The Best Crockpot Chicken Noodle Soup

chicken noodle soup in a slow cooker

How to make Chicken Noodle Soup In the Slow Cooker

As you know, I LOVE SOUP! And what I love even more is soup that I can cook in the crockpot.  Yes it takes longer, but I’m a set-it and forget-it kinda gal.

After posting my 25 Comforting  Crockpot Soups post, I had SEVERAL emails requesting a crockpot chicken noodle soup. Well, I listened, and here it is my friends!

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The Best Crockpot Chicken Noodle Soup

NOTE: In the comments, you will see that a few people have reported their noodle disintegrating after adding them to the crockpot. I have no idea why this is happening, and have NEVER had that happen any of the times we have made this soup. BUT, I have only used No Yoke brand noodles. Other people have also reported success with No Yoke Noodles and Walmart Generic brand noodles. If you do not have access to those brands of noodles and are concerned, you can also just boil your noodle separately.

Directions

  1. In a 6 quart crockpot place whole chicken breasts on the bottom and top with , carrots, onion, celery, garlic, olive oil, thyme and bay leaf.
    The Best Crockpot Chicken Noodle Soup - Chicken and vegetables in the crockpot
  2. Next add in chicken broth, water, and season with salt and pepper to taste. I used 1/2 teaspoon salt & 1/4 teaspoon pepper.
    Cover and cook on low heat 6 – 7 hours.
    Soup ingredients in the crockpot
  3. Remove cooked chicken breasts and cut into bite sized pieces. Place chicken back in to the crockpot. Now add in egg noodles and parsley.
    Cover and cook just until noodles are tender, 5-10 minutes.
    The Best Crockpot Chicken Noodle Soup - Add noodles into crockpot
  4. Enjoy with your favorite crackers!

the best crockpot chicken noodle soup in a white bowl

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4.65 from 196 votes

The Best Crockpot Chicken Noodle Soup

Author Corey Valley
As you know, I LOVE SOUP! And what I love even more is soup that I can cook in the crockpot. The is The Best Crockpot Chicken Noodle Soup EVER!
Prep Time 15 minutes
Cook Time 7 hours
Total Time 7 hours 15 minutes

Ingredients
 

  • 1 1/2 lbs boneless skinless chicken breasts
  • 2 cups carrots peeled and chopped
  • 1 medium yellow onion diced
  • 3 stalks celery chopped
  • 3-4 cloves garlic minced
  • 3 Tablespoons extra virgin olive oil
  • 1/2 teaspoon dried thyme
  • 1 bay leaves
  • 6 cups chicken broth use my EASY homemade broth or low-sodium
  • 1 cup water
  • Salt and freshly ground black pepper to taste (I used 1/2 teaspoon salt & 1/4 teaspoon pepper)
  • 2 cups uncooked wide egg noodles
  • 3 Tablespoons chopped fresh parsley

Instructions

  • In a 6 quart crockpot add in whole chicken breasts, carrots, onion, celery, garlic, olive oil, thyme and bay leaf.
  • Next add in chicken broth, water, and season with salt and pepper to taste. I used 1/2 teaspoon salt & 1/4 teaspoon pepper.
  • Cover and cook on low heat 6 - 7 hours.
  • Remove cooked chicken breasts and cut into bite sized pieces. Place chicken back in to the crockpot. Now add in egg noodles and parsley.
  • Cover and cook just until noodles are tender, 5-10 minutes.

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Nutrition

Calories: 246kcal | Carbohydrates: 11g | Protein: 20g | Fat: 8g | Saturated Fat: 1g | Cholesterol: 62mg | Sodium: 782mg | Potassium: 633mg | Fiber: 1g | Sugar: 1g | Vitamin A: 5565IU | Vitamin C: 18.1mg | Calcium: 39mg | Iron: 1.2mg

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431 Comments

  1. Your timing is perfect! I am sending this recipe on to a friend who has lots of turkey and turkey stock leftovers. I am thinking she could use this recipe and substitute the turkey for the chicken. It’s worth a try! Thanks Corey.

    1. Yes! That sounds like a yummy plan 🙂

    2. tim smart says:

      5 stars
      I made this and had no problem with the noodles. They were probably in there 10 minutes tops and i turned the crockpot off then.

      I wanted a little more zing so i added a teaspoon of curry salt. I like things to be more spicy than average, you could also add louisiana hot sauce i would think.

      very easy to make.

    3. YUM! Curry salt sounds great!

    4. I just got a slow cooker and this is a terrific recipe. I had no problem with the noodles. The only thing I changed is I added 2 cups of beef broth to give it a heartier flavor. Many thanks…this is the only chicken noodle soup I will make from now on!

    5. Thanks so much Deni! I happy to hear you loved it!

    6. Is the beef broth in place of 2 of the 6 cups of chicken broth? Or in addition to the 6 cups?

    7. Unfortunately this tastes nothing as good as it sounds! It’s very bland.. Really bummed that this didn’t turn out!

    8. I am sorry you didn’t like the way it turned out. You could try pumping up the salt and herbs next time.

    9. Carol Mottin says:

      5 stars
      AS a cook for over 45 years,,I would say that the people whose noodles went to mush…ADDED them in the beginning and cooked them for 6/7 hours! …..instead of at the end for 10 minutes…

    10. You should tell people to stop stirring the pot and their noodles will be fine

    11. I have made it many times but you have to taste the soup and add more spices . Mine was never bland

    12. 5 stars
      My husband has a bad cold-so I wanted to make some chicken soup in the crock pot rather than store bought. So I hit google!!! I found your recipe. We just finished two bowls each!!!!!! It was perfect, I used the no yolk noodles as was suggested. I am going to try your beef stew next. Thank you-

    13. I made this soups today and it was delicious! And the house smelled great all day long. I cooked the noodles separately and served the soup with biscuits hot out of the oven. Yum!

