Slow Cooker Lightened Up Creamy Chicken Noodle Soup
This Crockpot Creamy Chicken Noodle Soup is loaded with chicken, fresh vegetables, and tender noodles, all tossed in a creamy broth. Warm, comforting, and lightened up, you can feel good about indulging in the classic soup, with a creamy twist!
Just thinking about chicken noodle soup whisks me back to my childhood and all things cozy and warm.
Same for you?
It seems like chicken noodle soup is a classic favorite for most people, and for me, it’s still a staple in my household.
It’s my go-to soup when I’m feeling sick, and my number one choice when I want a hot bowl of deliciousness. I’ve said it before, and I’ll say it again, soup is my absolute favorite.
I eat it at least once a week (no exaggeration) and never tire of it. There’s just something about the warm broth, hearty veggies, and savory flavor that draws me in every time.
And I’m not picky about the flavors, either. While I usually opt for more broth-based soups over the creamy kind, I do love them all. French onion (be still my heart), chowders, Creamy Tomato Tortellini Soup, One Pot Chicken Fajita Soup…you name it, and I’m there.
I’ve always loved soup (especially chicken noodle) and could sip on it all day long. It doesn’t help that I’m always cold, so even in the summer, you can find me with a bowl of soup nearby!
Interesting fact about me: I’m not the biggest fan of leftovers. I know, I know…I can feel you glaring at me. I’m just not, I never have been, and if I eat leftovers, it has to be pretty darn spectacular (like homemade soup or pizza).
So, when the hubster is eating leftovers for dinner, that’s when soup comes into play for me. It’s my go-to meal of choice!
And that’s where this Crockpot creamy chicken noodle soup comes into play. It’s a mouthful to say (no pun intended!) but oh-so good.
Ingredients for Crockpot Creamy Chicken Noodle Soup
If you’re a fan of chicken noodle soup like I am, then you’ll love this creamy spin that I put into the soup. I realize it’s nothing new, but man, oh man, is it good!
And best of all, it’s on the lighter side! Using only milk (no heavy cream or flour), you still get that creamier texture, without all of the added calories.
Here’s what you’ll need to make easy Crockpot chicken noodle soup:
- Chicken breasts
- Dried herbs
- Low-sodium chicken broth
- Egg noodles
- Fresh parsley
How to Make Creamy Chicken Noodle Soup in a Crockpot
This homemade creamy chicken noodle soup is loaded with chicken, fresh vegetables, and tender noodles, all tossed in a creamy broth. Warm, comforting, and lightened up, you can feel good about indulging in the classic soup, with a creamy twist!
Add the chicken, carrots, onion, minced garlic, oregano, rosemary, thyme, salt, pepper, bay leaves, and chicken broth to slow cooker.
Cover and cook on low for 6-7 hours or on high for 3-4 hours.
Remove the chicken from the slow cooker and allow to rest for 10 minutes. Shred using a knife and fork.
Return chicken, along with milk, noodles, and parsley to slow cooker. Stir and cook on high until noodles are tender.
One bite and you’ll fall in love with the savory broth, the seasoned chicken, and the tender carrots. Comfort food at its finest, friends!
Can I Use Different Vegetables?
Yes, the best part about this Crockpot creamy chicken noodle soup is that it’s so easy to customize depending on your tastes!
The hubster and I don’t like celery, so I didn’t add that in, but if you do, feel free to use it. Love peas? Add ’em in? Hate carrots? Take ’em out. See what I mean?
Can Creamy Chicken Noodle Soup Be Frozen?
Since the soup contains milk, I don’t recommend freezing it. I worry that it will split once frozen and be grainy after being reheated.
Tips for Making Creamy Chicken Noodle Soup
- Season to taste as you go along. I used the exact measurements as listed in the recipe below, but once the soup was done, I adjusted the seasonings a bit more to fit my tastes (i.e. more salt and pepper).
- Be careful not to cook the chicken too long, otherwise it will become dry and rubbery.
- It’s best to let the chicken rest for 10 minutes once you remove it from the slow cooker (and before you shred it) so that it retains some of its juices.
