Prep 15 mins
Cook 7 hrs
This makes a very good soup that can be enjoyed for lunch or dinner. While it's diabetic friendly the whole family will enjoy it.
- 1 (3 lb) whole chickens, cut into 8 pieces
- 2 large onions (one should be peeled and quartered and one should be small diced})
- 3 large carrots (one should be peeled and quartered and two should be small diced)
- 3 sprigs flat leaf parsley
- 1⁄2 teaspoon crushed dried thyme
- 1⁄2 teaspoon crushed dried marjoram
- 1⁄4 fresh ground black pepper
- 1 quart canned fat free sodium free chicken broth
- 1 quart boiling water
- 6 ounces medium-wide noodles (cooked separately)
- 4 ounces button mushrooms, sliced
- 1⁄2 lb fresh spinach, well washed and large stems removed
- 2 stalks celery & leaves, and diced small
- Rinse and pat dry chicken. Place in a 5-quart or larger crockery slow cooker. Place the peeled and quarterd onion, peeled and quartered carrot, and parsley around chicken pieces. Sprinkle with thyme, marjoram, and pepper.
- Add chicken broth, cover, and cook on low for 7 to 8 hours or on high for 2 1/2 to 3 hours.
- When done cooking, remove the chicken and discard the onion, carrot, and parsley. Skim off and discard all surface fat from the broth.
- Cool chicken from broth for about 10 minutes, until cool enough to handle and remove and discard the chicken skin and bones. Shred chicken.
- Add shredded chicken back to the slow cooker and bring to a simmer. Lightly saute the diced onion, diced carrots, diced celery, mushroom, in a little broth or water until softened and place in the crock along with the spinach. Simmer for 10 minutes.
- Meanwhile, cook noodles according to package directions.
- Just before serving, add cooked noodles to soup and season with salt and pepper (to taste).
This soup was so easy and great comfort food. I cooked the chicken on low all day for about 9 hours and then finished the soup up in about an hour this evening. My kids really loved the mushrooms and I loved the addition of spinach. I also love that this is diabetic friendly as I am a Type I Diabetic and often find Diabetes friendly foods bland and boring. Thanks for a great soup Annacia! Made for PHOTO TAG FALL 2013.