Easy Crock-Pot Chicken Noodle Soup is made entirely in the slow cooker so that you can enjoy a bowl of homemade comfort food without all of the work!
Is it possible to have too many slow cookers? I kind of doubt it. I have a small one, which is perfect for holding dips and appetizers, especially on game days or parties. I also have 4-quart slow cooker, which I got for practically nothing on Black Friday -- score!
But the slow cooker I use the most is definitely the 7-quart one. I use this for soups, stews, roasts and our favorite holiday hams. I've even made peach cobbler in the Crock-Pot. So when my favorite small appliance broke down, we pretty much ran out and bought a new one right away -- gotta love those holiday sales!
Just in time, because my little boy came down with his third nasty cold since school started, so I made a big batch of chicken noodle soup in the Crock-Pot. A long time ago, in a galaxy not that far away, I used to make homemade chicken soup completely from scratch, on the stove -- just like my mom and her mom and her mom's mom did. Chicken soup and I go waaay back.
It's amazing stuff, but it takes a lot of time. So, this slow cooker soup is a lot easier and honestly tastes just as good. And if you have the basic ingredients on hand, you can throw this soup together in a pinch.
I usually always have frozen chicken breasts on hand, so that's what I normally use. If I plan ahead, I'll pick up fresh chicken the night before. And during soup season, I also stock up on organic chicken broth and the other ingredients. It makes life a LOT easier!
Making the soup is super simple -- couldn't resist saying that! There are tons of recipes for Crock-Pot chicken soup, but mine is slightly different. I like to let the chicken cook by itself first and then add the broth. It's just a personal preference. If you want, you can add the chicken and broth at the same time.
About an hour before you're ready to eat, just throw in some egg noodles or your favorite pasta, and when they're soft, you're ready to eat.
Serve the chicken soup with some rolls, crusty bread or crackers, and you've got yourself one comforting meal!
How to Make Easy Crock-Pot Chicken Noodle Soup
Easy Crock-Pot Chicken Noodle Soup
- 1 tablespoon olive oil
- ½ cup white or yellow onions, chopped
- 2 pounds chicken breasts
- 1 cup baby carrots, thinly sliced
- 2 stalks celery, chopped
- 3 cloves garlic, finely chopped
- 2 teaspoons sea salt
- 1 teaspoon ground black pepper
- 1 tablespoon dried Italian seasoning blend
- 2 32-oz cartons low-sodium organic chicken stock
- 1 tablespoon fresh parsley, roughly chopped
Pour the olive oil in a 6 or 7-quart slow cooker
- Add the onions, chicken breasts, carrots, celery, salt and pepper, and cook on high for 3 hours
- Remove chicken and shred with forks or cut into large pieces
- Pour chicken broth into Crock-Pot, and add chicken and Italian seasoning
- Add about 4 cups of dried egg noodles and fresh parsley about an hour before you're ready to eat. Cover, and let cook until noodles are soft
- Season with additional salt and pepper, if needed
- Serve, and refrigerate or freeze leftovers
Nutrition information is estimated. Please do your own calculation to fit special diets.
My family loves this Easy Crock-Pot Chicken Noodle Soup, and I love having the leftover soup for lunches.
Have you ever made soup in the slow cooker?
Hi Dee! I'm going to make this for
My preschool class when we read Stone Soup. Can I add potatoes and corn too? Thank you!!
Absolutely! Let me know how it turns out. 🙂
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I have a cold and this looks great for tonight! Pinnd & Sharing on Twitter! #MM
Miz Helen says
There is really nothing better than a great bowl of Chicken Noodle Soup, this looks amazing! We really appreciate you sharing with us at Full Plate Thursday and hope you are having a great day!
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Angie | Big Bear's Wife says
There can never be too many slow cookers in the house! My sister in law us to have like 5 running at a time for dinner at her house! She loved them! Perfect chicken noodle soup recipe!
My daughter actually asked why we had so many, so I this is good to know! 🙂
Jenny | Honey and Birch says
I am not going to wait until I have a cold to try this chicken noodle soup - it looks too good to wait!
Laura | PetiteAllergyTreats says
Love the ease of comfort food to the max. One can never have too many slow cookers, in many sizes. 😀
Lora @savoringitaly says
I was so tempted to get a small dip slow cooker the other day and I though I should just be happy with the one larger one I have. Now I'm going to put one on my Christmas list knowing it's fine to have more than one! 🙂 Love this soup idea!!!
Anna @ Crunchy Creamy Sweet says
This is my favorite soup to make when we are feeling under the weather. So so good!
Chicken noodle soup, yummy! Will have to try this recipe.
I hope you enjoy it as much as we did! 🙂
Jessica @ Sprinkle Some Sugar says
I can never have enough slow cooker recipes! This soup looks delish!
Thanks, Jessica. My family just loved it!
Cookin Canuck says
I have two slow cookers and they're great for soup or chili parties. Now I want to make a big batch of this chicken noodle soup!
Thanks! It's good to know I'm not the only one with more than one slow cooker! 🙂