It’s been a true fall up here in Upstate New York. The leaves have turned, the air is crisp, and there is nothing like hot cider or your favorite fall sweater! I was anxious to get my Crockpot out and cook up something flavorful for the season and hot to warm us up!
This Chunky Chicken Noodle Soup is perfect to start up in your Crockpot on any weekend day and enjoy for a late lunch or dinner.
What I love most about Crockpot cooking is that you can throw in a little bit of this, a little bit of that… there’s a lot of ingredient freedom. The ingredients I used this week were:
- 3 large chicken breasts
- 1 can of whole or diced tomatoes
- 1 stalk of celery
- a handful of baby carrots
- one small onion
- orange pepper (use any color dependable on flavor choice)
- 2 cartons of chicken stock/broth
- 16oz of your pasta of choice, I used Whole Wheat
- Garlic Powder
- Chili Powder
- Goya Sazon
- Goya Chicken Seasoning Packets
This is gonna be super easy…
I put my Crockpot on the lowest setting which is low-10 hour. I poured in both cartons of chicken broth and my can of tomatoes. Today I used whole tomatoes because I already had them. I would recommend canned diced tomatoes because you do not have to take the time to break them up, however, his is easy after they have been in the Crockpot for a bit.
Next, I trimmed and cut up the chicken. I didn’t worry about making the pieces of chicken perfect because I knew after cooking all day, they would break apart in the Crockpot.
After cutting up the chicken I sprinkled on this Goya seasoning I love to use. I used a fork to mix the chicken around while seasoning to make sure all of the pieces were covered.
Garlic, garlic, garlic… even though I’m going to add garlic powder to the entire soup when seasoning, I also added it to the chicken. Can’t get enough in my opinion!
Dicing up the veggies only takes a few minutes. And you can really cut any of these veggies into any size or shape you would like.
Really with the seasonings you can add whatever you want depending on what flavors you favor. I love garlic and chili powder so I added a lot! I also used 2 Goya Sazon packets in the soup. Pictured below are the seasonings I added!
I let the soup cook in the Crockpot until about 7 pm (I’d say around 7 hours) and then I added my 16oz of whole wheat pasta. I let the pasta cook in the soup for another 40 minutes, and it was ready to eat!!
This made SEVERAL servings! This soup was incredibly easy to make and could also be made before work for an easy weeknight dinner!