Hearty Chicken Noodle Soup

We have one more family Christmas to attend, but thus far it's been an amazing holiday with the little man (pictures to come). And all.the.food. Oofta. I'm relatively certain no one in the family wants to worry about the next few dinners. That's where this dandy soup comes in. The best part is there's little work involved in this, and the crock pot is clutch yet again.

I've made soups before, just never chicken noodle. I'm scolding myself for waiting so long to make a batch. Chicken noodle soup is ridiculously easy, and tastes a zillion times better than anything you'll ever find in a can at the store. 

After a bite or two Scott even proclaimed the soup was "really good." This is epic, considering Scott really isn't a soup guy. I had to ask two more times throughout the night if he really like the soup, and he confirmed each time that it was good stuff. Wheeee! 

Hearty Chicken Noodle Soup
2 large cartons of low sodium chicken broth 
3-4 chicken breasts, cut into bite size cubes
1 1/2 cups carrots, chopped into bite size pieces
1 12/ cups celery, chopped into bite size pieces
1 large bay leaf (or 2 small leafs)
1 Tbsp poultry seasoning (All purpose seasoning also works well)
Garlic powder, to taste
Ground pepper, to taste
A bag of dry pasta noodles - if you're super fancy you can make your own; I choose campanelle noodles and they rocked my face off
Slow Cooker liner - for easy clean up!!
In a medium sized skillet cook chicken with garlic powder and pepper. 
Line slow cooker with slow cooker liner.
Pour both cartons of broth into slow cooker.
Add chopped carrots, celery, chicken, poultry seasoning, and bay leaf to broth.
Cook on high for 3-4 hours, or low for 7-8 hours. (If you're like me and you like your veggies just a bit crunchy 3 hours on high or 7 hours on low should do the trick.)
20-30 minutes prior to serving add noodles to broth mix. Cook until noodles are tender.

Each spoonful was heaping with noodles, and chicken, and veggies. Every bite was so satisfying. I was a little bummed I was so full after one bowl full. 
How many times have you done this with canned soup?
This will leave you with tons of leftovers, which is equally as awesome as the first piping hot bowl devoured. The broth will be soaked up by the noodles overnight, which will leave you with more of a chicken and noodles dish rather than a soup, but trust me when I say that's just as delicious as the soup. 

Source: Inspired by Crunchy Frugalista


  1. Looks good, my husband isn't a soup eater either. Might have to try this.

  2. Ohhh my. This looks so good. I'm going to have to try this. Does it soak up most of the broth? This is on my list for next week for dinner one night!