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Slow Cooker Pumpkin Peanut Butter Chicken Soup

Easy slow cooker pumpkin peanut butter chicken soup made with creamy coconut milk, pumpkin puree, natural peanut butter and delicious spices. This healthy peanut butter chicken soup is protein packed with unique, warming flavors that the whole family will love! Serve with rice or naan for a satisfying weeknight dinner.

Course Dairy Free, Dinner, Gluten Free, Grain Free, Slow Cooker
Keyword pumpkin peanut butter chicken soup
Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 3 hours
Total Time 3 hours 10 minutes
Servings 6 servings
Calories 326 kcal
Author Monique of AmbitiousKitchen.com


  • 1 (15 ounce) can light coconut milk
  • 1 (15 ounce) can pumpkin puree
  • 1 ½ cups low-sodium chicken broth
  • ½ cup natural creamy peanut butter (just peanuts + salt as the ingredients)
  • 1 tablespoon freshly grated ginger
  • 3 cloves garlic, minced
  • ½ teaspoon cayenne (use only ¼ teaspoon if you don’t like things as spicy)
  • ½ teaspoon salt
  • Freshly ground black pepper
  • 1 1/2 pounds boneless skinless chicken breast
  • 1 yellow onion, diced
  • For serving:
  • Fresh chopped cilantro
  • Roasted chopped peanuts
  • Cooked brown rice


  1. Add light coconut milk, chicken broth, pumpkin puree, peanut butter, ginger, garlic, cayenne pepper, salt and pepper to the bowl of a slow cooker. Whisk together until smooth and well combined. Next add in boneless skinless chicken breast and diced onion. Cover and cook for 3-4 hours on high or 6-7 hours on low.

  2. Once done cooking, remove chicken with a slotted spoon and transfer to a cutting board. Shred chicken with two forks, then add back to the slow cooker. Ladle into bowls, then garnish with cilantro and chopped peanuts. Optional to serve the soup over brown rice or quinoa. Serves 6.

Recipe Notes

To make vegan: use vegetarian broth and two cans of drained chickpeas instead of chicken.

Feel free to add veggies: I like to stir in 1 cup frozen peas, a few cups of spinach or julienned bell peppers at the end and allow the soup to cook in the slow cooker for 10-15 more minutes.

Nutrition Facts
Slow Cooker Pumpkin Peanut Butter Chicken Soup
Amount Per Serving (1 based on 6)
Calories 326 Calories from Fat 161
% Daily Value*
Fat 17.9g28%
Saturated Fat 5.9g37%
Carbohydrates 14g5%
Fiber 5.4g23%
Sugar 4.1g5%
Protein 30.3g61%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.