Crockpot Chicken and Noodles recipe

Prep Time 10 mins
Total Time 4 hrs 10 mins
Servings 4 servings

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This Crockpot Chicken and Noodles recipe is an easy crockpot chicken recipe that will please the whole family! So easy and so creamy (but NO cream of chicken soups!).

crockpot chicken and noodles in slow cooker with metal scoop pulling some out

What a WINTER.

I don’t normally raise my voice around here, but it’s been a little ridiculous.

We’ve had more snow days already (much more!) in 2019 than we had in the entire 2017-18 school year. It’s not only been miserably cold, we’ve gotten huge dumps of snow and the wind — it’s not helping any of that.

That’s where this Crockpot Chicken and Noodles recipe comes in.

They are warm, and creamy, and comforting — like your favorite bowl of Chicken Noodle Soup when you need a little less soup and a little more stick-to-your-ribs (because you might be stranded on the side of the highway tomorrow).

Love a good crockpot chicken recipe? Check out my recipe for the JUICIEST Slow Cooker Chicken Breast!

crockpot chicken noodles overhead on grey plate with fresh parsley garnish

I almost felt a little bad not adding in some peas, or broccoli, or some freshly chopped spinach in here to round up this very beige meal, but the truth is?

I wanted to keep it basic because nearly any vegetables will go great in here.

Find a bag of your favorite frozen vegetables and dump them in before you start the slow cooker (I don’t recommend adding them after because you need to cook the noodles in the hot liquid and the vegetables will cool it down too much to do so).

Can you cook noodles in the crockpot?


It’s one of my favorite ways to make a quick easy dinner that often requires no other pots or pans (see my Slow Cooker Chili Mac or my Slow Cooker Spaghetti and Meat Sauce for examples!).

The trick when cooking noodles or pasta in the slow cooker is not to overcook. Since the timing is so different based on high v. low, the make and model of the slow cooker, the type of noodles (thick, thin, white, whole wheat, high fiber, etc.), it can be difficult to know how long is exactly right.

It’s important that you follow the cook time listed in the recipe for that specific type of noodles. If you choose another variety, keep in mind that the cook time could vary significantly.

It’s also important that you add the cream and corn starch when the pasta is still somewhat firm — as the corn starch needs some time to cook out and thicken.

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How to make Crockpot Chicken and Noodles:

  1. Start with your chicken, seasonings and broth. These will be slow cooked until the chicken shreds easily.
  2. Add the pasta to the hot liquid in the crockpot, stir, cover and cook until al dente — don’t let them go too long!
  3. Stir in some cream and you’re done! Easy, peasy, super creamy 😉

Know your slow cooker:

Every crockpot cooks differently — some are hotter and some are cooler. I use a 2.5 quart crockpot and a 6 quart Hamilton Beach slow cooker, and I know that my crockpot cooks much more quickly, so I keep that in mind when looking at recipes.

Generally, a slow cooker that is more full will also take longer to heat and cook.

Variations on this Crockpot Chicken and Noodles recipe:

  • Stir in some frozen vegetables at the beginning to round out this recipe and make it a full meal deal.
  • Try spicing it up with a squirt of sriracha or buffalo sauce
  • Opt for boneless, skinless chicken thighs for a richer flavor.

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Crockpot Chicken and Noodles

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This Crockpot Chicken and Noodles recipe is an easy crockpot chicken recipe that will please the whole family! So easy and so creamy (but NO cream of chicken soups!). 
Prep Time 10 mins
Cook Time 4 hrs
Total Time 4 hrs 10 mins
Cuisine American
Course Main Course
Servings 4 servings
Calories 258cal


  • 2 cups low sodium chicken broth
  • 2 tablespoons corn starch
  • 2 boneless skinless chicken breasts
  • 1 teaspoon dried parsley
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1/4 teaspoon black pepper
  • 1/4 teaspoon garlic powder
  • 3 cups extra wide egg noodles
  • 1/2 cup half and half


  • Whisk together broth and corn starch. Add chicken breasts, broth, parsley, salt, pepper and garlic powder to a 2.5-4 quart crockpot. Cover and cook on low for 3.5-4 hours. 
  • Optional: Turn crockpot to high and cook for 20-30 minutes (this increases the temperature to cook the pasta).
  • Remove the chicken from the crockpot and stir in the half and half and noodles. Cover and cook on high for about 10 minutes. Stir and continue cooking until al dente (about 15-20 minutes total).
  • Dice or shred the chicken. Stir in the chicken and serve.


