Chicken Root Soup #slowcooker

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Root vegetables are often underrated when it comes to being the center of the main dish. What I love most about cooking with a variety of root veggies is how well they take in the flavors you use to cook them. Chicken Root Soup is like a warm hearty hug in a bowl. The beautiful combination of potatoes, carrots, celery, and parsnips is just delicious.

Chicken Root Soup

It is important to try to get all of the root vegetables cut into roughly the same sizes so that they cook up evenly. And putting the chicken in whole will make sure that it doesn’t dry out while cooking. By chopping it up after it’s cooked, you will get nice and succulent chicken throughout the whole soup.

Chicken Root Soup

This is a rustic soup but that doesn’t mean it can’t be pretty too. The depth of flavor is going to amaze you and your family. A lot of it comes from the slow cooker. By using the Slow Cooker to give the root veggies the low and slow treatment, they stay tender but absorb so much flavor. Tarragon is not one of the most common herbs to be used but it really has an amazing flavor that joins Rosemary and Thyme with perfection.

Chicken Root Soup

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Chicken Root Soup

A variety of delicious root veggies in a hearty chicken soup
Course Main Course, Soup
Cuisine American
Keyword Chicken, chicken soup, crockpot, parsnip, potato, slow cooker, sweet potato
Prep Time 15 minutes
Slow Cooker 6 hours
Servings 6

Equipment

  • Slow Cooker

Ingredients

  • lb Chicken Breast
  • 2 Russet Potatoes peeled & diced
  • 2 Sweet Potatoes peeled & diced
  • 2 Carrots diced
  • 1 Parsnip diced
  • 2 Celery Stalks chopped
  • 3 Garlic Cloves minced
  • ½ Yellow Onion diced
  • qt Chicken Stock
  • 1 tsp Salt
  • 1 tsp Rosemary
  • 1 tsp Tarragon
  • 1 tsp Thyme
  • 2 cup Heavy Cream

Instructions

  • Prepare all of the ingredients.
  • Add all ingredients EXCEPT the heavy cream to the slow cooker. Stir to combine and secure lid. Cook on low for 5½ hours.
  • Remove chicken from slow cooker and chop into bite-sized pieces. Remove half of soup to a separate bowl. Return chicken to slow cooker.
  • Add heavy cream to soup transfered to separate bowl. Use an immersion blender to blitz until smooth. return to slow cooker and stir to combine. Secure lid and let cook for remaining 30 minutes.

Estelle Forrest self-published this cookbook after a lot of playing around in the kitchen. You can purchase your own copy here:

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Published by Estelle Forrest

I am a lot of things – wife, mother, daughter, sister, niece, friend, business owner, volunteer, and a home chef. I have lived in the Pacific Northwest for most of my adult life and plan to stay forever – while traveling a lot. I am currently running a General Contracting business with my husband out of our home. Between us we have 6 kids in our blended family, 4 of which live with us full-time. We are a highly active family during the week – sports, bands, dance classes – as well as on the weekend – camping, hiking, car shows, and concerts. We like to go go go, but when it comes to dinnertime, we mostly like to dine-in! I love to create things with my hands and have probably tried almost every craft out there at least once or twice. Cooking is a huge part of my life. No matter what anyone says – you can taste the difference in the food if it was made with love. Some of the simplest meals can be elevated so much when they are cooked with care. Pouring love into the meals I create brings a feeling of fulfillment and satisfaction, not only to me, but to the people I care about.

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