Feel Better Chicken Soup (Slow Cooker)

Feel Better Chicken Soup (Slow Cooker)

Feel Better Chicken Soup is the soup you didn’t know you needed. Or you need it for some whiny person blowing their nose and running a fever and trying to infect everyone in the house.  Okay, that was me two weeks ago.  When I should have been making soup but I was on the verge of death (probably) and making soup seemed really hard at that point.

However, if you have the energy this soup has all the things that will make you feel better.  It’s mild enough for those with wonky tummies or no appetite.  It’s simple enough to make you could hand someone the recipe and they could make it for you.  It’s all the things.

Feel Better Chicken Soup

Serves/ Yield: 6-8

Prep Time: 10 minutes

Cook/ Assembly Time: 8 hours 30 minutes

Total Time: 8 hours 40 minutes



  • 4-5 lbs. bone-in chicken (any cuts or a whole chicken)
  • 1 medium yellow onion, diced
  • 3 carrots, sliced into coins
  • 3 celery stalks, sliced into coins
  • 1 turnip, peeled and diced
  • 5-8 cloves garlic, minced
  • 3-5 slices fresh ginger, peeled and sliced about ¼” thick
  • 8 cups water
  • 1 bay leaf
  • 2 Tbsp. coconut aminos
  • 1 Tbsp. apple cider vinegar
  • 2 tsp. dried oregano
  • 2 tsp. dried thyme
  • 1 Tsp. sea salt
  • 1/2 tsp. pepper
  • 1/2 tsp. turmeric
  • 1 can full-fat coconut milk
  • Garnish: fresh parsley, hot sauce


Lightly grease your slow cooker (olive oil, coconut oil, ghee – any are fine). Place the vegetables in the slow cooker first. Arrange the chicken on top, bone-side down.

Mix the seasonings and spices into the water, then pour over the chicken and vegetables. It should completely cover the vegetables and about half of the chicken.

Cook on low for six to eight hours.

Remove and discard the bay leaf. Take the chicken from the cooker and let cool to handle. Then remove the skin and bones.  Shred the meat and then add it back to the cooker. Mix in one can of coconut milk.

Serve and enjoy!


Options and Notes: When you use bone-in chicken you are essentially making your own stock. If you use boneless chicken then replace the water with chicken stock.

If you need to cook this soup more quickly also substitute broth for water and cook on high for 4 hours.

You can replace the turnips for Russet potatoes.

If you are doing a Whole30 you need to add the coconut milk for the fat.  Otherwise, it is optional.


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