is one of the nicest soups i’ve ever made. Very, very easy & i added a handful of barley as well. I will definitely make this again

Joyce McInally

April 28, 2018

This is one of the nicest soups I’ve ever made, very, very easy. I added a handful of barley as well, I will definitely be making this one again.

I find breast a little dry but if you preferred it then sure you could 🙂

It would depend on your cooker
But long and slow is ideal 🙂


July 24, 2017

Can this be made with breast chicken pls.


July 23, 2017

Can this be done on high for 4hrs

Sure it just wouldn’t be as strong a flavour as I make the stock powder up to 🙂


July 23, 2017

Looks easy andbdelish will give this a go during the wish ,cant wait thanks paulene


July 23, 2017

Could you replace the stock powder/water with chicken broth? I am thinking of the tetra pack chicken consommé .

Sure can .. I freeze it all the time!

Glen Martyn

June 4, 2017

can this be frozen


April 27, 2017

I made this one last night. My kids and partner loved it and I have leftovers for lunch today. Definitely will make this one again.

Thanks Colleen! 🙂

Colleen Snibson

August 18, 2016

OMG, this was so easy to make and scrumptious to eat. Will definitely be making this again.

Emma walker

June 6, 2016

Just cooked batch of this today!! Can’t wait to eat it, smells so good & so easy to make!!! ?


May 23, 2016

I have made something similar but uses cooked bbq chicken. But chicken wings and drumbsticks might be a cheaper way to go.


May 23, 2016

easy recipe full of flavour.. hit with hubby

Tahlia Spence

May 16, 2016

We made this for my grandfather as he was very ill and we tasted it omg it was amazing he is a fussy eater but even he loved it! Will be a regular in our house over winter

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