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slow cooker chicken soup in white bowl with lemon slice on top

Slow Cooker Lemon Chicken Artichoke Soup

Slow Cooker Lemon Chicken Artichoke Soup is a healthy, low carb chicken soup that's full of fresh lemon flavor!  This is clean eating at it's best and easiest.
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Ingredients

  • 1 - 1 1/2 lbs. bone-in skinless chicken breasts
  • 3 leeks white and light green parts only, cleaned, halved, and sliced into half moons
  • 1 stalk celery halved and chopped
  • 3 cloves garlic minced
  • 1 bay leaf
  • 14 ounces artichoke hearts packed in water drained, or frozen artichoke hearts
  • 4 cups chicken stock
  • 2 cups water or you may use more chicken stock
  • 1 bunch kale torn (discard the tough stems)*
  • Additional salt and freshly ground black pepper to taste
  • 1 lemon juiced

Instructions 

  • Season the both sides of the chicken breasts generously with salt and pepper and place in the slow cooker.
  • Add the leeks, celery, garlic, bay leaf, artichoke hearts, chicken stock, and water. Add 1 teaspoon kosher salt and pepper, to taste.
  • Cover and cook on low for 4-6 hours or high for about 3-4 hours or until the chicken is tender and cooked through.
  • Remove the lid and place the chicken breasts on a cutting board. Shred the chicken with two forks and place back in the slow cooker. Add the kale and lemon juice and stir. Season with salt and pepper, if necessary, and serve. Enjoy!

Notes

  • This soup is best when it's cooked just until the chicken is done so the artichokes and leeks don't get mushy (this took 4-5 hours on low).
  • Prep your veggies the day before so all you have to do is dump everything in the slow cooker and go the next day!
  • Bone-in chicken breasts gives the broth a lot more flavor -- you can use homemade chicken stock for even more.
  • If kale isn't for you, substitute it with your favorite greens such as spinach, arugula, or chard.

Nutrition

Calories: 219kcal, Carbohydrates: 17g, Protein: 31g, Fat: 3g, Saturated Fat: 1g, Polyunsaturated Fat: 2g, Cholesterol: 72mg, Sodium: 563mg, Fiber: 4g, Sugar: 6g

Nutrition is estimated using a food database and is only intended to be used as a guideline for informational purposes.

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