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Crock Pot chicken and noodles is an easy dinner recipe with just 5 minutes of prep! The creamy broth coats tender pasta and shredded meat for a cozy, family-friendly meal that’s perfect on a chilly night.

Overhead image of a bowl of creamy crock pot chicken and noodles on a table with bread and salad on the side.
Table of Contents
  1. Ingredients
  2. How to Make Chicken and Noodles in Crock Pot
  3. How to Thicken Chicken and Noodles
  4. Serving Suggestions
  5. Storage
  6. Recipe Variations
  7. Tips for the Best Crock Pot Chicken and Noodles Recipe
  8. Crock Pot Chicken and Noodles Recipe

If you love Crock Pot chicken recipes as much as we do, be sure to try this fiesta crockpot chicken, this ranch Crock Pot chicken recipe, a pot of Crock Pot chicken stew, this green chicken chili, and this chicken enchilada soup, too!

We can all use more easy crockpot chicken recipes, and this one will not disappoint. The taste is similar to homemade chicken noodle soup — minus the broth! Instead, you get a bowl of tender egg noodles and flavorful chicken all stirred together in a thick and creamy sauce. Best of all, the pasta cooks right in the slow cooker!

Placing chicken breasts into a slow cooker.

Ingredients

This is just a quick overview of the ingredients that you’ll need for these extra creamy crockpot chicken and noodles. As always, specific measurements and step-by-step cooking instructions are included in the printable recipe box at the bottom of the post.

  • Condensed cream of chicken soup: I use the “healthy request” line, which has less sodium and fat. That said, any variety will work!
  • Chicken broth and water: the liquid that creates the sauce. It looks like a lot of water, but the noodles absorb a lot of it as they cook.
  • Dried parsley, kosher salt, black pepper, and garlic powder: seasonings that add savory flavor to the dish.
  • Chicken breasts or chicken thighs: use the white meat or the dark meat — whichever you prefer.
  • Egg noodles: the noodles cook directly in the slow cooker, so you don’t even need to boil them before adding them into the sauce!
Adding egg noodles to a slow cooker.

How to Make Chicken and Noodles in Crock Pot

You only need a handful of basic pantry staples for this 5-minute recipe! I’ve included the full directions in the recipe card at the bottom of this post, but here’s the quick version:

  1. Whisk together the soup, broth, water, and seasoning in a slow cooker.
  2. Add the chicken.
  3. Cover and cook on LOW for 2-4 hours or on HIGH for 1-2 hours.
  4. Remove the chicken and shred with two forks.
  5. Stir the dry egg noodles into the sauce and cook until almost tender.
  6. Add the shredded chicken, and cook for a few more minutes.
  7. Taste and season with salt and pepper, if necessary. Garnish with fresh herbs, and serve!
Close up side shot of a bowl of crock pot chicken and noodles with bread and salad in the background

How to Thicken Chicken and Noodles

It looks like there’s a lot of liquid in this recipe; however, the egg noodles will absorb a lot of that liquid when they cook. The noodles will also release starches, which help to thicken the sauce. The sauce will continue to thicken as it sits and cools for a few minutes, so I don’t recommend adding any extra thickening agents.

That said, if you still find that you’d like a thicker sauce, you can use a cornstarch slurry to thicken the mixture. To do so, whisk together 1 tablespoon of cornstarch with about 2 tablespoons of cold water. Add the cornstarch slurry to the slow cooker at the same time that you return the diced chicken back to the pot. Cook and stir for the remaining 5-10 minutes, or until noodles are done and sauce is thick.

Serving Suggestions

This classic comfort food deliciousness goes well with just about any of your favorite veggies. Here are some easy side dish ideas:

Square overhead image of crock pot chicken and noodles on a table.

Storage

Leftovers will keep in an airtight container in the fridge for 3-4 days. The noodles may become mushy as they sit and absorb the broth; however, so the meal is best enjoyed immediately.

I don’t recommend freezing this recipe, since the pasta tends to get mushy when thawed.

To reheat: Place in a saucepan. Cover and cook over low heat, just until warmed through (about 5 minutes). Add extra broth or butter, as necessary, to thin. You can also reheat individual servings in the microwave for 1-2 mins.

