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Crockpot Chicken Noodle Soup

This easy Crockpot chicken noodle soup recipe is healthy, comforting, and quick to prepare. The classic soup is a must-have in your winter rotation.

Course Soup
Cuisine American
Keyword Crockpot chicken noodle soup, slow cooker chicken noodle soup
Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 8 hours 15 minutes
Total Time 8 hours 25 minutes
Servings 6
Calories 325 kcal
Author Natasha Bull

Ingredients

  • 1 medium onion chopped
  • 2 sticks celery chopped
  • 2 medium carrots peeled & sliced
  • 2 cloves garlic minced
  • 4 cups chicken broth
  • 2 cups water
  • 1.5 pounds chicken thighs boneless/skinless
  • 1/2 teaspoon Italian seasoning
  • 2 bay leaves (optional)
  • 2 cups uncooked egg noodles
  • Salt & pepper to taste
  • Fresh parsley chopped

Instructions

  1. Prep your ingredients.

  2. Add all the ingredients to your slow cooker except for the noodles, salt & pepper, and parsley.

  3. Cook on low for 6-8 hours or on high for 3-4 hours.

  4. Take the chicken out and cut it up or shred it with two forks. Add the cut-up chicken back in, along with the egg noodles. Cook until the noodles are tender (I put the slow cooker on high), about 15 minutes or so.

  5. Season the soup with salt & pepper as needed (I added a fair bit of salt). Serve with fresh parsley sprinkled over top (add about a tablespoon or more... eyeballing it is fine).

Recipe Notes

  • Anything over about a pound, up to around two pounds of chicken will work.
  • You may use chicken breasts, but be aware that they're more likely to dry out the longer you cook them.
  • This is the 7-quart Crockpot I used for this recipe.
  • You can add some freshly squeezed lemon juice at the end if you'd like this to be a lemony chicken soup.
  • You may need to add more chicken broth when reheating the soup (the noodles soak up more liquid the longer you leave it). If you plan on freezing the soup, I suggest doing it prior to adding the noodles.
  • Stove top: Use a large soup pot. Sauté the onion, carrot, and celery for about 5-7 minutes in a tablespoon of olive oil. Add remaining ingredients except for the noodles, salt & pepper and parsley, bring the soup to a boil and then reduce heat and simmer, covered (with lid slightly ajar), until chicken shreds easily and veggies are soft (at least 15 minutes). Stir in noodles and cook another 10 minutes or so.
  • Here's the Instant Pot version of this recipe.
  • Nutritional information is provided as a courtesy only and should be construed as an estimate rather than a guarantee. Ingredients can vary and Salt & Lavender makes no guarantees to the accuracy of this information.
Nutrition Facts
Crockpot Chicken Noodle Soup
Amount Per Serving
Calories 325 Calories from Fat 180
% Daily Value*
Fat 20g31%
Saturated Fat 5g31%
Cholesterol 122mg41%
Sodium 693mg30%
Potassium 515mg15%
Carbohydrates 15g5%
Fiber 2g8%
Sugar 2g2%
Protein 21g42%
Vitamin A 3545IU71%
Vitamin C 14mg17%
Calcium 46mg5%
Iron 1mg6%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.