Recipe Of The Week: Crockpot Chicken Noodle Soup
Chicken noodle soup is a classic and perfect for this Fall weather. If you’re looking for a flavorful dinner to warm you up or if you’re feeling under the weather, this is the perfect soup to put in your crock pot or slow cooker to cook while you rest. This chicken noodle soup recipe comes from Spend With Pennies.
PREP TIME 10 minutes
COOK TIME 6 hours 10 minutes
TOTAL TIME 6 hours 20 minutes
SERVINGS 6 servings
1 – 1 1/2 pounds boneless, skinless chicken breasts, trimmed of excess fat
1 large yellow onion, diced
3 large carrots, peeled and sliced into coins
2 stalks celery, sliced
3 – 4 cloves garlic, minced
1/2 teaspoon dried thyme
1/2 teaspoon dried rosemary
1/2 teaspoon kosher salt
1/4 teaspoon black pepper
1 bay leaf (optional)
2 teaspoons chicken base (I use Better Than Bouillon brand) (optional but encouraged)
8 – 9 cups reduced sodium chicken broth
8 ounces egg noodles (wide or extra wide)
fresh parsley, minced (for garnish)
To the bottom of a 6 quart or larger slow cooker, add trimmed chicken breasts. Top with onion, carrots, celery, garlic, dried thyme, dried rosemary, salt and pepper, and bay leaf (if using).
Dollop chicken base over the top, then pour in chicken broth. Gently stir to combine. Cover and cook on LOW for 6-8 hours, or HIGH for 3-4 hours.
Remove chicken from slow cooker to a large mixing bowl. Shred chicken. Discard bay leaf (if using), and return shredded chicken back to slow cooker.
Cook egg noodles al dente according to package directions.
Add egg noodles to soup and cook on LOW for 5 minutes to allow flavors to blend.
Serve garnished with minced fresh parsley and a sprinkle of black pepper.
While this recipe originally had the noodles cook in the slow cooker, some brands did not work well. We strongly suggest cooking the pasta separately.
Option to Cook Egg Noodles in Slow Cooker: Add raw egg noodles before serving, stir, then cover and cook on LOW for 10-15 minutes, until pasta is tender.
See full recipe here.