Nothing says comfort food more than a piping hot bowl of Crock-Pot Chicken Noodle Soup. Rich broth is simmered away all day with chunks of chicken and hearty vegetables and then at the end thick noodles are added to make the perfect bowl of chicken and noodle soup that you will ever eat!
Slow Cooker Chicken Noodle Soup
One of the things my kids love that I make the most is Chicken Noodle Soup. I like to make a huge batch of it (this recipe serves 12) and then we eat it for days for lunches or whenever hunger strikes.
There really is nothing better on a cold day than a bowl of hot chicken & noodle soup. And if you are sick or otherwise feeling under the weather it really does hit the spot and make you feel better.
I often times will put together freezer containers of soup and deliver to friends and family who are sick and then they can eat up the soup on the stove or in the microwave. It is always a hit and I am asked for the recipe.
This recipe calls for just a few simple ingredients such as chicken broth (you can use store bought or homemade), chicken (I use breast meat but you can use thighs or any combination of white and dark meat if you like), the trinity in cooking (carrots, onion and celery) a little garlic and spices and then the noodles. I use homestyle noodles such as Reames brand which can be found in the frozen food section of most major grocery stores. If you cannot find frozen noodles you are welcome to use dried homestyle noodles or egg noodles.
Equipment Needed For Crock-Pot Chicken Noodle Soup Recipe:
- 6 Quart, 6.5 Quart Or 7 Quart Slow Cooker
- Cutting Board
- Measuring Spoons
Frequently Asked Questions
For best results it is best to add the noodles near the end of the cooking time per the recipe instructions. The reason for this is because the noodles will be too mushy if they are cooked for too long and they will absorb too much of the broth from the chicken noodle soup.
You can use just about any other cut of chicken such as thighs, drumsticks or leg quarters. For best results however it is best to remove the skin from whatever chicken parts you are using otherwise your chicken noodle soup will be too fatty.
I have found that the noodles tend to get a little bit mushy and absorb a lot of the broth from the soup when you cook this soup ahead of time. But I actually don’t mind it at all and I often make up a batch of this soup, portion it out into meal prep bowls and stash in the refrigerator so that I have homemade chicken noodle soup that I can reheat for lunches.
The type of noodles I prefer to use are thick egg noodles that are found in the freezer section of the grocery store. If you cannot find these frozen noodles you can easily substitute dried egg noodles (found in the pasta aisle) or even broken up spaghetti or angel hair pasta (thanks to a reader for that suggestion!). If you are feeling really adventurous you can even make your own homemade egg noodles!
Low Calorie | Low Fat | Low Sugar
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Crock-Pot Chicken Noodle Soup Recipe
- 96 Ounces Low-Sodium Chicken Broth (Store Bought Or Homemade Chicken Broth)
- 2 Pounds Boneless Skinless Chicken Breasts (Or Thighs, Cut Into Bite Sized Pieces)
- 2 Cups Sliced Carrots
- 3 Ribs Celery (Thinly Sliced)
- 1 Medium Yellow Onion (Peeled And Finely Diced)
- ½ Tablespoon Dried Thyme
- ½ Teaspoon Dried Rosemary
- 1 Whole Bay Leaf
- 1 ½ Tablespoons Kosher Salt
- ½ Tablespoon Freshly Ground Black Pepper
- 16 Ounces Homestyle Noodles (Such As Reame’s Brand)
- Place cut up raw chicken in a 6 quart or larger slow cooker and add chicken broth, carrots, celery, onion, thyme, rosemary, bay leaf, salt and pepper.
- Cover and cook for 4 hours on HIGH or 6 hours on LOW or until chicken is cooked and carrots are tender.
- Remove bay leaf and discard.
- Add noodles to soup and push them down into the broth. Cover and cook an additional 30 minutes until noodles are cooked.
- Ladle into bowls and enjoy!
Gail H. says
Can’t wait to try this, but what are ream noodles?
Lady Heidi says
Hi Gail, Reames is a brand name of frozen egg noodles. If you cannot find this particular brand many stores carry other brands as well.
Lady Sarah says
I like Reames because they are thick, but you could also just use regular egg noodles.
Instead of noodles I use barilla plus angel hair broken into half inch pieces
Here is my question about all crock pot recipes. If I half a recipe since I am only cooking for one, does that change the cooking time?
Lady Heidi says
Yes it would change the cooking time. Usually an hour or two off the cooking time. But since we have not tested each recipe by halving it we cannot offer exact cooking times.
Can skinless chicken leg quarters be used in this recipe.
Lady Heidi says
I don’t see why using chicken leg quarters would not work in this slow cooker chicken noodle soup recipe. I am sure it will be fabulous!
Amanda Jessop says
Just wondering, can I add everything to the cooker, including frozen noodles and frozen chicken Breasts (thinly sliced) early in the morning? We prefer the noodles super soft and I have to work all day and won’t be able to add them half way thru cooking.
Lady Heidi says
I find the noodles to be way too mushy to add them at the beginning for my tastes, however if you like them that way you could always try it and see if your family likes it that way.