One-Pot Chicken Vegetable Soup

This One-Pot Chicken Vegetable Soup can be served as soup, or over a bowl of noodles. Squeeze fresh lemon on top, and serve as a perfect cozy meal!

One-Pot Chicken Vegetable Soup

The night before we left for Portland, then Seattle, to take our daughter to college, I made a delicious comfort dish, One-Pot Chicken Vegetable Soup.

I think about or daughter, and the love that will overflow to those around her at college. I know her well, with so many friends–her hugs are amazing, she is compassionate and kind, an encourager at heart. Those kind of virtues are something I always want more of, and they are contagious if we are willing to be the catalyst.

What I love about this soup recipe is that you can eat it without the carbs, or make a pot of pasta, too. I chose to make DeLallo’s pasta, because I was feeding a bunch of kids. Can’t cut the carbs with kids!

My daughter and I were thrifting at a local shop, and came across a small crockpot for her to take to college for only $3. I was showing her how to use it, and we made several dishes so she could familiarize herself with it.

One-Pot Chicken Vegetable Soup

This dish would be DElish in a crockpot! Except you’d need to use a small whole chicken, like a 2-3 pounder.

One-Pot Chicken Vegetable Soup

For this gathering, I used my LeCreuset pot, cooked on the stovetop.

Plop the whole, rinsed chicken in the bottom. Fill with a tiny bit of water, and cook for 30 minutes.

One-Pot Chicken Vegetable Soup

Then you add the good stuff. All the veggies — carrots, celery, onion, and my favorite FENNEL. I love cooking with fennel! Love the licorice smell, and flavor. It really adds to recipes, if you’ve never cooked with it. Here are a few of my favorites: Sloppy Joes Recipe, Lentil Soup, and Orange Beet Fennel Salad.

After you add the spices and herbs, then you cook for 1 hour. Remove the chicken and shred.

It’s the most flavorful one-pot meal.

Either serve plain, or with pasta!

One-Pot Chicken Vegetable Soup

We love DeLallo, so of course I made a pot of Penne Rigate.

Oh, and the best part about this dish? You squeeze fresh lemon on top!

Oh, the flavor!

One-Pot Chicken Vegetable Soup

One-Pot Chicken Vegetable Soup
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One-Pot Chicken Vegetable Soup

Prep Time15 mins
Cook Time1 hr 30 mins
Total Time1 hr 45 mins
Servings: 6


  • 1 5-pound whole chicken, rinsed and dried (remove the insides)
  • 2 onions chopped
  • 2-3 medium carrots coarsely chopped
  • 2 ribs of celery coarsely chopped
  • 1 bulb of fennel trimmed and thinly sliced
  • 3 bay leaves
  • 3 cloves of garlic
  • 2 sprigs of thyme
  • Kosher salt and freshly ground black pepper to taste
  • 16 ounces DeLallo pasta your favorite kind!
  • Chopped fresh parsley
  • 1 lemon cut into 6 wedges


  • 1. Bring chicken and enough water to cover by 1-inch to a boil in an 8-quart pot. Reduce heat; simmer 30 minutes.
  • 2. Add vegetables, bay leaves, garlic, thyme, salt, pepper; simmer 1 hour.
  • 3. Remove and discard bay, garlic, and thyme. Remove chicken, shred meat, and add to pot.
  • 4. Cook pasta; divide among 6 bowls with chicken soup; top with herbs, and serve with lemon wedges for squeezing.

More soup recipes:

Chicken & Vegetable Rice Noodle Soup {The Pioneer Woman}

Elbow Macaroni Chicken Noodle Soup {RE}

One-Pot Chicken Vegetable Soup, served with noodles and fresh lemon

4 comments on “One-Pot Chicken Vegetable Soup”

  1. Well, I’ve cooked whole chickens and made countless types of chicken soups, but I’ve never tried to make a soup in one pot with a whole chicken!!! Great idea and looks yummy. Thanks for sharing! Have a great week. :)

  2. 1-pot. Yes. Thanks for the simple but delicious recipe!

  3. I’ve never made this in one pot, thanks for the inspiration, looks just great and makes just too much sense to not use this recipe from now on, thank you!

  4. Great idea. I make chicken soup often (using one pot), but I usually cook the chicken completely by itself (with some chopped onion, celery, garlic), then take out, add veggies to pot and then add chicken back in. So I guess somewhat of the same idea…lol. great idea on the crockpot for college.

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