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Slow-Cooker Chicken Parmesan Soup

Slow-Cooker Chicken Parmesan Soup
  • Prep 15 min
  • Total 3 hr 15 min
  • Ingredients 13
  • Servings 8
This chicken Parmesan soup is pure comfort food in a bowl, and thanks to your slow cooker, it’s easy enough for a weeknight dinner. With bread crumbs tossed in butter, and shredded Parmesan cheese sprinkled on top, it’ll likely be the only way you eat chicken Parmesan ever again.
Updated August 23, 2017
Make With
Make With
Progresso Broth

Ingredients

Soup

  • 1/2 cup chopped onion
  • 1 cup chopped red bell pepper
  • 3 cloves garlic, finely chopped
  • 1 package (16 oz) boneless skinless chicken breasts, cut into 1/2-inch pieces
  • 1 can (28 oz) Muir Glen™ organic crushed tomatoes with basil, undrained
  • 1 carton (32 oz) Progresso™ chicken broth
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1/4 teaspoon pepper
  • 1/2 cup uncooked orzo pasta

Topping

  • 1/4 cup butter
  • 1 cup Progresso™ Italian style panko crispy bread crumbs
  • 1/2 cup shredded Parmesan cheese
  • Fresh chopped basil or Italian (flat-leaf) parsley, if desired

Steps

  • 1
    In 5-quart slow cooker, add onion, bell pepper, garlic, chicken, crushed tomatoes, broth, salt and pepper. Cover; cook on Low heat setting 5 to 6 hours or on High setting 3 to 4 hours or until chicken is cooked through and vegetables are tender.
  • 2
    Thirty minutes before serving, stir pasta into slow cooker. Cover; cook on High heat setting about 30 minutes or until pasta is tender.
  • 3
    Meanwhile, in 10-inch skillet, melt butter over medium heat. Add bread crumbs; cook 3 to 4 minutes, stirring frequently, until golden brown.
  • 4
    Top soup with shredded cheese and toasted bread crumbs before serving. Garnish with chopped basil or parsley.

  • Stir in 1/4 teaspoon crushed red pepper for a little kick.
  • Orzo pasta works well in this soup because of its small size. Ring pasta or small elbow macaroni would also work as a substitute.

Nutrition Facts

Serving Size: 1 Serving
Calories
280
Calories from Fat
90
Total Fat
10g
16%
Saturated Fat
5g
27%
Trans Fat
0g
Cholesterol
55mg
18%
Sodium
1120mg
47%
Potassium
180mg
5%
Total Carbohydrate
28g
9%
Dietary Fiber
1g
7%
Sugars
2g
Protein
19g
% Daily Value*:
Vitamin A
30%
30%
Vitamin C
20%
20%
Calcium
10%
10%
Iron
10%
10%
Exchanges:
1 Starch; 0 Fruit; 0 Other Carbohydrate; 0 Skim Milk; 0 Low-Fat Milk; 0 Milk; 2 Vegetable; 0 Very Lean Meat; 2 Lean Meat; 0 High-Fat Meat; 1/2 Fat;
Carbohydrate Choice
2
*Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.
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