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Spoil your family with this simple crock pot recipe. It’s only 4 ingredients and perfect for a busy night. You don’t have to cook the noodles, you just add them to the crock pot after the chicken has cooked, which makes this recipe even easier.  The crock pot I used in this recipe is 4 quarts and it was full to the top.

Crock Pot Chicken and Noodles Ingredients

4 chicken breast
2 (10.5 ounce) cans of Fat Free Cream of Chicken Soup
1 (14.5 ounce) can of low sodium Chicken Broth
1 (12 ounce) bag of Egg Noodles


Place chicken breast in crock pot, cover with chicken soup and chicken broth. Cook on high for 5 -6 hours (low on 8) until chicken is easily shredded. I took the chicken out and shredded it and placed it back in crock pot. Add noodles to crock pot chicken and cook for about 30 minutes until done. I stirred mine a few times to make sure all the noodles were soaking up the juice. It may look like the noodles won’t fit, but just keep working them into the chicken and juice mixture.  Makes 8- 10 servings.


Note: You can add whatever seasonings you like to this recipe. We love to add black pepper and garlic powder. This is a good base recipe. Some of the people add peas, broccoli, etc.






**Note: All Crock Pots vary in heat, so please watch the noodles once you add them to your chicken. The cooking time may vary, if you have a really hot crock pot, you may only need to cook them for 20 minutes. Egg noodles cook quickly.

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4.53 from 19 votes

Crock Pot Chicken and Noodles

This Crock Pot Chicken and Noodles is only 4 Ingredients
Prep Time10 mins
Cook Time6 hrs
Total Time6 hrs 10 mins
Course: Main Course
Cuisine: American
Keyword: 4 ingredients, crock pot chicken and noodles, easy recipe
Servings: 8


  • 4 chicken breast
  • 2 10.5 ounce cans of Fat Free Cream of Chicken Soup
  • 1 14.5 ounce can of low sodium Chicken Broth
  • 1 12 ounce bag of Egg Noodles


  • Place chicken breast in crock pot, cover with chicken soup and chicken broth. Cook on high for 5 -6 hours (low on 8) until chicken is easily shredded. I took the chicken out and shredded it and placed it back in crock pot. Add noodles to crock pot chicken and cook for about 30 minutes until done. I stirred mine a few times to make sure all the noodles were soaking up the juice. It may look like the noodles won’t fit, but just keep working them into the chicken and juice mixture.


**Note: All Crock Pots vary in heat, so please watch the noodles once you add them to your chicken. The cooking time may vary, if you have a really hot crock pot, you may only need to cook them for 20 minutes. Egg noodles cook quickly.


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  1. In my 6 qt crockpot, I used 3 big cans of chicken instead of the chicken breasts, 1 can of cream of chicken, two cans of cream of mushroom, the broth, some garlic powder, some black pepper, some cornstarch, then I added chopped up celery, 1/2 pound of fresh sliced mushrooms, 1/2 small bag of baby carrots. Let it cookfor 3 hours, then I decided to add a can of young peas. then I added the egg noodles 1/2 hr before eating.5 stars

  2. Samantha Richardson says:

    It wasn’t very soupy when it was time to add noodles? Idk if that was right or wrong..

  3. I don’t have egg noodles. I have penne and macaroni on hand. Any thoughts on how egg noodles cook differently than other noodles? Thanks

    • The Southern Lady says:

      I’ve never tried it with any other noodles. I would suggest just making the noodles separately when the chicken is done and then combining the two.

    • I actually made up this recipe myself when I had instapotted a whole chicken.
      I have an autistic 22 year old son, who does not like any sauces. After I took out the chicken, I realized, wow there is some tasty broth in there. So all I had was elbow macaroni, as he only likes spaghetti noodles and elbow macaroni. I added a box, added enough organic chicken broth to make sure the noodles are covered (important) or you can add just enough noodles to your existing broth, they just needed to be covered with liquid, pop that top back on, set it for 9 minutes, then fast released the pressure, and they were perfect. He loved them! They were plain, but tasty cooking in the broth. Any noodles work! And then I saw this recipe. Wow. So for him, if I used egg noodles, I would not use the soup, I would still just cook them in the left over broth. He might like them that way. But long story short, elbow macaroni is great, and you use the same pot!

  4. Alicia Jones says:

    Wonderful base recipe, I sautéd onions, celery and carrots and added them about 30 min before I added the noodles. It was delicious.5 stars

  5. If I substituted cream of mushroom instead of cream of chicken, would it work and still be yummy.

  6. So easy!! My noddles were done at 18 mins, added red pepper flakes and parm!! So yummy!! Great comfort food for a chilly night!!5 stars

  7. Brianna Brock says:

    I made this tonight for supper. I used your exact recipe. It is amazing!!!

