Crockpot Chicken Noodle Soup

crock pot chicken noodle soup

The Spruce


  • 6 hrs 25 mins
  • Prep: 25 mins,
  • Cook: 6 hrs
  • Yield: 6 Servings
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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.

I have received many positive comments about this soup, plus some feedback and advice for improvements. 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. 

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.

What You'll Need

  • 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)

How to Make It

  1. Place all ingredients except noodles in the Crock Pot.
  2. Cover and cook on low for 5 to 6 hours.
  3. Remove chicken and bay leaf from pot; take meat from bones, dice, and return to broth, and add the noodles.
  4. Cook another 45 minutes to 1 hour or until noodles are done (about 20 to 30 minutes on high).
  5. 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.

    Tips and 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.


    Nutritional Guidelines (per serving)
    Calories 647
    Total Fat 32 g
    Saturated Fat 9 g
    Unsaturated Fat 13 g
    Cholesterol 190 mg
    Sodium 1,353 mg
    Carbohydrates 21 g
    Dietary Fiber 2 g
    Protein 65 g
    (The nutrition information on our recipes is calculated using an ingredient database and should be considered an estimate. Individual results may vary.)