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.

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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.

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.
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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
Author Carrie Tyler

Ingredients

  • 16 oz Mushrooms
  • 1 lb Chicken Breasts
  • 1 cup Carrots, diced
  • 1 cup Onion, diced
  • 1/2 cup Celery, diced
  • 1/4 cup Italian Parsley, chopped
  • 1 Tbls 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.

Hearty Skillet Creamy Mushroom Soup

It’s late September…the leaves are turning and falling to the ground, the days have started to get cooler and the evenings even brisker.  I have started to swap out summer clothes for fall pants, long sleeves, and sweaters, the days of layers.  And I am making a warm, cozy, and Hearty Skillet Creamy Mushroom Soup…  The perfect fall day.

This creamy mushroom soup recipe is a special favorite of mine.  When I was growing up, my mom would buy the canned cream of mushroom soup and I  loved it.  But the homemade version is so easy and soooooo much better tasting because its homemade :).  It’s just onions and mushrooms, flour, veggie broth, milk, and a couple simple seasonings and you have a skillet of deliciousness.

Soups are Fantastic!

Here in NYC, there are restaurants dedicated entirely to soups, so I know I’m not alone.  On a cold day, there is something so comforting about holding a bowl of hot soup, sipping a spoonful and feeling the warmth in your mouth and down into your body as you swallow.

Soups at home are wonderful for 3 reasons.
1) they are easy.  All the ingredients end up in one pot, or skillet in the case of this recipe.
2) they are convenient.  For on-the-go families, they can sit warm in a crockpot or on the stove for family or friends to eat as they roll through.  They can also be reheated the next day or frozen for next month.  And they travel well in a thermos for an easy lunch at the office or at school.
3) they allow for fun flavors and experimentation.  If you don’t like this, add that.

​Enjoy!
Carrie

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Hearty Skillet Mushroom Soup

​This creamy mushroom soup recipe is a special favorite of mine.  When I was growing up, my mom would buy the canned cream of mushroom soup and I  loved it.  But the homemade version is so easy and soooooo much better tasting because its homemade :).  It's just onions and mushrooms, flour, veggie broth, milk, and a couple simple seasonings and you have a skillet of deliciousness.

Course Soup
Prep Time 15 minutes
Cook Time 10 minutes
Total Time 25 minutes
Servings 2 people
Author Carrie Tyler

Ingredients

  • 10 oz White button mushrooms Sliced
  • 1 Yellow onion, Small or ¾ cup diced
  • 1 Tsp Coconut Oil or I like to use the spray to coat the pan
  • 2 Tbls all purpose flour
  • 1 tsp dried oregano
  • 1 cup Vegetable broth
  • 1 cup 1% Lowfat milk any fat content will do
  • ½ tsp salt
  • ½ tsp ground black pepper
  • Chives for garnish

Instructions

  1. Dice onion and add to a large pre-heated skillet with 1 teaspoon coconut oil. Stir and reduce heat to medium so the onions don’t burn.
  2. To the skillet, add the sliced button mushrooms and sauté them until browned and soft, about 6-8 minutes.

  3. Turn off heat and transfer mushrooms to a mini food processor. Pulse to get the mushrooms chopped into various sizes…tiny, small, and medium pieces for various textures in the soup, but mostly you want tiny and small.
  4. Scoop the blended mushrooms back into the skillet and turn the heat back up to medium. Add 2 tablespoons all purpose flour to the mushrooms and stir to combine. Cook for a minute, stirring to cook some of the raw flour taste off.
  5. Then add in 1 cup milk and mix until thickened. Add another cup of broth and stir until a thick soupy consistency. This makes a pretty thick soup, so simply add more broth if you want to thin it out.
  6. Scoop into a bowl and garnish with chives.