Slow Cooker Chicken Pie Soup

A hearty slow cooker chicken pie soup, loaded with chicken and vegetables. This comforting dish is perfect for chilly months!

Slow cooker chicken pie soup recipe from @bakedbyrachel A hearty soup, perfect for chilly nights!

This weekend I did the dreaded yearly swapping of seasonal clothes. This also meant checking to see what winter stuff still fits the kids. I’m sure that sounds absolutely ridiculous if you’re currently experiencing 90+ temps. But, at least around here, if you wait too long to get new winter gear (aka snow-boots/pants/gloves etc) you’re out of luck. So, I’m trying to get a head start on things and get it out of the way while it’s on my mind.

Not to mention the fact that it’s not completely unheard of to have snow in October here. Halloween blizzard anyone? Seriously. Worst Halloween ever. At least in my opinion. I’m sure the kids loved it.

I’d like at least a full two months to enjoy my regular boots before swapping over to snow boots. I know snow is inevitable, but I’m hoping we don’t get slammed this year. Only time will tell though!

Are you excited for the pending winter or preparing to become a hermit?

Slow cooker chicken pie soup recipe from @bakedbyrachel A hearty soup, perfect for chilly nights!

I’m always excited for slow cooker and soup season. Sure, it goes hand in hand with the cooler months, but I’m okay with that as long as I get to enjoy soups like this! This chicken pie soup is the perfect way to warm up on a cold Fall or Winter day. Not only is it super easy to make, it’s insanely delicious. It’s also quite possibly one of our favorite soups to date. Which means it will absolutely be in my fall/winter recipe rotation!

A comforting and classic entree, turned into a hearty slow cooker soup, loaded with chicken and vegetables. All of the flavor you expect from chicken pot pie, but better… and easier!

Enjoy a bowl of this flavorful slow cooker chicken pie soup for dinner!

Slow cooker chicken pie soup recipe from @bakedbyrachel A hearty soup, perfect for chilly nights!

Yield: Serves 6-8

Prep Time: 15 minutes

Cook Time: 4 hours and 30 minutes

Slow Cooker Chicken Pie Soup

A hearty slow cooker chicken pie soup, loaded with chicken and vegetables. This comforting dish is perfect for chilly months!


1lb boneless chicken breast
3/4C onion
1/2C celery
3/4C carrots
7oz can peas, drained (roughly 3/4C)
7oz can corn, drained (roughly 3/4C)
3 1/2C russet potatoes
3 cloves garlic, minced
2 1/2 tsp salt
1 tsp ground black pepper
1 tsp dried thyme
1 bay leaf
3 1/2C chicken broth
1 1/2C heavy cream
1/3C all purpose flour


Trim chicken breast of any fat. Chop onion, celery and carrots into small pieces. Peel and chop potatoes into 1-inch pieces. Drain peas and corn. Mince garlic.

To the bowl of a 5-6 quart slow cooker add prepared chicken and vegetables, along with salt, pepper, thyme, bay leaf and chicken broth. Cover and allow to cook on high for 4 hours.

Remove and discard bay leaf. Remove chicken breast, shred and return to slow cooker.

In a medium bowl whisk together flour and heavy cream until smooth. Pour into slow cooker, stirring to combine. Replace cover and continue cooking for an additional 30 minutes.

Serve warm.

Baked by Rachel original

More comforting slow cooker recipes:

Chicken tortilla soup
Bacon cheeseburger soup
New England clam chowder
Creamy chicken noodle soup
Lasagna soup
Italian wedding soup
Loaded potato soup

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81 Responses to “Slow Cooker Chicken Pie Soup”

  1. #
    Wendy — October 6, 2014 at 7:00 am

    What a great recipe for my family(I’m craving comfort food!) I hope that’s not a sign it’s going to be another bad winter here in MI!! The bowls you served this in are beautiful!! Where can I purchase them at???

