Leftover Rotisserie Chicken Soup Recipe

I make a lot of rotisserie-style chicken in my slow cooker. I do this at least once a week, sometimes twice. And while we usually eat most of it, sometimes we do have chicken left over.

So instead of eating the same old chicken and getting bored with it, I pack it away in the fridge while my slow cooker makes chicken stock overnight. Then with that broth, I make this soup in the slow cooker as well!

Clean Eating Leftover Rotisserie Chicken Soup Recipe

My slow cooker does all the cooking for two days straight leaving me free to do other things as well as keeping dinner interesting. That’s a win-win in my book!

Now I should mention that I have a 5 quart slow cooker. So this is what works for me. If you have a smaller crock, you may need to adjust down a bit on the spices or they may end up being too strong for you. If you have a larger slow cooker, proceed as directed and add any extra seasoning you need at the end after cooking.

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Leftover Rotisserie Chicken Soup – Stock Recipe:

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Soup Recipe below.

Leftover Rotisserie Chicken Soup in a white bowl.

Slow Cooker Chicken Stock

This simple stock is a stock you can use in just about any savory soup recipe. Easy and delicious! The serving size for this stock is guesstimated at about 1 cup.
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Course: Main Course
Cuisine: American
Prep Time: 10 minutes
Cook Time: 8 hours
Total Time: 8 hours 10 minutes
Servings: 12 cups
Calories: 15kcal


  • Slow Cooker (5 qt or larger)


  • 1 tbsp. garlic powder
  • 1 tbsp. onion powder
  • 2 cups carrots, sliced (carrot tops work too)
  • 2 tbsp. dried parsley
  • 1 tbsp. dried thyme
  • 1 tbsp. dried rosemary
  • 1 medium chicken carcass (bones and skin)
  • water to fill your slow cooker to ¾ full


  • After removing the meat from the bones, pack it away and return the bones and skin to your slow cooker.
  • Add the spices and water and cook on low overnight.
  • When you get up in the morning, strain the broth, discard the in edibles, rinse the crock if needed, and return the broth to the slow cooker.


Please note that the nutrition data given here is a ballpark figure. Exact data is not possible.


Serving: 1cup (approximately) | Calories: 15kcal | Carbohydrates: 3g | Protein: 1g | Fat: 1g | Saturated Fat: 1g | Sodium: 17mg | Potassium: 95mg | Fiber: 1g | Sugar: 1g | Vitamin A: 3588IU | Vitamin C: 2mg | Calcium: 22mg | Iron: 1mg

Leftover Rotisserie Chicken Soup Recipe:

Leftover Rotisserie Chicken Soup in a white bowl.

Leftover Rotisserie Chicken Soup

*NOTE: If your slow cooker is smaller than a 5 quart, reduce the rice to only 1/2 a cup.
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Course: Main Course
Cuisine: American
Prep Time: 15 minutes
Cook Time: 5 hours
Total Time: 5 hours 15 minutes
Servings: 16 cups, approximate
Calories: 88kcal


  • Slow Cooker (5 qt or larger)


  • 2 cups shredded chicken (or whatever amount you have left over from your rotisserie chicken)
  • 3 quarts chicken stock (guesstimated amount from the stock recipe above)
  • ½ lb. baby carrots, sliced
  • 2 large stalks celery, sliced
  • 1 tbsp. Italian Seasoning (buy it in the spice aisle or make it with the recipe above)
  • ¾ cup dry wild rice *see note above
  • salt and pepper for serving


  • Combine all ingredients in your slow cooker and cook on low for 3-5 hours or until the rice is cooked. The grains will split oven when it’s done.
  • Add salt and pepper to taste. This definitely needs salt. Not adding salt will give you a rather bland soup. But just a little salt and the flavors really come to life.


Calories: 88kcal | Carbohydrates: 9g | Protein: 8g | Fat: 2g | Cholesterol: 13mg | Sodium: 114mg | Potassium: 270mg | Fiber: 1g | Sugar: 1g | Vitamin A: 1975IU | Vitamin C: 0.3mg | Calcium: 30mg | Iron: 1.1mg

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  1. You mentioned that you make rotisserie-style chicken in your crock pot. How may I ask do you do that?

  2. Hi-so the dry spices you mentioned above are clean? onion powder, garlic powder….We can use those on a daily basis if we are trying to eat clean? Thanks.

    1. The Gracious Pantry says:

      JoElle – You want to always read ingredients. Some are clean, but some may not be. The only thing in them should be garlic or onion. If so, they are clean.

  3. Have you ever tried adding a tablespoon full of Apple cider vinegar to the bones when making the broth? It breaks down the bones and adds calcium and trace minerals from the bones to the broth.

    1. The Gracious Pantry says:

      Wendy – I have not, but have always wanted to give it a try. I might do so on my next batch. Thanks for the reminder!

  4. Chicken soup crockpot temp high or low?

  5. So sorry I just saw where it says low temp ๐Ÿ™‚

    1. The Gracious Pantry says:

      Felicia – No worries! I hope you like the soup! ๐Ÿ™‚

  6. Seems tasty enough ๐Ÿ™‚ I’m waiting for the hubby to get home so we can eat it properly. Great way to get more out of your chicken! Quick Q- my soup seems a little greasy? Is that normal. I think it’s just the natural oils from the chicken as I didn’t add anything. Thanks x

    1. The Gracious Pantry says:

      Lorna – Ya, it sounds like the chicken. If it bothers you, you can store it in the fridge overnight (the soup) and skim off the fat in the morning. Enjoy!