  8. Best recipe ever! It’s so simple to make. I add a lot of pepper because we love pepper. Great on a cold day! Definitely comfort food!5 stars

  9. Followed directions to a T, and the noodles are basically gone. I only cooked them for 20 minutes. I went to stir it again, and it’s just mostly chicken left. Very disappointed and dissatisfied, especially considering I’m leaving in 10 minutes to the party I was supposed to bring this to.1 star

    • The Southern Lady says:

      You can see from the reviews people have had success with this recipe. It says to watch the noodles as each crock pot temperature can be different. Not every recipe is going to work for everyone, sorry this one didn’t work for you.

      • The same thing happened to me a few years ago while I was making crockpot chicken noodle soup! The reason why is because I used generic brand egg noodles instead of the “No Yolks” brand! The noodles literally evaporated. I never buy any other egg noodles now, especially when using the crockpot.

  10. My daughter is into organic everything, I finally talked her into letting me make this but she will not let me use the can of chicken soup, what can I use instead?

  11. Kimberly Abbey says:

    Did you use water with the soup?
    Or just the broth and cans of soup – no water?

  12. Corinne oliverc says:

    Recipe is very tasty and easy, however, I did not over cook my noodles but they weren’t that good. Kinda gummy yet firm. I boiled a few noodles in chicken broth and cream of chicken and those turned out perfect. I dont like how the crock pot makes the noodles turn out.4 stars

  13. Emily Andersen says:

    5 stars because I didnt have to scroll through 5 pages worth of background story before finding the recipe. Cant wait to try!5 stars

  14. Absolutely delicious! I did add Reames frozen egg noodles instead of packaged egg noodles. This recipe is filling and great comfort food on a chilly even. I’ll certainly be making this again! Thanks for this recipe!5 stars

    • The Southern Lady says:

      Yay! We’re thrilled you enjoyed it. It’s definitely a family favorite. Thank you for the kind comment.

      • Extremely bland. I even added broccoli and mushrooms (to make it healthier) and garlic salt because their is no seasoning and my entire family said it was lacking in flavor. Mushy texture as well. Two stars because it was an easy weeknight meal, but I don’t see my family requesting it again.2 stars

  15. Do you know what portion sizes you could use to adjust to a 2 quart slow cooker? Would I just half the recipe?

  16. Andrea Hughes says:

    I was thinking what if I added a half to to full package of onion soup mix to that? I haven’t made the recipe yet but I do like cooking with onion soup mix. I’m thinking it would enhance the flavor a bit more. What do you think? Id love to know what you do think about the onion soup mix addition. Hugs Andrea

  17. This is so easy! It’s definitely a family favorite. We make this all the time.5 stars

  18. Easy and delicious!5 stars

  19. How many oz should the noodles be?

  20. Do I cut ingredients in half for two chicken breast

  21. Have you had any experience with an electric pressure cooker (instapot)? I’m curious how you would make this yummy meal in it. I have already made these in the cockpot and loved them. (My mom made turkey and noddles for thanksgiving using this recipe!)

    • The Southern Lady says:

      I don’t own an instant pot so I can’t give any advice on how to make it that way. So sorry! However I am so glad your Mom enjoyed turkey and noodles using this recipe, that makes me so happy! Thank you so much for sharing. Have a wonderful weekend.

  22. Donald Cari says:

    Do you have to pre cook chicken or just cook them in crock pot for 5 hrs

  23. The Southern Lady says:

    It sounds to me like you cooked the noodles too long and they dissolved. Some crock pots get hotter than others and you have to watch when cooking something like pasta.

  24. Marcy Ceranek says:

    Love love love this recipe!! I made it for dinner tonight with a few tweaks. I used a family pack of boneless skinless chicken thighs and added a heavy dose of Italian seasonin along with our usual season salt, pepper, and garlic powder. I cooked it for 5 hours on low, shredding the chicken and put the noodles in for about 18 minutes. Once plated, added peas and carrots to mine (hubby hates veggies) and it was a hit. This will now take up permanent residence in our dinner rotation. Thank you for such a great recipe!!5 stars

    • The Southern Lady says:

      You’re so welcome Marcy! I am so glad you enjoyed this recipe and your tweaks sound delicious. This is one of our favorites too!

  25. What size crockpot did you use? 6 qt?

  26. Do you add water to the condensed cream of chicken soup or just put the can in undiluted?

  27. I’m assuming you use skinless chicken, right?

  28. This is one of my favorite go to recipes because of its ease, taste and everyone in my house loves it. Going to make it again tonight.5 stars

    • The Southern Lady says:

      I’m so glad you like this recipe. We love it too. Thank you for letting me know. Have a wonderful week!