*This recipe has been updated since the video was made. The recipe as written is correct.

Nutrition Information

Calories: 258cal | Carbohydrates: 28g | Protein: 19g | Fat: 7g | Saturated Fat: 3g | Cholesterol: 73mg | Sodium: 411mg | Potassium: 426mg | Fiber: 1g | Vitamin A: 145IU | Vitamin C: 1mg | Calcium: 50mg | Iron: 1mg
Keywords slow cooker chicken and noodles

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  1. Victoria says

    Hi. I’m about to make this and I watch the video beforehand. It does sound like you added cornstarch at the end but in this step by step it has them cornstarch in the beginning. Does it matter?

    • The Recipe Rebel says

      Hi Victoria! This recipe has been updated since the video was made. The recipe as written is correct.

  2. Alexa says

    I would love to try this but I’m lactose intolerant. What would be the best dairy free substitute for half-and-half in this case?

    • The Recipe Rebel says

      Hi Alexa, I’ve only tested the recipe as written, so you could probably just try any dairy free cream that you use. If you decide to experiment, let me know how it goes!

  3. Anna Lindsey says

    I have a rotisserie chicken I need to use. Can I put all of the other ingredients into a pot into the stove then add the noodles and chicken in at the end?

    • The Recipe Rebel says

      Hi Anna! Honestly It wouldn’t make sense to add all of the other ingredients into the crockpot for 3-4 hours. If you are using precooked chicken, you could simple just cook everything on the stove top. Hope this helps!

  4. Nicole Blondin says

    I usually cook about 1.5 pounds of chicken for my family. When you say two breasts what is the approximate weight? Thank you!

  5. D says

    I want to make sure the timing works out and I have the measurements precise. But I’m wondering how to measure out 3 cups of uncooked egg noodles?

  6. Brittany says

    Hi! Can I throw fozen chicken breast in the crock pot? I forgot to set them out (pregnant with #3). Do I need to change anything else if I do?

    • Ashley Fehr says

      Cooking chicken breast from frozen isn’t recommended in the crockpot because they sit at an unsafe temperature for too long (since they cook slowly). I would recommend placing the chicken breasts in a resealable bag, then thawing in a sink of cool water before continuing with the recipe.

  7. Frank says

    Made this tonight my kids loved it and they’re picky I made extra noodles and threw them in once it was complete.

  8. Ron Cronin says

    Hi Ashley,

    I am going to try the recipe but I have one question. Can I use a jar Alfredo sauce instead cream?



  9. Sherry Chamberlin says

    Hello Ashley my name is Sherry. I have not made this yet but I would like to make it. I just received this recipe this morning. I have a couple of questions for you. I don’t buy store-bought pasta anymore since I have started making fresh. So if you could let me know the timing on putting in the fresh pasta I would appreciate that and also I do not buy half and half but I have heavy whipping cream or just plain milk. Could I use either of those instead and if so how much? I’m disabled and always looking for recipes to make my life easier and this definitely sounds like one of them.

    • Ashley Fehr says

      Hi Sherry! I haven’t tried making this with fresh pasta so I’m not entirely sure what adjustments would have to be made. I would probably reduce the liquid a bit as I don’t think fresh pasta would absorb as much. I also think it would cook more quickly. You can definitely swap heavy cream for the half and half!

  10. Wade Kennedy says

    The recipe does not seem to have any direction as to dicing the chicken. I assume I should do this after initially removing the cooked chicken and before adding back wih the cream?

  11. Allyson Zea says

    I can’t believe you made this in the crockpot! I’m adding it to my meal plan for the week, and I can’t wait to try it!

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