    • Rachel — October 6th, 2014 @ 6:49 pm

      Thanks Wendy! I hope your family enjoys it… and I hope Winter holds off as long as possible! As for the bowls, they were purchased from a local store. I know there are other similar soup bowl styles available from big chains though.

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    Tina muir — October 6, 2014 at 7:58 am

    ooooh yum! What a wonderful idea! Takes out a lot of the bad stuff, and would be amazing to come home to. I can’t even imagine how good that smell would be after a long day at work! Perfect winter warmer too! YUM!

    • Rachel — October 6th, 2014 @ 6:49 pm

      Thanks Tina! It smelled (and tasted) amazing!

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    Beth @ The First Year — October 6, 2014 at 8:02 am

    I remember a halloween blizzard – I was 3 and my dad pulled me door to door in a sled!! I like to be ready for the next season just like you!

    • Rachel — October 6th, 2014 @ 6:50 pm

      Back in the day when trick or treating wasn’t canceled due to weather lol… oh the memories ;)

  4. #
    4 — October 6, 2014 at 8:37 am

    Today literally is the best day to make this and I will! Yum!

    • Rachel — October 6th, 2014 @ 6:50 pm

      I hope you do! And thank you :)

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    Ashley | Spoonful of Flavor — October 6, 2014 at 8:47 am

    I love fall in Florida! I used to hate it when I lived in New England because it always meant that snow and cold weather was right around the corner. Regardless of the weather, I would love a big bowl of this soup!

    • Rachel — October 6th, 2014 @ 6:51 pm

      I may have to visit you this Winter when the weather gets bad ;)

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    Cate @ Chez CateyLou — October 6, 2014 at 8:52 am

    I meant to do the seasonal clothes swap this weekend…and then I decided to bake more instead :) This soup looks so comforting and delicious! What a great fall meal.

    • Rachel — October 6th, 2014 @ 6:51 pm

      Baking would’ve been a better idea – or at least more fun! :)

  7. #
    Jenn @ A toast to the good life — October 6, 2014 at 9:17 am

    I am always looking for new ways to use my crock pot… And this definitely is a must try. Looks delicious!

    • Rachel — October 6th, 2014 @ 6:52 pm

      Thanks Jenn!

  8. #
    Jessica+|+Saucy+Pear — October 6, 2014 at 9:20 am

    I’m delaying the official swap because it means embracing the fact that my kiddos will actually not need tank tops anymore (for something like 8 months!), but I completely understand the October rush to make sure snow gear is acquired!

    As in denial as I might be about tank tops, I would love a big bowl of this soup. It looks so good!

    • Rachel — October 6th, 2014 @ 6:52 pm

      Ugh the wait until Summer clothes get pulled out again is silly long. So depressing!

  9. #
    Cookin+Canuck — October 6, 2014 at 11:08 am

    I am freezing this morning and am thinking this soup is exactly what I need to warm up. What a great bowl of comfort food!

    • Rachel — October 6th, 2014 @ 6:53 pm

      Thanks so much! I hope you finally warmed up!

  10. #
    Jocelyn @BruCrew Life — October 6, 2014 at 11:17 am

    I am so not ready for cold weather yet!!! I am with you on wanting to enjoy fall boot weather…let’s just skip winter boot weather completely!! This delicious looking soup would be perfect for this cold, rainy day here!!!

    • Rachel — October 6th, 2014 @ 6:53 pm

      I’m half torn on that simply because I love my snow boots lol but I just don’t want it to snow… so I guess as long as it’s cold enough to wear them I’m okay ;)

  11. #
    Aimee+@+ShugarySweets — October 6, 2014 at 12:18 pm

    I love this soup recipe, and in the slow cooker? Yes please!!!

    • Rachel — October 6th, 2014 @ 6:53 pm

      Thanks Aimee!

  12. #
    danielle — October 6, 2014 at 2:50 pm

    Pinning- this sounds perfect!

