Freezer 5-Ingredient Homemade Chicken Soup with Veggies

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This 5-Ingredient Homemade Chicken Soup is thick, creamy (but, no dairy!), and hearty.  It’s filled with flavorful broth, meaty shredded chicken, and sweet bursts of bright veggies.  But, this version is also the easiest ever because you prepare all of the ingredients ahead (even months ahead) and freeze them until you are ready to cook this wonderful meal.  Then you thaw, pour all of the ingredients into the Slow Cooker, set and forget.  Forget until those amazing and comforting aromas remind you that you have a Homemade Chicken Soup waiting for you!

This 5-Ingredient Homemade Chicken Soup is thick, creamy, and hearty. It's filled with flavorful broth, meaty shredded chicken, and sweet bursts of bright veggies. You can prepare all of the ingredients ahead and freeze them until you are ready to cook. Then, thaw, pour into the Slow Cooker, set and forget.

Homemade Chicken Soup is like a warm blanket.  It really does warm you inside and out.  And, these Freezer Prepped Meals make it even easier to have any day of the week!

Have you tried my other Prepped Freezer Meals yet?  Check them out!

5-Ingredient Homemade Chicken Soup in a bowl with spoon and crockpot in background. This soup is thick, creamy, and hearty. It's filled with flavorful broth, meaty shredded chicken, and sweet bursts of bright veggies. You can prepare all of the ingredients ahead and freeze them until you are ready to cook. Then, thaw, pour into the Slow Cooker, set and forget.

5-Ingredient Homemade Chicken Soup in a crockpot with wood spoon. This soup is thick, creamy, and hearty. It's filled with flavorful broth, meaty shredded chicken, and sweet bursts of bright veggies. You can prepare all of the ingredients ahead and freeze them until you are ready to cook. Then, thaw, pour into the Slow Cooker, set and forget.

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PREP-AHEAD TO MAKE YOUR HOMEMADE CHICKEN SOUP FREEZER DINNER

Start with the chicken breasts.  I’ve love Katie’s Best Boneless Skinless Chicken Breasts, Air-Chilled, Non-GMO, Raised w/o Antibiotics that I can get through Fresh Direct.  I have said it before, but Fresh Direct is a life saver for busy Moms and they source from sustainable local farms which I feel great about.  If you’re not a member, click this link for a discount to join! Get $25 Off Orders of $99 with code LEAF25 at FreshDirect!

To a freezer bag or storage container (see below for recommendation), add the chicken breasts (yes, only 2 needed in this soup!), diced carrots, frozen peas, chicken bouillon, and water.  Note, you can leave the water out if you are concerned with leakage or thaw time.  Just add the water to the slow cooker when you are ready to cook.

Two Chicken Breasts in Freezer Bag for a 5-Ingredient Homemade Chicken Soup. It's thick, creamy, and hearty. It's filled with flavorful broth, meaty shredded chicken, and sweet bursts of bright veggies. You can prepare all of the ingredients ahead and freeze them until you are ready to cook. Then, thaw, pour into the Slow Cooker, set and forget.

Adding diced carrots to Freezer Bag for a 5-Ingredient Homemade Chicken Soup. It's thick, creamy, and hearty. It's filled with flavorful broth, meaty shredded chicken, and sweet bursts of bright veggies. You can prepare all of the ingredients ahead and freeze them until you are ready to cook. Then, thaw, pour into the Slow Cooker, set and forget.

Peas and Carrots added to Freezer Bag for a 5-Ingredient Homemade Chicken Soup. It's thick, creamy, and hearty. It's filled with flavorful broth, meaty shredded chicken, and sweet bursts of bright veggies. You can prepare all of the ingredients ahead and freeze them until you are ready to cook. Then, thaw, pour into the Slow Cooker, set and forget.

Chicken Bouillon added to Freezer Bag for a 5-Ingredient Homemade Chicken Soup. It's thick, creamy, and hearty. It's filled with flavorful broth, meaty shredded chicken, and sweet bursts of bright veggies. You can prepare all of the ingredients ahead and freeze them until you are ready to cook. Then, thaw, pour into the Slow Cooker, set and forget.

