After a long day of working with your hands and tending to the crops (literal or not), you don’t want to come home to some watery excuse for a soup. You want the real deal, the heartiest of hearty soups, something that will get you back on your feet in a snap. That’s Farmer Soup in a nutshell: a slow-cooked chicken soup with plenty of juicy poultry and fortifying, nourishing beans to pick you up. Tomatoes and herbs add brightness and fragrance to the mix so it’s just as delicious as it is filling. Plus, you don’t even need to keep an eye on it. Set Farmer Soup in the slow cooker and let it do the work. You’ve done plenty today. Now it’s your turn to relax and enjoy the fruits of your labor!

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  • 1 pound chicken breasts, boneless, skinless, and cubed
  • 2 (14.5-ounce) cans chicken broth
  • 2 (14.5-ounce) cans Italian diced tomatoes, undrained
  • 1 (16-ounce) can kidney beans, rinsed and drained
  • 1 (15.25-ounce) can whole kernel corn, drained or 1 1/2 cups frozen corn
  • 1 (15-ounce) can lima beans, rinsed and drained or 1 1/2 cups frozen lima beans
  • 1 cup frozen peas and pearl onions
  • 1 tablespoon fresh dill, snipped or 1 teaspoon dill weed
  • 1/2 teaspoon ground ginger, optional


Step 1 –Add all of the ingredients to a 5-quart slow cooker.

Step 2 –Stir, cover, and cook on low until the chicken is cooked through to 165 degrees F and no pink remains, about 4-5 hours.

Step 3 –Serve.