Guys, I don’t care who hates me for this but Fall weather is presenting itself and I have officially pulled out my slow cooker. Over the weekend, we had a day were it was a rainy, 75 degree day and with zero shame I spent the day cooking Fall style foods. Today’s recipe is a go-to for our family. I really enjoy this Chicken Noodle Soup for a few reasons: It’s super simple to put together, it’s delicious and it makes a ton so it’s great for freezing.
If you’re like me and can’t wait to welcome Autumn and all the wonderful things that come along with it then read on and save this recipe!
What you’ll need:
- 2 boxes chicken broth
- 3 large chicken breasts
- 1/2 large onion
- 6 large carrots
- 4 stalks celery
- 1 tbsp black pepper
- 1/2 tbsp onion powder
- 1 tsp celery salt
- 1/2 tsp Italian seasoning
- 1/2 tsp salt
- 2 chicken bouillon cubes
- 2 cups egg noodles
So, first things first, get your crock pot turned on high, chop and add onion, pour in broth and add chicken breasts. Most of the time I use fresh chicken breast but this will work with frozen as well. Your cooking time will just be extended a bit.
Add pepper, onion powder, celery salt, Italian seasoning, salt and bouillon. Let this sit for about 4 hours or until your chicken is done. Take out chicken breasts and shred, place back into crock pot.
Pro Tip: If you have kids that don’t care for onion, now is a good time to scoop the majority of them out. You can do this with a small sieve. Most of the onion pieces settle onto the top of the soup mixture.
Peel and chop carrots, dump into the slow cooker. Chop and add celery as well. If you are like me and despise cooked celery, roughly chop each stalk into 3 large pieces, this way you can fish them out easily before serving.
Let the carrots and celery cook into the soup for another couple of hours or until the carrots are tender. Add the noodles! Egg noodles take less than 10 minutes to cook up, so be ready to serve once they have cooked through.
I served ours with corn bread and ritz crackers and dinner was a hit. This bath will last us all week, or I can freeze it in a container for next time I have a hankering for Chicken Noodle Soup.
Tell me below, what is your ultimate comfort slow cooker meal in the Fall?