Black Pepper added to Freezer Bag for a 5-Ingredient Homemade Chicken Soup. It's thick, creamy, and hearty. It's filled with flavorful broth, meaty shredded chicken, and sweet bursts of bright veggies. You can prepare all of the ingredients ahead and freeze them until you are ready to cook. Then, thaw, pour into the Slow Cooker, set and forget.

Pitcher pouring water to added to Freezer Bag for a 5-Ingredient Homemade Chicken Soup. It's thick, creamy, and hearty. It's filled with flavorful broth, meaty shredded chicken, and sweet bursts of bright veggies. You can prepare all of the ingredients ahead and freeze them until you are ready to cook. Then, thaw, pour into the Slow Cooker, set and forget.

Finally, add a cornstarch slurry to the bag.  This is a great Gluten-Free way to thicken the soup as it cooks.

Corn Starch slurry added to Freezer Bag for a 5-Ingredient Homemade Chicken Soup. It's thick, creamy, and hearty. It's filled with flavorful broth, meaty shredded chicken, and sweet bursts of bright veggies. You can prepare all of the ingredients ahead and freeze them until you are ready to cook. Then, thaw, pour into the Slow Cooker, set and forget.That’s it for prepping your freezer bag (Or Glass Container). Seal the bag tight and then lightly press flat and store in freezer. You can freeze on a sheet pan and then once frozen store standing up vertically or horizontally. You can store it for up to 3 months in the freezer.

5-Ingredient Homemade Chicken Soup ingredients in a labeled Freezer Bag. This recipe is thick, creamy, and hearty. It's filled with flavorful broth, meaty shredded chicken, and sweet bursts of bright veggies. You can prepare all of the ingredients ahead and freeze them until you are ready to cook. Then, thaw, pour into the Slow Cooker, set and forget.

ECO-ALTERNATIVE:

Bags are of course easy and disposable, so less clean up.  However, if you want a more Eco-Friendly and Leak-Proof alternative to freezer bags, I recommend Pyrex Glass Containers.  I use them for all of my storage, whether it’s in the fridge or freezer, and even for cooking in the oven or warming in the microwave.  For this recipe, I recommend:  Pyrex Basics 2 Quart Glass Oblong Baking Dish with Red Plastic Lid – 7 inch x 11 Inch by Pyrex

COOK YOUR HOMEMADE CHICKEN SOUP WITH VEGGIES

When you are ready to make this meal, thaw your frozen Soup bag in the fridge the day prior and overnight (at least 8 hours, but it could take up to 12).  Do not thaw out of the fridge at room temperature, as that invites bacteria.

The morning before you will eat this for dinner, pour the ingredients from the bag to the slow cooker. Mix to break up any remaining ice and then cover and set timer for 4 hours high up to 8 hours low depending on your schedule. If you don’t have a Slow Cooker, click here to see the Crock-Pot that I have and love!

NOTE: If you would rather cook this on the stove, I would let it simmer for an hour in a soup pot.

After the slow cooker time is up, remove the chicken breasts and set aside to cool enough to shred, then shred it into bite-size pieces with your fingers or two forks.  Add back the shredded Chicken and mix.  Taste for seasoning and add salt/pepper to taste.

Two forks shredding cooked chicken for 5-Ingredient Homemade Chicken Soup. This soup is thick, creamy, and hearty. It's filled with flavorful broth, meaty shredded chicken, and sweet bursts of bright veggies. You can prepare all of the ingredients ahead and freeze them until you are ready to cook. Then, thaw, pour into the Slow Cooker, set and forget.

Adding shredding cooked chicken to Crock-pot for 5-Ingredient Homemade Chicken Soup. This soup is thick, creamy, and hearty. It's filled with flavorful broth, meaty shredded chicken, and sweet bursts of bright veggies. You can prepare all of the ingredients ahead and freeze them until you are ready to cook. Then, thaw, pour into the Slow Cooker, set and forget.