  29. What are some good sides to go along with this meal?

  30. What is the serving size for the exact recipe?

  31. Do you boil the noodles first then add them? Or add them and let them cook with everything else?

    • The Southern Lady says:

      No, you don’t cook them before hand. You add the noodles to the crock pot for the last 30 minutes. Some crock pots are hotter than others, so you will need to check on them.

  32. The Southern Lady says:

    What is the question?

  33. This was fantastic! Everyone loved it. Comfort food at it’s finest! Thank you.5 stars

  34. Can I use frozen chicken?

  35. southernmaster says:

    This is essentially the recipe I use, albeit with a couple of additions. At the beginning I add poultry seasoning & pepper.& when I put the noodles in I add parsley. Total comfort food!

  36. I’d think frozen peas could be added 20 mins before noodles so they can kind of steam/warm in the juice..All ready warmed cooked peas at the end.

  37. Whitney Warren says:

    When did you add the green peas? I am going to make this for a ladies group, and I don’t use the crock pot much. I plan on cooking on low all day. Thanks for your help!

  38. Where is the print button?

  39. I don’t know what I did wrong, but my noodles literally disintegrated. All I had was shredded chicken and sauce. Any ideas what I did?

    I followed the recipe, but clearly I did something.


    • The Southern Lady says:

      Becky, it sounds like the noodles cooked to long. All crock pots are different so your crock may have gotten hotter than mine. I can only guess that was the issue.

  40. I made this tonight using 4 thinly sliced chicken breast crock pot on high only took 4 hours to cook! Added minced garlic,minced onion, sea salt and cracked black pepper and it was absolutely amazing!!! Also added frozen peas for color and some crunch!!!5 stars

  41. Connie Gorham says:

    I added a bag of frozen peas and carrots when I added the noodles. A meal in one!!

  42. Margaret Strickland says:

    This poem reminds me of some of the above comments.

    I didn’t have potatoes,
    So I substituted rice
    I didn’t have paprika
    So I used another spice.

    I didn’t have tomato sauce
    I used tomato paste
    A whole can, not a half can
    I don’t believe in waste.

    A friend gave me the recipe,
    She said you couldn’t beat it,
    There must be something wrong with her
    I couldn’t even eat it.


  43. Melinda Lee Russell says:

    Good grief people either follow the recipe or find a different one!

  44. SandyFranks says:

    Can this recipe be adjusted to use an ” instant pot” ?

    • The Southern Lady says:

      Hello Sandy, I don’t own and “instant pot” so I really can’t give any advice on how to adjust the recipe.

  45. Leaving for church, dumped the chicken and soup,broth in, substituted mushroom for one of my soups,low 8 hours, I love your ideas, thanks5 stars

  46. Is this freezer friendly?

  47. When you add the noodles is that 30 minutes part of the original time (I was going to do 8 hours on low) or is that in addition too?

  48. I made this tonight followed directions but noodles came out sticky/mushy. Any suggestions?

    • The Southern Lady says:

      I don’t know, maybe the noodles cooked to long, some crock pots get hotter than others and may not need to cook as long.

    • If you have a dollar general where you live they have clover valley brand noodles that work really well with this dish or use frozen

  49. Rachel Ann Miller says:

    What size bag of egg noodles does this call for? 8 oz or 12 oz?

  50. What size crockpot does this work in? I want to make a double batch and need to know how big of a crockpot that I would need.

  51. Christina Purdy says:

    Does the chicken need to be completely thawed?

  52. Do you cook the noodles first?

  53. This was a great easy and cheap dinner! I have a family of five to feed and i was able to buy all i needed for 12 bucks! I did make a few changes tho! I added 1/2 a can of corn and 1/2 a can of green beans and about a table spoon of red pepper flakes for a little flavor. Every one loved it!! The crisp of the corn and green beans added great texture and the red pepper flakes were just the right amount of heat! You can do so many things to this recipe to change it up! Yum!5 stars

  54. I made this last night and it was tasty. I think next time I’d either add fewer noodles or more broth as everything kind of stuck together when the liquid was soaked up. I think it needed only a little more moisture to make it perfect. I added chopped onion and ground pepper to get more flavors. I love them simplicity of this recipe and it definitely qualifies as comfort food! Thanks for sharing your recipe!4 stars

  55. When you put the noodles in for a half hour, do you cook on high?

    • The Southern Lady says:

      Peter, I left mine on low, but my crock pot cooks pretty hot, so the chicken and juices were bubbling. You may have to if your crock pot isn’t that hot.

  56. My daughter can’t eat eggs, will this recipe work with traditional pasta?

  57. I used cream of onion soup instead of the chicken soup, diced up some onion, carrots and celery too. Really great recipe for those busy days. My husband and I are both night shift nurses and recipes like this are always a huge help to us.5 stars

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