This Crockpot Chicken Noodle Soup recipe is SOOOOOOO Easy! Set it up and forget it until you have to throw the noodles in the last few hours. I love recipes that you "dump" I mean gently place all ingredients into the slow cooker and walk away from...
Crockpot Chicken Noodle Soup
Growing up I always heard that Chicken Noodle Soup was the cure-all for being sick, not feeling good or whatever ailment that needed to be cured.
If we had a cough, we had a bowl of Chicken Noodle Soup If we sneezed we had a bowl of classic Chicken Soup if we... well you can use your imagination for all the ailments we were served scratch made Chicken Noodle Soup.
I now feel like crockpot chicken noodle soup is the perfect comfort food. It is so dang easy to make and always tastes amazing.
- Boneless skinless chicken breasts/chicken thighs /shredded chicken
- Chicken bouillon cubes
- Celery stalks
- Fettuccine pasta noodles or wide egg noodles
- Salt and pepper
Optional - zucchini, basil leaves, fresh herbs, garlic, yellow or white onion, oregano, fresh parsley, thyme, lemon juice, and/or rosemary.
Chicken - If you are using frozen chicken make sure to thaw it before starting the recipe.
vegetable chopper - This is a huge time saver for chopping veggies.
Crockpot - We suggest using a crockpot that has a digital timer that automatically switches the slow cooker to warm after a set amount of time. This helps make sure your soup cooks perfectly and you don't have to stress about what time it is going to be done.
Forks - to shred the chicken.
Spoon - to stir and taste the slow cooker chicken noodle soup before serving.
I like to use chicken bouillon cubes and water to make our slow cooker chicken noodle soup. You could also use chicken stock/low sodium chicken broth if that is what you have available.
When you cut the carrots and celery, you can do a rough chop. They don't have to be perfectly even or look the same.
We normally put the entire chicken breast in the slow cooker to cook and then shred the chicken when it is done.
This recipe can be made on the stovetop in a Dutch oven or large pot. You will want to make sure you have a big enough pot for all the water.
The cooking time is about 4 to 6 hours. The longer the chicken noodle soup is in the crockpot the more the chicken will fall apart and be super soft along with the vegetables. You will want to make sure to cover and cook the soup until the chicken is fully cooked.
The fettuccine noodles should fully cook in the broth if you prefer an al dente noodle, I would make them on the stovetop and add them at the last minute.
You can add in a bay leaf if you love that flavor in the soup.
We hope you enjoy this delicious crockpot Chicken Noodle Soup Recipe! It is one of our favorites.
Store homemade chicken noodle soup leftovers in an airtight container in the refrigerator. Reheat on the stove top or in the microwave.
Can you freeze chicken noodle soup?
Yes, we do suggest freezing the soup without the noodles. The noodles tend to get mushy.
Just follow the recipe without the noodles, allow to cool and store in freezer bags in the freezer.
The frozen chicken noodle soup should last for 3 to 4 months.
Crockpot Soup Recipes
Crock Pot Chicken Noodle Soup
- 3 Chicken Breast
- 10 cups Water
- 10-12 Chicken Bouillon Cubes
- 3-4 Carrots cut into small pieces
- 3 Celery cut into small pieces
- dry sturdy noodles I used a box of Fettuccine noodles
- Combine all ingredients except for the noodles in the crock pot
- Cover and cook on high for 4-6 hours
- Add noodles during the last 2 hours
Recipe originally shared on November 3, 2013. Updated on April 27, 2020. November 2022.