5-Ingredient Homemade Chicken Soup in a crockpot with wood spoon. This soup is thick, creamy, and hearty. It's filled with flavorful broth, meaty shredded chicken, and sweet bursts of bright veggies. You can prepare all of the ingredients ahead and freeze them until you are ready to cook. Then, thaw, pour into the Slow Cooker, set and forget.

Serve and enjoy!!

😍 Carrie

5-Ingredient Homemade Chicken Soup in a bowl with spoon and crockpot in background. This soup is thick, creamy, and hearty. It's filled with flavorful broth, meaty shredded chicken, and sweet bursts of bright veggies. You can prepare all of the ingredients ahead and freeze them until you are ready to cook. Then, thaw, pour into the Slow Cooker, set and forget.

Freezer 5-Ingredient Homemade Chicken Soup with Veggies

Homemade Chicken Soup with Veggies is thick, creamy, and hearty.  It's filled with flavorful broth, meaty shredded chicken, and sweet bursts of bright veggies.  But, this version is also the easiest ever because you prepare all of the ingredients ahead (even months ahead) and freeze them until you are ready to cook this wonderful meal.  Then, you thaw, pour all of the ingredients into the Slow Cooker, set and forget.  

Course Main Course, Soup
Cuisine American
Keyword chicken, chicken dinner, chicken soup, freezer meal, freezer meals, gluten free, meal prep, soup
Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 4 hours
Thaw Overnight 8 hours
Total Time 4 hours 10 minutes
Servings 6 Servings
Author Carrie Tyler

Ingredients

  • 2 Chicken Breasts
  • 1 cup Frozen Sweet Peas
  • 2 cup Carrots Diced
  • 4 Bouillon Cubes or 4 tsp Granulated bouillon or chicken base
  • 2 tbls Corn Starch
  • 1 tsp Salt
  • 1 tsp Pepper
  • 5.5 cups Water

Instructions

Prep-Ahead to make your Freezer Bag

  1. Peel and dice the carrots.

  2. Label your Freezer Bag or Storage Container with the recipe name and date.  Add the raw Chicken to the bag.  

    Two Chicken Breasts in Freezer Bag for a 5-Ingredient Homemade Chicken Soup. It's thick, creamy, and hearty. It's filled with flavorful broth, meaty shredded chicken, and sweet bursts of bright veggies. You can prepare all of the ingredients ahead and freeze them until you are ready to cook. Then, thaw, pour into the Slow Cooker, set and forget.
  3. To the bag with the chicken, add the diced carrots, frozen peas, chicken bouillon, Salt, and Black Pepper.  Add 5 cups of water.  

    Pitcher pouring water to added to Freezer Bag for a 5-Ingredient Homemade Chicken Soup. It's thick, creamy, and hearty. It's filled with flavorful broth, meaty shredded chicken, and sweet bursts of bright veggies. You can prepare all of the ingredients ahead and freeze them until you are ready to cook. Then, thaw, pour into the Slow Cooker, set and forget.
  4. Finally, for the thickener...to a small mixing bowl or measuring cup, add 1/2 cup cold water and 2 tbls cornstarch. Whisk together until dissolved. Then add into the soup freezer bag.

    Corn Starch slurry added to Freezer Bag for a 5-Ingredient Homemade Chicken Soup. It's thick, creamy, and hearty. It's filled with flavorful broth, meaty shredded chicken, and sweet bursts of bright veggies. You can prepare all of the ingredients ahead and freeze them until you are ready to cook. Then, thaw, pour into the Slow Cooker, set and forget.
  5. That’s it for prepping your freezer bag (Or Glass Container). Seal the bag tight and then lightly press flat and store in freezer. You can freeze on a sheet pan and then once frozen store standing up vertically or horizontally. You can store it for up to 3 months in the freezer.

    5-Ingredient Homemade Chicken Soup ingredients in a labeled Freezer Bag. This recipe is thick, creamy, and hearty. It's filled with flavorful broth, meaty shredded chicken, and sweet bursts of bright veggies. You can prepare all of the ingredients ahead and freeze them until you are ready to cook. Then, thaw, pour into the Slow Cooker, set and forget.

