I have to put this as a warning prior to the recipe. Monkey HATES the crock pot. I have no clue why. ANY TIME I drag it out, he is almost in tears. I have NO clue why, cause he will eat foor out of it, but is all freaky about it. So really, his score does not count. Oh, and FTR….Gerg referrs to it as “The Crackpot”.
Chicken Noodle Soup
**this is not entirely made in the crockpot, but the chicken is. I will have full crockpot recipes later in the week!**
1 full roaster chicken
1 bag of egg noodles
1 bag full carrots peeled and chopped
1 bag celery hearts peeled and chopped
1/2 onion diced
2 cloves garlic diced
2 packages chicken bullion cubes
2 TBSP thyme
salt and pepper to taste
Rinse the chicken in water, and toss it into the crack pot. Put in 4 cups water,the onions, and 3 bullion cubes. Sprinkle 1 TBSP each of thyme and rosemary on top. Cook on high for 4 hours.
Take that bird out, and let it sit til you can touch it without burning the living hell out of your hands.
Chop all the chicken off the bird, and toss it into a stock pot with 14 cups of water, the rest of the liquid from the crack pot, and the rest of the thyme and rosemary, and the veggies. Bring to a boil. Toss in the bag of noodles, and boil until the noodles are done.
Serve with crusty rustic bread.
**I sometimes add in italian seasonings, or fresh herbs from the garden if I am cooking in the summer. And totally, you can cut or modify this recipe to fit your needs**
**this freezes SO well, we can get about 3 full meals out of it!**
Family scores from 1-10:
Gerg: 9 He loves the taste of the chicken when it is roasted in the crack pot!
Moi: 10 I love me some chicken noodle soup! And even better, I have actually cut this recipe into a smaller batch, and used faux chicken and veggie broth for a vegan soup!
Monkey: 0 (whatever….told ya)
Gory: This is really easy for G-pants to eat, without the broth! He loves the soft veggies, noodles, and chicken chunks!
Final: Easy to freeze, and easy to make over the whole day. The frozen portions can also be given as gifts (I give some to my grandma and mom every time I make a pot!)