When its snowy, icy and cold, like its been this past weekend in Texas, it feels like its impossible to get warm. All I wanted to do this weekend was cuddle on the couch with my Hubs and puppy. Of course we have to eat… but who wants to cook when its gross and cold outside? These colder temperatures pretty much require warm, delicious soup… But who wants to “slave over a hot stove”? Thank goodness for the slow cooker! This yummy slow cooker chicken noodle soup was just what the weather man called for!
- 4 Boneless Skinless Chicken Breasts
- Baby Carrots
- 4 Stalks of Celery
- Chicken Bouillon Cubes (use reduced sodium for healthier option)
- Box of Farfalle (bowtie) Pasta
- Onion (optional)
- In a large pan combine your chicken and 2 chicken bouillon cubes. Cover and boil for 45 minutes to 1 hour.
- In the meantime begin chopping your onion and celery. You can also chop the baby carrots if you want them small but I think the size is just fine. Combine all ingredients into a bowl and set aside.
- Remove chicken from pan and allow to cool to room temperature.
- Fill your slow cooker or crock-pot with water until it is 2/3 of the way full. Bring to a boil (use your hottest setting until it reaches a boil).
- Once your water is boiling, place 2-3 chicken bouillon cubes into the water and allow them to dissolve.
- Using your hands shred the cooked chicken. You can also cut the chicken into cubes if you prefer.
- Place the chicken and vegetables into the boiling water and reduce heat. Slow cook on low for 4-6 hours or on high for 2-3 hours.
- Place your pasta into your slow cooker for the last 20-30 minutes and allow the pasta to become tender.
- Serve with a side of crackers or rolls.
Trust me when I say that this delicious slow cooker chicken noodle soup hit the spot this weekend! Its hard to describe that warm feeling you get after a yummy bowl of soup when you’re a little on the cold side. But I’m sure you know the feeling I mean 🙂
Think you’ll give this yummy slow cooker chicken noodle soup a try? I’d love to know what you think! 🙂