I love chicken noodle soup! Especially when it’s home-made.
This is a great recipe for families with picky children who shy away from certain veggies. You of course can add whatever veggies you like! I myself love carrots, so I added some of those.
What you will need:
- Large crock pot
- Chicken breasts (I had some unusually large breasts in my freezer, so I used two. For the future with typical sized chicken breasts, I will use 3 or 4)
- About 60 oz. of chicken broth. Containers come in many sizes, I used two that came to a little over 60 oz.
- Between 1/2 cup and 1 cup of water.
- 1-2 cans of cream of chicken. If you want a thinner soup use 1 can, if you want a thicker soup use 2 or more to your taste.
- Any veggies you like in your chicken soup such as celery or carrots. I used only carrots.
- Pasta. I used spaghetti noodles, but you can use any kind you like for soup.
- Any extra spices you’d like to add. I used a bit of garlic salt, onion powder, salt, and pepper.
How to make your chicken noodle soup:
- Cut your chicken breasts in 3 or 4 slices. I did this to help them cook through quicker.
- Place your chicken breasts in the crock pot.
- Pour in your chicken broth, water, and cream of chicken soup. Lightly stir. (You don’t need to mix thoroughly as the heat from the crock pot will help the broth and cream of chicken mix)
- Add your spices. Don’t be afraid to use too little, as you can always add more when the chicken is cooked through and the broth is safe to taste.
- Add your veggies. Make sure to slice them thin if you don’t want crunchy veggies in your soup.
- Set crock pot on low and cook for 4-5 hours.
- After that time is up, carefully take out your chicken breasts and put them on a plate. Cut the chicken into small pieces, and add back into the crock pot. (You can always do this at the very end if you didn’t want to do it part way through cooking)
- Continue cooking on low for an hour or more until you’re sure the chicken and veggies are thouroughly cooked.
- When the chicken and broth in the crock pot is almost finished, boil your pasta on the stove until tender. I used spaghetti noodles and made about 2/3 of a box. (I broke the pasta into thirds so they weren’t so long). It’s always better to make more than you think you’ll need because you can always save the leftover noodles in the fridge.
- After your pasta is tender, strain the water and add the pasta into the crock pot a little at a time. Do this until you reach your preferred noodle level in your soup.
- After you add the noodles, turn the crock pot to the “warm” setting for a few minutes to let the noodles absorb some of the chicken broth.
Prep time: 10 min
If you tried this recipe, let me know how it turned out! I’d like to hear any additions/changes you made to your recipe.
Thanks for reading!