Cook your Homemade Chicken Soup!

  1. When you are ready to make this meal, thaw your frozen Soup bag and in the fridge overnight and the next day.  Do not thaw out of the fridge at room temperature, as that invites bacteria.

  2. The morning before you will eat this for dinner, pour the ingredients from the bag to the slow cooker. Mix to break up any remaining ice and then cover and set timer for 4 hours high up to 8 hours low depending on your schedule. NOTE: If you would rather cook this on the stove, I would let it simmer for an hour in a soup pot.

  3. After the slow cooker time is up, remove the chicken breasts and set aside to cool enough to shred, then shred it into bite-size pieces with your fingers or two forks.

    Two forks shredding cooked chicken for 5-Ingredient Homemade Chicken Soup. This soup is thick, creamy, and hearty. It's filled with flavorful broth, meaty shredded chicken, and sweet bursts of bright veggies. You can prepare all of the ingredients ahead and freeze them until you are ready to cook. Then, thaw, pour into the Slow Cooker, set and forget.
  4. Add back the shredded Chicken and mix.  Taste for seasoning and add salt/pepper to taste.

    Adding shredding cooked chicken to Crock-pot for 5-Ingredient Homemade Chicken Soup. This soup is thick, creamy, and hearty. It's filled with flavorful broth, meaty shredded chicken, and sweet bursts of bright veggies. You can prepare all of the ingredients ahead and freeze them until you are ready to cook. Then, thaw, pour into the Slow Cooker, set and forget.
  5. That's it!  Serve and Enjoy!

    5-Ingredient Homemade Chicken Soup in a bowl with spoon and crockpot in background. This soup is thick, creamy, and hearty. It's filled with flavorful broth, meaty shredded chicken, and sweet bursts of bright veggies. You can prepare all of the ingredients ahead and freeze them until you are ready to cook. Then, thaw, pour into the Slow Cooker, set and forget.

Slow Cooker Chicken and Mushroom Soup

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Chicken and Mushroom Soup in white bowl with raw mushrooms, carrots, wood cutting board, bread, and spoon on counter. This Slow Cooker Chicken and Mushroom Soup is warm, hearty, comforting, earthy, and just devine. The mix of blended and chunky mushrooms with carrots, onions, celery, shredded chicken, and herbs gives you a perfect bite every time.

There is nothing better than the comforting aroma of a hearty soup cooking in the house.  Actually, there is one thing better.  Walking into your own house and smelling that comforting soup waiting for you!  Slow Cooker Chicken and Mushroom Soup is that soup that can be waiting for you, my friend!  This soup is warm, hearty, comforting, earthy, and just divine.  The mix of blended and chunky mushrooms with carrots, onions, celery, and shredded chicken gives you a perfect bite every time.  Oregano takes it over the edge with flavor giving this soup an herby taste that pairs just beautifully with the mushrooms.  This is Serious Soup Perfection!

Chicken and Mushroom Soup in a Slow Cooker Pot with wood spoon on counter with cutting board next to it and raw mushrooms and carrots around. This Slow Cooker Chicken and Mushroom Soup is warm, hearty, comforting, earthy, and just devine. The mix of blended and chunky mushrooms with carrots, onions, celery, shredded chicken, and herbs gives you a perfect bite every time.

Soup for me is like a warm hug.  Soup is associated with comfort.  When someone is sick, you give them soup to feel better.  They say that Chicken Soup can feed the soul.  And when Fall comes and there is a chill in the air, I really do need lots of hugs from my family, from warm sweaters, from blankets, and from warm comforting foods, like soup.

Now, Mushrooms are just my favorite.  When I was younger, my Mom would always make me a special birthday dinner of Steak with Au Jus and a boat load of seared mushrooms, yummmmm.  I love mushrooms in just about everything.  I also make a killer Hearty Skillet Creamy Mushroom Soup (btw there is no heavy cream, you will not believe it!).  So, this Slow Cooker Chicken and Mushroom Soup was a natural for me and is just delicious.