    • Rachel — October 6th, 2014 @ 6:54 pm

      Thanks Danielle!

  13. #
    Leslie — October 6, 2014 at 3:03 pm

    I pinned this I can only imagine how great it would be as a soup! yum! Thanks for sharing. Happy Monday!

    • Rachel — October 6th, 2014 @ 6:54 pm

      Thanks Leslie!

  14. #
    Alice @ Hip Foodie Mom — October 6, 2014 at 3:12 pm

    I haven’t yet swapped out clothes yet but I probably should soon. . our forecast said it was going to snow on Saturday. . fortunately nothing really came down but it was cold!! this chicken pot pie soup is genius and I will most definitely be making loads of this soon! Pinned and looks delicious!

    • Rachel — October 6th, 2014 @ 6:55 pm

      Snow this week?! That’s awful!! Stay warm!

  15. #
    Michelle+@+Healthy+Recipe+Ecstasy — October 6, 2014 at 3:13 pm

    It was 50 degree in D.C. today and I was not happy about it! But this soup would be amazing to warm up with!

    • Rachel — October 6th, 2014 @ 6:56 pm

      Brrr you definitely need a bowl! :)

  16. #
    Rebecca @ Hello Creative Blog — October 6, 2014 at 3:24 pm

    I just pinned this…looks delicious! Saving it away for a chilly evening. :)

    • Rachel — October 6th, 2014 @ 6:56 pm

      Thanks Rebecca!

  17. #
    Jennie+@themessybakerblog — October 6, 2014 at 4:39 pm

    I don’t mind snow, but in October–bleck! This is one creative soup recipe. I’m head over heals in love.

    • Rachel — October 6th, 2014 @ 6:56 pm

      Thanks so much Jennie :)

  18. #
    Laura+(Blogging+Over+Thyme) — October 6, 2014 at 10:34 pm

    If I owned a slow cooker (boo), for sure, I would be making this! I love a classic chicken noodle soup!

    • Rachel — October 7th, 2014 @ 10:17 am

      You need to get one!! :)

  19. #
    Stacey @ Bake.Eat.Repeat. — October 6, 2014 at 11:13 pm

    What a perfect fall soup! We just did the seasonal clothes swap too, now to go find winter gear that fits all the kids before it IS all gone!

    • Rachel — October 7th, 2014 @ 10:17 am

      Thanks Stacey! Glad I’m not alone in that seasonal swap lately! :)

  20. #
    Annie+@+Annie's+Noms — October 7, 2014 at 9:40 am

    I have this in the slow cooker now and it smells soooooo good!! My tummy is rumbling already!

    • Rachel — October 7th, 2014 @ 10:18 am

      I hope you enjoy it! :)

  21. #
    PatC-England — October 7, 2014 at 10:04 am

    We wont be getting as cold here in England – l hope! – but l cant wait to try your
    chicken soup, it looks fantastic!

    • Rachel — October 7th, 2014 @ 10:18 am

      Thanks Pat!

  22. #
    Marga @TheSpicySpatula — October 7, 2014 at 12:04 pm

    Wow Rachel! Love the idea of doing this in the crock. Looks delish!

    • Rachel — October 7th, 2014 @ 4:31 pm

      Thanks Marga!

  23. #
    Amanda — October 7, 2014 at 2:30 pm

    This looks AMAZING!

    • Rachel — October 7th, 2014 @ 4:31 pm

      Thanks Amanda!

  24. #
    Julie @ Table for Two — October 8, 2014 at 9:49 am

    The perfect bowl of comfort right here! I love using my slow cooker and have been using it a lot lately!! This needs to get on my menu soon!

    • Rachel — October 8th, 2014 @ 1:43 pm

      Thanks Julie! I know you’d love it :)

  25. #
    Mary — October 8, 2014 at 12:10 pm

    Is the chicken supposed to be precooked or can it go in frozen? Thanks!

