I have perfected this recipe to replicate my Hungarian grandmother's homemade soup. It's delicious, hearty, and healthy! For extra flair, try a squeeze of ketchup mixed into the soup for a tomatoey hint. Yum!

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Ingredients

6
Original recipe yields 6 servings
The ingredient list now reflects the servings specified

Directions

  • Pour chicken stock and potato soup into a slow cooker; add chicken breasts.

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  • Cook on Low until chicken is no longer pink in the middle, about 4 hours.

  • Remove chicken to a cutting board to cool slightly, shred, and return to the slow cooker. Stir water, celery, carrots, cabbage, and parsley into the soup mixture.

  • Cook on High until the vegetables are tender, about 2 hours.

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Nutrition Facts

137 calories; 2.7 g total fat; 23 mg cholesterol; 1315 mg sodium. 17.8 g carbohydrates; 11.3 g protein; Full Nutrition

Reviews (7)

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Most helpful positive review

Rating: 5 stars
12/14/2013
I gave this recipe 5 stars because it is the perfect recipe for the basis of the Cabbage Soup Grandma used to make she would literally just use chicken stock and cabbage and toss in whatever else was available. I pretty much did the same thing as I am on a budget and will only make meals with what I have on hand in the house already. Changes I made: Used 3 chicken breasts and cut them into bit size pieces Added chicken breast to crock pot and sprinkled with salt pepper garlic powder onion powder and Lawry's season salt. Used 32 oz of chicken broth and added a can of cream of potato soup to that stirred it up and let that boil until chicken was done. Roughly 1.5 hours. Chopped up one very small head of cabbage 3 carrots and 3 stalks of celery. Added these along with 2 cups of water to the crock. Also added a packet of Swanson liquid chicken seasoning as I tasted the broth and it was very bland. You could use more chicken broth instead I just happened to have a packet of this left so I tossed it in. I also added a teaspoon of minced garlic. I let these cook on high until veggies were done about 3.5 hours. I had a bowl soon after this and wished I had added some extra potatoes to this. Not to worry I cut up some potatoes and boiled them on the stove and added them for my leftover meals. This made it less soupy so if you would rather have more broth don't add more potatoes. For me adding the potatoes made this perfectly yummy. Thanks Bizzle for the great recipe! Read More
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Most helpful critical review

Rating: 3 stars
02/27/2014
I first made this as written and while it is pretty healthy it is also pretty bland. After cooking all day in the crockpot I put it on the stovetop and added: onion slices garlic salt and pepper a couple of shakes of lemon pepper. This added a lot more flavor. The can of potato soup was completely lost as there is a lot of liquid in this dish. I think if I were to make this again I will just add fresh diced potatoes to the recipe. I served this with 'Spiced Applesauce Bread' from AR and fresh San Francisco Sourdough Bread. Read More
(10)
7 Ratings
  • 5 star values: 3
  • 4 star values: 1
  • 3 star values: 3
  • 2 star values: 0
  • 1 star values: 0
Rating: 5 stars
12/14/2013
I gave this recipe 5 stars because it is the perfect recipe for the basis of the Cabbage Soup Grandma used to make she would literally just use chicken stock and cabbage and toss in whatever else was available. I pretty much did the same thing as I am on a budget and will only make meals with what I have on hand in the house already. Changes I made: Used 3 chicken breasts and cut them into bit size pieces Added chicken breast to crock pot and sprinkled with salt pepper garlic powder onion powder and Lawry's season salt. Used 32 oz of chicken broth and added a can of cream of potato soup to that stirred it up and let that boil until chicken was done. Roughly 1.5 hours. Chopped up one very small head of cabbage 3 carrots and 3 stalks of celery. Added these along with 2 cups of water to the crock. Also added a packet of Swanson liquid chicken seasoning as I tasted the broth and it was very bland. You could use more chicken broth instead I just happened to have a packet of this left so I tossed it in. I also added a teaspoon of minced garlic. I let these cook on high until veggies were done about 3.5 hours. I had a bowl soon after this and wished I had added some extra potatoes to this. Not to worry I cut up some potatoes and boiled them on the stove and added them for my leftover meals. This made it less soupy so if you would rather have more broth don't add more potatoes. For me adding the potatoes made this perfectly yummy. Thanks Bizzle for the great recipe! Read More
(7)
Rating: 3 stars
02/27/2014
I first made this as written and while it is pretty healthy it is also pretty bland. After cooking all day in the crockpot I put it on the stovetop and added: onion slices garlic salt and pepper a couple of shakes of lemon pepper. This added a lot more flavor. The can of potato soup was completely lost as there is a lot of liquid in this dish. I think if I were to make this again I will just add fresh diced potatoes to the recipe. I served this with 'Spiced Applesauce Bread' from AR and fresh San Francisco Sourdough Bread. Read More
(10)
Rating: 5 stars
12/14/2013
I gave this recipe 5 stars because it is the perfect recipe for the basis of the Cabbage Soup Grandma used to make she would literally just use chicken stock and cabbage and toss in whatever else was available. I pretty much did the same thing as I am on a budget and will only make meals with what I have on hand in the house already. Changes I made: Used 3 chicken breasts and cut them into bit size pieces Added chicken breast to crock pot and sprinkled with salt pepper garlic powder onion powder and Lawry's season salt. Used 32 oz of chicken broth and added a can of cream of potato soup to that stirred it up and let that boil until chicken was done. Roughly 1.5 hours. Chopped up one very small head of cabbage 3 carrots and 3 stalks of celery. Added these along with 2 cups of water to the crock. Also added a packet of Swanson liquid chicken seasoning as I tasted the broth and it was very bland. You could use more chicken broth instead I just happened to have a packet of this left so I tossed it in. I also added a teaspoon of minced garlic. I let these cook on high until veggies were done about 3.5 hours. I had a bowl soon after this and wished I had added some extra potatoes to this. Not to worry I cut up some potatoes and boiled them on the stove and added them for my leftover meals. This made it less soupy so if you would rather have more broth don't add more potatoes. For me adding the potatoes made this perfectly yummy. Thanks Bizzle for the great recipe! Read More
(7)
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Rating: 4 stars
04/12/2016
I am very new to cooking so I tried this as one of my first slow cooker adventures. I was very happy I read the reviews bc it must just be an oversight that salt and spices weren't included. So I added a large chicken bouillon cube to the stock and salted the chicken. Then I added about 1/4 of a large sweet yellow onion and 4 small yellow potatoes and galic powder to the veggie step. I removed the cabbage bc my crew doesn't like it. Turned out amazing. Certainly a wonderful base recipe and very versatile! I will certainly make it again. Read More
(3)
Rating: 3 stars
07/30/2018
Followed recipe exactly and this was very bland. I had to add a lot of seasoning to make it edible. Won t make this one again. Read More
Rating: 5 stars
06/15/2019
Thank you for sharing this recipe! I was out of town caring for my son who was recovering from cancer surgery and I was looking for a good comfort food chicken soup recipe. It was delicious and was just what we needed. Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
01/28/2017
The only change I made was to add some sliced onion to the soup. It was delicious. Read More
Rating: 3 stars
07/06/2019
Very bland. Have to eat it with sour cream and hot sauce. I won't be making it again Read More