Slow Cooker Chicken Noodle Soup Recipe
If you work all day, a slow cooker can be your best friend for dinnertime. All you have to do is get all your ingredients together in the slow cooker before work and start the slow cooker. The slow cooker will get to work and when you come home at the end of the day, you’ll have a delicious meal waiting for you.
This time of year, wouldn’t it be nice to have some nice, homemade chicken noodle soup without having to put in a whole lot of effort? All you need is a 3-4 quart slow cooker and a few basic ingredients.
6 Cups Chicken Broth
1½-2 Pounds of Boneless, Skinless Chicken Breast, Chopped
2 Cups Egg Noodles
Garlic (Minced or Powder)
Dried Bay Leaf
The great thing about soup is that it can be anything you want it to be. For a chicken noodle soup, all you really need is chicken broth, chicken, and noodles; anything beyond that is totally up to you. Some people like to add vegetables like celery, peas, mushrooms, or carrots to their soup, but none of those are mandatory ingredients. Just add what you like. Soup without some kind of seasoning will be pretty bland, though, so you’ll want to liven it up with things like garlic (minced or powder), thyme, parsley, basil, onion powder, bay leaves, or pepper.
All you have to do is take your broth, chopped chicken breast, and any additional vegetables, herbs, and seasonings and put them together in your slow cooker. Cover the slow cooker and set it on low for 6-8 hours. Don’t add the noodles at this point; they will get mushy if they spend the whole time in the slow cooker. Add the noodles about 20 minutes before you’re ready to eat, cover, and cook on high until the noodles are tender. You can also cook the noodles separately and add them when you’re ready.
This will make enough soup for about six servings. If you’re using a bay leaf or two in your recipe, be sure to remove them before eating.