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Slow Cooker Chicken Minestrone Soup

Course Slow cooker soup
Servings 8 -10 servings


  • 2 large bone-in chicken breast
  • 1 onion diced
  • 2 garlic cloves crushed
  • 1 can diced tomatoes
  • 2 boxes chicken broth 32oz each
  • 1 can dark red kidney beans
  • 2-3 carrots sliced
  • 1 zucchini chopped
  • 3/4 cup shell pasta
  • 2 cups kale chopped
  • salt and pepper to taste
  • Parmesan cheese for topping optional


  • Place chicken breasts in bottom of slow cooker.
  • Add onion, garlic, tomatoes, chicken broth, beans and carrot to slow cooker.
  • Cook on high 5-6 hours or low 7-8 hours.
  • Minutes before serving, remove chicken breasts from pot and add zucchini, pasta and kale to the pot.
  • Use a fork to pull chicken off the bones. Chop or shred the meat and return to the slow cooker.
  • Season with salt and pepper.
  • Top each bowl with Parmesan, if desired.