Crockpot Chicken and Noodles
Crockpot Chicken and Noodles – a comforting, home cooked meal made right in your slow cooker. Creamy noodles and juicy chicken are cooked in a savory sauce for a meal the whole family will love!
Hey there, y’all. I know it’s been been awhile since my last recipe post, and I apologize for that. Even though I’ve been feeling better sickness-wise over the past couple of months, my energy level has seriously tanked.
This pregnancy has truly thrown me for a loop and I am in countdown to baby-time! I’ve got roughly seven weeks to go and could not be more ready to meet our little guy!
Something that has been helping, at least where meal times are concerned, has been my trusty crockpot.
I’ve been making a lot of our slow cooker favorites, including Cheesy Crockpot Tortellini, Cilantro Lime Chicken Tacos, and Loaded Potato Soup.
I have gotten so achey and uncomfortable over the past few weeks, and my feet and back throb by the end of the day.
Standing over the stove making dinner feels like torture on my sore body, so being able to throw everything I need to make this Crockpot Chicken and Noodles into the slow cooker at the beginning of the day has been a lifesaver.
These Crockpot Chicken and Noodles are a family favorite and I’ve been making it for awhile now.
I use the same spices in it that I do for my Slow Cooker Chicken and Dumplings, and it creates a deliciously savory sauce for the chicken and noodles to cook in.
My kids devour this one, and it tastes SO good as leftovers the next day, too.
We usually eat this with either a salad or some roasted veggies like broccoli or asparagus. There are never any complaints at the table when I make this!
Now, this recipe does use cream of chicken soup. While I know not everyone is crazy about cream soups these days, I actually have a brand that I really like and that doesn’t contain a lot of junk in the ingredients list.
If you’ve never tried the Organic Cream of Chicken Soup from Pacific Foods, it’s really good stuff! It has great flavor and I feel a lot better about the ingredients, too.
I like to use it in my Slow Cooker Chicken and Dumplings recipe, too, and also in Slow Cooker Loaded Potato Soup.
Crockpot Chicken and Noodles
- 1 1/2- 2 pounds boneless, skinless chicken breasts
- 2 cans (or boxes) cream of chicken soup, 10.5 oz each, (don't add water)
- 1-2 tsp dried parsley
- ½ tsp seasoned salt
- ¼ tsp poultry seasoning
- ¼ tsp garlic powder
- 1/2 stick butter,, sliced
- 3 1/2 cups chicken broth
- 8 oz. egg noodles,, uncooked
- Place chicken breasts in the bottom of the crockpot, then top with the soups (no water added) and sprinkle with the spices. Add butter slices to the top, and pour in the chicken broth.
- Cook over low heat for 5-6 hours, or high heat for 3-4 hours. Remove the chicken from the pot and shred into large chunks with two forks.
- Add the shredded chicken back to the pot along with the dry egg noodles and stir. Continue cooking for 30-45 minutes, until noodles are tender. Enjoy!
If you like this Crockpot Chicken and Noodles, then you might also like:
Slow Cooker Cilantro Lime Chicken Tacos
I just stumbled across this recipe and it sounds delish! I have all ingredients in hand but only 1 can of cream of chicken…any suggestions?
You could cut the recipe in half!
If you have butter, flour, and milk; you can make your own roux and create your own cream soup base also. 🙂
Well you made this 75 year old a believer! I’ve had many a crock pot in my years and basically used them to tote dishes for pot lucks and gatherings. My niece and her husband were driving down from Michigan for a weekend visit and since we have similar tastes, I (bravely) thought I might try your chicken and noodles. I followed your recipe but used 1 can cream of chicken and 1 can cream of celery soup, 2 (14.5 oz.) cans of chicken broth, and 3 huge FROZEN chicken breasts. For the noodles I used Creamettes Dumpling Noodles. Covered and cooked on high 4 hours. All I have to say is 5 of us, including my EXTREMELY picky son, finished this off in one setting, I was thrilled when my old picky said “you can make this again, ANYTIME!) Thank you sooo much, Ashlyn, for posting the recipe!
Your comment just made my whole day! I am so glad to hear your family liked it, Gramma Joz! Making picky eaters happy is always a win! Thank you so much for your comment!
Meant to say I cooked the frozen chicken breasts 4 hours on high! Shredded chicken and added it back to cooker. I then added the noodles, stirred, covered and cooked an additional 45 minutes on LOW.
What size crock pot should I use?
Hi Sharon! I use my 6 quart crockpot for this.
I only have a 4 at cooker. Advice?
Hi Barbara, my crockpot is a six quart and this fills it up pretty well. I would suggest cutting the recipe down to fit your slow cooker.
Can I use thighs? They usually stay moist in the crock pot.
Yes! I love to cook with thighs in place of breasts all the time!
Do you add water to the cream of chicken soup (prepare it) or just add it condensed?
Hi Natasha, just add it as is! No need to prepare it.
Loved this dish! I did however add a pound of sauted sliced mushrooms when I added the noodles because I love ‘shrooms. I’m only wondering why Belle of the Kitchen uses light grey type font. I can read it only with difficulty so I may give up this blog.. Where’s the empathy for readers?