Extreme Close Up picture of Chicken and Mushroom Soup with wood spoon scooping it up and showing the chicken shredded, mushrooms, carrots, and celery. This Slow Cooker Chicken and Mushroom Soup is warm, hearty, comforting, earthy, and just devine. The mix of blended and chunky mushrooms with carrots, onions, celery, shredded chicken, and herbs gives you a perfect bite every time.

Quick note!  This post contains affiliate links, which means I earn a commission (at no extra cost to you) if you purchase from them.  This commission is what helps me keep this blog afloat :).  But, I also share these links because I have used the products, genuinely love them, and want you to know exactly what I used. 

PREP-AHEAD TO MAKE YOUR CHICKEN AND MUSHROOM SOUP COOKING KIT

You are busy, so these are the steps you can do a day or two in advance to prepare food ahead!  (See the recipe below for more details)

The great thing about a slow cooker soup is that it can be entirely made a day or two ahead or you can prep the ingredients the night before and then toss is all in the next morning and have a finished soup when you get home at the end of the day!  If you don’t have a Slow Cooker, click here to see the Crock-pot that I have and love!

If you want to prep the ingredients ahead, then you will want to dice the carrots, celery, and onion, as well as chop the parsley.

Now for the mushrooms…what I love about my soup recipe is that I prepare them two ways for more depth and texture.  Half of the mushrooms are blended in a food processor and half are rough chopped for larger chunks and meatiness.  I really love to process half of the mushrooms so that they can thicken the soup and really infuse it with over-the-top mushroom flavor!!!

You will need 16oz of mushrooms.  These can be sliced or whole.  If you get whole mushrooms, you will probably want to rough chop them before adding half to the food processor. Then just pulse until they are about rice-sized.

Raw mushrooms blended in a food processor. This Slow Cooker Chicken and Mushroom Soup is warm, hearty, comforting, earthy, and just devine. The mix of blended and chunky mushrooms with carrots, onions, celery, shredded chicken, and herbs gives you a perfect bite every time.

For the remaining half of the mushrooms, just rough chop them so you get nice chunks in every spoonful.

That’s it for prepping the ingredients!

COOK YOUR CHICKEN AND MUSHROOM SOUP

With everything prepped, now all you need to do is toss them all in the slow cooker, set it to 4 hours and let it work it’s magic!!!  I use a 6-Quart Crock Pot and absolutely love it!  They also make a Crock Pot programmable version that I have my eye on.

When the soup is done cooking, remove the chicken breasts and shred them in a bowl.  I do this very simply using 2 forks.  The chicken just pulls apart with little effort.  Then add it back to the soup and stir to combine.

Chicken breast being taken from slow cooker soup with tongs with bowl next to it with another chicken. This Slow Cooker Chicken and Mushroom Soup is warm, hearty, comforting, earthy, and just devine. The mix of blended and chunky mushrooms with carrots, onions, celery, shredded chicken, and herbs gives you a perfect bite every time.

cooked chicken breast being shredded with 2 forks. This Slow Cooker Chicken and Mushroom Soup is warm, hearty, comforting, earthy, and just devine. The mix of blended and chunky mushrooms with carrots, onions, celery, shredded chicken, and herbs gives you a perfect bite every time.

Chicken shredded in a clear with 2 forks in bowl on counter. This Slow Cooker Chicken and Mushroom Soup is warm, hearty, comforting, earthy, and just devine. The mix of blended and chunky mushrooms with carrots, onions, celery, shredded chicken, and herbs gives you a perfect bite every time.

Shredded chicken being added to mushroom soup in a slow cooker with tongs sitting in the soup. This Slow Cooker Chicken and Mushroom Soup is warm, hearty, comforting, earthy, and just devine. The mix of blended and chunky mushrooms with carrots, onions, celery, shredded chicken, and herbs gives you a perfect bite every time.

And voila! Chicken and Mushroom Soup!

