Chicken soup is the ultimate comfort food. No wonder that a book franchise has been named after it. Take a Google search for natural cold remedies, then you’d quickly find it at the top of the list.
We want you to enjoy the hearty goodness of this soup; hence, we’re sharing this Healthy Slow Cooker and Blender Chicken Potato Soup Recipe.
This version includes most of the traditional ingredients that make such a healthy bowl of goodness. It’s loaded with vitamins C and K, antioxidants, and minerals, which boosts the immune system that fights off viruses and is necessary to help the body recover faster from illnesses.
When one loses appetite because of sickness and there is a need to take in food, this is the ideal dish to serve. Not only is it light and easy to gulp in, but it also nourishes and heals. A good amount of potatoes are even added in to meet your daily carbohydrate needs for those days.
As the name speaks for itself, this Healthy Slow Cooker and Blender Chicken Potato Soup Recipe calls for a slow cooker and a blender. However, if your blender features a heating capacity, a slow cooker isn’t really necessary. You can do the entire soup in that blender, saving you a lot of time preparing, cooking, and of course, cleaning up.
If you’re curious or interested in blenders with heating capacity, this blender buying guide absolutely helps! Happy blending!
Healthy Slow Cooker and Blender Chicken Potato Soup
- 1 teaspoon extra virgin olive oil
- ½ large onion peeled and chopped
- 2 cloves garlic minced
- 1 pound boneless, skinless chicken breast
- 1 pound russet potatoes peeled and chopped
- 1 cup sliced carrots
- 1 cup sliced celery
- 4 cups homemade, unsalted chicken broth
- 1 teaspoon dried thyme
- ½ teaspoon salt
- ½ teaspoon black pepper freshly ground
- 3 tablespoons chopped fresh parsley plus more for garnish
Recommended: Using a blender with heating capacity
- Add olive oil into the blender, press the “Cook” then “Medium” button. Add onions and garlic, and cook until tender and fragrant, about 3 to 4 minutes.
- Roughly chop the chicken breast, then add it to the blender along with potatoes, carrots, celery, broth, thyme, salt, and pepper.
- Change the heat to “low” and simmer the soup for about 30 to 45 minutes or until the chicken is cooked through and the potatoes are fork-tender. If you want a chunky soup, pulse for a few times. Otherwise, keep pulsing until the soup is smooth.
- Transfer to serving bowls and garnish with fresh parsley.
Using a blender without heating capacity:
- Heat olive oil in a nonstick skillet set over medium heat. Sauté onions and garlic for about 3 to 4 minutes or until tender and fragrant. Transfer to a slow cooker.
- Add chicken breast, potatoes, carrots, celery, broth, thyme, salt, and pepper.
- Place the lid on the slow cooker. Turn on “high” and cook for 6 to 8 hours, stirring occasionally, until the potatoes are very tender. Check the chicken at the 4th hour. If it’s cooked through, you can remove the chicken and refrigerate it until the potatoes become tender. The last thing that you’d want is an overcooked chicken.
- Shred or chop the chicken and set aside. Stir the potato soup and transfer about 2 cups in a blender, making sure not to fill it more than halfway (See notes if you want all your soup to be puréed). Purée the mixture and add it back to the slow cooker, along with the shredded or chopped chicken and parsley. Stir well.
- Ladle into bowls and top with some more parsley if desired. Enjoy!
- If you’re using a blender without heating capacity and you wanted to purée the entire soup, make sure that the blender doesn’t get filled more than halfway because it can make the mixture climb up thereby causing the blender’s lid to pop off. Thus, you may need to either do the puréeing in batches or cool down the mixture to room temperature before filling the blender completely, puréeing the soup, and warming it up once more.
- Feel free to add more broth to thin out the soup. Contrastingly, simmer the soup more to thicken it up.
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