The Simplest Slow-Cooker Chicken Soup


You can totally make this for lunch!

Even when you’re healthy, chicken soup just screams comfort food. We make this version in the slow cooker; extra pots and pans are unnecessary. (Here’s to fewer dishes while we’re self-isolating, virtual-schooling, and serving 3+ solids a day to our little loved ones!) We’ve included a few optional variations if you want to be more adventurous, but it’s still a tasty recipe as is! ENJOY!

Serves 6


2 TBSP olive oil
1 lb boneless chicken breasts or thighs
1/2 yellow onion, sliced thin
1 leek, halved and sliced thin
4 garlic cloves, minced or crushed
3 stalks celery, chopped
4 medium carrots, peeled and chopped
1 1/2 tsp Himalayan or other sea salt
1 tsp dried thyme
1/2 tsp ground black pepper
1/2 tsp dried oregano
2 bay leaves
6 cups chicken bone broth or stock
1/2 can full-fat coconut milk
Juice + zest of 1 lemon (add at the end)
1/4 cup fresh parsley leaves, chopped (add at the end; it’s okay to omit if necessary)

Optional Ingredients:

1/2 medium zucchini, sliced into quarter-moons
1/4 cup cranberries, frozen or fresh
2 cups baby spinach or kale leaves (add at the end)
1/2 bag gluten-free or regular pasta noodles, cooked (add at the end)


It really is this simple!

  1. Put all the ingredients in your slow cooker, except where it is noted above. Give it a good stir to combine.
  2. Cover and cook on LOW for 6 hours. After 6 hours, remove the chicken and cut it into bite-sized chunks, then return it to the slow cooker.
  3. Add lemon juice, parsley, and spinach and/or cooked noodles (if using).
  4. Add 20 additional minutes to cooking time, then taste to adjust seasonings, and enjoy!

Hi, I’m Ali.

Eighty was founded by me, Ali Brady. I am a…

  • Certified Functional Medicine Nutrition Practitioner
  • Certified Nutritional Therapy Practitioner
  • Certified Function Nutrition Lab Full Body Systems
  • Graduate
  • Certified Health Coach
  • Certified Paleo Autoimmune Protocol Coach
  • Certified Health-Supportive Chef
  • Busy, Active, Working Mom

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I’ve been EXACTLY where you’re sitting.

I know how it feels to be living in hormonal chaos.

The exhaustion. The frustration. The helplessness. The feeling like your life is basically over.

When you’re struggling with hormone problems, unwanted weight gain, and stubborn symptoms, you find yourself thinking, “I’ve lived my life up to this point only for it to be like THIS?” Stop the ride, I want OFF.

But I also know how it feels to heal your body and your life. When I started eating the Eighty way, I learned how whole, nutrient-rich foods enjoyed with an attitude of abundance (NOT restriction) can nourish the body back to wellness.