Cooked chicken and mushroom soup in slow cooker with wood spoon. This Slow Cooker Chicken and Mushroom Soup is warm, hearty, comforting, earthy, and just devine. The mix of blended and chunky mushrooms with carrots, onions, celery, shredded chicken, and herbs gives you a perfect bite every time.

That’s it!  ENJOY!

😍 Carrie

Chicken and Mushroom Soup in white bowl with raw mushrooms, carrots, wood cutting board, bread, and spoon on counter. This Slow Cooker Chicken and Mushroom Soup is warm, hearty, comforting, earthy, and just devine. The mix of blended and chunky mushrooms with carrots, onions, celery, shredded chicken, and herbs gives you a perfect bite every time.

Slow Cooker Chicken and Mushroom Soup

This Slow Cooker Chicken and Mushroom Soup is warm, hearty, comforting, earthy, and just divine.  The mix of blended and chunky mushrooms with carrots, onions, celery, and shredded chicken gives you a perfect bite every time.  Oregano takes it over the edge with flavor giving this soup an herby taste that pairs just beautifully with the mushrooms. 

Course Soup
Cuisine American
Keyword chicken, crock pot, easy recipes, mushrooms, slow cooker, soup
Prep Time 15 minutes
Cook Time 4 hours
Total Time 4 hours 15 minutes
Servings 6 Cups
Calories 269 kcal
Author Carrie Tyler

Ingredients

  • 16 oz Mushrooms
  • 1 lb Chicken Breasts, boneless, skinless
  • 1 cup Carrots, diced
  • 1 cup Onion, diced
  • 1/2 cup Celery, diced
  • 1/4 cup Italian Parsley, chopped
  • 1 Tbsp Dried Oregano
  • 1 Bay Leaf
  • 1/2 tsp Salt plus a sprinkle for the raw chicken
  • 1/2 tsp Ground Black Pepper plus a sprinkle for the raw chicken
  • 5 cups Chicken Broth

Instructions

Prep Ahead

  1. Peel & Dice the Carrots.  Dice the Celery.  Dice the Onion.  Chop the parsley.

  2. Clean the mushrooms.  Take half of the mushrooms and blend them in the food processor.

    Raw mushrooms blended in a food processor. This Slow Cooker Chicken and Mushroom Soup is warm, hearty, comforting, earthy, and just devine. The mix of blended and chunky mushrooms with carrots, onions, celery, shredded chicken, and herbs gives you a perfect bite every time.
  3. For the other half of the mushrooms, rough chop them into small pieces.

Cook!

  1. Season the chicken breasts by sprinkling each side with salt and pepper and place them in the slow cooker.

  2. Add the diced carrots, celery, and onion.

  3. Add the Blended Mushrooms, the chopped mushrooms, Parsley, Oregano, Salt, Pepper, and Bay Leaf.

  4. Add the broth and then mix to combine.  Turn the slow cooker on for 4 hours.

  5. After 4 Hours, remove the Bay Leaf and discard.  Then remove the chicken breasts and using 2 forks, shred the meat. It should be very easy to pull it apart.  

    cooked chicken breast being shredded with 2 forks. This Slow Cooker Chicken and Mushroom Soup is warm, hearty, comforting, earthy, and just devine. The mix of blended and chunky mushrooms with carrots, onions, celery, shredded chicken, and herbs gives you a perfect bite every time.
  6. Then add it back into the soup and mix.  

    Cooked chicken and mushroom soup in slow cooker with wood spoon. This Slow Cooker Chicken and Mushroom Soup is warm, hearty, comforting, earthy, and just devine. The mix of blended and chunky mushrooms with carrots, onions, celery, shredded chicken, and herbs gives you a perfect bite every time.
  7. Serve now or later and enjoy!!!

    Chicken and Mushroom Soup in white bowl with raw mushrooms, carrots, wood cutting board, bread, and spoon on counter. This Slow Cooker Chicken and Mushroom Soup is warm, hearty, comforting, earthy, and just devine. The mix of blended and chunky mushrooms with carrots, onions, celery, shredded chicken, and herbs gives you a perfect bite every time.