Spicy Crock Pot Chicken Soup With Vegetables

Chicken Soup
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  • 6 hrs 15 mins
  • Prep: 15 mins,
  • Cook: 6 hrs
  • Yield: 4 Servings (4 portions)
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This easy slow cooker chicken soup is a snap to prepare in the crockpot. The combination of chicken, cubed potatoes, and a variety of vegetables is flavored to perfection with vegetable juice and chicken broth.

A small amount of Dijon mustard and hot pepper sauce jazzes the soup up and adds some heat.

What You'll Need

  • 1 pound boneless chicken breasts (or tenders, cut into 1-inch cubes)
  • 2 small potatoes (cubed)
  • 1 small carrot (diced)
  • 1 1/2 cups frozen corn kernels
  • 1/2 cup onion (chopped)
  • 1/2 cup celery (chopped)
  • 2 tablespoons Dijon mustard
  • 1/4 tsp freshly ground black pepper
  • Dash of cayenne (or hot pepper sauce)
  • 1/8 teaspoon garlic powder
  • 2 1/2 cups vegetable juice (V-8 Brand)
  • 1 1/2 cups chicken broth (preferably low sodium)
  • Salt to taste
  • Garnish: fresh chopped parsley or green onion tops

How to Make It

  1. Combine the cubed chicken, vegetables, mustard, black and cayenne peppers, and garlic powder in slow cooker; pour vegetable juice and chicken broth over all.
  2. Cover and cook on high for 1 hour.
  3. Reduce the setting to low and cook for about 4 to 6 hours longer, or until the vegetables are tender.
  4. Taste and add salt, as needed.​

Garnish with fresh chopped parsley or green onion tops, if desired.


  • Replace the vegetable juice with tomato juice or replace half of the vegetable or tomato juice with one 14.5-ounce can of diced tomatoes.
  • Add 1 small diced zucchini along with the vegetables.