Prepare this meal in a crockpot.
*The meat will be most tender if ingredients are placed in the pot in the order listed below.
1 medium onion – chopped
2 bundles fresh asparagus – chopped fine
4 chicken thighs
3 long sprigs rosemary
2 fresh bay leaves
4 cups chicken broth
1 16 oz can crushed tomatoes
1 16 oz can beans -drained (Choose any kind that fits with the flavor profile you are creating. (This recipe was made with cannellini beans.)
1 jar marinated artichoke hearts – chopped OR 2 tablespoons artichoke bruschetta
Cook between 4-5 hours on ‘low’ setting.
When cooking is complete, remove chicken & shred. Return meat to crockpot.
Remove herb sprigs and bay leaves.
Top this soup with two or three ingredients from any world flavor profile. Click on the ‘Toppings’ link for more ideas
Chinese: Hot Pepper sauce & tofu
Italian: Pesto & parmesan cheese
Mexican: Crushed tortilla chips, chopped fresh cilantro & sharp cheddar cheese