Crock Pot Chicken and Noodles

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Crock Pot Chicken and Noodles is the ultimate comfort food.

Juicy chicken, vegetables, and tender noodles in an easy creamy broth cooks up effortlessly in your slow cooker.

This is the perfect way to use up any leftover chicken (or turkey) or even veggies you may happen to have in your fridge and takes just minutes to prep!

     bowl of Crock Pot Chicken & Noodles

Chicken and Noodles is the ultimate comfort food!  It’s creamy, warm and satisfying.  We’ve all had chicken and noodles in some form or another (like chicken noodle soup or a Creamy Chicken Noodle Casserole) or even Old Fashioned Chicken and Dumplings.

It’s just one of those dishes you turn to when you want a hug in a bowl.

I love chicken noodle soup but most of all, I love the goodies in the soup.  Yes, I am one of those people who scoop out all of the best parts of the soup so I basically end up eating a bowl of chicken, noodles and veggies.

Crock Pot Chicken & Noodles up close

That must be why I love this Crock Pot Chicken and Noodles recipe so much, it’s all noodles and chicken with just a bit of broth!  It’s almost like serving up pasta that tastes like chicken noodle soup… so YUMMY!

Slow cooker chicken and noodles can easily be make with leftover turkey or chicken and of course turkey broth if you prefer.  It’s a great way to turn leftover chicken into a meal that your whole family is going to love.

I leave the chicken in pretty big pieces (1″ or bigger) so they don’t fall apart in the slow cooker.

If you don’t have cooked chicken, you can most certainly use raw chicken breasts.  Place 4 raw chicken breasts, onions, seasonings, soup and broth into the slow cooker. Cook on high 4-5 hours or until chicken is cooked through. Remove chicken and shred or chop, continue the recipe as directed.

While the chicken is cooking, I usually leave my veggies/noodles out to defrost slightly.  I use frozen veggies because they’re really quick and easy (and sometimes I even freeze my own veggies) but you can also use any kind of fresh veggies you have on hand.

Carrots, celery, mushrooms, peppers and broccoli are all great options!

Crock Pot Chicken & Noodles in crockpot

I use Reames noodles which can be found in the freezer section of your grocery store. Reames egg noodles are frozen noodles and they’re quite thick so they take a while to cook.

If you don’t happen to have access to frozen egg noodles, you can certainly use dry large egg noodles and boil them on the stove.

You’ll want to cook them about 3 minutes less than indicated on the package.  Add them to the slow cooker for the last 15 minutes of cooking.

Canned cream of chicken soup makes this dish extra quick however you can certainly make your own homemade Cream of Chicken soup if you prefer!

Crock Pot Chicken & Noodles with pepper grinder

The difference between chicken and noodles and chicken noodle soup is mainly consistency.  Chicken and noodles is much thicker, almost like a casserole. If you prefer your chicken and noodles to be thinner, you can add 2 cups of extra broth.

We love this as is or to serve it over mashed potatoes or with homemade dinner rolls and a fresh side salad for a total bowl of comfort.

Crock Pot Chicken & Noodles up close
4.89 from 42 votes
Review Recipe


Prep Time 5 minutes
Cook Time 4 hours
Total Time 4 hours 5 minutes
Servings 8 servings
Author Holly Nilsson
Course Dinner
Cuisine American
Juicy chicken, vegetables and tender noodles in an easy creamy broth cooks up effortlessly in your slow cooker.


  • 4-5 cups chopped cooked chicken
  • 1 onion diced
  • 2 cans cream of chicken soup 10.5 oz each
  • 6 cups low sodium chicken broth
  • 1/2 teaspoon each black pepper and dried thyme leaves
  • 2 cups frozen mixed vegetables
  • 24 oz frozen egg noodles such as Reames
  • 2 tablespoons fresh parsley

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  • Place onion and chicken in a slow cooker. Top with broth, cream of chicken soup and seasonings.
  • Cook 3 hours on high or until onions are tender.
  • Add mixed vegetables and frozen noodles.
  • Cook an additional 60-90 min or until noodles are cooked through, stirring after 30 minutes. Do not overcook.
  • Stir in parsley and serve.

Recipe Notes

More broth can be added before serving to reach desired consistency.

Nutrition Information

Calories: 511, Carbohydrates: 70g, Protein: 27g, Fat: 13g, Saturated Fat: 3g, Cholesterol: 113mg, Sodium: 134mg, Potassium: 588mg, Fiber: 4g, Sugar: 2g, Vitamin A: 2525IU, Vitamin C: 8mg, Calcium: 59mg, Iron: 3mg

(Nutrition information provided is an estimate and will vary based on cooking methods and brands of ingredients used.)

Keyword crock pot chicken, Crock Pot Chicken And Noodles

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  1. Made this tonight and followed the directions as written. It was absolutely perfect! So easy and super delicious! I will definitely be following you and looking forward to more yummy recipes. Thanks so much for sharing this delicious and easy to prepare dish!5 stars

  2. Added poultry and garlic seasoning. Only used 16oz pasta. Cooked on low 5 hrs. Added veggies 30 mins later. High or 1 hr later used uncooked pasta for 1 hr awsome now.5 stars

  3. I start with frozen chicken breast and add an hour! So for those wanting to skip cooking the chicken, this works great. Just cook for four hours on high instead of three. :~) Excellent recipe.5 stars

  4. Off topic not about this recipe but maybe you have advice. I have an issue cooking with reames noodles. The Noodles seem to suck up the broth as it sits overnight in the fridge ( leftovers) thus ruining any soup I make with it. Is there a way to remedy this? Should I use the reams precooked noodles? Or will I have better luck doing soups with regular dry egg noodles. I love reames noodles but seems not to hold up well as left overs. My food turns to paste with them . kinda aggravating.

