Crock Pot Chicken Noodle Soup

crock pot chicken noodle soup

The Spruce

 

Ratings (61)
  • Total: 6 hrs 25 mins
  • Prep: 25 mins
  • Cook: 6 hrs
  • Yield: 6 servings
Nutritional Guidelines (per serving)
647 Calories
32g Fat
21g Carbs
65g Protein
(Nutrition information is calculated using an ingredient database and should be considered an estimate.)

This easy crockpot chicken noodle soup is a snap to prepare with chicken, onions, carrots, celery, and noodles, and it is one of our most popular slow cooker soup recipes.

For an even easier chicken noodle soup, take a look at this creamy semi-homemade version. It's cooked in the slow cooker as well. It includes condensed soups and leftover chicken or diced rotisserie chicken.

Ingredients

  • 3 pounds chicken pieces
  • 4 cups water
  • 4 cups chicken broth (low-sodium or unsalted)
  • 1 teaspoon seasoned salt
  • 1 teaspoon salt (or to taste, depending on saltiness of the chicken broth)
  • 1/4 teaspoon freshly ground black pepper
  • 1 small onion (chopped)
  • 1 medium carrot (chopped)
  • 2 ribs celery (chopped)
  • 1/4 cup parsley (chopped)
  • 1/2 teaspoon dried leaf basil
  • 1 bay leaf
  • 4 to 6 ounces medium egg noodles (2 to 3 cups)

Steps to Make It

  1. Gather the ingredients.

  2. Place all ingredients except noodles in the Crock Pot.

    Chicken soup ingredients in the crockpot.
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  3. Cover and cook on low for 5 to 6 hours.

  4. Remove chicken and bay leaf from pot; take meat from bones, dice, and return to broth.

    Shredded chicken for soup.
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  5. Add the noodles and cook another 45 minutes to 1 hour or until noodles are done (about 20 to 30 minutes on high).

    Chicken noodle soup.
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  6. Alternatively, you may cook the noodles separately and add them just before serving. This way, you can be sure they are perfectly cooked to suit your taste.

    Crockpot chicken noodle soup.
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  7. Serve in bowl, garnished with some additional parsley, and enjoy!

Tips

  • Depending on the type of noodles you use, they could become soggy. To avoid soggy noodles, cook them separately until just tender. Drain them and then add them to the soup just before serving. 

Recipe Variations

  • Add 1 clove of fresh pressed garlic with the vegetables or add about 1/2 teaspoon of garlic powder.
  • Instead of basil, use dried leaf marjoram or thyme as the herb seasoning, or add an herb blend to the soup, e.g., Mrs. Dash or Spike.