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Slow Cooker Chicken & White Bean Soup
great northern beans
fennel, white part only, sliced. Save the fronds to garnish
carrots, peeled and sliced
red bell pepper, chopped
shredded cooked chicken
ground black pepper
fresh thyme leaves
baby spinach leaves
Place beans in slow cooker crock. Add 6 cups of water and let soak overnight. Drain and leave beans in crock.
In a Dutch oven over medium-high, melt butter. Add fennel, onion and garlic. Cook just until fragrant. Add to slow cooker crock.
Add remaining ingredients except chicken and spinach to crock.
Cover slow cooker and cook on HIGH for 4 to 5 hours or LOW for 6 to 7 hours or until beans are tender. Add chicken and spinach and cook until heated through.