Recipe Variations

  • I use the Healthy Request version of cream of chicken soup, but you can substitute with any similar variety. You can also use a different flavor. For instance, cream of mushroom soup or cream of celery soup would both work well!
  • Use boneless skinless chicken breasts (as shown here), or substitute with an equal amount of boneless, skinless chicken thighs.
  • Add vegetables to the slow cooker at the beginning of the cooking time, such as broccoli florets or diced carrots, celery, and onion. You can also add frozen, thawed vegetables when you add the noodles (such as a mixed veggie blend of corn, carrots, peas, and green beans).
Front shot of a dinner table with a bowl of crockpot chicken and noodles.

Tips for the Best Crock Pot Chicken and Noodles Recipe

  • This recipe uses very simple, basic seasoning. Feel free to add more herbs or spices of your choice, if desired. For instance, try poultry seasoning, a bay leaf, onion powder, rosemary, thyme, oregano, basil, or chives.
  • Every slow cooker runs at a slightly different temperature (which is why the recipe gives you general time ranges, rather than exact times). Since my slow cooker tends to cook at a relatively high temperature, I find that the meal is best when cooked on HIGH for about 1 hour or on LOW for about 2 hours. Just get familiar with your pot and adjust accordingly. The meat is done when it reaches an internal temperature of 165°F.
  • Keep a close eye on the noodles as they cook, stirring occasionally so that they don’t stick. Turn off the slow cooker as soon as the noodles are tender. This prevents them from developing a gummy or mushy texture.
  • Sprinkle fresh herbs over top of the finished dish for a bright, colorful, flavorful touch.
Overhead shot of crock pot chicken and noodles in a bowl

More Chicken and Noodles Recipes to Try

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Crock Pot Chicken and Noodles

5 from 4 votes
Prep: 5 minutes
Cook: 2 hours
Total: 2 hours 5 minutes
Servings 6 people
Calories 407 kcal
Crock Pot Chicken and Noodles is an easy dinner recipe with just 5 minutes of prep! The creamy pasta and tender meat is a cozy, family-friendly meal!

Equipment

Ingredients
  

  • 2 (10.5 oz) cans condensed cream of chicken soup, not diluted
  • 1 (14.5 oz) can chicken broth
  • 1 ½ cups water
  • 1 teaspoon dried parsley
  • ¼ teaspoon pepper
  • ½ teaspoon garlic powder (or use more garlic powder for a stronger flavor)
  • 1 – 1 ½ lbs. boneless, skinless chicken breasts or thighs
  • 12 ounces uncooked extra wide egg noodles
  • Kosher salt and ground black pepper, to taste
  • Optional garnish: chopped fresh herbs

Instructions

  • Place condensed soup, broth, water, parsley, pepper, and garlic powder in a slow cooker. Whisk to combine.
    Process shot showing how to make crock pot chicken and noodles.
  • Add chicken to the slow cooker, cover, and cook on LOW for 2-4 hours, or on HIGH for 1-2 hours.
    Placing chicken breasts into a slow cooker.
  • Remove the chicken from the slow cooker and set aside.
  • Turn the slow cooker to HIGH and stir in the noodles. Cover and cook on HIGH for about 15-20 more minutes (or until pasta is still a bit firm, but almost done). Stir the noodles occasionally as they cook.
    Adding egg noodles to a slow cooker.
  • While the noodles are cooking, dice the chicken or shred with two forks. Return the chicken to the slow cooker. Stir with the noodles and sauce, and continue cooking just until the pasta is done (about 5-10 more minutes). Keep a close eye on the noodles because you don’t want them to be overcooked and gummy.
  • Taste the mixture and season with salt and pepper, if necessary. Garnish with chopped fresh herbs and serve!
    Overhead image of a bowl of creamy crock pot chicken and noodles on a table with bread and salad on the side.

