Homemade Chicken Noodle Soup (in the Crockpot!)

February 2010 (Winter 2010 Semeseter) 042

This is very frugal and very good! 🙂

This is my mom’s chicken soup recipes except I made it in the Crockpot. 🙂  First, I cooked the chicken in the Crockpot by placing it and water in the pot for several hours on low. Then when it was cooked, I drained the broth and saved it for the soup. I used the chicken for the soup its self. Then I cut up carrots (and celery-you can tell I was almost out at the time…:) ) and placed the carrots, celery, chicken, and broth back into the Crockpot. I let that cook on high for about 3-4 hours….or how ever long it took. After that was done, right before I wanted to serve it, I added the noodles (or/and I’ve done rice in the past). I let it cook for about 10 more minutes and voila! Dinner is served! 🙂 This is especially great this time of year when it seems like everyone is getting sick (myself 😦 included). For an even more nutrient dense broth and frugal too, you can also add the chicken bones to the pot. The only reason I didn’t was because I didn’t have bone-in chicken this time…although I plan to in the future because it is cheaper and I also can use the bones to make nutrient-dense broth! 🙂

Here are mom’s ingredients……and then just follow what I mentioned above

2 medium carrots, sliced (1 c.)

2 medium stalks celery, sliced (1 c.)

1 c. uncooked noodles (GF/whole wheat) OR 1/2 c. brown rice OR 1/2 c. noodles and 1/4 c. brown rice

1 sm. onion, chopped (1/4. c.) (optional-I didn’t include it since unfortunately my body detests onions)

Chicken amount depends on how much you want. I used about a cup or so of shredded (it does that itself when cooked in water for a long time) chicken. For me that was approximately 1-2 chicken breasts (depending on the size.)

Enjoy! Serve with muffins, such as these! 🙂 Mmmm, my favorite……soup and muffins for dinner! 🙂

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5 Comments

  1. Yummy! Today would be a perfect day for chicken soup. I it raining and very damp here today.

    Hope all is well there for you!

  2. LOVE that you made this in the crockpot!!!! Def a frugal and delicious meal! I’d love to make this for the husband. Hope you’re having a great weekend 🙂

    • Thanks! It’s so easy (especially in the Crockpot! 🙂 ) You’ll have to let me know how your husband (and you) like it after you make it! 🙂 I hope you will continue to follow me here and find many more frugal, healthy, and delicious meals/foods to enjoy! 🙂 Thanks for visiting! 🙂 I hope you are having a great weekend too! 🙂

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