Easy Crockpot Chicken Noodle Soup

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Easy crockpot chicken noodle soup is easy and delicious. This hearty soup is made with chicken breasts, chicken bouillon, carrots, celery, onions, and noodles.

Chicken Noodle Soup that has been cooked in a crockpot.
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  1. Ingredients for Easy Crockpot Chicken Noodle Soup
  2. Instructions for Easy Crockpot Chicken Noodle Soup
  3. Why Easy Crockpot Chicken Noodle Soup is Good for You
  4. Variations
  5. Recipe Tip
  6. Frequently Asked Questions
  7. Storing Leftover Easy Crockpot Chicken Noodle Soup
  8. More Crockpot Soup Recipes
  9. How to Make Easy Crockpot Chicken Noodle Soup
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This easy crockpot chicken noodle soup comes together quickly and easily with all the classic ingredients chicken noodle soup has. My grandma made THE BEST homemade chicken noodle soup for us growing up. I like to make the stovetop recipe, but I wanted to see if I could make it even more convenient in the crockpot! Turns out that letting the chicken cook for three to four hours with vegetables and herbs makes it even better!

Trying a variety of ways to make our traditional chicken noodle soup gives you more options on how to cook it your way. If you are looking for an easy, delicious, healthy weeknight dinner, then this crockpot chicken noodle soup recipe is the recipe for you! Be sure to check out our Instant Pot Chicken Noodle Soup as well!

Ingredients for Easy Crockpot Chicken Noodle Soup

All the ingredients for crock pot chicken noodle soup are your traditional staples that everyone loves and looks forward to. Using a crockpot to cook the chicken noodle soup only enhances the flavors and lets the crockpot do all the work. Make this easy crockpot chicken noodle soup for dinner tonight!

  • Chicken Breasts – Boneless skinless chicken breasts work great for this crockpot chicken noodle soup. The chicken turns out so tender and shreds so easily after cooking in the crockpot all day. You can also use boneless skinless chicken thighs.
  • Onion – In this recipe, a blended onion helps to make the base of the broth. It is so flavorful!
  • Water – As the chicken cooks in the water, it infuses the water with delicious flavor, creating chicken broth. That mixed with the onion makes for a perfect broth!
  • Kosher Salt – A little salt for flavor! If you would like to add more spices you can add fresh herbs or dried herbs such as rosemary, thyme, parsley, garlic, black pepper, or bay leaf.
  • Chicken Bouillon – Chicken bouillon granules add more flavor and depth to the soup. You can also use chicken broth or chicken stock for a lighter chicken noodle soup recipe.
  • Carrots – Try to slice all the carrots to the same thickness so the veggies cook evenly.
  • Celery – Same as the carrots, try to cut it all to the same size! These will soften as they are cooking in the crockpot.
  • Egg Noodles – You can use homemade egg noodles or store-bought. I have even seen frozen egg noodles that would work. Wide egg noodles or regular ones will work.
Chicken Noodle Soup that has been cooked in a crockpot.


Instructions for Easy Crockpot Chicken Noodle Soup

Make this chicken noodle soup even easier in the crockpot with all the best ingredients! This is a light and tasty dinner that is perfect for the days you need more comfort. This delicious crockpot chicken noodle soup wraps you up from the inside, out. It is the perfect feel-good dinner!

  1. Blend – Peel onion and chop into chunks. Combine ½ cup of water and onion in a food processor or blender. Puree for 30 seconds.
  2. Combine – In a large crock pot combine all the ingredients except noodles.
  3. Slow cook – Cook on high for three to four hours, or until the chicken is fully cooked. Remove the chicken and shred it with two forks. Cook the noodles according to the package directions.
  4. Stir together – Add the shredded chicken and cooked noodles back to the crockpot. Stir and serve. If you need to add more liquid to the soup, add a can of Swanson’s chicken broth or water and season with more of the chicken bouillon granules to taste.

Why Easy Crockpot Chicken Noodle Soup is Good for You

There is some truth to the idea that chicken soup helps the common cold and is a comfort food. The hot broth is known to clear congestion and hydrate the body to get rid of those pesky viral germs. Our mom always told us if we really want to kick our colds, add more onion and pepper. Plus, a nourishing bowl of soup just feels so good! It’s one of our favorite things to make any time we feel a bit under the weather.

Variations

Making variations will add flavor or different types of texture! Switch the seasonings, the type of meat, or even the noodles. These are all great variations to try when making this soup!

  • Fresh herbs – Dried thyme, fresh parsley, or Italian seasoning that includes several flavors of seasonings.
  • Meat – You can use leaner meat like turkey or shredded ham also works well.
  • Broth – For a healthier option, try low-sodium chicken broth, bone broth, or turkey broth.
  • Noodles – Switch the noodles to your favorite type or try new ones each time you make them. We use egg noodles but try shell pasta for a more kid version, bowtie pasta for a fancy look, or keep it simple with spaghetti noodles.

