Friday, January 13, 2017

Slow-Cooker Chicken Noodle Soup

For cold and flu season, for a cold winter day, or just because, this makes a great soup and the noodles cook right in the broth at the end!

  • 6 oz boneless skinless chicken
  • salt and pepper to taste
  • 2 C chicken broth
  • 1 clove garlic, minced
  • 2 Tbsp diced onion
  • 1 carrot, peeled and diced
  • 1 stalk celery, diced
  • 1/8 tsp dried thyme
  • 1/8 tsp dried rosemary
  • 1 small bay leaf
  • 2 oz spaghetti noodles, broken into thirds
  • 1 tsp lemon juice
1.  Season chicken with salt and pepper, place into 1 1/2 qt slow cooker.
2.  Stir in broth, garlic, onion, carrot, celery, and seasonings. Cover and cook on LOW for 6-8 hours.
3.  Remove chicken and shred, using two forks.  Remove and discard bay leaf.
4.  Stir pasta and chicken into slow cooker.  Cover and cook on LOW for an additional 20-30 minutes, or until pasta is tender.
5.  Stir in lemon juice and serve.

Robyn's notes: the seasoning was just a tad strong, so don't overdo it.  I might add a pinch of cayenne next time.  This was very simple and straightforward.  Can use all chicken breast, all thigh, or a combination.  Thigh holds up better in the slow cooker, but I'm partial to breast, so I used both.  Watch me demonstrate this recipe on youtube! 

*** 3 Stars: Good. At least one of us liked this enough for me to make it again, but not often