Bring first 6 ingredients and 4 cans chicken broth to a boil in a stockpot; reduce heat, and simmer 45 minutes.
Add remaining broth, coleslaw, and remaining ingredients; simmer 30 minutes or until vegetables are tender. Remove and discard bay leaf. (Freeze leftover soup up to 1 month.)
* 1 pound coarsely chopped cooked ham may be substituted for kielbasa.
Note: You may cook first 6 ingredients and 4 cans chicken broth in a 5-quart slow cooker on LOW for 4 hours. Add remaining can of broth, coleslaw and remaining ingredients, cook on high 1 hour.