Slow-Cooker Chicken & Chickpea Soup

6 servings


4 hours 20 minutes

total time


1 ½ cups dried chickpeas, soaked overnight

4 cups water

1 large yellow onion, finely chopped

1 (15 ounce) can no-salt-added diced tomatoes, preferably fire-roasted

2 tablespoons tomato paste

4 cloves garlic, finely chopped

1 bay leaf

4 teaspoons ground cumin

4 teaspoons paprika

¼ teaspoon cayenne pepper

¼ teaspoon ground pepper

2 pounds bone-in chicken thighs, skin removed, trimmed

1 (14 ounce) can artichoke hearts, drained and quartered

¼ cup halved pitted oil-cured olives

½ teaspoon salt

¼ cup chopped fresh parsley or cilantro


Drain chickpeas and place in a 6-quart or larger slow cooker. Add water, onion, tomatoes and their juice, tomato paste, garlic, bay leaf, cumin, paprika, cayenne and pepper; stir to combine. Add . Cover and cook on Low for 8 hours or High for 4 hours.

Transfer the chicken to a clean cutting board and let cool slightly. Discard bay leaf. Add artichokes, olives and salt to the slow cooker and stir to combine.

Shred the chicken, discarding bones. Stir the chicken into the soup. Serve topped with parsley (or cilantro).


Serving Size



447 kcal

Total Fat

15 g

Saturated Fat

3 g

Unsaturated Fat

0 g

Trans Fat



77 mg


762 mg

Total Carbohydrate

43 g

Dietary Fiber

12 g

Total Sugars

9 g


34 g

6 servings


4 hours 20 minutes

total time
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