- Watch those noodles! It’s easy to overcook them, and if that happens, they become mushy. Check after 8 minutes to see how tender noodles are.
So grab those ingredients and whip up this easy creamy chicken noodle soup . I guarantee it’ll become a new favorite of yours!
Looking for more chicken soup recipes? I’ve got you covered!
- Slow Cooker Chicken Tortilla Soup
- Lemon Chicken Orzo Soup
- Classic Chicken Noodle Soup
- Black Bean Chicken Chili
- Spring Chicken Soup
Crockpot Creamy Chicken Noodle Soup
- 2 large boneless skinless chicken breasts, (or 3 medium)
- 3 medium carrots, peeled and sliced (about 1 cup)
- ½ yellow onion, diced
- 2 teaspoons minced garlic
- ½ teaspoon dried oregano
- ½ teaspoon dried rosemary
- ½ teaspoon dried thyme
- ½ teaspoon salt
- Black pepper, to taste
- 2 bay leaves
- 6 cups low sodium chicken broth
- 1½ cups 2% milk
- 6 ounces egg noodles
- Fresh parsley, chopped
- Add chicken, carrots, onion, minced garlic, oregano, rosemary, thyme, salt, pepper, bay leaves, and chicken broth to slow cooker.
- Cover and cook on low for 6-7 hours or on high for 3-4 hours.
- Remove chicken from slow cooker and allow to rest for 10 minutes. Then shred using a knife and fork.
- Add chicken, along with milk, noodles, and parsley to slow cooker. Stir and cook for 8-10 minutes on high, or until noodles are tender.
Well, two things that I love love love are my slow cooker and chicken noodle so, so you KNOW I am going to love this! Happy Monday, Gayle! 🙂
Happy Monday to you too, Kate!
Yep, totally whisks me back to my childhood! I love the smell of the homemade soup simmering on the stove too. Love how nourishing and healthy this is!
Isn’t homemade soup the best? Thanks, Blair!
You know I absolutely love soup too….any kind! Bring it on! Like you, chicken soup has to be on the top, though. Such a classic and love that you made a ‘creamy’ version with milk. So comforting and I could just curl up with a big bowl of this right now with some bread for dunkin’! Don’t like leftovers? I think I live on them throughout the week, lol. More times than not I do enough cooking over the weekend that that’s all hubby and I eat weekdays. Sometimes a good thing, others not so much, lol. I definitely wouldn’t tired of this soup, though 🙂 Pinned, of course! Happy Monday!!
Chicken noodle soup is just so comforting for some reason! And I know, I wish I liked leftovers more! 🙂 My husband always teases me about it! Thanks for the kind words and pin, Dawn! Happy Monday to you, too!
I was sick all last week and sure wish I had some of this soup! I’m sure it would have made me feel so much better!
I always eat soup when I’m sick, it’s just so comforting! Hope you’re feeling better, Rachelle!
So my house is the opposite of yours! I like leftovers (but not a ton of them), and my husband doesn’t really. Well, he does, but they have to be a specific kind of leftovers (like pasta, pizza, pulled pork). However, we are totally same-same when it comes to soup! I absolutely LOVE it!! And chicken noodle is a must, right!? Yours looks just delicious, Gayle!! I’m loving that you used the slow cooker AND you lightened it up but kept it creamy!! SWOON! I’m still feeling a bit under the weather, so I’m definitely adding this to the menu! Pinned! Cheers, friend!
Yay for being soup twins! 🙂 Thanks for the kind words and pin, Cheyanne! I love using my slow cooker to make soup, so warm and comforting! 🙂
Mmm this looks so good Gayle! I used to hate leftovers too, but since I started living alone, I’ve grown to love them a lot more because NO recipes make just one serving. I’ve been wanting to make a big warm bowl of soup, and this looks perfect for the rainy weather we’re getting around here!
Haha that is true…I guess if it’s just you, leftovers are much appreciated! 🙂 Thanks for the sweet comment, Rachel!
