Slow Cooker Heaven: Spicy Chicken/Sausage Soup

Andy Anderson !


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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20 Min
3 Hr
Slow Cooker Crock Pot



  • 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

How to Make Slow Cooker Heaven: Spicy Chicken/Sausage Soup


  2. Gather your ingredients.
  3. Add the bacon to a skillet over medium heat.
  4. Cook until beginning to crisp.
  5. Drain on paper towels and reserve.
  6. Add the chicken stock, to the bowl of a slow cooker.
  7. Add the chicken, sausage, and onions.
  8. Slow cook on low for 90 minutes.
  9. After 90 minutes add the potatoes, celery, peas, carrots, red pepper flakes, cumin, cayenne. Then add some salt and pepper, to taste.
  10. Chef’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.
  11. Chef’s Tip: This dish relies on good seasoning, so taste, then season… taste, then season.
  12. Slow cook on low for an additional 90 minutes.
  14. Plate with a bed of ramen noodles, and then garnish with the reserved bacon, sesame seeds, and maybe a soft-boiled egg. Enjoy.
  15. Keep the faith, and keep cooking.

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About Slow Cooker Heaven: Spicy Chicken/Sausage Soup

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

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