4 Crockpot Chicken Noodle Soup Recipes to Kickstart Your Spring Health Goals

Whether you're feeling sick, the weather outside is dreary, or you simply have a hankering for comfort food, chicken noodle soup is the answer. It's warm, soothing, flavorful, packed with nutritious vegetables, and likely a helping of nostalgia as well. You can serve it up as a light lunch or for dinner with a side of fresh bread or perhaps a small sandwich and a salad.

While the easiest way to satisfy a craving for chicken noodle soup may be to grab a can from the market, nothing beats a homemade soup. They're far healthier, more nutritious, and taste better to boot. Although making soup from scratch may sound intimidating, if you have a crockpot, it couldn't be easier.

There are countless recipes for crockpot chicken noodle soup that make preparing a warm, homemade meal almost too simple. Most merely require you to toss a few ingredients in the crockpot and let the soup prepare itself. All you'll have to do is maybe chop a few vegetables and boil some noodles on the stove. Other than that, you can set your crockpot, go about your day, and return to a beautiful, freshly made soup.

From traditional creamy chicken noodle soup to Thai-inspired creations, here are four crockpot chicken noodle soup recipes that you'll want to save for later. 

Creamy Chicken Noodle Soup

Crockpot Creamy Chicken Noodle Soup
Chelsea's Messy Apron

This creamy chicken noodle soup recipe from Chelsea's Messy Apron is prepared to perfection in a slow cooker or crockpot. The main prep work you'll need to do is simply chop up some vegetables, although, you can easily find pre-chopped options a the market to save you even more time and energy. Other than that, it's a relatively simple recipe that calls for all of the nutritious ingredients to be tossed into the crockpot.

It starts with uncooked chicken, herbs, and chicken stock, which gives the soup it's familiar, soothing flavor. There's just one step in the recipe that requires a bit more work outside of the crockpot. You'll have to make a cream base in a small pot over the stove and boil your egg noodles. 

Prep Time: 10 minutes

Cook Time: 3 hours

Thai Chicken Noodle Soup

Thai Crockpot Chicken Noodle Soup
Food Faith Fitness

If you're in the mood for a chicken noodle soup that forgoes traditional flavors, turn your attention to this Thai crockpot chicken noodle soup created by Food Faith Fitness. It contains familiar ingredients like carrots, celery, onion, and chicken, only with a Thai twist. There's also flavors of lemongrass, ginger, and fish sauce for more of a sweet and salty taste.

The chicken is prepared with five different spices for even more flavor and instead of traditional noodles, this paleo recipe calls for butternut squash noodles for a touch of sweetness. Finally, one of the most important ingredients is star anise pods, which give the soup another burst of unexpected flavor. You'll cook up all the ingredients together in the crockpot for a few hours except for the butternut squash noodles, which go in just for the last 10 to 15 minutes.

Prep Time: 15 minutes

Cook Time: 8 hours

Creamy Chicken Noodle Soup

Slow Cooker Creamy Chicken Noodle Soup
Creme de la Crumb

This creamy chicken noodle soup recipe is from Creme de la Crumb and can be prepared in either a slow cooker or an instant pot. It's a seriously easy homemade soup that will leave you with a rich and creamy dish to warm you up from the inside out. A little bit of heavy cream and flour gives the broth its special, creamy texture, setting it apart from other chicken noodle soups. The recipe also calls for vegetables like peas, carrots, and celery for a healthy kick of nutrients.

You'll start by putting boneless, skinless chicken breasts in the crockpot and adding in your broth, vegetables, and some seasonings. After a few hours, prepare a creamy broth and add that to the mix, along with the egg noodles, and let the soup cook some more. When your savory dish is finished serve it up with some fresh thyme or parsley.

Prep Time: 10 minutes

Cook Time: 6 hours and 30 minutes

Thai Peanut Chicken and Ramen Noodle Soup

Thai Peanut Chicken and Ramen Noodle Soup
Half Baked Harvest

Another flavorful play on the traditional chicken noodle soup, this Thai peanut chicken and ramen noodle soup comes from the kitchen of Half Baked Harvest. If you like ramen and chicken noodle soup, this recipe is for you. It calls for tasty ingredients like ramen noodles, fresh ginger, sweet potatoes, red peppers, cremini mushrooms, Thai red curry paste, smoked paprika, coconut milk, chicken broth, soy sauce, fish sauce, brown sugar, and just a bit of creamy peanut butter (are you drooling yet?).

Start by adding all of the ingredients into the crockpot except for the mushrooms and noodles. Simply let the mixture cook itself for six to eight hours and then add in the mushrooms during the last half hour and, finally, the ramen during the last five minutes. Serve it up with fresh cilantro and peanuts for a chicken noodle soup unlike any you've had before.

Prep Time: 10 minutes

Cook Time: 6-8 hours

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