Comforting Chicken & Noodles Crock Pot

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The name says it all. Comfort food has a special place in all our hearts. Our days might have gone horribly wrong, stressful or depressing. But comfort food can make the day better as per my experience.

It is inviting, and we tend to find solace in food close to our heart and soul. It is not wrong guys. The last thing we need is to have a bad day and be stressed about what we eat as well. Food brings us happiness and lets it be that way! I love cooking in a crock pot. It aids in slow cooking without a fuss. It helps in unattended cooking for hours, which otherwise isn’t possible on a stove top. So I end up using them a lot in my cooking. This recipe has chicken breasts that are slowly cooked in chicken soup with the richness from butter and intense flavor from bouillon.

Once cooked, the chicken is tender, full of flavor and all it needs is some noodles to perfectly balance the meal. You may add some vegetables as well for the extra nourishment.

Ingredients:

1 24 ounces package – frozen egg noodles

2 – 14.7 oz cans – the 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

Instructions:

Salt & pepper chicken breasts and place in the bottom of a crock pot. Spoon soup over the chicken. Cut butter into several parts and place pieces evenly over soup.

I whisk the bouillon with the broth and pour over soup.

Place lid on the pot and turn to low. Cook for 6 hours.

Remove chicken and tear into pieces. Add back to the pot.

Now add noodles and if adding veggies add now. Cook for another 2 hours or until noodles is desired tenderness. I stir a few times during the last 2 hours. ( You may want to add more broth to thin out at the end of cooking, as the homemade 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!

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