    14. 5 stars
      It was very yummy. I added the noodles at the end just in case. Just the right amount of flavor.

    15. Liza Pappalardo says:

      5 stars
      I followed the directions (with one exception, I add 1 TBS of Trader Joe’s 21 Seasoning Salute) and the soup was fantastic!

    16. I followed this recipe and used organic chicken broth it was absolutely wonderful!

    17. Michelle Espinoza says:

      I made this tonight and everyone loved it. I added two bay leafs and added a little more salt as well. I read everyone’s comments about the noodles and instead of using the No Yolk (which I did buy), I went back to store and bought the Skinner brand, cooked those for six minutes separately, drained them and then added them to the crockpot and cooked for two more minutes exactly. I cooked everything (pre noodles) for 6 hours and the chicken came out perfect. As I stirred it, the chicken tore apart in shredded form. Perfect dinner for our cold rainy weekend.

    18. Susan C Walker says:

      5 stars
      Really not great. Nothing there to make it special !! If I were to re do anything, I’d add half the chicken, more salt, pepper. And, if you need to serve the soup later., don’t add the noddles until ready to serve.

    19. What are the nutritional values of this soup. I follow WW.

    20. carisa burns says:

      Hi. I tried this recipe and found that even after 6 hours of cooking in the crock pot none of my vegetables were soft except the celery and it wasnt even fully cooked. I had to finish it on the stove but then the chicken overcooked. Do you have any suggestions? I REALLY need to be able to set and forget a chicken soup in my crock pot!

    21. I made the soup according to recipe, except I added 6 Wyler chicken cubes. I also cooked my soup on high for 4-5 hours. No noodle trouble & I used Amish egg noodles. Soooooo good & comforting for a winter night!

    22. 2 stars
      Tried this and was so bummed out! Very bland and nearly flavorless. Wouldn’t recommend

    23. Use bone broth for extra flavor and extra health benefits 😊

  2. Aunt Donna says:

    5 stars
    Dear Corey, We tried your chicken noodle soup. It is delicious, and oh so easy. I never thought to make my own broth, but I will from now on. It is so much better than what I buy in a can or box. Love you always.

    1. Yay! I am so glad you loved it!

    2. Would it be ok to add small cubes of potatoes to this with or instead of egg noodles ?

    3. Sure Jennifer, I think that could be yummy 🙂

    4. Leah Fawn says:

      3 stars
      I put in potatoes along with the egg noodles….it is a smash hit!!!! Love your recipe!!! Also did your beef stew which was another major success!!!!

    5. Leah Fawn says:

      4 stars
      I entered 5 stars but only 3 showed up….. just so you know 🙂

    6. Thanks for letting me know Leah!

    7. I’m so happy to hear you loved it Leah! 🙂

  3. 5 stars
    Loved your recipe! I was wondering how your broth is so clear in the pictutes. I used Swanson Unsalted Chicken Stock. Would it be clearer if i made my own stock and took the fat off the top?

    1. I honestly think all broths, even from the same brand vary in color. I wouldn’t worry too much about the color of your broth. As long as it taste good! haha. My homemade broth does tend to be lighter in color, and I have noticed the organic broth I get from Costco is pretty light as well. Have you tried my broth recipe? It’s super easy and tasty! https://www.familyfreshmeals.com/2014/03/easy-homemade-chicken-broth.html

    2. I think Liz was referring to how CLEAR your broth is, not necessarily the color of it. I was wondering how you got yours so clear, too. My broth (homemade or otherwise) is rarely that clear.

    3. The solution to having such a clear broth would have to be getting the heat to be low over a long period of time. And on top of that, depending on what broth and the amount of sodium it has can affect the color which, in turn, effects the clarity of the broth. Hope that helps!

  4. Katharine in Brussels says:

    5 stars
    Thanks a lot Corey, this is simmering in my slow cooker now. There had been some organic carrots, celery, yellow summer squash, and an onion sitting around looking for a place to go, and they’re all in there now with vegetarian chick’n pieces. So happy you made this family favorite from our childhoods! The kids kept asking if I was going to put in tomatoes (i.e.; make your Lasagne Soup!). I had been just wondering how to use up the pile of veggies from the budget weekly organic fruit & veg box that I registered for, and now I can feel guilt-free about the new order coming in on Friday 🙂 This was such a nice way to have supper already ‘done’ almost effortlessly, a godsend for this pregnant lady.

    1. Wonderful Katharine! I also have a Crockpot Minestrone Soup coming to the blog soon. It’s a great way to use a bunch of veggies up too 🙂 I hope you and your family love the soup!

  5. This is awesome! I’ve been searching high and low for a nearly 100% hands off chicken soup recipe in a crock pot. Most require tons of work that negate the easiness of a crock pot. Thank you SO MUCH!

    1. Kimberley says:

      5 stars
      Exactly my sentiments Natalie! I have never been much of a cook, much to my husband and children’s dismay, so I was so excited to get a crock pot and a slow cooker recipe book for our wedding 2 years ago. Here we go, I thought. I can finally just dump a bunch of stuff in the pot, head out the door, and have an amazing meal when I return home. All my friends rave about how amazing and easy their crock pot meals are. As I looked through the recipe book I was given, I was blown away by the amount of work. Soooo not only do the recipes require lots of work, but they take 8-10 hours?! Haha. I think I’ll stick to my chicken nuggets and rice a roni. Then, I found this one!! Relief!! My husband is somewhat of a chicken noodle soup connoisseur and he loved this last time I made it! I’m trying it again tonight (to make sure it wasn’t my uncanny beginners luck) and then moving on to another one of her easy peasy crock pot recipes! So excited to give more a try.