Slow-Cooker Hearty Chicken and Noodle Soup

Simply delicious homemade soup! Slow cooking results in a well-seasoned broth and tender pieces of chicken.

  • Prep Time 10 min
  • Total Time 9 hr 30 min
  • Servings 6

1 1/2
pounds boneless skinless chicken thighs
1
pound baby-cut carrots
1
teaspoon salt
1/2
teaspoon dried thyme leaves
1/4
teaspoon pepper
1
dried bay leaf
1
tablespoon instant chopped onion
1
clove garlic, finely chopped
2
medium stalks celery, chopped (1 cup)
1
carton (32 ounces) Progresso™ chicken broth (4 cups)
1
cup frozen snow (Chinese) pea pods
2
cups uncooked wide egg noodles

  • 1 Place chicken, carrots, salt, thyme, pepper, bay leaf, onion, garlic, celery and broth in order listed in 3- to 4-quart slow cooker.
  • 2 Cover and cook on low heat setting 8 to 9 hours.
  • 3 Stir in pea pods and noodles. Increase heat setting to high. Cover and cook 20 minutes or until noodles are tender. Remove chicken from cooker; place on cutting board. Shred chicken, using 2 forks. Return chicken to cooker. Remove bay leaf.

Expert Tips

Add a teaspoon of grated lemon peel for a Greek touch.

Leaving the pieces of carrots big enough for a fork keeps them fresh tasting, not mushy. Be sure to offer a fork when serving this hearty soup.

Top each serving with a spoonful of pesto for an added boost of flavor.

Nutrition Information

NUTRITION INFORMATION PER SERVING

Serving Size: 1 Serving
Calories
305
(
Calories from Fat
100),
% Daily Value
Total Fat
11g
11%
(Saturated Fat
3g,
3%
),
Cholesterol
80mg
80%;
Sodium
1180mg
1180%;
Total Carbohydrate
20g
20%
(Dietary Fiber
4g
4%
),
Protein
31g
31%
;
% Daily Value*:
Iron
20%;
Exchanges:
1 Starch; 1 Vegetable;
Carbohydrate Choices:
1
*Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.