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Easy Slow Cooker Creamy Chicken Noodle Soup

The easiest Slow Cooker Creamy Chicken Noodle Soup -- gets thick and creamy, unlike those recipes that just add milk or cream. Perfect for a chilly day!
Course Soup
Cuisine American
Keyword creamy chicken noodle soup, crockpot soup
Prep Time 15 minutes
Cook Time 7 hours
Total Time 7 hours 15 minutes
Servings 8 servings
Calories 190kcal
Author Ashley Fehr

Ingredients

  • 4 cups low sodium chicken broth
  • 1 lb chicken breasts raw, chopped (or boneless, skinless thighs), about 3
  • 5 medium carrots peeled and diced
  • 1/2 medium onion diced
  • 2 ribs celery diced
  • 2 tsp dried thyme
  • 2 tsp dried parsley
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 1/4 teaspoon black pepper
  • 1 cup cream* I recommend 18% or higher
  • 2 tablespoons corn starch
  • 3 cups wide egg noodles or other short pasta

Instructions

  • *I like to prepare the carrots through parsley the night before and place them in a large freezer bag in the fridge. Then all I have to do the next morning is dump them in and add the broth.
  • Add broth, chicken, carrots, onion, celery, thyme, parsley, salt and pepper to the slow cooker. Cook 7-8 hours on low or 3 hours on high, until vegetables are tender.
  • Turn slow cooker to high.
  • Whisk together cream and corn starch and add to the slow cooker with the egg noodles.
  • Cover and let cook for 10-20 minutes, until noodles are cooked and soup has thickened slightly.
  • If desired, you can whisk together more cream and corn starch to thicken further, but keep in mind the soup will continue to thicken as it sits.

Notes

*In the original recipe I called for milk and flour to thicken as I mentioned in the post above. I prefer to use cream now (I use less cream than I used milk), but note that you can use milk if you prefer. You may find you have to add additional corn starch to get a thick and creamy soup with milk.

Nutrition

Calories: 190kcal | Carbohydrates: 19g | Protein: 18g | Fat: 4g | Saturated Fat: 2g | Cholesterol: 53mg | Sodium: 438mg | Potassium: 478mg | Fiber: 2g | Sugar: 4g | Vitamin A: 6434IU | Vitamin C: 4mg | Calcium: 33mg | Iron: 1mg