Recipe by Annacia
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.
Top Review by ElizabethKnicely
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.
- 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
Directions See How It's Made
- 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).