Crockpot Chicken Noodle Soup
I’ll never outgrow uncomplicated, sentimental recipes I’ve loved since childhood, like Crockpot Chicken Noodle Soup. Made from scratch with simple, wholesome ingredients, this no-fuss, easy slow cooker soup recipe is just what the doctor (and the kid in all of us) ordered.
This healthy crockpot chicken noodle soup is not fancy or sophisticated.
Made with classic, everyday chicken noodle soup ingredients, it’s not even particularly unusual (for something with a twist, check out Lemon Chicken Orzo Soup).
But it is very, very yummy.
Plus thanks to the slow cooker, it cooks hands-free!
(If you’re a fan of low-and-slow, check out this Crockpot Vegetable Beef Soup next.)
5 Star Review
“I loved it! So comforting and really easy to make!”
— Toni —
Why You’ll Love This Crockpot Chicken Noodle Soup Recipe
Yummy—plus easy, healthy, and great leftover—are top-qualities we look for in our meals around here.
This easy crockpot chicken noodle soup with egg noodles is here to satisfy adults, kids, and kids-at-heart alike. (This Crockpot Chicken Wild Rice Soup is another crowd-pleasing recipe.)
For the grown-ups, I added an elevated twist to make it one of the best chicken noodle soup recipes you’ll try.For the kid in all of us, I kept the classic aspects of chicken noodle soup that make it the deeply comforting, nourishing, and simple childhood favorite that it is. (Kids will also love this Broccoli Cheddar Soup)
It’s Betty Crocker’s crock pot chicken noodle soup, stepped up a notch.
How to Make Crockpot Chicken Noodle Soup
This is a “dump and go” crock pot recipe (like my Crockpot White Chicken Chili), meaning you essentially toss all the raw ingredients into your slow cooker without any advance prep like sautéing required.
It’s fairly fast and yields a generous portion, so you can enjoy it all week long.
More Noodle Soups for Your Soul
For even more chicken noodle soup inspiration, check out my Instant Pot Chicken Noodle Soup and Creamy Chicken Noodle Soup.
Chicken. I used boneless, skinless chicken breasts, which are nutritious, packed with protein, and crowd-pleasing. You can also use chicken thighs.Carrots and Celery. Chicken noodle soup doesn’t taste complete without these two (use your leftovers to make Healthy Chicken Pot Pie or Chicken and Biscuits.)Onion. Infuses the soup with delicate onion flavor and aroma.
Fresh Rosemary. Perfumes the stock and imparts additional flavor.
Whole Wheat Pasta Noodles. I made this healthy crockpot chicken noodle soup with egg noodles. To keep things wholesome, I opted for whole grain egg noodles.
While you can add uncooked noodles to a crockpot, I found the best results cooking them separately on the stove. Noodles simply can’t achieve that perfect al dente bite in the slow cooker and tend to fall apart.
Chicken Stock. I recommend using chicken stock instead of broth in this recipe. Stock has a slightly fuller flavor, and I even think the texture is a little richer.
Add everything but the noodles to the slow cooker. Cover and cook crockpot chicken noodle soup on LOW for 4 to 6 hours or HIGH for 2 to 3 hours. Remove the chicken to a bowl and shred. Discard the onion and fresh herbs.Cook the noodles on the stovetop, then add them to the slow cooker with the chicken. ENJOY!
To Store. Place cooked and cooled chicken soup in an airtight container in the refrigerator for up to 3 days.To Reheat. Rewarm soup gently in a medium saucepan on the stove top over medium-low heat until hot. You can also reheat the soup in a microwave-safe bowl in the microwave until warmed through.To Freeze. Store cooked and cooled soup in an airtight, freezer-safe storage container in the freezer for up to 3 months. Let thaw overnight in the refrigerator before reheating.
Meal Prep Tip
Chop the garlic, celery, and carrots up to 1 day in advance. Refrigerate until you’re ready to finish the recipe.
What to Serve with Chicken Noodle Soup
While chicken noodle soup is an ideal all-in-one meal, I often enjoy pairing it with one (or more) of these fantastic serving ideas.
Salad. Keep it simple with a classic Arugula Salad, or pair it with this Panera-style Spinach Strawberry Salad with Balsamic Poppy Seed Dressing.Bread or Crackers. Dunk it! Try this soup with a slice of Beer Bread or Ranch Crackers.Sandwiches. Make your meal a combo with a half (or whole) portion of a Chickpea Salad Sandwich, BLT, or Air Fryer Grilled Cheese.
Recommended Tools to Make this Recipe
Slow Cooker. With this slow cooker, you can skip the stovetop chicken noodle soup.Sturdy Ladle. Perfect for serving soups and stews.Instant Read Thermometer. The best way to check your chicken for doneness.
No matter your age, this homemade chicken noodle soup in a crockpot is easy to make, gratifying to eat, and guaranteed to help see us through these chilly days.
Frequently Asked Questions
No, you should not put frozen chicken in the crock pot. The meat could spend too long at room temperature, which may render it unsafe to eat. However, it is perfectly safe to use raw chicken in a slow cooker recipe, as long as it is thawed.
I haven’t played around with making slow cooker chicken noodle soup with whole chicken, but it’s on my list for future. If you decide to try it, I’d love to hear how it goes. (You could also make this crockpot chicken noodle soup with rotisserie chicken by stirring the chicken in at the end.)
Yes! You can make this crockpot chicken noodle soup recipe with chicken thighs if your household prefers dark meat or a mix. Use boneless, skinless thighs. You may need to add 30 minutes or so to the cook time.
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TO STORE: Place cooked and cooled soup in an airtight storage container in the refrigerator for up to 3 days.
TO REHEAT: Rewarm soup gently in a medium saucepan on the stove over medium-low heat until hot. You can also reheat the soup in a microwave-safe bowl in the microwave until warmed through.
TO FREEZE: Store cooked and cooled soup in an airtight freezer-safe storage container in the freezer for up to 3 months. Let thaw overnight in the refrigerator before reheating.
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