Crockpot Chicken Noodle Soup is one of my family’s favorite crockpot dinners for the fall and winter. We are getting into fall season so I wanted to share this easy, frugal, and delicious crockpot recipe. I think you will be shocked by how easy this dinner is to make
I like to use Reames frozen noodles for this easy recipe because they taste great but I don’t have to do much work. You will find them in the frozen section at your grocery store. However, when I am feeling like homemade noodles, I will make these easy homemade noodles recipe.
Now you definitely need a crockpot for this recipe. There are some really good ones on sale right now. If you work all day, you may want to invest in a programmable crockpot. They are awesome because you can set them to start later, or to stop and switch to warm once the dinners are ready. Amazon has some on sale right now too.
If you want to save yourself even more time (don’t we all?) then I really recommend these Crockpot liners. They make clean up a breeze. Instead of scrubbing and washing the pot, you can just toss the liner. It is practically no clean up… seriously, no clean up.
I don’t feel like my pictures do this chicken noodle soup justice, but take it from my and my 4 kids that this soup is good. Serve it with some homemade rolls or garlic toast from the freezer to complete this dinner. Even better…. this dinner tastes amazing the next day for lunch!
- 2 to 3 boneless, skinless chicken breasts (can be frozen)
- 1/2 onion chopped
- handful of celery chopped - about a cup (I had mine in the freezer)
- handful of carrots diced - 1-2 cups
- 1-2 cups of frozen peas
- Salt and pepper
- thyme (just sprinkled in)
- season salt (just sprinkled in)
- 1/4 cup of flour
- 4-5 cups of water (or chicken broth)
- 1 package of Reames frozen noodles (you could use dried pasta if you want)
- Place the chicken, onions, carrots, and celery in the crockpot.
- Add seasonings.
- Take 1 cup of water and wisk in the 1/4 cup of flour.
- Pour into the crockpot.
- Add the remaining water or broth (if using water, you may want to ad some bouillon).
- Cook on low for 6-8 hours.
- In the last hour before serving, add the noodles and turn the crockpot to high.
- After one hour, shred the chicken and serve with some delicious crusty bread.
- **You may have to add some more salt before serving.
We get the frozen reames noodles cheap all the time after sales and coupons. If you don’t have any of these, you can use dried egg noodles that you got for cheap or even gluten free noodles. It would only take about 20 minutes in the crockpot to cook instead of the full hour.
My family just loves this recipe and it feels great on our sore throats. This is a regular addition to our weekly fall and winter menu. Enjoy!
Total for this dinner for my family of 6:
- about $2 for the chicken
- Noodles were $.50 after my coupons
- used half bag of carrots that I got for $.59 = $.30
- half bag of peas = $.49
- half onion – pennies
- celery – about $.25
- GRAND TOTAL – less than $4 to make!
Now that is a frugal dinner.
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