Slow Cooker Chicken Parmesan Soup – Phase into the realm of comforting and heartening flavors with this Slow Cooker Chicken Parmesan Soup. Whether it’s a chilly day or you simply crave a bowl of deliciousness this recipe is sure to lift your spirits. The key players, in today’s adventure are boneless chicken breasts, a luscious combination of tomato paste, tomato sauce and spaghetti sauce infused with the delightful essence of Italian seasoning, minced garlic and onion flakes. Let’s not forget about the cheesiness from parmesan and the perfect touch provided by campanelle pasta. This recipe guarantees an enchanting symphony of flavors in every spoonful.
I still remember the first time I decided to transform the timeless classic that’s Chicken Parmesan into a soul-warming soup. It was one of those blustery days when my kitchen became my sanctuary. As I added each ingredient into the slow cooker my husband raised a yet skeptical eyebrow. Meanwhile, our little one danced around captivated by the aroma swirling through our home. Six hours later and it was time, for the moment of truth. The first spoonful brought about eyes lighting up. Smiles spreading across our faces. “This is definitely a keeper!” exclaimed my husband while our little one happily requested seconds. That’s when I realized this Slow Cooker Chicken Parmesan Soup wasn’t a recipe; it was a memory, in the making.
What makes this Slow Cooker Chicken Parmesan Soup truly special?
This Slow Cooker Chicken Parmesan Soup isn’t just a dish; it’s a game changer for people who long for the warmness and flavor of homemade meals. With 5 minutes of prep time, it’s perfect, for setting up in the morning and returning home to a house filled with the aromas of a ready-to-eat meal. The thoughtful combination of tomato paste, sauce and spaghetti sauce creates a flavorful broth that ensures every bursts with taste. When you add in the herbs it becomes an orchestration of flavors dancing together harmoniously. The medley of succulent shredded chicken, cooked pasta and the tantalizing touch of cheese delivers an experience that pushes beyond soup—it conveys comfort and delight to your bowl.
What You Need To Make This Slow Cooker Chicken Parmesan Soup Recipe?
Boneless, skinless chicken breasts: We’ve chosen these tender chicken breasts to make the cooking process smooth and shredding easy. They soak up the flavors of the soup giving each spoonful a bite of tender and flavorful meat.
Minced garlic: This aromatic ingredient adds an earthy flavor to the soup creating a depth of taste of traditional Italian cooking.
Dried minced onion flakes: These little bursts of delight add a pungent onion flavor to the soup without the need, for chopping or dicing.
Italian seasoning: A blend of herbs like oregano, basil, thyme and rosemary that work together to bring a touch to your kitchen. It forms the heart of this dish creating a herby and aromatic base.
Tomato paste: A tomato product that provides a thick consistency. It brings out a sweet tomato flavor that enhances the overall savoriness of the soup.
Tomato sauce and diced tomatoes: This combination gives a textured tomato base to the soup. The smooth sauce balances out the chunky and juicy bites, from the tomatoes.
Chicken broth: This soup’s secret ingredient, known as the liquid gold adds a flavorful touch when combined with the tomato components.
Spaghetti Sauce: The spaghetti sauce plays a role, in bringing a complexity seamlessly uniting all the elements while enriching the broth with its delightful blend of herbs and tomatoes.
Grated Parmesan Cheese: Grated Parmesan cheese goes beyond being cheese; it adds a savory element that beautifully melts into the soup creating pockets of cheesy goodness to savor.
Campanelle Pasta: The campanelle pasta, with its trumpet shape, is not merely decorative; it skillfully captures the broth and ingredients ensuring every bite is perfectly balanced.
Steps To Make Slow Cooker Chicken Parmesan Soup:
Step 1: Let’s bring out the slow cooker and work some magic, shall we? Gather all the ingredients except, for the pasta. Gently place them into your 6-quart slow cooker. Give everything a stir to ensure that all the flavors are mingling harmoniously. Now cover it up. Let it cook on LOW for 6 to 8 hours. Carry on with your day while the slow cooker does its thing.
Step 2: Once the wait is over. Your kitchen is filled with mouthwatering aromas take out the chicken and skillfully shred it using a pair of forks. It’s like therapy I assure you! Place that shredded chicken back, into the mixture add in some Parmesan cheese and don’t forget about the pasta. But hold on we’re not quite done!
Step 3: Turn up the heat to HIGH. Let it cook for 15 to 20 minutes. You want that pasta to be cooked not too mushy not too firm. Once you’ve achieved pasta perfection grab yourself a bowl and ladle in this concoction. There you have it. A bowl of Slow Cooker Chicken Parmesan Soup that will surely make your taste buds dance with joy.
To enhance the flavor of your Slow Cooker Chicken Parmesan Soup you can try adding a touch of wine or a tablespoon of vinegar while it slow cooks. This little secret ingredient works wonders by intensifying the tomato flavors and adding a layer of complexity, to the broth. It brings out the sweetness of the tomatoes while balancing out the notes from the chicken and herbs resulting in a delightful combination that tantalizes your taste buds. Just a small amount is sufficient to elevate the taste making your Slow Cooker Chicken Parmesan Soup more irresistible.
Frequently Asked Questions:
Can I use a different type of pasta?
Of course! If you’d like to try a type of pasta go ahead! While campanelle pasta adds a touch you can use any pasta that you have available. Just remember to adjust the cooking time accordingly.
Can I make this vegetarian?
Absolutely! If you prefer a vegetarian version simply swap out the chicken for a plant-based protein. Use vegetable broth instead of chicken broth.
Can I freeze this soup?
Definitely! You can freeze this soup without any issues. Just make sure to exclude the pasta when freezing it and add it in when you’re ready to reheat and serve.
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