Thanks for your feedback, Susan! I will take that to heart and look into making it more user friendly! Definitely don’t want to make it hard for you and others to read!
I’m making this because it looks delicious. I wasn’t sure if the cream of chicken soup is meant to be condensed or ready-to-eat.i guessed condensed. Correct?
Hi Susan, condensed is correct!
Making this now, but all I could find were 12 oz bags of egg noodles, should I add more soup & broth? If so, how much more do you suggest?
Hi Nicole! I wouldn’t worry about more soup, but I’d probably add another 1/2 cup broth. 🙂 Hope y’all enjoy it!
Good morning, I’m cooking this for dinner tonight. It’s only my husband and I so I guess I would cut everything in half. Looks so yummy, I hope it turns out that way.
Hope you and your hubby enjoy it, Michelle!
I plan on making this mouth watering dish for dinner tomorrow. I want to fresh or frozen celery, onion and carrots. Would I add them when I add the noodles?
If you use fresh veggies, I’d add them with the chicken. If you’re using frozen I’d add in with the noodles! Enjoy!!
Are the 2 cans of cream of chicken the 10.5 oz or the 26 oz cans?
Hi Alexa, it’s the 10.5 oz cans!
I have the condensed boxes of soup you recommended – do I add water to the soup or just as is?
Just as is!
Doubled the recipe, but I’m running out of room in the crockpot. Do you think 3 cans of cream of chicken would be bad, or do you think I can get by with that? Thanks.
How did it work out, Jerad? I would think you’d be ok with the three…
Can i ise my 6 quart crockpot for this recipe? Or will I need to change the measurements of the ingredients
Hi Samantha! Yes your 6 quart is just fine!
1/2 of the a stick of butter= 4 tablespoons
1/2 cup of butter stick=the whole stick
I only ask because I make another recipe that is very very close to this one but it asks for 1/2 cup-so the wording above made me question which one since it just says 1/2 stick butter-and it sounds like it could either way. I’m going to going with 4 tblsp and hope that’s what it means.????
Yep, 4 Tablespoons is correct! I use a little less butter and find it still has just as good flavor!
could you use a different noodle?
Hi Cherie, I haven’t tried it with any other kind of noodles, but I’m sure you could use whatever you prefer!
I’m currently making it with Angel hair pasta, because that’s what I had on hand. It’s looking good!
Are the chicken breasts frozen or thawed?
I’ve done them both ways with success, Angie!
I’m currently making this as I type. My mother suggested cooking the noodles separate because they leave starch behind when they cook. Have you had any problems with that effecting the taste when cooked in the crock pot? It’s too late for me to reduce the broth
I made extra noodles in a separate pot and it turned out perfect
Hi Leslie! I’ve never had an issue cooking the noodles in the crockpot, but you can definitely make them separately if you’d rather do that! Enjoy!
Looks great! Can I cook the noodles before hand and add them in the slow cooker once finished? Or do you reccomend just placing the uncooked noodles directly in slow cooker to cook?
Hi Heather! I usually just add them to the slow cooker uncooked and let them finish up in there. One less pot to clean! But you can definitely cook them separately if you’d rather do that! If you do cook them separately, I would reduce the chicken broth in the recipe by a cup or so. Otherwise it might be too liquidy because the extra broth helps to cook the noodles.
Currently making this dish and can’t wait to try it tonight! Question though…. cooking the chicken on low for 5-6 hrs, after I shred the chicken and put it back in the pot with the noddles do I keep cooking on low? Or do I switch to hot for the noodles to cook?
Hi Rose! Great question! I usually just leave it on low. Hope y’all enjoyed it!
Question on the Pacific organic cream of chicken soup, I box or two? Thank you
Hi Mike, it’s 2!
I using canned canned soup… joe manny cans should i use?
Hi! Two cans. 🙂
Can the chicken be frozen?
I tried this recipe this evening for dinner and it was awesome! My 13 year old son who is a very good eater absolutely loved it. And the best thing about it is the recipe is super easy – even though it tasted like it took me hours to cook it, the crock pot did all of thr hard work while we were gone to football practice! Love it – thanks for sharing ????
Glad you and your family loved it, Erica!
I have doubled the recipe to use 16 oz of noodles (I’ve got a large crew of boys to feed ????). I’ve poured everything in but now I’m second guessing myself for doubling it. Have you ever doubled the recipe? I’m worried the end result may not look as good.
Sorry I’m just not getting to your comment, Lindsey! How did it turn out? I haven’t doubled it before, but I think it should be just fine!
I love that this was made in a slow cooker.
mmmm…the perfect weeknight dinner!! Looks SO delicious!!
I would love to have these Crockpot Chicken Noodles for dinner tonight! This pasta looks so delicious!
This looks like the picture perfect definition of comfort food!
This looks like such an easy, quick and tasty meal – perfect!
Woohoo for just seven weeks to go – you got this, mama! And here’s to comfort food like this and enjoying this while you wait on that little one!
This is absolute perfection!
Has anybody tried adding alfredo sauce?
I’m cooking the chicken nd noodles rite now nd the Alfedo Sauce came to mind however I didn’t do it, I will definitely try the Alfedo Sauce next time tho!!! My husband loves both Idt that I can wrong with the Alfedo Sauce ????!