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Slow Cooker Chicken Noodle Soup

Slow Cooker Chicken Noodle Soup

Slow Cooker Chicken Noodle Soup is a super simple and scrumptious comfort food recipe that’s so much better than any canned version!

Course Soup
Cuisine American
Prep Time: 15 minutes
Cook Time: 6 hours 15 minutes
Total Time: 6 hours 30 minutes
Yields: 4 to 5 servings
Recipe by Tessa Arias

Ingredients

  • 1 1/2 pounds boneless skinless chicken breasts
  • 5 medium carrots, peeled and chopped (1 3/4 cups)
  • 1 medium yellow onion, chopped (1 1/2 cups)
  • 4 stalks celery, chopped (1 1/4 cups)
  • 3 cloves garlic, minced
  • 3 tablespoons olive oil
  • 6 cups low-sodium chicken broth (3 - 15 oz cans)
  • 1 cup water
  • 1/2 teaspoon dried thyme
  • 1/2 teaspoon dried rosemary, crushed
  • 2 bay leaves
  • Kosher salt and freshly ground black pepper, to taste
  • 2 cups uncooked whole wheat egg noodles
  • 1/4 cup chopped fresh parsley
  • 1 tablespoon fresh lemon juice
  • Saltine crackers, for serving (optional)

Directions

  1. In the bowl of a slow cooker combine the raw chicken, carrots, onion, celery, garlic, olive oil, chicken broth, water, thyme, rosemary, bay leaves, and salt and pepper to taste. Cover and cook on low until the chicken is cooked through, about 6 hours. You can also cook on high for about 3 1/2 hours.
  2. Remove the cooked chicken to a cutting board an let rest for 10 minutes. Cut into bite-sized chunks. Add the egg noodles and parsley to the slow cooker, increase temperature to high, cover and cook for 10 minutes or until the noodles are tender. Stir in the lemon juice and return the chicken to the slow cooker. Taste and adjust seasonings if necessary. Serve hot with saltine crackers, if desired.

Recipe Notes

If you want to make the soup ahead of time and refrigerate or freeze, omit the noodles and add in while reheating.

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