This is “sunday supper” can also double as a “school night supper” if you have time to do a little prep. It cooks entirely in the crock pot, is absolutely delicious, and will leave you with plenty of leftovers. I would handle the chopping the night before and have everything ready to go if you will be short on time during the week. I did mine on my new Millennium Falcon cutting board…. from a kitchen far, far away… while jamming to my Disney playlist. *dork* My brother in law was spot on with Christmas shopping this year :-)
Now, at the risk of having my Southern card revoked, I am going to admit something here on the world wide web for all to read. I have never in my life ever made chicken noodle soup. There, I said it. When we are under the weather I open up a can of Campbell’s and call it a day. I can honestly say that after having one go at homemade – especially in the crock pot – I will NEVER go back.
Crock Pot Chicken Noodle Soup
Source: Southern Living
2 pounds bone-in chicken thighs, skinned and trimmed ***
3 medium carrots, cut into 1/2-inch pieces (1 1/4 cups)
1 celery root, cut into 1/2-inch pieces (2 cups)
1 medium leek, white and light green parts only, cleaned, chopped
2 garlic cloves, peeled and smashed
2 fresh thyme sprigs
2 fresh sage sprigs
1 fresh rosemary sprig
1 bay leaf
1 1/2 teaspoons table salt
1 teaspoon freshly ground black pepper
8 cups chicken broth
2 cups wide egg noodles
3 tablespoons finely chopped fresh parsley
1 tablespoon fresh lemon juice
1. Place chicken and next 11 ingredients in a 6-qt. slow cooker. Cover and cook on LOW 6 hours or until chicken and vegetables are tender and chicken separates from bone.
2. Remove chicken from slow cooker. Dice meat, discarding bones. Return meat to slow cooker. Stir in noodles and parsley. Cover and cook on HIGH 15 to 20 minutes or until noodles are tender. Stir in lemon juice. Serve immediately, and garnish with any leftover chopped fresh parsley.
***Note: I am still not over my bone aversion, in spite of my best attempts. So, I did what any bone-hating girl would do and substituted chicken breasts. Worked like a charm.
I really hope y’all will give this a go. It’s easy, healthy, yummy and just absolutely hits the spot when you’re hankering for some comfort food!