This is a take on your traditional chicken noodle soup… without the noodles (I promise you won’t miss them)! Toss everything in the slow cooker, and at the end of the day, this hearty and comforting soup will be waiting. Perfect when you’re feeling under the weather or in need of a nourishing meal.
This recipe isn’t fancy, just your traditional hearty chicken noodle soup… minus the noodles! I personally don’t miss the noodles in this, so I leave them out. But if you want to add them in go ahead and break up noodles (gf, of course!) into the slow cooker about 30 minutes before cooking is complete.
What I often do when making this or most soups, is that I’ll make a side of rice for Erik and then pour it into his soup bowl. I try to limit my grain intake, so I like to save them for things I really enjoy them in and in all honesty, I don’t miss noodles or rice in most soups.
I make this any time one of us isn’t feeling well, or whenever we’re craving soup but want something simple. It’s so easy to toss everything into the slow cooker, and at the end of the day, not only will your kitchen smell homey but this comforting soup will be waiting for you!
Slow Cooker Chicken Noodle-less Soup
- 1 1/2 pounds boneless skinless chicken breasts
- 8 cups chicken broth
- Salt & pepper, to taste
- 1 onion, diced
- 4 garlic cloves, minced
- 4 carrots, peeled and diced
- 4 stalks celery, diced
- 1 tsp dried Italian seasoning
- 1 bay leaf
- 1-2 lemons, juice of
- 2 Tbsp fresh parsley, chopped
Place chicken breasts in slow cooker.
Add chicken broth, salt, pepper, onion, garlic, carrots, celery, Italian seasoning and bay leaf.
Stir so everything is mixed together.
Cover and cook on low heat for 7-8 hours.
Remove chicken and shred using two forks.
Add shredded chicken back to the slow cooker, and stir everything together.
Stir in lemon juice and parsley.