Crockpot Chicken Noodle Soup

20141130_180954Last week I shared a new family favorite cream soup. So now let’s try a broth soup. It’s pretty easy to please the whole family with chicken noodle. Make the chunks big enough to push around and even the pickiest will enjoy!

Ingredients

5 cups chicken broth *

1 10.75 oz can cream of chicken soup

1/2 cup finely chopped onion

1/2 cup cup chopped carrots *

1/2 cup diced celery *

1/2 cup green onions sliced*

1 15 oz can whole kernel corn drained

1-1/2 cups egg noodles *

2 cups pre cooked chicken

Salt & pepper to taste

* see comments below

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Instructions

Cook chicken using your preferred method. I used skinless, boneless, breasts and boiled them. You could purchase pre-cooked chicken, I just think the flavor is better with fresh, or leftover chicken I’ve previously cooked. Whatever you prefer or have on hand will do.

Cut the chicken to your desired size and set aside.

Dice onions, carrots, & celery and place into crockpot.

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Add corn, chicken broth, and canned soup. Mix well, add salt & pepper, and cook on low 5-6 hours.

add the chicken and noodles for the last hour and cook on high.

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That’s all there is to it. Soups on!

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 Findings & Asterisks

I originally found this recipe on creativelydomestic.com. It was a “guest” post from Beth who is part of thequiltladies.com, so I will be giving a nice shout out to both!

This recipe is hands down, the easiest soup I’ve ever made. With or without a crockpot. Yet, it has every single element I look for in a chicken and noodle soup. I want mildly salty broth, chicken, noodles, and a hint of vegetable. Done. Now, if you are one that prefers a more complex spiced soup, this is the perfect start. Just add your desired spices and veggies and you’re there. For me and my brood, this has all the comforts of good ol’ fashioned soup and I think it’s absolutely perfect as is. A few saltine’s on the side equals home run! This soup also freezes nicely in a gallon size ziplock bag which allows you to lay it flat for space saving.

Now to the asterisks,

I omitted the green onion as I felt one type was sufficient and my littler ones aren’t big fans.

I increased the celery and carrots to 1 cup each, and cut the carrots larger as I didn’t want them to cook down.

The recipe does not specify uncooked noodles, so I’m telling you…use uncooked noodles. I like Beth, prefer more noodles than the recipe calls for so I add 2 cups.

Lastly, if you plan to have leftovers, plan to have extra chicken broth. The noodles will suck up the broth and while perfect the 1st time, you’ll need to add up to a cup for re-heating.

This is a spectacular crockpot version of chicken noodle and I will be cooking it often. Big thanks to creativelydomestic.com for sharing. You can visit her site for more delicious comfort food recipes and ebooks. You can find beth at thequiltladies.com where she has all you need to know about quilting, her very own book line, and her generational recipes.

 

Life is short. Crafting is fun. Let go and get loopy.

Nancy

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