Slow Cooker Chicken Parmesan Soup
Yield: 4 servings
Active Time: 10 minutes
Prep Time: 10 minutes
Cook Time: 8 hours in slow cooker
Your favorite Italian chicken casserole in soup form. This meal is comfort food in a bowl and it’s so easy to cook in the slow cooker for a delicious weeknight dinner. Garnish with some Parmesan cheese for the perfect finish to each bowl. Enjoy!

Ingredients for Single Meal

  • 4 - small boneless chicken breasts
  • 1 - red bell pepper(s)
  • 1 - white onion(s)
  • 1 - tsp minced garlic
  • 1 - 28 oz. can(s) crushed tomatoes
  • 2 - tsp dried basil
  • 4 - cup(s) chicken stock
  • 1 - cup(s) small shell pasta**
  • 1 - cup(s) grated Parmesan cheese**
  • - Salt and pepper
  • Garnish: - chopped parsley**
  • Garnish: - grated Parmesan cheese**
  • Side: - dinner rolls**
  • Side: - salad**
  • 1 - gallon-size freezer baggie(s)
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Cooking Directions for Single Meal

  1. Cut the chicken breasts into 1/2-inch pieces.
  2. Seed and chop the red bell pepper. Chop the onion.
  3. Open the crushed tomatoes.
  4. To the slow cooker insert, add the diced chicken pieces, chopped red bell pepper, chopped onion, minced garlic, crushed tomatoes, basil, and chicken stock. Set on low and cook for 8 hours.
  5. With 20 to 25 minutes left in the cooking cycle, add the small shell pasta and stir in the grated Parmesan cheese. Let pasta cook, then turn off the slow cooker and ladle soup into bowls.
  6. Garnish with more grated Parmesan cheese.
  7. Warm the dinner rolls.
  8. Prepare the salad.
  9. Serve Slow Cooker Chicken Parmesan Soup with side salad and dinner rolls.

Freezeasy Meal Prep Directions

  1. Cut 8 small chicken breasts into 1/2-inch pieces.
  2. Seed and chop 2 red bell peppers. Chop 2 onions.
  3. Open 2 cans of crushed tomatoes.

To each gallon-size plastic freezer baggie, add the following ingredients:

  • Half of the chicken pieces
  • Half of the chopped red bell peppers
  • Half of the chopped onions
  • Half of the crushed tomatoes
  • 2 tsp dried basil
  • 4 cups chicken stock
  • Do NOT add the pasta or grated Parmesan cheese before freezing.

Remove as much air as possible and seal. Add label to baggie and freeze.

Freeze & Thaw Instructions

Put baggie in the freezer and freeze up to 6 months in fridge freezer or 12 months in a deep freezer. Thaw in the fridge overnight, or a warm bowl of water for about 20 minutes, before transferring to the slow cooker and cooking on low for 8 hours. With 20 to 25 minutes left in the cooking cycle, add the small shell pasta and stir in the grated Parmesan cheese. Let pasta cook, then turn off the slow cooker and ladle soup into bowls.

Dairy-Free Modifications

Recipe is dairy-free when grated Parmesan cheese is omitted.

Gluten-Free Modifications

Recipe is gluten-free if you use gluten-free small shell pasta.

Printable Label Recipe Title

Slow Cooker Chicken Parmesan Soup

Printable Label Instructions

Thaw and slow cook on low for 8 hours. With 20 to 25 minutes left in the cooking cycle, add the small shell pasta and stir in the grated Parmesan cheese. Let pasta cook, then turn off the slow cooker and ladle soup into bowls.
Serve with a side salad and dinner rolls.

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