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Creamy Slow Cooker Chicken Noodle Soup

This Creamy Slow Cooker Chicken Noodle Soup is an easy to prepare, satisfying dinner for any night of the week!
Prep Time8 hrs
Total Time8 hrs
Course: Soup
Cuisine: American
Keyword: Slow Cooker Chicken Noodle Soup
Servings: 8
Calories: 275kcal
Author: Jennifer Farley


  • 1 tablespoon canola oil, or any neutral high heat oil
  • 1 pound boneless skinless chicken thighs
  • 2 cups yellow onion, diced (1 large)
  • 1 cup celery, sliced (about 3 ribs)
  • 1 cup carrots, sliced (about 3 medium)
  • 2 cloves garlic, minced
  • 5 cups chicken stock, preferably homemade
  • 3 1/2 cups water
  • 5 cups egg noodles, uncooked (use gluten-free noodles for gluten-free soup)
  • 1 teaspoon fresh sage, chopped
  • 1 teaspoon fresh thyme leaves
  • 1 teaspoon fresh parsley, chopped
  • 1/2 cup heavy cream, optional
  • 1 tablespoon fresh squeezed lemon juice
  • 2 teaspoons salt or to taste
  • fresh ground black pepper, to taste


  • Season the chicken thighs on both sides with salt and pepper. Heat the oil in a large skillet over medium high heat and brown the chicken thighs for several minutes on each side.
  • Place the thighs in the slow cooker along with the onions, celery, carrots, and garlic. Pour in the chicken stock and water, cover, and cook on low for 6-8 hours.
  • Carefully remove the chicken thighs and place on a cutting board. Add the egg noodles, sage, thyme and parsley to the slow cooker and turn the heat on high for 9-10 minutes.
  • While the noodles are cooking, use two forks to gently shred the chicken. Once the noodles are cooked, return the chicken to the slow cooker. Stir in the cream (if using), lemon juice, salt and pepper.


Leftover soup that is chilled may look broken once fat from the soup separates from the cream. Simply reheat the soup, stir, and it will come back together. Boneless, skinless chicken breasts my be substituted for a leaner soup.


Calories: 275kcal | Carbohydrates: 25g | Protein: 18g | Fat: 11g | Saturated Fat: 4g | Cholesterol: 94mg | Sodium: 133mg | Potassium: 477mg | Fiber: 2g | Sugar: 3g | Vitamin A: 2990IU | Vitamin C: 5.7mg | Calcium: 53mg | Iron: 1.4mg