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Monday, October 20, 2014

Slow Cooker Chicken Noodle Soup

Sunday afternoon/evenings are a treasure to me. It's usually only me, Michael and Tucker lounging around relaxing from our weekend. This summer, we grilled almost every Sunday evening. Now that the weather is starting to feel like fall, we've started making meals in our crock pot. We've had a lot of fun searching through recipes, preparing them together and enjoying what we made that evening. Last night, we made chicken noodle soup and served it with a warm ham and cheese sandwich. The next time you make soup, this should be the one you choose. You will not be disappointed!



Slow Cooker Chicken Noodle Soup by Cooking Classy
Prep Time: 15 minutes
Cook Time: 7 hours
Yield: 4 - 5 servings

Ingredients
1 1/2 lbs boneless skinless chicken breasts
5 medium carrots, peeled and chopped (1 3/4 cups)
1 medium yellow onion, chopped (1 1/2 cups)
4 stalks celery, chopped (1 1/4 cups)
3 cloves garlic, minced
3 Tbsp extra virgin olive oil
6 cups low-sodium chicken broth (3 - 15 oz cans)
1 cup water
1/2 tsp dried thyme
1/2 tsp dried rosemary, crushed
1/4 tsp celery seed, finely crushed*
2 bay leaves
Salt and freshly ground black pepper, to taste
2 cups uncooked wide egg noodles
3 1/2 Tbsp chopped fresh parsley
1 Tbsp fresh lemon juice

Directions
To a slow cooker, add chicken (un-cut), diced carrots, onion, celery, and garlic. Drizzle olive oil over top then add in chicken broth, water, thyme, rosemary, celery seed, bay leaves and season with salt and pepper to taste. Cover and cook on low heat 6 - 7 hours.

Remove cooked chicken and allow to rest 10 minutes, then dice into bite size pieces. Meanwhile, add egg noodles and parsley to slow cooker. Increase temperature to high, cover and cook 10 minutes longer (or until noodles are tender). Stir in lemon juice and toss in cooked, diced chicken. Serve warm with saltine crackers or top with Parmesan cheese if desired.


You may be in search of slow cooker recipes too so here are a few others that I want to try:

Honey Sesame Chicken

50 Back to School Crock Pot Recipes

Slow Cooker Pot Roast - We made this a couple weeks ago and it is outstanding!

Fiesta Chicken

Share with me your favorite slow cooker recipes!
Love, sje

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