Crockpot Chicken Noodle Soup Recipe uses fresh, nutritious ingredients just like your grandma's. But it only takes 15 minutes of simple prep on your part before your crockpot takes over. You get to come home to the aroma of this wholesome favorite when you walk in the door. Mmmm...
Yes, chicken soup has been shown to have healing properties to ease the symptoms of a cold. And that is all the more reason to take a steaming pot to a sick friend or family member.
Your thoughtfulness will add to the healing benefits of the chicken soup by saying I care about you, you are important to me, and I hope you feel better soon. What body wouldn’t respond positively to that combination?
While chicken noodle soup may not cure the common cold, research has shown that it can help ease some of the symptoms.
Chicken soup made with stock contains minerals such as zinc, calcium, phosphorus, and magnesium from the simmered bones. The vegetables in the stock and in the soup itself also release a wonderful supply of vitamins.
Substances in chicken soup have been shown to ease the inflammation we experience with the common cold. As a result, it may reduce phlegm and the occurrence of sore throats, plus ease nasal congestion.
2 pounds boneless, skinless chicken breasts, excess fat removed
2 medium carrots, peeled and sliced
2 stalks of celery, well-rinsed and sliced
1 onion, peeled and chopped
4 cloves garlic, peeled and minced
1 teaspoon kosher salt
1/4 teaspoon freshly ground black pepper
1 teaspoon dried rosemary
1 bay leaf
6 cups chicken stock
8 ounces thin egg noodles, uncooked
Fresh parsley for optional garnish
1. Add: In a 6-quart crockpot/slow cooker, add all of the ingredients except the noodles: chicken breasts, carrots, celery, onion, garlic, salt, black pepper, rosemary, bay leaf, and chicken stock.
2. Cook: With lid on, cook for 6-8 hours on LOW (or 3-4 hours on HIGH).
3. Shred chicken: About 25 minutes before you are ready to eat, transfer the cooked chicken breasts to a plate. Pull the meat apart into bite-sized pieces using two forks.
4. Remove and discard the bay leaf. Add the chicken back to the crockpot.
5. Add noodles: Add the noodles and cook according to time on the package.
6. Season the soup to taste with salt and pepper. Ladle into bowls and, if desired, garnish with chopped parsley.
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