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Slow Cooker (or not) Chicken Noodle Soup
with celery and carrots

Active: 25 min Total: 6 hr 25 min

I hope no one gets the flu this season, but just in case you need a little remedy, chicken soup is my fave. Make this one in the slow cooker or in a Dutch oven.
Smarts: We use leftover salsa to add a bit of a kick to this soup. Feel free to leave out or scoop in another condiment / sauce like harissa, tomato paste, or even anchovy or miso paste.

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Ingredients

Servings:
4
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Slow Cooker (or not) Chicken Noodle Soup:
  • Rotisserie chicken - 1/2, shredded
  • Garlic - 2 cloves, minced
  • Onions, medium - 1, diced
  • Celery - 2 stalks, diced
  • Carrots - 8 oz, diced
  • Italian seasoning - 1/2 tsp
  • Bay leaves - 2
  • Stock, chicken - 4 cups
  • Pasta, orecchiette - 1 cup (sub any small pasta shape)
  • Salsa, store-bought - 1/2 cup
  • Cheese, parmesan (opt) - 2 oz, shaved or grated

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Prep

  1. Rotisserie chicken - If not done from last night, take meat off the bone and shred. Use knife and fork or just hands. (Can be done up to 4 days ahead)
  2. Garlic / Onions / Celery / Carrots - Prep as directed. (Can be done up to 4 days ahead)

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Make

  1. Place rotisserie chicken, garlic, onions, celery, carrots, dried herbs, Bay leaves, and chicken stock in a slow cooker. Cook on low for ~6 hours. (If not cooking in slow cooker, heat up a Dutch oven over medium-high heat. Add some cooking oil and then garlic, onions, celery, and carrots to heated oil and saute for ~3 minutes. Add in dried herbs, Bay leaves, stock, and chicken. Bring to a boil, and then simmer for ~15 minutes.)
  2. If you haven’t cooked pasta from Tuesday’s dinner, cook pasta according to package instructions in a separate sauce pan.
  3. When soup is done, fold cooked pasta into soup with salsa. Season soup to taste with salt and pepper. If you have leftover basil from the week, you can slice and sprinkle over soup for even more flavor. Enjoy warm with parmesan (if using).

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Reviews

Ratings

Original (133)
Gluten-free (6)
Paleo (12)
Vegetarian (13)

53 reviews

We liked the added salsa. A fine chicken noodle soup recipe.

By: Nancy
Posted: Mar 20, 2018
Diet: Original
0 Helpful

Skipped the celery (allergies) and added a little cayenne pepper for heat. Yummy!

By: Laura
Posted: Feb 12, 2018
Diet: Paleo
0 Helpful

Doubled the herbs as suggested and cooked with a parm rind.

By: Nicki
Posted: Feb 11, 2018
Diet: Vegetarian
0 Helpful

Great, simple soup. Used orzo as I had it on hand.

By: Alyson
Posted: Feb 03, 2017
Diet: Original
0 Helpful

Great basic soup. (2nd try) Paleo w/o tomatoes. Kids said too much chicken.

By: Daria
Posted: Oct 15, 2016
Diet: Original
0 Helpful

Amped up the spices quite a bit and added almost twice the amount of broth. Served shaved Italian 3-cheese blend on top. YUM! This is a keeper.

By: Elizabeth
Posted: Jul 09, 2016
Diet: Original
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