...er...I know...you're probably all, "Kayle whaaaat are you talking about??" Well...I had a few unfortunate attempts at chicken noodle soup, a few years back, and they sort of scarred me for life and terrified me from making soup. Then I made some ridiculously yummy soups. So then it was just the basic CNS (chicken noodle soup, get on my level) that I was afraid of. Buuut...then I saw a recipe for homemade CNS in the slow cooker and I was like, "OK. It's time. Let's break this curse."
And you know what's fun to do? Sit in your new kitchen, looking out at the snow, but knowing you're snug and warm inside, and eating from an even warmer bowl of comforting and classic chicken noodle soup.*
*With lots of crackers. Because that's who I am, as a person. I eat soup with lots of crackers. (Not as many as my brother, who usually just consumes moist crackers since there are so many that they've fully sucked up the soup...that's a bit too far for me.)
Slow Cooker Chicken Noodle Soup
From Damn Delicious
Makes 10 servings.
- 1 and 1/2 lbs. boneless skinless chicken breasts
- Kosher salt and freshly ground black pepper, to taste
- 8 cups chicken stock or broth
- 4 cloves garlic, minced
- 1 onion, diced
- 3 carrots, peeled and diced
- 3 stalks celery, diced
- 1/2 tsp. dried thyme
- 1/2 tsp. dried rosemary
- 2 bay leaves
- 8 oz. spaghetti, broken into thirds
- juice of 1 lemon
- Optional-2 tbsp. chopped fresh parsley
- Season chicken with salt and pepper and place in a 6 quart slow cooker.
- Add chicken stock, garlic, onion, carrots, celery, thyme, rosemary and bay leaves-season with more salt and pepper. Cover and cook on low heat for 6-8 hours.
- Remove chicken from the slow cooker and shred it, thoroughly.
- Stir shredded chicken and pasta into the slow cooker. Cover and cook on low for 30-40 more minutes, or until the pasta is tender.
- Stir in lemon juice (and parsley, if using).
Grab a loved one, get out a holiday movie, curl up under a blanket, and enjoy a bowl of homemade chicken noodle soup. Good for the soul, and all that.