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Comforting Chicken & Noodles Crockpot Recipe

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Welcome to our comforting crockpot meals section! Today, we’re sharing a delicious and easy recipe for Comforting Chicken & Noodles. This dish is perfect for a cozy family dinner, combining tender chicken with creamy noodles in a rich, flavorful broth. Let’s get started!

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Ingredients

  • 2 cans cream of chicken soup
  • 1 stick butter
  • 1 packet frozen egg noodles
  • 1 chicken breast (you can use frozen, boiled, or any leftovers you have)
  • 2 cans chicken broth

Instructions

Step 1: Prepare the Chicken

  1. Chicken Preparation: If using raw chicken breast, you can use it directly or boil it until cooked through. If using leftover chicken, ensure it is shredded or cut into bite-sized pieces.

Step 2: Assemble the Ingredients in the Crockpot

  1. Add Ingredients: Place the chicken breast in the bottom of the crockpot.
  2. Add Soups and Broth: Pour the cream of chicken soup and chicken broth over the chicken. Stir to combine.
  3. Add Butter: Cut the stick of butter into pieces and add to the crockpot.
  4. Add Noodles: Add the frozen egg noodles to the crockpot. Stir to ensure the noodles are submerged in the liquid.

Step 3: Cook the Dish

  1. Set Crockpot: Cover the crockpot with the lid.
  2. Cook on Low: Cook on low for 6-7 hours or until the chicken is tender and easily shreddable. If using pre-cooked or leftover chicken, cook for about 4-5 hours until the noodles are tender.

Step 4: Serve

  1. Shred Chicken: If you used a whole chicken breast, remove it from the crockpot, shred it using two forks, and return it to the crockpot. Stir to combine.
  2. Serve Hot: Serve the comforting chicken and noodles hot. Enjoy!

Cooking Notes and Tips

  • Chicken Options: This recipe is versatile, and you can use any type of chicken you have on hand, including frozen, fresh, or leftover cooked chicken.
  • Noodle Consistency: If you prefer firmer noodles, check them periodically and adjust the cooking time as needed.
  • Extra Veggies: For added nutrition and flavor, you can add vegetables such as peas, carrots, or celery to the crockpot.

Variations

Creamy Chicken & Noodles

Add 1 cup of heavy cream or half-and-half during the last hour of cooking for an extra creamy texture.

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Cheesy Chicken & Noodles

Stir in 1 cup of shredded cheddar cheese during the last 30 minutes of cooking for a cheesy twist.

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Herb Chicken & Noodles

Add 1 teaspoon of dried thyme or rosemary to the crockpot for an herbaceous flavor.

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Spicy Chicken & Noodles

Add 1/2 teaspoon of red pepper flakes or a few dashes of hot sauce for a spicy kick.

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Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs)

Can I use other types of noodles?

Yes, you can use other types of noodles, such as egg noodles, rotini, or even spaghetti. Adjust the cooking time as needed to ensure the noodles are cooked to your preference.

How do I store leftovers?

Store any leftovers in an airtight container in the refrigerator for up to 3 days. Reheat in the microwave or on the stovetop until heated through.

Can I freeze this dish?

Yes, you can freeze the cooked chicken and noodles. Allow to cool completely, then transfer to a freezer-safe container. Freeze for up to 3 months. Thaw in the refrigerator overnight before reheating.

What can I serve with chicken and noodles?

This dish pairs well with a side salad, steamed vegetables, or crusty bread to soak up the creamy sauce.

How can I thicken the sauce?

If you prefer a thicker sauce, you can mix 1-2 tablespoons of cornstarch with 2 tablespoons of cold water to create a slurry. Add this to the crockpot during the last hour of cooking and stir until the sauce thickens.

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This Comforting Chicken & Noodles Crockpot recipe is a delicious and easy meal that’s perfect for any occasion. With tender chicken, creamy noodles, and rich broth, it’s sure to become a family favorite. Enjoy making and sharing this comforting dish with your loved ones!