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Crock Pot Chicken and Noodles is the perfect winter slow cooker comfort food. Filled with tender shredded chicken and creamy noodles, this easy recipe will be a new regular on your weekly dinner rotation. You’re going to love the taste and flavor! 

crock pot chicken and noodles being dished out

If you’re looking for an easy recipe for that old fashioned chicken and noodle flavoring, this is the one you need! And if you love chicken noodle soup, the flavor of this pasta dish just might be your new favorite meal!

Pair it up with my Copycat Red Lobster Cheddar Bay Biscuits for a great side dish. Want more chicken dinner recipes? Try my Chicken Divan too!

top shot of creamy chicken dish on white plate

Easy Comfort Crock Pot Meal

Slow cooker recipes are my absolute favorite this time of year — they are so easy and produce some of the most mouthwatering, warm dinners that my whole family looks forward to. This simple Crock Pot chicken and noodles recipe is made with staple pantry ingredients and goes perfectly with your favorite steamed veggie or light side salad.

Crockpot chicken and noodles with egg noodles make a hearty comfort meal that is perfect for the colder months of the year.

ingredients needed to make slow cooker chicken and noodles

Ingredients

  • Chicken – Depending on how much you want to make, you’ll need 1-2 pounds of boneless, skinless chicken breasts for this recipe.
  • Liquids – I used cream of chicken soup and chicken broth to create the liquid base for the chicken and noodles. Cream of celery might be an option as well but it will cut down on some of that chicken flavor.
  • Noodles – You can use any noodles you like, but I would recommend avoiding spaghetti or angel-hair type of pastas. I prefer to use egg noodles when I make Crock Pot chicken and noodles.
  • Other ingredients – This recipe also calls for salt, pepper, garlic powder, and butter.
step by step photos showing how to cook chicken and noodles in the crockpot

How to Chicken and Noodles in the Crock Pot

Step 1: Prep Chicken

First, place the chicken breasts in the bottom of the Crock Pot, then top with the soups (no water added) and sprinkle with the spices. Next, add the butter slices to the top, and pour in the chicken broth.

Step 2: Slow Cook

Cook over low heat for 5-6 hours, or high heat for 3-4 hours.

wooden spoon holding creamy chicken and noodles above instant pot

Step 3: Shred Chicken

Now, remove the chicken from the pot and shred it into large chunks with two forks. When finished, add the shredded chicken back to the pot along with the dry egg noodles and stir.

Step 4: Finish & Enjoy!

Continue cooking for 30-45 minutes, until noodles are tender. Finally, serve alongside a light side salad or your favorite breadsticks!

wooden spoon in a slow cooker full of chicken and noodles

Tips for The BEST Crock Pot Chicken and Noodles

  • Don’t pre-cook the chicken – Technically, you can cook the chicken ahead of time, but it is meant to slow cook over several hours from raw. If you do decide to cook the chicken before placing everything in the Crock Pot, you will need to adjust the slow cooker time significantly.
  • Use dry noodles – No need to pre-soak or boil your noodles! Toss them straight from the bag or box into the Crock Pot and allow them to cook with the rest of your ingredients. I always make sure that the noodles, especially when dry, are completely submerged while cooking so that they soak up all of the moisture and flavors. Wide egg noodles are a good choice, too!
  • Avoid mushy noodles – You don’t want to put the noodles in too soon or cook them for too long. If your noodles seem to be getting mushy, that is a sign that they are ready to come out of the Crock Pot!
  • Add vegetables – Adding onions, carrots, corn and even more fresh herbs is a simple way to take the flavor to a whole new level! I think that adding thyme, rosemary, and fresh parsley sounds amazing also.
noodles with chicken on a white plate

What to Serve Along Side This Easy Crock Pot Meal

This recipe is loaded with delicious, full flavors, so I like to pair it with a light side salad or veggie, like quick and easy sautéed Brussels sprouts with bacon. You can also make a batch of softy, fluffy dinner rolls to go with your Crock Pot chicken and noodles, too!

Chicken pasta served on a round white plate

FAQS

Can you make crockpot chicken and noodles with roitisserie chicken?

You bet! I’m all for making this simple chicken slow cooker recipe as easy as possible. If you have some leftover chicken, you can use it in this recipe easily. It might even add a whole new level of flavor. Crockpot chicken and noodles with leftover chicken sounds simple and that’s always a good idea.

How do you store leftover slow cooker extra creamy chicken and noodles?

You’ll want to store any leftovers of this simple crockpot chicken in the fridge until you’re ready to eat it again.

You can easily heat it up when you’re ready to have another bowlful of creamy chicken and noodle delight!

More Delicious Crock Pot Recipes

noodles with chicken on a white plate

Crock Pot Chicken and Noodles

Crock Pot Chicken and Noodles is the perfect winter slow cooker comfort food. Filled with tender shredded chicken and creamy noodles, this easy recipe will be a new regular on your weekly dinner rotation.
4 from 5 votes
Course: Dinner
Cuisine: American
Author: Kasey Schwartz
Servings: 4
Prep Time: 5 minutes
Total Time: 6 hours 5 minutes

Ingredients  

  • 1½-2 lbs Boneless, skinless chicken breasts
  • 2 cans Cream of chicken soup 10.5 oz-cans
  • ½ tsp Salt
  • ¼ tsp Pepper
  • ¼ tsp Garlic powder
  • ½ stick Butter sliced
  • cups Chicken broth
  • 8 oz Egg noodles uncooked

Instructions 

  • Place chicken breasts in the bottom of the crockpot. Top with the 2 cans of cream of chicken soup and spices. Add butter slices to the top. Next, cover with the chicken broth.
  • Cook over low heat for 5-6 hours, or high heat for 3-4 hours. Once complete, remove the chicken from the pot and shred 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!

Video

Notes

  • Don’t pre-cook the chicken – Technically, you can cook the chicken ahead of time, but it is meant to slow cook over several hours from raw. If you do decide to cook the chicken before placing everything in the Crock Pot, you will need to adjust the slow cooker time significantly.
  • Use dry noodles – No need to pre-soak or boil your noodles! Toss them straight from the bag or box into the Crock Pot and allow them to cook with the rest of your ingredients. I always make sure that the noodles, especially when dry, are completely submerged while cooking so that they soak up all of the moisture and flavors.
  • Avoid mushy noodles – You don’t want to put the noodles in too soon or cook them for too long. If your noodles seem to be getting mushy, that is a sign that they are ready to come out of the Crock Pot!

Nutrition

Calories: 560kcal | Carbohydrates: 52g | Protein: 49g | Fat: 16g | Saturated Fat: 4g | Trans Fat: 1g | Cholesterol: 169mg | Sodium: 2323mg | Potassium: 1012mg | Fiber: 2g | Sugar: 2g | Vitamin A: 369IU | Vitamin C: 17mg | Calcium: 63mg | Iron: 4mg
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About Kasey Schwartz

Hi, I’m Kasey, Founder of All Things Mamma – where I am dishing up family favorite recipes that are easy to make with simple, everyday ingredients. Plus – tips and tricks for living your best life!

Comments

  1. This is really delicious and so easy. Didn’t change a thing. Will be making this again soon! Thank you for such a great recipe.

  2. What is the serving size?

  3. Was wondering if you could substitute a different noodle I don’t have egg noodles right now but I do have fettuccine noodles

    1. Kasey Schwartz says:

      I think it would be ok!

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