Recipe Tip

Blended onion and water in a blender.

When blending the onion and water, make sure to use a high-powered blender or food processor. You want it to be completely liquid with no chunks. You may need to blend a little longer to achieve this texture when making this chicken noodle soup in the crockpot.

“Yall, This crockpot soup is so easy! I was worried that it would have that “crockpot” taste that all my crockpot meals seem to have. It did not at all! Super yummy and very simple to prep. Thank you for the recipe!”

-Julia

Frequently Asked Questions

Should noodles be cooked separately for chicken soup?

You can cook pasta in the crockpot, but for this recipe, I prefer to cook it on the stovetop and add it at the end. I like my noodles to be very al dente and they can get a little soft in the crockpot after so long.

Can you put raw chicken in when making soup?

Your raw chicken will cook in the soup as it is cooking the other ingredients. I highly don’t recommend that. It is best to cook your chicken separately and add it in before serving.

Why did my noodles turn to mush in the crockpot?

Noodles will absorb liquid as they are soaking or cooking in the crockpot. As the soup is sitting, the pasta will become mushy if the noodles are not taken out quickly.

Can you make chicken noodle soup gluten-free?

Yes, you can make it gluten-free if you use gluten-free noodles. You will also need to check the labels on your chicken bouillon.

Storing Leftover Easy Crockpot Chicken Noodle Soup

Making a large crockpot of chicken noodle soup just fills your soul with warmth! This is the perfect soup recipe that is easy to store and reheat when needing a warm soup. Double your batch and freeze one of them for another dinner in the future or share with your neighbor. The gift of chicken noodle soup keeps on giving!

  • Refrigerate – Place the extra chicken noodle soup in an airtight container in the fridge for five to seven days. Reheat and enjoy when hungry!
  • Freeze – I love to make a huge batch of this slow cooker chicken noodle soup and freeze a large portion. It freezes beautifully for three months in the freezer, and thaws easily in the refrigerator. Once thawed warm the soup on the stove. It’s an ideal meal to make and freeze and give to neighbors or loved ones.
  • Reheating – When ready to reheat the soup, simply place it in the crockpot, microwave, or stove top and heat the leftovers until the internal temperature of the soup is warmed through.

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How to Make Easy Crockpot Chicken Noodle Soup

Chicken Noodle Soup that has been cooked in a crockpot

Easy Crockpot Chicken Noodle Soup

5 from 6 votes
Easy crockpot chicken noodle soup is easy and delicious. This hearty soup is made with chicken breasts, chicken bouillon, carrots, celery, onions, and noodles.
Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 4 hours
Total Time 4 hours 10 minutes
Course Soup
Cuisine American
Servings 6

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Equipment

  • CrockPot or Slow Cooker

Ingredients

Instructions

  • Peel onion and chop into chunks. Combine ½ cup of water and onion in a food processor or blender. Puree for 30 seconds.
    Blended onion and water in a blender
  • In a large crock pot combine all the ingredients except noodles.
    Chicken bouillon granules poured over chicken noodle soup in a crockpot
  • Cook on HIGH for 3 to 4 hours, or until the chicken is fully cooked. Remove the chicken and shred it with two forks. Cook the noodles according to the package directions.
    Chicken and vegetables cooking in chicken broth in the crockpot
  • Add the shredded chicken and cooked noodles back to the crock pot. Stir and serve. If you need to add more liquid to the soup, add a can of Swanson's chicken broth or water and season with more of the chicken bouillon granules to taste.
    Chicken Noodle Soup that has been cooked in a crockpot

Nutrition Information

Calories: 341kcalCarbohydrates: 32gProtein: 38gFat: 6gSaturated Fat: 1gPolyunsaturated Fat: 1gMonounsaturated Fat: 2gTrans Fat: 0.04gCholesterol: 128mgSodium: 1003mgPotassium: 782mgFiber: 2gSugar: 3gVitamin A: 3671IUVitamin C: 5mgCalcium: 48mgIron: 1mg

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Kelsey Crist

Kelsey lives in Washington with her husband, Alex, and two cats, Diana and Nova. Her happy place is in the kitchen listening to an audiobook and trying new recipes. When she's not in the kitchen you can find her hiking, shopping at Trader Joe's, or playing Animal Crossing. Her favorite food is pasta and Alex loves when she makes Homemade Oreos.

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  1. 5 stars
    Yall, This crockpot soup is so easy! I was worried that it would have that “crockpot” taste that all my crockpot meals seam to have. It did not at all! Super yummy and very simple to prep. Thank you for the recipe!

  2. 5 stars
    Nothing more comforting than homemade chicken noodle soup!! We make this all the time! I crave it all winter/fall long!