    1. Hi Heidi, egg noodles are your best bet for reheating a soup like that. Another option would be to remove most noodles form the soup before refrigerating, and add them back to the soup once it’s already preheated. Hope that helps!

    2. I cook mine per bag instructions and when done give them a good rinse to keep them from sticking together and keep them in a separate bowl. Then you can add what you want to your bowl. Hope this helps. I really like Reames noodles too. They are most like homemade.

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  5. Dear Holly, your crock-pot chicken calls for 5 cups COOKED chicken. Cooking time is about 3-5 hrs total Need the chicken really be cooked before adding?

    1. I usually use a rotisserie chicken but you could certainly try it with raw chicken breasts, and shred them (just ensure they reach 165°F). Let us know how it goes!

  6. This is a terrific recipe that’s very easy to adapt to whatever you have on hand. I made my own version of cream of chicken soup, added in some McCormick Herb and Onion seasoning mix, used my homemade chicken stock, some frozen peas and carrots, and some egg noodles. I did it all on the stove top instead of the crock pot because I wasn’t rushed for time. It was delicious! Thank you for this recipe.5 stars

  7. Holly, Thank you so much for your recipes.. I also love to cook and and your recipes are so good. But I do have one question, my husband is diabetic and just recently lost a leg due to the disease. Do you have any good recipes for quick and good diabetic desserts. I would love to see a few on your site.. And thank you for your great job.
    Love, Diana5 stars

      1. I was mistaken, my crock pot is actually 5 quarts. The full recipe fit just fine, with room to spare. It was easy to make, and my family loved it!5 stars

  8. This recipe wasn’t a hit in my house. My husband didnt like the noodles. None of my kids ate it. They all thought it was bland. I added the pepper and thyme. We added salt and pepper at the end. I followed the recipe. Not sure where it went wrong.1 star

  9. Hi Holly, where do I start, let’s just say, excellent taste and consistency! I used raw chicken breast, homemade broth, homemade condensed soup. and homemade spatzle in place of the egg noodles, I should have doubled the spatzle but the nutmeg flavor of the spatzle worked incredibly well with this. Only thing I forgot to add was the parsley, as I was rushing to taste this. Very much liked by the entire family! Thank you again, Holly, for a great recipe, worthy of 10 stars.5 stars

    1. You’re most welcome, and thank you Lee! Great ideas to switch up this versatile dish!

  10. Hi Holly, this looks and sounds very good! But I will change up is the noodles, I will use homemade spätzle, also homemade will be the broth and soup. I will come back with a review soon :)

  11. Have you ever frozen this for later? Wondering how the noodles would hold up? I’m needing to provide a frozen meal for a family and this sounds delicious.

  12. I am not very suave when it comes to changing a recipe. How long would you cook on the stove? When would you add the noodles on the stove?

    1. I haven’t tried this on the stove top but I would cook the onions in a bit of butter/oil until tender. Add the remaining ingredients and simmer until the noodles are tender (about 20-25 minutes). Please let us know how it goes if you try it!

  13. Just made for dinner today. It was really good. A couple of things I need to change. I used a smaller crock so it was really full, will use larger one next time. We like more chicken in ours so I will be adding in more when I make it. We found our noodles at just regular grocery store frozen sections. It was a smaller bag so I did add about 1 1/2 cups dry egg noodles. Again thanks for this delicious recipe.

  14. I am making this tonight. I only had 4 cups of broth so I had to substitute water but I put 2 chicken cubes in, hope it turns out.

  15. I’m cooking this right now using raw chicken. Which turns out is a really good thing otherwise I may have eaten it all by now! SMELLS SO GOOD. Only 45 minutes left!5 stars

  16. I made your chicken stew in the crock pot tonite and my family loved it , onlybthing different was i used small can whole potatoes in it , had no pasta, and even my fussy grandson liked it , so thanks worked out great on this brisk very cold nite .it warmed your soul. Yummy.5 stars

  17. And if so, to make time go by quicker with this recipe, can we seer the onions in olive oil before putting them on th soup?5 stars

  18. Just made this for the first time.  It was a great hit with my family.   Perfect meal on a chilly winter night.  Thanks for the recipe! 5 stars

  19. This taste fantastic!. My grand daughter, husband and I almost ate the whole crock pot ful! It is thick and rich! Thank you so very much for sharing. I have used so many of your recipes!5 stars

  20. I am making this recipe now. I bought my Reames frozen noodles from Kroger. It looks great. I hope my family will enjoy it.

    1. I have only made this with cooked chicken. I’m sure it would be fine if you used raw boneless chicken breasts as they don’t take long to cook and should be done by the 3 hour mark. You’ll just want to ensure they’re cooked through before adding the frozen noodles.

  21. Can’t eat just one bowl, it’s that tasty that you keep going back for more. Everyone i had over that day loved it. Made it with chicken and now I plan on using leftover Thanksgiving turkey! I was able to find the noodles in the frozen food section at my local Wal-Mart.5 stars

  22. Yes, but regular noodles aren’t as good as the frozen ones. They also won’t need cooked nearly as long. You will just need to keep an eye on them to check for doneness. 

  23. I couldn’t find the frozen noodles. can I use regular egg noodles? I thought I saw something about it in here, but can’t find it anymore.

    1. I went onto the Reames website and searched for retailers. Wal-Mart is the only store that carries. I found them in the freezer section.

  24.  Could not find the Rams noodles in the frozen  for the crockpot chicken soup am I looking wrong  I wanted to try the chicken noodle soup in the crockpot