Notes

  • This recipe uses very simple, basic seasoning. Feel free to add more herbs or spices of your choice, if desired. For instance, try poultry seasoning, a bay leaf, onion powder, rosemary, thyme, oregano, basil, or chives.
  • Every slow cooker runs at a slightly different temperature (which is why the recipe gives you general time ranges, rather than exact times). Since my slow cooker tends to cook at a relatively high temperature, I find that the meal is best when cooked on HIGH for about 1 hour or on LOW for about 2 hours. Just get familiar with your pot and adjust accordingly. The meat is done when it reaches an internal temperature of 165°F.
  • Keep a close eye on the noodles as they cook, stirring occasionally so that they don’t stick. Turn off the slow cooker as soon as the noodles are tender. This prevents them from developing a gummy or mushy texture.
  • Sprinkle fresh herbs over top of the finished dish for a bright, colorful, flavorful touch.

Nutrition

Serving: 1/6 of the recipeCalories: 407kcalCarbohydrates: 51gProtein: 26gFat: 10gSaturated Fat: 4gPolyunsaturated Fat: 2gMonounsaturated Fat: 3gTrans Fat: 0.2gCholesterol: 111mgSodium: 715mgPotassium: 1036mgFiber: 3gSugar: 7gVitamin A: 576IUVitamin C: 1mgCalcium: 30mgIron: 1mg
Keyword: crock pot chicken and noodles, crockpot chicken and noodles, slow cooker chicken and noodles
Course: Dinner
Cuisine: American
Author: Blair Lonergan

This recipe was originally published in November, 2019. It was updated in March, 2023.

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  1. Pete Fitzgerald says:

    5 stars
    Love this one, It was quick, easy and Creamy. This one will be in regular rotation. I added Peas with the egg noodles, it turned out great.

    1. Blair says:

      Awesome! Thanks, Pete! The peas are a perfect addition. 🙂

  2. Katelyn says:

    Can this be made in an instant pot?

    1. Blair says:

      Hi, Katelyn! I think that it probably could, but I’m not familiar with exactly how long you would need to cook the noodles. Sorry I don’t have an exact time for you, but definitely let me know if you test it out!

    2. Brianna S says:

      Currently in the crockpot. Smells so good. I can’t wait to eat it! Excited to try this!

      1. Blair Lonergan says:

        Awesome! Hope you love it, Brianna! Such a cozy meal. 🙂

        1. J says:

          Not related to chicken and noodles, although this recipe looks delicious, I wondered if you had a recipe for cookies using a brownie mix? I’ve made the cake mix cookies and have tried multiple recipes for cookies using a brownie mix-different brands, etc. but they never turn out for me. My stores run lots of sales on brownie mixes, and even frequently offer two for the price of one, so I can get brownie mixes for quite a bit cheaper than cake mix.

          1. The Seasoned Mom says:

            Hi,
            We don’t have a recipe for cookies with brownie mix at this time. However, we do have Derby Day Bourbon Brownies that use brownie mix!

  3. Lisa Connolly says:

    Can you use Reames frozen egg noodles in this recipe?

    1. Blair says:

      Hi, Lisa! Yes, I think those should work well. I don’t know the exact cooking time for those noodles, so just keep an eye on them. Enjoy!

  4. Marti Graff says:

    5 stars
    Easy and family friendly recipe we put over mashed potatoes. Add a little chicken bouillon for more flavor. The noodles took longer to cook so consider that in your timing, but it was a big hit!

    1. Blair Lonergan says:

      Thank you, Marti!

  5. Brittney says:

    5 stars
    I wish I could add a picture. I made it exactly as directed, added only half a pack of noodles and 3 chicken breasts… 2 would have been good since they were large. It was very creamy but missing something. Made biscuits in the oven then tore them into my bowl. Perfection. Just like chicken and dumplings with noodles!! Printed out and added to my recipe book.

    1. The Seasoned Mom says:

      Thank you for the feedback, Brittney! We’re so glad you enjoyed it!

  6. Elizabeth S says:

    5 stars
    Do you have to use egg noodles or will other noodles work? Egg noodles are not a fan favorite here.

    1. Blair Lonergan says:

      Hi, Elizabeth! I think that another type of pasta would work fine; however, you’ll need to keep a close eye on the noodles as they cook. The total time will vary if you use a different size/shape/type of pasta. Let us know if you give it a shot!