This is the 3rd chicken soup recipe I’ve posted on my blog and I think it’s the best one I’ve ever made. I honestly think I perfected how to make chicken soup in the crock pot. It tastes just as good as my mothers. I really think I nailed this one! This time around, I used no recipe and made it up as I went. Homemade chicken soup is very easy to make, you just need to have the time and patience. The best part about the crock pot is that I don’t have to attend to it. So, I decided to do some laundry while the soup was cooking…just saying.
- 4 cups water
- 4 cups chicken stock
- 3 packets of Trader Joe’s Savory Broth Chicken Flavor Concentrate
- 1 head of fresh garlic
- 5 sprigs of fresh thyme
- 1 bay leaf
- 1 tsp salt
- 1/2 tsp pepper
- 3 boneless, skinless chicken breasts
- 1 container of Trader Joe’s Mirepoix
- 1 bag of egg noodles
Place everything in the crock pot except the noodles. Make sure the chicken is on the bottom. Cover and cook on high for 4-6 hours. Remove chicken, bay leaf, thyme, and garlic. Dice the chicken into cubes (or you can shred) and return to broth. Cook for another 30 minutes on high. You can cook the noodles with the broth but I find that the noodles get soggy. I like to cook them separately, that’s how my Mom does it! When serving, place a small handful of noodles on the bottom of the bowl then add the soup.