Slow Cooker Chicken Noodle Soup

Difficulty: easy

I know what you are thinking, Chicken Noodle Soup isn’t fancy. I disagree. If you think that it isn’t fancy then I’m sorry your Highness, you aren’t really broke. This is an original American dish and the chicken used for this soup is supposed to be from old chickens whose meat is too tough for regular consumption. A true broke man’s dinner. But times have changed, it is now used to cure the common cold or something similar. It is a simple dish which you can make with and without a slow cooker, the directions are the same except that the initial cook time is half of the slow cooker cook time and you might have to add some water. Use it as an appetizer or a main course, it depends if there is anything else to eat or not. Lets begin.

Ingredients:

0.5 kg chicken breasts

2 cups chicken broth

2 cups celery, chopped

2 cups carrots, chopped

1 medium onion, chopped

4 cloves garlic, chopped

1 tsp salt

0.5 tsp black pepper

2 bay leaf

1 liter water

1 box egg noodles

Chopped coriander/cilantro for garnish (optional)

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Directions:

Another slow cooker recipe that you can start in the morning and then enjoy when you come back home from work. Organize all your ingredients, the vegetables should be chopped in big chunks otherwise they will completely dissolve. I used home made chicken broth so it is very concentrated, you can increase your chicken brother and decrease the amount of water according to your preference. Put everything except noodles and coriander/cilantro into the slow cooker and cook it on the low setting for 6 hours.

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After 6 hours, take the chicken out and break it into tiny strings using a fork. Put it back into the slow cooker. Add the egg noodles and cook for another 30 minutes or until the noodles are soft. Make sure you use egg noodles because all other varieties will disintegrate. Serve hot and garnish with chopped coriander/cilantro.

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Enjoy!

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