Friday, January 6, 2017

Comforting Chicken & Noodles ~ Crock Pot

  • 1 24 ounce package - frozen egg noodles
  • 2 - 14.7 oz cans - cream of chicken soup - sometimes i use 1 can chicken and 1 can cream of celery
  • 1 stick (1/2) cup butter - cut into pieces
  • 1 - 32 oz chicken broth - may want extra to thin out, if too thick. the frozen noodles thicken the broth
  • mixed vegetables - optional - i didn't use this time
  • Chicken buillon to taste - optional - i add about a teaspoon of better than buillion chicken flavored paste - for a richer chicken flavor
  • 6 small boneless, skinless chicken breasts or 4 large
  • salt & pepper to taste - can add some parsley too if desire

How to Make It

  • Salt & pepper chicken breasts and place in the bottom of crock pot. Spoon soup over the chicken. Cut butter into several pats and place pieces evenly over soup.
  • I whisk the bouillon with the broth and pour over soup.
  • Place lid on pot and turn to low. Cook for 6 hours.
  • Remove chicken and tear into pieces. Add back to pot.
  • Now add noodles and if adding veggies add now. Cook for another 2 hours or until noodles are desired tenderness. I stir a few times during last 2 hours. ( You may want to add more broth to thin out at the end of cooking, as the home made noodles thicken the broth, which we like. )
  • Sprinkle with parsley and mix in, if using at the end of cooking.
  • Salt & pepper if needed and Serve. Yum!

    1. I have a great recipe for homemade egg noodles.. how do i add it to this recipe?? Or add my chicken noodles from scratch. Very easy you'll never buy noodles again. Unless you're punched for time then store bought since you're use ti them..

      I guess this is how

      First put a whole chicken in a large pot and let boil.. about and hour and half start tuning once a rolling boil begins.. if extra flavor is needed add chicken bullion cube or two. . When it's almost done pull out a cup of now broth.. put it in the freezer to cool down.. then get out 3 eggs and add equal amount of now cooled broth to eggs. *has to be cool so not to cook the eggs * equal broth to equal eggs.. add a healthy punch of salt half tsp.. or less for those watching salt.. * but salt is important or your noodles will be more like tasting like play dough. Yes to salt.. then add optional pepper.. just another flavor.. again only half tsp.* stir it all together. Now add your flour all purpose flour.. mix with your hands *using clean bare hands remember to take off your rings, with rubber gloves..mix until it's not really sticky flour your counter.. And pull out a blob of noodle dough and with a floured rolling pen or a large round gkass that you can rill the dough with but adding more flour the entire time till the noodle dough looks similar to a pizza crust. And roll it as thin or thick as you want your noodles to be.. me my self I do a size mixture.. And then once the thickness is desired take a sharp knife and cut the dough into big states and stack in top of each other the cut the stack in half and then.. having your pot of broth back in your stove, cut your noodles width from the stack.. And fluff them in additional flour.. And then toss them carefully in the hot broth. let cook. Mean while the chicken debone and Deakin the chicken break all the cooked meat up in little larger than bite size bits.. then let noodles and chicken cool together for about 25-30 minutes. Or until the thickest noodle are cooked all the way thur..And no longer doughy inside youll have to taste a hot noodke but blew in it before you stick it in your mouth..
      And when its all cooked and ready.. serve with smashed potatoes And corn.. And have the best chicken noodle dinner you have ever tasted.. most things I cook are from scratch.. but now I'm a lonely grandmother whose children are grown and in their own. .And not too many opportunities for me to cook for any one any more..or pass my recipes too. So maybe some one will enjoy my recipes out there . And I'm a believer if more cooked at home and used tested and proven recipes people could by better meats for their families and still save money..

    2. Please try my chicken noodles and come back and tell me what you think.

    3. Please try my chicken noodles and come back and tell me what you think.