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Crockpot Chicken Noodle Soup is easy and delicious. This hearty soup is made with chicken breasts, chicken bouillon, carrots, celery, onions, and noodles.
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My grandma always 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 3-4 hours with vegetables and herbs makes it even better! 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 in Crockpot Chicken Noodle Soup
- 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.
- Carrots – Try to slice all the carrots to the same thickness so the vegetables cook evenly.
- Celery – Same as the carrots, try to cut it all to the same size!
- 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 will work.
Chicken Soup for the Soul
It’s the classic tale that every mom tells her child, but it turns out there is some truth to the idea that chicken soup helps the common cold. 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 anytime we feel a bit under the weather.
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.
Frequently Asked Questions About Crockpot Chicken Noodle 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.
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 of loved ones.
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.
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Crockpot Chicken Noodle Soup
- CrockPot or Slow Cooker
- 1 large onion
- 6 1/2 cups water
- 1 teaspoon salt
- 4 chicken breasts boneless, skinless
- 1 cup carrots thinly sliced
- 1/2 cup celery finely diced
- 2 tablespoons chicken bouillon granules
- 8 ounces egg noodles
- Peel onion and chop into chunks. Combine ½ cup of water and onion in a food processor or blender. Puree for 30 seconds.
- In a large crock pot combine all the ingredients except noodles.
- Cook on HIGH for 3-4 hours, or until the chicken is fully cooked. Remove the chicken and shred it with two forks. Cook the noodles according to package directions.
- 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.
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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!
Nothing more comforting than homemade chicken noodle soup!! We make this all the time! I crave it all winter/fall long!
The ultimate in comfort food. We loved this so much and leftovers are even better.