Slow Cooker Chicken, Rice and Celery Soup

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A hearty & nourishing soup that is weeknight-friendly and guaranteed to fill you up.

You know those comfort food recipes that just feel like home? This is one of those recipes. Slow Cooker Chicken, Rice, and Celery Soup is best described as feel good food. It’s warm and hearty and perfect for cozy family dinners. This is a recipe your kids will love and remember as an essential part of their childhood.

On practice nights, pack this soup up in a Thermos and take it to the ballpark with you. It’s great for early fall nights when a slight chill is starting to form in the air. This recipe serves 4-6 but it’s easy to double if you want to take and share with the team.

Celery Rice Chicken Soup

This recipe takes an amazing 15 minutes of prep time! Take a few minutes in the morning to throw the ingredients into your slow cooker before heading off to work or the school drop-off line. On the high setting the soup will be ready in 3-4 hours. Or cook on low for 6-8 hours. Once the soup is finished cooking, all that’s left is to add the cooked rice and garnish with parsley and parmesan cheese.

Slow Cooker Chicken Rice Soup

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Slow Cooker Chicken, Rice and Celery Soup

Prep Time15 minutes
Cook Time3 hours
Total Time3 hours 15 minutes
Servings4 people


  • 4 medium fresh boneless, skinless chicken thighs or breasts cut into 1" chunks
  • 1 tbsp extra virgin olive oil
  • 3 large Carrots peeled and cut into 1/2 inch rounds
  • 2 cups Dandy® Celery Sticks chopped
  • 1/2 tsp black pepper
  • 1 tsp kosher or sea salt more or less to taste
  • 3 cups chicken broth
  • 2 cups cooked rice
  • parsley for garnish
  • Parmesan cheese for garnish


  • In slow cooker, add chicken, olive oil, carrots, celery, broth, salt and pepper.
  • Cover and cook on low for 6 to 8 hrs. or high for 3 to 4 hrs. (or until chicken is done and carrots are tender).
  • Add cooked rice and stir to combine. Continue cooking for 10 minutes.
  • Put soup in bowls, and garnish with parmesan cheese and parsley.

Nutrition information is automatically calculated, so should only be used as an approximation.

Additional Info

Cuisine: Kid-Friendly, Slow Cooker
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We hope your family enjoys this classic hearty soup as much as ours do! After you try it, let us know how you liked it in the comments below.

Slow Cooker Chicken Rice Celery Soup

About Lori

Lori Taylor is the Founder & CEO of The Produce Moms. For ten years she sold fresh produce to over 300 grocery stores throughout the United States, and today she is fully focused on working with the produce supply chain, media, and government to increase fresh produce access & consumption in the US and around the globe. Connect with Lori on LinkedIn.

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  1. Great recipe! Simple, quick to prepare, very hearty and delicious. Garnished as you suggested and served with ciabatta bread. Thanks!