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This time of year I always love to bring out the crock-pot and make delicious meals that are healthy yet filling. The best thing when using a crock-pot is that it frees up your time and you can spend more time with the family, read more, workout more….ANYTHING! This is family approved and my kids especially love it…Hope you enjoy!
What you will need:
3 cups celery, chopped
3 cups carrots, chopped
1 medium onion, chopped
8 cups of low sodium chicken broth
2 pound of chicken breast (should be about 4 breasts)
3 bay leaves
2 palms full of dried parsley (about 2 tbsp.)
1 bag of noodles
Salt/Pepper to taste
Put everything in crock pot and let cook for 8 hours. Will be done in 6 hours but 8 hours will allow chicken to be more tender. Thirty minutes prior to serving remove all chicken breast, shred with 2 forks then place back into crock-pot.
Bring a large pot of water to a boil over high heat. Add pinch of salt to boiling water, pour in noodles and cook for about 7-8 minutes. Drain noodles and set aside.
To serve: Put chicken mixture in bowl FIRST then add noodles…if you do it the other way around the noodles will soak up too much of the liquid and you will run out!
When storing DO NOT combine noodles and broth, you will end up with no broth.
I would love to hear how this turned out for you and if your family was pleased. Please leave me a comment and share your experience.
Nutrition Info for soup only: (use nutrition info for noodles on package)