    • Rachel — October 9th, 2014 @ 7:52 am

      The chicken should always be added to the slow cooker chilled (straight from the refrigerator) or room temp, never frozen.

  26. #
    MIss @ Miss in the Kitchen — October 13, 2014 at 3:34 pm

    It’s all rainy and cool today, this would be my ideal dinner!

  27. #
    Lexi @ Sempre Dolce — October 14, 2014 at 7:07 pm

    I love chicken pie, I love soup, and the slow cooker is a bonus – I think I must try this! ;)

    • Rachel — October 14th, 2014 @ 8:42 pm

      I hope you do! :)

  28. #
    Kathleen — October 18, 2014 at 2:38 pm

    My crockpot is full of this soup as we speak and I can’t wait to enjoy it for dinner tonight. Have you tried freezing this soup in single portions? It would be lovely for a hot lunch at the office. :)

    • Rachel — October 19th, 2014 @ 10:10 am

      I haven’t frozen it, as we typically eat it within the first few days. But you’re more than welcome to try!

  29. #
    Colleen — October 21, 2014 at 10:41 pm

    I made this today and it was amazing! I doubled the recipe for our large family of 9. All the kids loved it and couldn’t get enough. It was very filling and we actually had some leftovers. My husband loved it as well and suggested I make some biscuits with it next time. Thanks for the awesome recipe!

    • Rachel — October 22nd, 2014 @ 7:39 am

      So glad everyone enjoyed it! Thanks for sharing :)

  30. #
    Rachel — October 26, 2014 at 9:06 pm

    This looks awesome! I need to double it for guests that I’m having. If I have a 6qt slow cooker will it all fit? Thanks!

    • Rachel — October 27th, 2014 @ 7:01 am

      I can’t be sure as I don’t recall the exact spot it came up to in my own slow cooker. However, my best guess is no, doubling would not fit in a 6-quart. Keep in mind that is only a guess but a larger slow cooker or two units would be a safer bet.

  31. #
    Sarah — October 27, 2014 at 2:14 pm

    The flavors perfectly mimicked chicken pot pie but the texture did not. Yes, I know this is “soup” but the texture kept making me think “chicken in hot milk.” The recipe really hits in out of the ballpark if you thicken the dairy/flour mixture before adding to the pot. We had increased all the solid ingredients a tad (because packages of chicken breast come in 3’s for some odd reason) so we used 1.5 cups of Half-and-Half, 1 cup of milk, and 1/2 cup of flour. This not only improved the texture but it lowered the fat content.

    We also used frozens peas and corn which next time we’ll add for the last 30 mins with some green beans. If you’re going to do some fussing toward the end, dumping in these veggies at the end makes no difference in your labor or timing.

    This was my first slow cooker recipe and it was an excellent one to start with. Thanks!

    • Rachel — October 28th, 2014 @ 10:06 am

      Personally I wouldn’t want to eat traditional chicken pie as a soup. That isn’t a soup, this is, so the texture shouldn’t match perfectly. It’s the flavors of chicken pie in soup form, definitely not sitting in hot milk either. It sounds as though something may have gone wrong on your end for it to end up like that. However, I’m glad you were still able to tweak it to your liking.

  32. #
    Katie — October 29, 2014 at 7:48 pm

    Random question….does anyone else have a problem with chicken made in crock pot coming out dry, or rubbery? I have tried a few recipies (including this one) and I just can’t seem to figure out what I am doing wrong.

    • Rachel — October 30th, 2014 @ 7:32 am

      You may be cooking too long (if you’re cooking for a longer setting) or your slow cooker may be cooking hotter than most. You definitely shouldn’t end up with dry or rubbery chicken, especially in a soup type dish.

