Slow Cooker Chicken Soup for the Soul with Rice Noodles
With lots of crazy sickness going around in these colder months, it was only a matter of time before it passed on to my husband and I! I found myself days in with a fever, only to find out I had the flu just like millions of Americans this year. I haven't had the flu since I was a kid, and I have to say... I was really impressed by how awful the symptoms got! Regardless towards the end of my mend, I spoke with my mom who inspired me to make a delicious chicken soup for the soul!
I always loved with my mother would make chicken noodle soup at home while being under the weather. There's nothing like feeling like your being taken care of and fed a warm meal. This chicken soup is my absolute favorite and I kept it wholesome, simple and flavorful. I used rice noodles instead of regular noodles for a more fun soup and just because I love rice noodles much more!
I hope you and your family enjoy this soup as much as mine did! It stores well in the fridge for up to 2 weeks, and tastes even better the day after making it!
2 ribs celery, diced
3 large carrots diced
handful of purple baby diced potatoes
1 clove garlic, minced
1 tbsp butter
8 cups low sodium chicken broth
2 tsp salt, to taste
½ tsp freshly ground black pepper, to taste
1 tsp rosemary chopped
1 tsp thyme chopped
1 tsp sage chopped
1 teaspoon crushed red pepper flakes
1 box rice noodles (cook as package states)
3 cups rotisserie chicken OR chopped up regular chicken breast, diced
2 teaspoons chicken bouillon granules
Add butter, diced celery, carrots, rotisserie chicken or regular chicken to a slow cooker on high with a timer for 3 hours and 30 min.
Add chicken stock and season the broth with rosemary, sage, crushed red pepper, salt and pepper. Add chicken bouillon as needed. Make sure to add potatoes 1 hour before soup is done.
Cook the rice noodles 30 min before soup is done. These take much less time! Add them AFTER your soup is poured in a bowl.
Taste the broth again and add more seasonings, if needed.
Store leftovers in an airtight container in the refrigerator for 7-10 days. Enjoy!!