Classic Chicken Soup

Preparation 10 min 2017-07-26T00:10:00+00:00 Cook Time 8 hr 2017-07-26T00:00:00+00:00 Serves 6     adjust servings


  • 3 garlic cloves, minced
  • 5 carrots, diced
  • 2 onions, diced
  • 4 celery stalks, diced
  • 1 3-pound whole chicken, cut into 8 pieces
  • 6 cups water
  • 1/3 cup chopped fresh dill
  • 1 teaspoon fine sea salt, more for salting the chicken and more to taste
  • 1/2 teaspoon black pepper, more to taste
  • 1 bay leaf


  • Place garlic, carrots, onion, and celery into the insert of your slow cooker.
  • Pat chicken dry and season generously with sea salt, then add the chicken into the slow cooker.
  • Add in the water, dill, salt, pepper, and bay leaf.
  • Set on low for 8 hours.
  • Once done, discard the bay leaf and remove the chicken to shred. Discard the skin and bones.
  • Place chicken back into the slow cooker. Taste and adjust seasoning as desired.

Recipe Notes

  • I buy pasture-raised chickens whenever possible.