Any kind of hot soup makes me feel all cozy and comforted! 🙂 This soup looks absolutely delicious, Gayle! I simply LOVE how you styled this. The colors truly pop. *heart eyes* 🙂 Meanwhile, so fascinating to learn that you’re not a fan of leftovers. Reading your blog is so much fun because I get to learn so much about you! Always looking forward to learning more. 🙂 Hope you’re having a rockin’ Monday, G. Pinned, of course! xo
Well thank you, Demeter! Soup isn’t always the easiest to photograph, but it sure tastes good! 🙂 Thanks for the kind words and pin, and happy Monday to you too!
Yes! I share that same feeling with chicken noodle soup! and your is giving me an opportunity just to try another recipe yet! thanks Gayle
Thanks for the kind words and for stopping by, Gaila! Isn’t chicken noodle soup the best? 🙂
Yum!! This soup looks so good. I could go for a big bowl right now!! Love that you one make it in the slow cooker and two it’s a lighten up version. Anything to save me a few calories these days hehe. PS great video too! <3
Thanks for the sweet comment, Cyndi!
Your photos and certainly this soup just say ‘home’ to me. Chicken noodle always reminds me of some of my coziest moments of childhood. Thanks for sharing!
Thanks, Annie! Chicken noodle soup feels like ‘home’ to me, too!
I love soup so much and I will eat it every day if it’s in the fridge! I’ve been loving making soup in the slow cooker lately, so this is calling my name! There’s nothing like a good old fashioned chicken noodle, and making it creamy is a delicious idea!
Thanks, Marcie! I agree about making soup in the slow cooker, especially in the winter!
I just LOVE chicken noodle soup! My Grandma used to make this legendary “noodle soup”, made with homemade chicken stock and homemade noodles, and interestingly enough without any veggies and hardly any chicken, but it is the most amazing thing. This brings me right back! I like mine with all the chunky veggies 😉
Oh homemade noodles sound so good! I think Grandmas just have a thing for chicken noodle soup, because mine made the best kind, too!
This soup looks perfect and I can’t wait to try it! I’m ok with leftovers, but my husband hates them 🙂 I can definitely eat this soup a few days in a roll! Looks delicious!
Sounds like your husband and I are alike! 🙂 Thanks for the soup love, friend!
Chicken noodle soup always makes me feel like a kid again too. We’ve been eating tons of soup lately because everyone has been feeling under the weather so your yummy soup is perfect! I’ll take two big bowls please plus any leftovers you don’t want 🙂
Thanks, Kelly! Soup is the best this time of year!
This looks so fresh and perfect!! I don’t want to get sick this winter, but if I do…. I’m definitely going to be whipping this up!
Oh my gosh what a perfect looking chicken noodle soup, Gayle! It’s still so cold so literally all I want is soup soup and more soup! Can’t wait to try this gorgeous one!
Thank you, Sarah! I’m all about soup, especially when it’s cold out! 🙂
I’ve always liked soup, but I’ve been really craving it this winter! Homemade chicken noodle is one that I rarely make, but I’m not sure why! This looks absolutely delicious, and I love that it’s made in the slow cooker. I’ll take a big bowl, please!
Thank you, Kristine! Soup in the winter is just pure comfort food to me, especially chicken noodle!
I love meals like this, so easy and comforting! 🙂
Comforting is the best!
I’m with you, Gayle. I could eat soup all day every day and never tired of it. I love soup in the summer, too! I will be sure and add this creamy version of chicken noodle to my soup rotation! Pinned!
Thanks for the sweet comment and pin, Keri!
Oh my gosh I have been in love with soup since the year has started! This is such a beautiful soup Gayle! SO comforting and easy!
Such great points Gayle! I love a good chicken noodle soup too and I am loving your version 🙂
Chicken Noodle is totally a comfort food for me! It totally reminds me of being a kid and having sick days, and it has been a favorite of mine ever since!
Chicken noodle soup is probably on everyone’s list of comfort food and yours looks terrific.
My kids really enjoy chicken noodle soup. Will try to make this recipe for the Wed’s Dinner. I bet it will be tasty. Thanks for sharing.
Thanks, Bonnie! I hope you and your kids love this soup if you try it!