Crock Pot Chicken Noodle Soup brings you all the rich, delicious flavor you expect in a great soup. It’s quick to prep, worry-free, and cooks all day filling your house with the aroma of fresh thyme and bay leaves. If you’d rather make it on the stovetop, try our Chicken Noodle Soup! Let’s face it, the advertisers got it right when they said, Soup is good food!
So, when you need a chicken noodle soup crock pot fast, this is the one! I think it might even beat my Grandma’s slow cooker chicken noodle soup, and that’s saying a lot! My Crock Pot Chicken Noodle Soup calls for cellentani pasta (the twirly, ridgy ones), so all the wonderful flavors get captured perfectly to make every scrumptious bite a little piece o’heaven! By contrast, the Betty Crocker crock pot chicken noodle soup uses with the traditional egg noodle.
How to Make Crock Pot Chicken Noodle Soup
To make my Crock Pot Chicken Noodle Soup, add all ingredients to the crockpot except the pasta, cook for 8-10 hours on low or 4-6 hours on high. Remove chicken, allow it to cool and shred. Add pasta and cook until just before al dente. Add salt and add back shredded chicken. Top with fresh thyme and parsley.
What Ingredients Do You Need to Make Homemade Chicken Noodle Soup?
You don’t even have to try to make my crock pot chicken noodle soup healthy, it’s already there… It’s made with chicken breasts, celery, carrots, and onions, and the recipe has fresh thyme and bay leaves. The soupy part is chicken broth and bouillon.
Throw in some poultry seasoning, salt, pepper, and cellentani pasta and there you have it Homemade Chicken Noodle Soup! Super healthy! Oh, and don’t forget to top with fresh parsley and thyme before serving.
Are Chicken Noodle Soup Recipes Good For You?
As long as you don’t overdo it on the salt and use fresh veggies, Chicken Noodle Soup Recipes are good for you. When made with fresh ingredients, homemade chicken noodle soup will give you needed vitamins and minerals.
They’re typically low in calories, and if you want even fewer calories, you can simply leave out the noodles. Another way to make it even healthier is to use low-sodium chicken broth or bouillon.
Convert This to Creamy Chicken Noodle Soup:
Just add heavy cream at the same time you add the pasta. Start with a 1/2-1 cup and increase as needed to reach the thick and creamy consistency you’d like it.
What Do You Serve with Chicken Noodle Soup?
I am partial to a simple green salad tossed with my easy, homemade Balsamic Vinaigrette and fresh baked Lion House Rolls (don’t worry, you don’t have to make them at the dinner hour, I have make-ahead instructions)! Saltine or oyster crackers are always great if you’re looking for something quick to add a little texture to the top of the soup.
How Long Does Easy Chicken Noodle Soup Last?
Unless you’re feeding quite a few, you’ll probably have some of our Easy Chicken Noodle Soup leftovers. Simply transfer to an airtight container and store in the fridge for no more than 3 days. Remember, the flavors in the soup will get even richer, but the noodles will soften.
How To Store Leftover Soup:
The soup deserves proper preservation, right! As far as soup storage goes, for that matter many of my leftovers… after cooling, I end up portioning it and toss it in freezer grade baggies or freezer-safe containers. Either way, don’t leave in the freezer for more than 3 months.
More Chicken Soups To Try:
Have you tried my Chicken and Rice Soup? This is another easy and healthy soup recipe, but you boil a whole chicken for about an hour before pulling it off the bone and adding it back. Winter may be behind us, but there’s no bad time for this simple, down-home, belly-warming soup.
Another one of my favorite soup recipes is my Chicken Tortellini Soup. This soup is definitely not your average chicken noodle soup. Of course, the tortellini sets it apart, but then there’s spinach, red pepper flakes, and Kielbasa sausage! What a winner!
Since I’m already tooting my own soup horn, I might as well mention my Chicken Taco Soup. This soup is bursting with Tex-Mex spices and matching vegetables to boot! Diced tomatoes, corn, ranch beans, chicken broth, and salsa round out the body of the soup. Serve with a variety of toppings like shredded cheese, tortilla chips, sour cream, avocado, or cilantro. Muy delicioso!!
Can You Make Rotisserie Chicken Noodle Soup Instead?
Heck, yeah!! I don’t see why you couldn’t make crockpot chicken noodle soup with rotisserie chicken! My local grocery store makes their own rotisserie chicken with several different delicious seasoning blends, and they are a quick supper go-to for me. I’ve added them to chicken and dumplings, cold chicken salad, and chicken tacos. So versatile! Truth be known with my busy schedule rotisserie chicken noodle soup is the norm.
Recipe Notes for Crock Pot Chicken Noodle Soup Recipe:
Make This Soup Even Heartier: You can add potatoes to make crockpot chicken noodle soup with potatoes. Follow instructions for Crock Pot Chicken Noodle Soup, but add potatoes when you add the other vegetables.
Make This Soup Even More Homemade: This method adds to the overall prep and cooking time, but you can make slow cooker chicken soup whole chicken instead. Remember how your mama used to make it? Cut up a whole chicken and boil for about an hour ahead of time. Cool and pick the chicken off the bone and add to slow cooker as with Crock Pot Chicken Noodle Soup.
Crock Pot Chicken Noodle Soup Recipe
I hope my crock pot chicken noodle soup recipe finds a place in your medicine cabinet. Serve up this family delicious comfort food to your loved ones.
Crockpot Chicken Noodle Soup
- 2 chicken breast halves Bone-In and Skin-On
- 2 cups celery Chopped
- 2 cups carrots Chopped
- 1 cup onion Diced
- 1/3 of a bunch fresh thyme
- 2 dried bay leaves
- 1 1/2 teaspoons dried poultry seasoning
- 1/2 teaspoon black pepper
- 1 heaping tablespoon Better than Bouillon - chicken flavor
- 8-11 cups chicken broth
- 2 cups uncooked dried cellentani pasta
- salt to taste
- 2 tablespoons fresh parsley chopped
- 1 tablespoon fresh thyme leaves chopped
- In a large Crock Pot, with a minimum of 6-quart capacity, add all the vegetables, 1/3 a bunch of thyme, bay leaves, poultry seasoning, black pepper, and dissolved Bouillon. Place the chicken breast, skin side down, on top of the vegetables. Add 8 cups of chicken broth.
- Cover crock pot with lid and cook on low 8-10 hours or on high 4-6 hours.
- Remove chicken breasts to a plate. When cool enough to handle, remove the skin and bones from the chicken and chop or shred chicken, into bite-size pieces. Discard bay leaves and thyme stems. Add the pasta to the crockpot, cover and cook on high for 15-20 minutes or just a few minutes before pasta reaches al dente. Check seasoning and add salt and pepper to taste. Add the chopped or shredded chicken back to the soup. Thin as needed with extra chicken broth. Top with a 1 tablespoon thyme leaves and chopped parsley and serve.
What is the Best Quick Chicken Noodle Soup Version?
Well, I’m gonna go with my Crock Pot Chicken Noodle Soup, go figure! You can make it in less time by cooking it on the stove, but the almost hands-off element of this Quick Chicken Noodle Soup makes it the winner!
More Crockpot and Soup Recipes:
- Mexican Chicken Soup
- Crock Pot Pork Chops
- Crock Pot Stuffed Sweet Pepper Soup
- Beef Noodle Soup
- Crockpot Potato Soup
- Crockpot Baked Beans