Super Easy and Inexpensive Crockpot Chicken Noodle Soup

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I’ve been using the crockpot a ton lately!!  I usually make pulled pork or chili but I have made this chicken noodle soup twice and now it’s my fave!  It uses very few ingredients and best of all it’s pretty cheap to make.  I managed to get bags of frozen chicken breasts from No Frills for about 6 or 7 dollars a bag which is a really great deal.  If you were to use fresh chicken it would obviously cost a little more.  It feeds 2 people for about 3 days though which is awesome.  You could even freeze portions for an easy meal for when you are feeling a little under the weather!

Ingredients:

1 bag frozen chicken breasts (Usually about 3 large – 6 small breasts in a bag)

2 cups frozen mixed vegetables (I used one with carrots, peas, corn and green beans but just use whatever you have in the freezer!)

2 cubes chicken boullion

2 tsp each of fresh sage, and thyme, a bayleaf, or 2 tbsp of poultry seasoning if you don’t have fresh herbs

Noodles of your choice, about 1/2 bag (used bows and also straight noodles broken into smaller pieces)

5 cups water

Directions:

So you just basically throw everything in the crockpot except for the noodles and slow cook it all for 6-8 hours (yes you cook the breasts from frozen!).  After it has finished cooking, you can shred up the chicken and then add in the noodles and set the crockpot to high for about 1/2 hour.  Alternatively you can cook the noodles on the stove top until al dente and then throw in the pot for the last 10 minutes or so.

That’s it!

One thing I noticed the second time I made this dish was that my noodles soaked up quite a bit of the broth, so I wound up just adding some more water to it when re-heating.  You have to kind of experiment with the amount of noodles vs water but either way it’s pretty hard to mess up since you can just add more water to it!

Anyway I hope you make this and enjoy!

~Julie

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