  33. #
    Sheri — October 30, 2014 at 3:00 pm

    Made this last night for reheating today (my hubby works evenings) – with a few variations. I used turkey instead of chicken – I have lots leftover from Thanksgiving two weeks ago, and substituted skim milk with cornstarch for heavy cream. It has more of a clear colour and is very thick due to the cornstarch, but its delicious! I can’t wait for hubby to try it this evening. I love my slow cooker and am trying to use it more, but need easy recipes – I don’t love cooking but love comfort food. This one is wonderful and eliminates the unhealthy aspect of pie crust! Thank you!

    • Rachel — October 30th, 2014 @ 7:51 pm

      I’m a sucker for comfort food too! So glad you enjoyed it! Thanks for sharing :)

  34. #
    Katie — November 5, 2014 at 11:18 am

    thanks Rachel, I will have to play around with the times. It must be my cooker. This recipie was a huge hit with the family by the way, dry chicken and all ;) lol

    • Rachel — November 6th, 2014 @ 7:25 am

      I’m glad everyone enjoyed it! Definitely play around with it as needed. :)

  35. #
    Caroline — November 9, 2014 at 3:08 pm

    Made this for supper tonight! My house smells amazing!!! :D

    • Rachel — November 9th, 2014 @ 4:23 pm

      Yay!! I hope you love it! :)

  36. #
    Nathalie — December 6, 2014 at 7:53 pm

    I made this today as written, but with frozen peas and 2 large frozen boneless skinless chicken breasts. It turned out awesome. Not rubbery or dry at all.

    • Rachel — December 7th, 2014 @ 8:16 am

      So glad you enjoyed it :)

  37. #
    Cyndi — December 6, 2014 at 10:21 pm

    This looks delicious! Does it make enough servings for 4 adults?

    • Rachel — December 7th, 2014 @ 8:17 am

      Serving size is 6-8, so even with larger servings it should serve 4.

  38. #
    Sherry Phillips — January 4, 2015 at 7:37 pm

    I have made this soup twice now and both times, the entire family devoured it! It defines comfort food and is so delicious! I bought a frosen bag of organic peas, corn, carrots and green beans and threw it in there at the start, along with organic chicken tenders I cut into bite-size pieces before adding to the crockpot. The only thing I add at the end is a block of cream cheese right after the milk/flour mixture. It adds a good creaminess that I love. FYI – Periodically throughout the year our family eats vegan (Lent). I plan on modifying this recipe by eliminating the chicken, using vegetable broth and using almond milk. I think it will still be yummy! Thank you!

    • Rachel — January 5th, 2015 @ 7:39 am

      So glad to hear you’ve enjoyed the soup! Can’t wait to hear how you like it veganized. :)

  39. #
    Lynne Essig — February 6, 2015 at 4:21 pm

    I just made is incredible! I used shredded rotisserie chicken. Couldn’t be any easier, and taste perfect!

    • Rachel — February 7th, 2015 @ 7:56 am

      So glad you enjoyed it! Thanks for sharing :)

  40. #
    Jennifer L — February 16, 2015 at 9:22 pm

    Just found this link from a ’12 easy Slow Cooker recipes on busy nights’ link on MSN! So glad I did! It looks delicious and I can’t wait to add it to our “dinner rotation”. I love using my slow cooker! And I see this is from October and you live in NH. You said, “I hope we don’t getted slammed with snow this year”, or something like that. Sigh…if only you knew then, just how bad we would be slammed with snow this year! I’m in MA and SO over it! Here’s to Spring!

    • Rachel — February 17th, 2015 @ 7:20 am

      So glad you found me! I hope you enjoy the soup as much as we have! I agree, if only any of us knew we’d get this much snow back then – yikes! Hopefully we’ve seen the last of it. :)

  41. #
    Alicia — February 17, 2015 at 9:24 am

    Is it possible to cook this on a lower cooking setting? I will be in class from 12:30-5 pm and was wondering if I could throw it together in the morning on a low setting?

    • Rachel — February 18th, 2015 @ 7:33 am

      Yes, it can be cooked on low for 8 hours or until the potatoes are tender.

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