Slow cooker Chicken Stuffed Pepper Soup recipe combines peppers tomatoes and rice for stuffed pepper flavor. Add chicken and bacon for a nutritious smoky version of this easy family favorite!
This Fall our garden is stocked with ripening tomatoes and peppers. Dave shut the greenhouse down early due to fungus. He going to let the greenhouse freeze this winter in hopes of discouraging the mold and mildews.
Outside, the garden carries on. Dave brings in new delectable, fresh garden treasures every night.
However, They tend to stack up in my kitchen. Slow cooker Chicken Stuffed Pepper Soup came about because my counters needed space! Tomatoes and peppers fill baskets and bowls. Three five gallon buckets worth of GREEN tomatoes sit on my porch awaiting my inspiration. I have no elbow room to cook!
I was out of hamburger and really wanted to make a stuffed pepper soup. But… I had chicken and bacon. Happy result. The bacon and Sweet Mesquite seasoning (any dry smoked seasoning with mesquite should work here) add just the right touch of smokiness to keep this soup interesting.
I have a recipe for pepper soup that uses hamburger. That’s what I was going to make until I realized I had no hamburger. This chicken bacon version is Really good. The bacon and chicken worked so well with the peppers and rice. Yum!
The Fall garden harvest is good to us. Dave and I eat very cheaply this time of year. And we eat really really well! The food just keeps coming in the door without a penny spent on good fresh produce. I just have to keep ahead of it.
Slow Cooker Chicken Stuffed Pepper Soup Recipe Notes:
Crock Pot meals like this are my favorite kind of meal to make. I start them early and let em cook. my house smelled like cooked bacon and peppers all day. Yum!
- Chop up the bacon and chicken into cubes and fry on medium heat until cooked.
- Meanwhile chop up the tomatoes, peppers and onions and put them into the bottom of the crock pot.
- Add the cooked chicken and bacon and pour the chicken broth over all of it.
- Cook on high in the slow cooker THREE hours.
- Add the rice to the soup and give it a stir.
- Cook until the rice is tender. Serve!
This soup is just so perfect for cool Fall nights. Warm and comforting!
Here is the printable recipe for you.