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Slow Cooker Chicken and White Bean Soup with Quinoa

bowl of soup with medley of chicken, beans, and vegetables with container of Greek yogurt in the background

This post is sponsored by Bush’s Beans.

I think I’ve said this before, I find myself using my slow cooker more often in the summer than any other time of year. With the kids home, we are keeping busy most days finding something to entertain ourselves – usually a trip to the Y to swim in the big pool, the beach, the library, the movies, friends houses…you know, all the typical summertime activities. Coming home to the crock pot already cooking up dinner is such a welcome sight, and I never regret pulling it out and throwing something together in it.

bowl of soup with medley of chicken, beans, and vegetables with shredded cheese and a container of Greek yogurt in the background

Last week after our week away I hadn’t gone to the grocery store yet on Monday morning. After a laundry marathon all morning, I really didn’t feel like packing up the kids and going food shopping that’s for sure. I decided that dinner that night was going to have to come from what I already had in the pantry, fridge and freezer and this is pretty much what I came up with. I try to always keep chicken in the freezer and with the help of my stash of Bush’s Beans in the pantry and a few veggies in the fridge, I was inspired to make a version of a taco soup or chicken chili. I guess you can say this chicken and white bean soup falls somewhere in between.

a can of Bush's cannellini beans and a can of Bush's great northern beans

My non-soup eating kids loved this soup. They surprise me every single day with what they will try and enjoy. This slow cook soup is chock full of good stuff and made great leftovers for quick lunches for a few days, something I enjoy having that’s for sure. It was truly delicious – especially fixed up with Greek yogurt and shredded cheddar – and I will definitely be making this Slow Cooker Chicken and White Bean Soup with Quinoa recipe in the crock pot again this summer.

bowl of soup with medley of chicken, beans, and vegetables topped with shredded cheddar cheese and a dollop of Greek yogurt with container of Greek yogurt in the background

I think I am going to have to make a point to collect a few go-to recipes to have on stand by to get me through planning summer time dinners, if you’ve got a family favorite to share, please do in the comments!


Slow Cooker Chicken and White Bean Soup with Quinoa

  • Author: Aggie's Kitchen
  • Category: Chicken
  • Method: Slow cooker


  • 2 celery stalks, chopped
  • 1 large onion, chopped
  • 1 garlic clove, minced
  • 2 red bell peppers, diced small (use whatever color you have)
  • 1 teaspoon chili powder
  • 1 teaspoon jalapeno flakes (optional)
  • 2 tablespoons cumin
  • 4 cups chicken broth
  • 1 1/4 lb chicken breast
  • salt and pepper
  • 2 cans of Bush’s Cannelini or Northern White Beans, drained

For Serving:

  • shredded cheddar cheese
  • plain Greek yogurt (or sour cream)
  • cooked quinoa


  1. In your your slow cooker, add celery, onion, garlic, bell pepper, chili powder, jalapeno flakes (if using), cumin and chicken broth. Season your chicken breasts with salt and pepper on both sides and layer them on top of rest of ingredients. Cover and cook on low for 6 hours.
  2. After 6 hours, lift lid and using 2 forks, shred your chicken breasts into pieces and spread throughout soup. Add 2 cans of beans to soup and stir. Cover and let cook for another 30 minutes or so. Taste for salt and pepper and adjust accordingly.
  3. To serve, add a scoop of cooked quinoa to your soup bowl and cover with your chicken and white bean soup. Top with a dollop of Greek yogurt and shredded cheddar cheese.


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35 comments on “Slow Cooker Chicken and White Bean Soup with Quinoa”

  1. This sounds so good! I love using the crockpot in the summer!

  2. I realized this winter that I actually don’t have many tried and true soup recipes. I make the same 3 over and over. Totally need your recipe

    • I make a lot of the same – but with different ingredients. I usually stick to a heavy veg and bean base, sometimes with meat. It always depends on what I have hanging around in fridge I guess! ๐Ÿ™‚

  3. I love that you’re still using your slow cooker! Best way to cook warm meals without heating up the kitchen! ๐Ÿ™‚

    • it’s a mom’s best friend right? I have no desire to use my oven right now, it’s grill or slow cooker! ๐Ÿ™‚

  4. You’re right…slow cookers are so handy in the summertime. This soup is exactly the sort of thing I’d love to come home to after an afternoon at the pool with the kids.

    • Soup is awesome, you can fill up on so much good stuff with such little effort (cooking and eating-wise) ๐Ÿ™‚

  5. Comforting! I love soup any time of year. And the slow cooker makes my days SO much easier. I usually use it once a week!

  6. What a hearty, healthy soup. Love it!

  7. Great recipe. I love soup any time of year…and the usually freeze very nicely, before and after you cook them!

  8. What a gorgeous, hearty and comforting looking soup. It looks delicious, Aggie!

  9. I love everything about this one Aggie!

  10. I love soups that are chock full of goodies like this one! Getting out my slow cooker stat!

  11. This looks so good!

  12. I haven’t made soup in so long…now I’m craving it! Looks awesome, Aggie!

  13. This looks tasty–and easy in the slow cooker!

  14. I’m with you on using the slow cooker the most in the summer. This soup looks perfect, I know the whole family would enjoy it!

  15. I’m coming over. ๐Ÿ™‚ Slow cookers are the best.

  16. Love these quick and easy meals!

  17. Love quinoa but never tried it in a soup. This looks great!

  18. I love slow cooker meals ๐Ÿ™‚ this soup looks savory and satisfying, I love it!

  19. I love to use canned beans in soups – they always give it some heft – even when just making a vegetable soup. I will also puree the beans and add them to a broth based soup to thicken. These look great! Thanks!

    • I totally agree about beans adding heft! I love the idea of pureeing the beans, it makes the soup so much more creamy without the cream! Thanks so much for the comment – enjoy the holiday season!

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  26. Such a delicious chicken soup recipe. The most interesting part, what I like is that it is prepared in cooker. It is really a very healthy recipe and people will definitely love it. Thanks for sharing this recipe with us.