Crock-pot chicken Florentine soup

Is it cold where you are? Because–not to brag–but, um, as I write this it’s 73º at my house. The low tonight is going to be 50º though, so I am justified in posting a soup recipe today. It is, after all, January. Official soup appreciation month, or something like that.

Creamy Crock-pot chicken Florentine soup made with real food ingredients
So today I want to share this yummy comfort food recipe with you. It brings slow-cooked chicken and sun-dried tomatoes together with whole wheat egg noodles and spinach in a thick and creamy broth. Better yet? This recipe is perfect for your Crock-pot (slow cooker) and doesn’t have any of those cream-of-gelatinous-toxins canned soups as ingredients. Who’s got your back? Yep, me.


Creamy Crock-pot chicken Florentine soup made with real food ingredients
When you’re ready to serve, you’re going to want to sprinkle a hearty helping of freshly-grated Parmigiano-Reggiano over the steaming hot bowl of goodness that awaits. That and some cracked pepper. And then just you try not to lose yourself in the warm and comforty goodness. I dare you.

Chicken Florentine soup

Chicken Florentine soup

Ingredients

  • 1 lb. boneless, skinless chicken breast
  • 6 cups chicken stock
  • 1 small onion, chopped
  • 3 oz. sun-dried tomatoes
  • 1 1/2 teaspoons salt
  • 1 teaspoon Herbes de Provence
  • 1/2 cup butter
  • 3/4 cup flour
  • 2 cups whole milk
  • 1/4 cup dry white wine
  • 6 oz. fresh spinach leaves, rinsed and trimmed
  • 6 oz. whole wheat egg noodles, uncooked
  • Parmigiano-Reggiano, grated (optional) for topping

Instructions

  1. Place chicken, stock, onion, tomatoes, salt and Herbes de Provence in your Crock-pot and heat on low for six hours.
  2. Remove the chicken breast from the Crock-pot and, using two forks, shred the chicken. Return to Crock-Pot.
  3. Melt butter in a saucepan over medium heat. Add flour and whisk to combine. Allow the mixture to cook until light golden brown. Slowly whisk in the milk and continue to stir until it becomes thick and creamy. Stir in the wine.
  4. Change Crock-pot temperature to low. Pour the milk mixture into the Crock-Pot. Add spinach and egg noodles. Continue to cook soup until spinach is wilted, noodles are soft and it is heated through (about 15-20 minutes).
  5. Season with salt and pepper to taste. Serve topped with grated Parmigiano-Reggiano cheese
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Creamy Crock-pot chicken Florentine soup made with real food ingredients

9 thoughts on “Crock-pot chicken Florentine soup”

    1. I bought mine at Sprouts, but I don’t think it’s a terribly out of the ordinary product. I’m pretty sure you won’t have any difficulty finding it. If you do, you could always just sub in a mixture of marjoram, thyme, rosemary and oregano. Enjoy!

  1. Yup …googled it. McCormick has it in their line. We don’t have Sprouts. We do have another store that sells more of a fresh food line. May look into their spices.

  2. Darcie we had this for dinner last night and it was a hit! I subbed kale for the spinach because I happened to have kale. Also added peas and corn. Otherwise I followed it pretty closely and I think it was first time I did a sauce that was flour based in the crock pot. Yummy! When Mike just told me he’s going to have a bowl for breakfast I decided to leave you a comment! Thx for sharing.

    1. I’m so excited to hear that your family enjoyed the soup, Karen! I’m especially happy to hear it because this particular recipe was a Darcie original recipe–meaning I dreamed it up! Thanks for trying it and for coming back to let me know how it turned out! Hope all is well with you and yours.

  3. Yum, thanks for the new recipe! Made this for supper tonight and it was great! I didn’t have Herbes de Provence, so just added basil, oregano and thyme (I wish I would have had rosemary too!). I also subbed grape tomatoes just before serving, due to a lack of sun-dried tomatoes. Bad substitution. :) The flavor was weird with the soup. I told my mom about it and she said, “What? You don’t have sun-dried tomatoes in your pantry? I have failed you.” :)

    1. Love to hear that, Leah! Um, except the unfortunate part about the grape tomatoes. Womp womp. Also: your mom’s humor makes me want to meet her. ;) Stock up, my dear.

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