Boy have I got a good one for ya today friends.
Last week, I crockpotted the crap out of this recipe and I promise it could not be any easier.
basically, you chop, dump and cook
and presto chango
you have a delicious classic ready when you get home from work.
Corey over at Family Fresh Meals really knows how to throw a good crockpot meal together. I did tweek a couple things and basically used this recipe as a guide. I beefed up the amount of veggies and used store bought chicken broth because I for sure don't have the time or the patience to make it from scratch.
So here's the skinny on this soup.
what you will need:
1 large crockpot
3 nice sized boneless skinless chicken breasts - about 1.5-2lbs
2 1/2 cups peeled and chopped carrots
1 medium yellow onion, diced
3-5 stalks of celery (I used 5 because I love a hearty soup)
3-4 cloves garlic, minced
3 tablespoons extra virgin olive oil
1/2 teaspoon dried thyme
1 bay leaf
7 cups of low sodium chicken broth
salt and pepper to taste
2 cups uncooked egg noodles
fresh parsley for garnish - I totally skipped this!
what I did:
I did all of my prep work the night before I planned on making this soup.
I chopped my carrots, onions, celery and minced my garlic. Threw all of that, plus my thyme, bay leaf and olive oil in a big bag and placed it in the fridge over night.
The next morning, I placed my chicken breasts directly on the bottom of the crockpot. Dumped my veggie mix from the fridge on top. Poured my 6 cups of store bought stock on top. Salted and peppered it real well. Turned on low and went to work. (approximately 6-7 hours, my crockpot has a timer with a warm feature and it works swell)
When I got home, the house smelled like I had been in there cooking all day, and it was divine.
I took the chicken out, and used two folks to pull it apart. Dumped that back into the crockpot. Measured out two cups of uncooked noodles, threw those in along with one last cup of stock. Turned the cockpot on high for 15 minutes or so and it was complete.
I was very impressed with the end result and took exactly one blog photo prior to diggin in. Clearly, I will be making this one again.
hope y'all enjoy!
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