Crock Pot Chicken Noodle Soup

Classic chicken noodle soup made crock pot simple. Great homemade taste with these easy to step by step photo instructions. Bring on the cold weather; I'm ready now.
Prep Time10 mins
Cook Time4 hrs
Total Time4 hrs 10 mins
Course: Soup
Cuisine: American
Keyword: Chicken Noodle Soup, Crock Pot Soup
Servings: 4 servings
Calories: 192kcal
Author: Dan Mikesell AKA DrDan

Ingredients

  • 2 skinless boneless chicken breasts 1 to 1 1/2 pounds and may use thighs
  • 32-48 oz chicken broth see recpe notes
  • 2 carrots
  • 2 stalks celery
  • 1 onion medium
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1/2 teaspoon pepper
  • 1 bay leaf
  • 1 1/2 cup dry noodles see recipe notes

Instructions

  • This is a four serving recipe. You can cut in half easily, but you want a few leftovers don’t you.
  • Peel and cut two carrots into medallions, a medium onion chopped and slice two stalks of celery.
  • Trim and cut two skinless boneless chicken breast into cubes.
  • Add the chicken and veggies to a small slow cooker (3 1/2 qt.). Add 1/2 tsp of salt and pepper. Add one bay leaf. 32-48 oz of chicken broth or stock. Add 1 – 14 oz can more broth if you want a lot of liquid in your soup. Most of you will want this extra broth
  • Cook on low for 4 hours. After the first 3 hours, add 1 1/2 cups of dry noodles and let cook the final hour.

Notes

Pro Tips:

  1. You may use skinless boneless chicken thighs instead of breasts. You will want 1 to 1 1/2 pounds of either.
  2. If you want shredded chicken, add it not cut up and remove to shred at the three-hour mark and add it back in with the noodles.
  3. We like chicken noodle soup with lots of "stuff." The recipe as written is great. Most of you will want 48 oz of broth in this recipe.
  4. Second, if you are a big noodle person, you can add another 1/2 cup of noodles BUT do not do this without adding the additional broth, or it will absorb most the broth.
  5. This fits nicely in a 3 1/2 qt crock pot. You may use a bigger pot.

Nutrition

Calories: 192kcal | Carbohydrates: 18g | Protein: 28g | Fat: 2g | Saturated Fat: 0.2g | Polyunsaturated Fat: 0.3g | Monounsaturated Fat: 0.2g | Trans Fat: 0.01g | Cholesterol: 87mg | Sodium: 1206mg | Potassium: 227mg | Fiber: 2g | Sugar: 4g | Vitamin A: 5250IU | Vitamin C: 5.8mg | Calcium: 30mg | Iron: 0.5mg