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If my kids could only eat one soup for the rest of their lives, this would be it! Slow Cooker Barbecue Chicken Soup is an easy, healthy, and delicious weeknight dinner that everyone loves. Busy moms rejoice!

Slow Cooker Barbecue Chicken Soup

Last weekend I was lucky enough to be invited to a local cooking club as a guest speaker for the month. These lovely ladies were welcoming, gracious, and enthusiastic hostesses…plus, they really know their way around a kitchen!


That’s Jenny, the hostess, standing in the back row in the pink sweater. She happens to be neighbors with my friend Margeaux (who is the first gal standing in the back on the lefthand side!). The themes for this month’s meeting were chocolate (Valentine’s Day!), casseroles, and slow cooker recipes. Everyone brought their own dish to share, so there was a huge feast of delicious foods! Unfortunately, I was a space cadet and didn’t think to snap photos until the very end, so what you see here is the remains of the food that didn’t get devoured over the course of our two hour chat fest.

It was such a fun excuse to get out and meet some new friends, enjoy some new recipes, and talk about the BLOG!



Loved Jenny’s “Pink Panties” cocktails! I need that recipe…they tasted more like candy than a beverage, and they are perfectly pink for Valentine’s Day, baby showers, bridal showers, you-name-it!

Oh, and below you see Jenny’s FAMOUS family recipe for Oreo Balls. Oh, my. I know why they are famous!


So, inspired by the slow cooker theme of the party, I realized that it has been a while since I shared a Crock Pot recipe on here. And, it’s been even longer since I shared a soup recipe! While there is still a chill in the air, I just HAD to take the opportunity to make this Slow Cooker Barbecue Chicken Soup again (although, let’s be honest: we enjoy this dinner year-round…regardless of the weather)!

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I originally found a similar recipe on Betty Crocker’s website, which I have since tweaked slightly to suit our tastes. It has quickly become my family’s absolute FAVORITE soup! It’s one of the few meals that my kids actually request as left-overs. I think that the first time I made it, Gibbs asked for it 3 meals in a row!

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This recipe will fill a large slow cooker, so it makes a lot! I love that it freezes well, so don’t feel like you have to finish it all at once. Tuck some away for later and you will have a healthy, tasty, comforting meal ready to go with no extra effort on your part.

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Slow Cooker Barbecue Chicken Soup

5 from 2 votes
Prep: 10 minutes
Cook: 5 hours
Total: 5 hours 10 minutes
Servings 6


  • 2 lbs. boneless skinless chicken thighs
  • ½ of a large sweet onion diced
  • 2 cups frozen corn kernels
  • 1 sweet red bell pepper diced
  • 1 can diced tomatoes drained
  • 1 can white beans drained and rinsed
  • 3 teaspoons minced garlic
  • 6 cups chicken stock
  • 1 cup barbecue sauce
  • 1 teaspoon salt or to taste
  • ½ teaspoon pepper
  • 1 cup shredded cheddar cheese


  • In a large slow cooker, combine chicken, onion, corn, bell pepper, tomatoes, beans, and garlic.
  • In a large bowl, whisk together chicken stock, barbecue sauce, salt, and pepper.
  • Pour chicken stock mixture into slow cooker and stir to combine.
  • Cover and cook on LOW heat for 5 hours.
  • Remove chicken from slow cooker and shred using two forks. Return to slow cooker.
  • Serve soup topped with shredded cheese.
Author: The Seasoned Mom

Recipe adapted from BettyCrocker.com

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  1. That soup looks absolutely perfect for the cold snowy day we’re having here! I love slow cooker soups, so nice to have supper ready for you! And freezable is always handy too!

  2. 5 stars
    Oh my…bbq chicken and soup. What a fantastic conversation because I LOVE BBQ Chicken. Thanks for sharing!

  3. Nice to see your posting about the Cooking Club, I wasn’t able to attend because we were out of town. The pictures make me feel like I was still a part of it. Blair, hope to meet you sometime. Love your blog. Lynn

  4. This soup looks delicious, Blair! I love the fact that it’s cooked in a slow cooker and you can freeze the leftovers. This is going on my list of recipes for next week’s grocery shopping trip! Thanks;)

  5. I could go for a huge bowl of that soup with all of this snow we are having. It looks so delicious, Blair!

  6. Oh, that looks good.
    I’ve been mostly using a slow cooker for plain ingredients (cooked chicken, cooked beans, etc.) to combine later – but I’m starting to make more Real Recipes that stand alone – and this sounds delicious!

    1. Thanks so much, Spatzli! I wish I had the recipe for the Oreos, but another gal served them and I never got it. 🙂

  7. 5 stars
    done this recipe tonight it was good. i did my own tweaks that worked for me. you do what works with you. i used already pulled chicken that i had, roasted corn and roasted tomatoes,but thats what i like. i also topped
    it with sour cream and corn chips. i will make it again. thank you for the recipe. i give it 5 stars.