Slow Cooker Heaven: Spicy Chicken/Sausage Soup

Andy Anderson !

By
@ThePretentiousWichitaChef

This is an excellent, chicken soup that’s a snap to make, and sure to please… so yummy. And the good news is that you probably have all the ingredients you need.

This is a great soup to take the chill off a cold day, or just any old time you crave some good, comfy soup. Besides, I’ve been informed that chicken soup is good for the soul.

So, you ready… Let’s get into the kitchen.

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Serves:
6
Prep:
20 Min
Cook:
3 Hr
Method:
Slow Cooker Crock Pot

Ingredients

PLAN/PURCHASE

4 slice
thick country bacon, chopped
4 c
chicken stock, not broth
1/2 lb
chicken breast, boneless, skinless, cut into 1/2-inch cubes
1/2 lb
fully-cooked smoked sausage, cubed
1/2 medium
yellow onion, thinly sliced
3/4 lb
golden potatoes, cubed
2 stalk(s)
celery, chopped
1/2 c
peas, frozen variety
2 medium
carrots, chopped
1 tsp
crushed red pepper flakes, or to taste
1/4 tsp
ground cumin
1 pinch
cayenne pepper, or to taste
salt, kosher variety, to taste
black pepper, freshly ground, to taste
8 oz
ramen noodles, precooked, per serving
toasted sesame seeds, for garnish

Step-By-Step

1PREP/PREPARE
2Gather your ingredients.
3Add the bacon to a skillet over medium heat.
4Cook until beginning to crisp.
5Drain on paper towels and reserve.
6Add the chicken stock, to the bowl of a slow cooker.
7Add the chicken, sausage, and onions.
8Slow cook on low for 90 minutes.
9After 90 minutes add the potatoes, celery, peas, carrots, red pepper flakes, cumin, cayenne. Then add some salt and pepper, to taste.
10Chef’s Note: As the temperature gets colder, I find myself adding a bit more red pepper flakes, and maybe even a bit more cayenne; conversely, as the weather warms up, I add less.
11Chef’s Tip: This dish relies on good seasoning, so taste, then season… taste, then season.
12Slow cook on low for an additional 90 minutes.
13PLATE/PRESENT
14Plate with a bed of ramen noodles, and then garnish with the reserved bacon, sesame seeds, and maybe a soft-boiled egg. Enjoy.
15Keep the faith, and keep cooking.

About this Recipe

Course/Dish: Chicken Soups
Main Ingredient: Chicken
Regional Style: American