Slow Cooker Chicken Noodle Soup, a classic soup that is the very definition of comfort food. Healthy, low calorie, super easy to make, this soup is a family favourite no matter the season.
There are a few recipes that are universally labelled as the most popular dishes with all ages. And the chicken and noodle soup is a favourite all over the world. Not that on the stove top is not easy to make, but in the slow cooker, it's even simpler, if that was even possible.
All we need is some chicken, a few veggies, noodles, some seasoning, chicken broth, and a fabulous bowl of heaven is on the table for you. And you can make as little or as much soup you need. If you happen to have leftover soup, just add it to a tupperware and chill it in the fridge.
It's as delicious freshly made or served the next day, a good soup goes a long way, especially when you feel under the weather. And hardly anyone complains about a good bowl of chicken soup.
What chicken pieces and noodles do I need for this soup?
I used chicken breasts for my soup, but any other chicken pieces should do, and the cooking time won't be different. Chicken thighs, drumsticks, quarter chicken legs, or even whole chicken can be used.
As for noodles, use anything you have in your pantry, the noodles I used are pretty thin, so they cooked in just 20 minutes on high in the slow cooker. Thicker noodles will need to be left to cook for longer, but I don't think more than one hour anyway.
How to make chicken and noodle soup in the slow cooker
This soup is so easy to make, that you'll be making it again and again. There is no need to sear the chicken first, it goes into the slow cooker raw. The meat is cooked for long enough to simply melt in the mouth.
- place the chicken breasts into the slow cooker
- add the chopped onion, carrots, celery sticks, then add the dried thyme and chicken broth
- leave to cook on high for 3 ½ hours or on low for 6 hours
- remove the chicken breasts, and set aside
- add the noodles to the slow cooker, and leave to cook for at least 20 minutes until done
- shred the chicken breasts, and add them back to the slow cooker
- season with salt and pepper to taste, and garnish with fresh parsley
And that's the most amazing chicken and noodles soup one can get. If you are looking for a nice chicken and veggies soup, how about my Slow Cooker Chicken Soup with Vegetables?
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Slow Cooker Chicken Noodle Soup, a classic soup that is the very definition of comfort food. Healthy, super easy to make, this soup is a family favourite no matter the season.
- 2 chicken breasts
- 1 large onion
- 2 carrots
- 2 celery sticks
- 1 teaspoon dried thyme
- ½ teaspoon salt
- ⅛ teaspoon black pepper
- 5 cups chicken broth (stock)
- 3 thin egg noodle nests
- 2 tablespoon fresh parsley
Add the chicken breasts to the slow cooker.
Peel and chop the onion, carrots and celery sticks, and add them to the chicken.
Pour in the chicken broth, add the dried thyme and leave to cook for 3 and a half hours on high, or for 6 hours on slow.
Remove the chicken breasts and set aside.
Add the noodles, and leave to cook for a further 20 minutes on high. (Different noodles will need to cook for longer).
Shred the chicken breasts using 2 forks, then return the shredded chicken to the slow cooker.
Season with salt and pepper, and garnish with fresh parsley.