BEST SLOW COOKER CHICKEN NOODLE SOUP

August 10, 2017

I have a regular (non-slow cooker) chicken noodle soup that I really love. So content with it, I was not very interested in bothering to make a slow cooker version of the classic. Okay, but then I eventually did. And it is so good I really may never even reach for the normal, non-slow cooker recipe again.

Slow cookers are not good for everything. We all know this. Sometimes it turns a meal into some weird uni-flavor mush.

But soups, they are some of my favorites to do in a crock pot because they only get better, more complex flavor from that long, slow cook. While sacrificing nothing on texture.

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Serves 5 to 6

3 carrots, chopped
1 onion, diced
2 celery stalks, chopped
3 cloves garlic, minced
1 pound chicken boneless, skinless chicken breasts
2 tablespoons butter
1 teaspoon parsley
1/2 teaspoon thyme
1/2 teaspoon salt
1/4 teaspoon red pepper flake
8 cups vegetable broth
1 tablespoon lemon juice
1/2 pound noodles (I used cavatappi)
Fresh parsley

Place carrots, onion, celery, garlic, chicken breasts, butter, parsley, thyme, salt, and red pepper flake in the base of a slow cooker. Pour broth and lemon juice over top and cook on low for 6-8 hours. Add noodles to pot and allow to cook for 30 more minutes, stirring occasionally. Top with fresh parsley.

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BEST SLOW COOKER CHICKEN NOODLE SOUP
 
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Ingredients
  • 3 carrots, chopped
  • 1 onion, diced
  • 2 celery stalks, chopped
  • 3 cloves garlic, minced
  • 1 pound chicken boneless, skinless chicken breasts
  • 2 tablespoons butter
  • 1 teaspoon parsley
  • ½ teaspoon thyme
  • ½ teaspoon salt
  • ¼ teaspoon red pepper flake
  • 8 cups vegetable broth
  • 1 tablespoon lemon juice
  • ½ pound noodles (I used cavatappi)
  • Fresh parsley
Instructions
  1. Place carrots, onion, celery, garlic, chicken breasts, butter, parsley, thyme, salt, and red pepper flake in the base of a slow cooker.
  2. Pour broth and lemon juice over top and cook on low for 6-8 hours.
  3. Add noodles to pot and allow to cook for 30 more minutes, stirring occasionally.
  4. Top with fresh parsley.

 

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Comments

  • Rita

    Does the chicken go in raw or cooked?

    • Rachel Schultz

      Raw!

  • YUM! This is the perfect recipe for fall :) Easy and healthy!

    • Rachel Schultz

      So much fall talk!! : )

  • I’m so excited for fall weather. Fall weather means copious amounts of soup! Your recipe looks mouthwatering, I can’t wait to try it!

    • Rachel Schultz

      Ahhhh Fall!! <3

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