1. Place first 8 ingredients in a 6-quart electric slow cooker. Cover and cook on LOW for 8 hours. Discard thyme and bay leaf.
2. Stir kale, tomato paste, and salt into bean mixture. Shape sausage into 32 meatballs; arrange on top of bean mixture. Cover and cook on HIGH 30 minutes or until meatballs are thoroughly cooked. Stir in juice. Divide soup among 8 bowls; top with cheese.
You can really go to town with a basic recipe like this. Using cream of chicken soup to bring flavor and creaminess, it enables you to add and play around with ingredients and spices to make it something your whole family will be asking for again and again. My son particularly loved the potatoes in this dish, so I’ll be adding it to my rotation. This Chicken and Potatoes Slow Cooker Recipe is great with a nice fresh veggie salad served alongside it for a wonderful and simple rounded off meal for busy nights.
16-20 Baby Dutch Yellow Potatoes (or other thick small/baby potatoes)
1.5 lbs Boneless Chicken Tenderloins or Thin Sliced Chicken Breast
2 - 10.75 Oz Cans of Cream of Chicken Soup
Salt & Pepper to Taste
Place potatoes in the bottom of slow cooker, evenly place the chicken on top and then cover with the cream of chicken soup. Sprinkle desired about of salt and pepper on top. Cook on high for 4 hours or low for 6.5 hours.. Do a taste test to determine if your dish could use a little more salt & pepper. This simplistic recipe relies on the seasonings to kick up the flavor. Enjoy!