Semi-Homemade Chicken Noodle Soup

I do not like canned chicken noodle soup. But when I was sick a few months back, I wanted some homemade chicken noodle soup. Being the mom of the house, there was no one to make it for me, but me. Because I didn’t want to spend hours making soup, I came up with this recipe. This is the best chicken noodle soup I’ve ever had! It’s a lot thicker than your traditional soup, which I like.

The great thing about this recipe is; you can change it to fit your tastes. I don’t think I’ve made it the same way twice. Plus, it’s so easy to make. Add or omit vegetables to fit your family.

Ingredients:

  • 2-3 boneless, skinless chicken breasts (cubed)
  • 2 carrots (chopped)
  • 2 stalks celery (chopped)
  • 1/2 to 1 C frozen peas
  • 1/2 to 1 C frozen corn
  • 1/2 onion (chopped)
  • 1-2 T poultry seasoning or grill seasoning
  • Salt and pepper to taste
  • 2 cans cream-of-chicken soup
  • 2-3 cans chicken broth (water may be used instead)
  • 1-2 C pasta (we like pene)

Directions:

  • Put chicken breast and all vegetables into a slow cooker
  • Top with seasonings and stir
  • Pour in liquids and stir
  • Cook on low for 8 to 10 hours
  • For the last half hour, turn the crock pot to high and add the pasta, stirring well. Before adding the pasta, the soup will be quite thin. The pasta will thicken it up quite a bit. Add more broth or water to desired consistency.

 

4 Responses to “Semi-Homemade Chicken Noodle Soup”

  1. Chris Pivik
    April 26, 2011 at 10:11 am #

    Want some!

  2. shannon
    April 27, 2011 at 12:46 pm #

    That sounds brilliant!

  3. Bob Varano
    September 13, 2011 at 11:42 pm #

    Will try! I love Slow Cookers!

  4. Judi
    July 17, 2012 at 7:29 am #

    I’ll definitely have to try this sometime. I use the Slow Cooker all of the time–it just makes dinnertime a lot simpler–especially during the school year!! I’ve only used mine a couple of times this summer and that was to make a chicken dish that is a family favorite. I have never tried to make soup in the Slow Cooker. I always make ‘sick’ soup (I’ll share that recipe with you on my blog, that is whenever I can sit down to finish it–blame it on the stack of Summer reading on my nightstand!!) for my kids whenever they catch a cold (which is very rare) and I’m left to sip tea (which is all the time) whenever I catch a cold (which is very rare). Needless to say, it’s a good recipe to have on hand. Thank you, once again, for your brilliant suggestions.