Slow Cooker Chicken Noodle Soup

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Make homemade, comforting chicken noodle soup in your crock-pot. No need to buy the canned ones and your slow cooker does almost all of the work.

There are few things more comforting to me than Chicken Noodle Soup. And I always prefer a homemade version. What I love about this recipe is that I can make a huge batch without much work.
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You’re free to add your favorite ingredients, but I always like celery and carrots.

All your ingredients, except the noodles, go into the slow cooker to cook for about 6 hours. I struggled to figure out how to get the noodles to cook in the soup too, but I found that it’s just best to stir cooked ones in at the end. When you cook them directly in the slow cooker, they start to disintegrate and lose their texture even if you only add them at the very end.
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This soup has really hit the spot with all the windy, cold and rainy weather.
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Slow Cooker Chicken Noodle Soup

Homemade, comforting chicken noodle soup cooked in a crock-pot.

Ingredients:

  • 1 lb chicken breast
  • 8 cups chicken stock
  • 1/2 small onion, peeled and finely chopped
  • 5 garlic cloves, minced
  • 3 carrots, peeled and cut into bite-sized pieces
  • 3 celery stalks, ends trimmed and sliced into bite-sized slices
  • 1/2 tsp dried thyme
  • 1/2 tsp dried rosemary
  • 1/2 tbsp dried parsley
  • 1 bay leaf
  • salt and pepper to taste
  • 4 cups pasta, boiled and drained (make this right before serving soup)
  • 1 tbsp fresh chopped parsley

Directions:

  1. In a 6 quart slow cooker, add all ingredients except salt & pepper, pasta and fresh parsley.  Stir a few times so that the ingredients are mixed into the broth and not just sitting on top. Cover slow cooker and cook on low for 6 hours.
  2. Remove chicken from soup. Using forks, shred chicken breasts. Place back into soup. Taste soup and determine if salt and pepper is needed. If so, add salt and pepper and cook for an additional 30 minutes on low.
  3. Right before serving, cook and drain your pasta. Stir in pasta and sprinkle fresh parsley. Ladle soup out into bowls and serve immediately. If you are keeping leftovers in the fridge, remove pasta from soup before refrigerating (you can store pasta in a separate container).
Adapted from Damn Delicious

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2 comments on “Slow Cooker Chicken Noodle Soup”

  1. looks incredibly easy with the slow cooker. May be its time for me to pick up one:)

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