Slow Cooker Chicken Noodle Soup

This classic Slow Cooker Noodle Soup is packed full of vegetables, chicken and noodles making it a hearty and delicious family meal. It really is the perfect winter soup!
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Course: Dinner
Cuisine: Slow Cooker Recipe
Prep Time: 10 minutes
Cook Time: 6 hours
Total Time: 6 hours 10 minutes
Servings: 8 serves
Calories: 262

Equipment

  • slow cooker (crockpot)

Ingredients

  • 500 g chicken breast fillets skinless
  • salt and pepper to season
  • 1 onion diced
  • 4 carrots diced
  • 4 celery stalks diced
  • 3 garlic cloves (crushed), or 3 tsp minced garlic
  • 1 tsp dried Italian herbs
  • 7 cups liquid chicken stock
  • 200 g pasta
  • juice of 1 lemon

Instructions

  • Place the chicken breasts into the bottom of the slow cooker. Season with salt and pepper. 
  • Add the diced onions, carrots, celery, as well as the garlic, Italian herbs and liquid chicken stock. Stir gently. 
  • Cook on LOW for 8 hours or HIGH for 6 hours. 
  • Shred the chicken breasts with 2 forks and add the pasta (if using spaghetti or fettuccine, break into smaller pieces) and cook for a further 40 minutes or until the pasta is al dente. 
  • Mix through the lemon juice and serve. 

Notes

RECIPE TIPS
Chicken: I generally use chicken breasts in this recipe, however you can use chicken thigh fillets if you prefer. 
Vegetarian option: Omit the chicken (no need to replace it with anything). 
Low-Carb option: Omit the pasta.
Vegetables: I use onion, celery and carrot in this recipe. You can substitute these with any other vegetables you like. 
Pasta: Wide pasta (pappardelle, fettuccine, rigatoni) all work great in this recipe. You can also use small shell or penne pasta if you like. 
Lemon Juice: Adding a squeeze of lemon juice at the end of cooking gives this soup the most amazing flavour. It's an optional but highly recommended step. 
Storing the soup: Store in an airtight container in the fridge for up to 2 days or freeze for up to 2 months. 
Stove-top alternative: If you don't have a slow cooker, you can cook this soup on the stove-top by simmering the soup for approximately 1 hour, shredding the chicken and then simmer for a further 10 minutes. 

Nutrition

Calories: 262kcal | Carbohydrates: 31g | Protein: 22g | Fat: 4g | Saturated Fat: 1g | Cholesterol: 46mg | Sodium: 412mg | Potassium: 681mg | Fiber: 2g | Sugar: 6g | Vitamin A: 5210IU | Vitamin C: 5mg | Calcium: 38mg | Iron: 1.2mg