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Homemade Slow Cooker Chicken Noodle Soup

Homemade Slow Cooker Chicken Noodle Soup

  • Author: Audrey
  • Total Time: 4 hours 30 minutes
  • Yield: 8 1.5 cups each 1x


Indulge, in the embrace of this Homemade Slow Cooker Chicken Noodle Soup, where simplicity and flavor come together harmoniously. Picture tender chicken pieces, lovingly cooked alongside a medley of veggies all simmering together in a broth that has been perfected over hours in the slow cooker. Every spoonful offers an embrace with the goodness of carrots and celery and the satisfying bite of egg noodles creating a symphony of textures and flavors.



1 yellow onion

3 cloves garlic

1/2 pound carrots (about 4 medium)

4 ribs celery

2 split chicken breasts (22.5 pounds total)

1 teaspoon dried basil

1 tablespoon dried parsley

1/2 teaspoon dried thyme

1 bay leaf

1/4 teaspoon freshly cracked black pepper

8 c water

6 ounces wide egg noodles

1 tablespoon salt (or to taste)

1/4 c chopped fresh parsley (optional)


Begin by dicing the onion mincing the garlic peeling and slicing the carrots and slicing the celery. Place all of these prepared veggies, inside a 6-quart slow cooker.

Now remove the skin from the chicken breasts. Gently place them on top of the vegetables in your slow cooker. Sprinkle some basil, parsley, thyme, a bay leaf and a pinch of pepper for added flavor.

Pour 8 cups of water over all these ingredients. Cover up your slow cooker with its lid. Let it cook on high heat for about 4 hours or on low heat for around 8 hours.

Once it’s done cooking carefully take out the chicken from your slow cooker onto a cutting board. Discard that bay leaf as well. Now add some egg noodles into your slow cooker bowl give it a stir and let them cook on high heat until they become tender which usually takes around 8 to 10 minutes.

While those noodles are cooking away nicely in that broth start shredding that chicken meat from its bones. Once done shredding to perfection return all of that shredded goodness back into your slow cooker.

Give your soup a taste test to see if it needs any salt according to your preference. If desired, sprinkle some parsley for that touch of freshness. Finally serve this comforting bowl of goodness piping hot.


To make this heartwarming Homemade Slow Cooker Chicken Noodle Soup gluten-free all you need to do is switch out the egg noodles with your preferred gluten-free pasta. There are gluten-free options available, like rice noodles, quinoa pasta or even legume-based noodles each adding its own unique texture and flavor to this timeless dish. When choosing your pasta consider the cooking time. Adjust accordingly since gluten-free pasta may require varying amounts of time to become tender.

  • Prep Time: 30 minutes
  • Cook Time: 4 hours