Crock Pot Chicken Noodle Soup

My kids had a big cross country race today and that meant I was going to be there, with 1000s of people, cheering all three of them on. I would not get home until just before dinner and that makes things stressful on Thursdays, since the kids have drums and piano lessons right after dinner.

Wanting to get dinner going before I left to watch the races, I pulled out the Crock Pot. That is one of the things I love most about using slow cookers, you can get everything going in the morning, head to work and the food is ready once you come home.

We buy rotisserie chicken all the time from the grocery store as it is great for chicken caesar salad, wraps, chicken on a bun and more. To make the most of the bird, I always make sure to keep the carcass as it is perfect for soup. This recipe for chicken noodle soup is so crazy simple to make, it tastes wonderful and is perfect for a cool fall day.

Crock Pot Chicken Noodle Soup

Yield: 4 -6

Crock Pot Chicken Noodle Soup

Crock Pot Chicken Noodle Soup
Super simple directions for homemade chicken noodle soup made in a slow cooker. Perfect for leftover chicken with carrots, onion, celery and egg noodles. 
Prep Time 15 minutes
Cook Time 8 hours
Total Time 8 hours 15 minutes


  • 1 leftover chicken carcass
  • 12 cups water
  • 1 onion, , diced
  • 3 cups diced carrots
  • 3 cups cooked chicken meat, , chopped
  • 1 bay leaf
  • 2 tsp salt
  • 1 tsp fresh ground black pepper
  • 1/2 tsp garlic powder
  • 1/2 tsp thyme
  • 1 tsp oregano
  • 2 tsp parsley
  • 1 12 oz package egg noodles


  1. Add all ingredients, except the egg noodles, to the slow cooker.
  2. Cook on low for 6-8 hours.
  3. Remove chicken bones and bay leaf.
  4. Stir in the egg noodles and cook until tender, about 45 minutes.
  5. Serve.

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About Steve Cylka

Steve is the author of The Black Peppercorn. He is a recipe developer and food photographer. His recipes have been featured on websites like Bradley Smoker, Times Picayune, Buzzfeed, and Basil & Salt. He has also authored and co-authored a couple cookbooks.


  1. I made this with cauliflower and no noodles. My 5 year old liked it! It almost overflowed the crock pot!

  2. I made a chicken in my slow cooker tonight can I just throw the carcass back in juices and all?

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