Chicken and Noodles

If you’re wondering what to add to the dinner lineup this week, this creamy slow cooker chicken and noodles is the answer! Everything gets cooked in the crockpot (even the noodles!) and the sauce is a tasty mix of cream of chicken soup, garlic, and Italian seasonings!

For more hearty slow cooker recipes that the whole family will love, try these! Olive Garden chicken with pasta, chicken and dumplings, or crack chicken!

Creamy chicken and noodles in the slow cooker.

Slow Cooker Creamy Chicken and Noodles

You guys. This chicken and noodles recipe is the perfect weeknight dinner. You throw everything in the Crockpot in the morning and then come home to an amazing hearty meal. It’s an all-in-one meal that even your pickiest eaters will be raving about.

The sauce for this Crockpot chicken and noodles is to die for. And the best part is, it’s just a simple mixture of cream of chicken soup, butter, and a few tasty seasonings. It’s thick, rich, and coats the egg noodles perfectly! My youngest said this was the ‘best dinner ever’ and that means a lot coming from her! She’s my toughest critic!

Don’t Worry!

This recipe is Picky Eater Approved!

Ingredient List

One of the best things about this chicken and noodles recipe is that you’ll probably already have most of the ingredients to make it! Simply combine them all and let your slow cooker work its magic.

  • Boneless Chicken Breasts: The main protein in the dish. They get so juicy and tender! You can also use chicken thighs if you prefer.
  • Chicken Broth: Adjusts the consistency of the sauce without dulling the flavor.
  • Butter: Adds richness to the dish.
  • Salt and Pepper: Trusty seasonings, add to taste.
  • Spices and Seasonings: Garlic powder, onion powder, and Italian seasoning.
  • Cream of Chicken Soup: The creamy base of the sauce.
  • Dry Egg Noodles: You can use any kind of pasta here, but I love the stroganoff feel that egg noodles add.

Crockpot Chicken and Noodles Recipe

So easy and so delicious! This slow cooker chicken and noodles recipe is one you’ll want to have on repeat. The flavor of the sauce and tender shredded chicken is just too good.

  1. Add Chicken: Place the chicken breasts into the bottom of the crock pot. Then add the slices of butter on top of the chicken.
  2. Sauce Mixture: In a large bowl, add the broth, cream of chicken soup, salt, pepper, garlic powder, onion powder, and Italian seasonings. Whisk to combine then pour over the chicken and butter.
  3. Slow Cook: Cover and cook on low for 5-6 hours or high for 2-4 hours.
  4. Shred Chicken: Shred the chicken using two forks then add the shredded chicken and uncooked noodles to the crock pot.
  5. Add Noodles: Stir the noodles into the crock pot then cover and continue cooking for 20-40 minutes or until the noodles are cooked, stirring occasionally. Add a small amount of broth or water if more liquid is needed to cover the noodles. 
  6. Serve: Season to taste and then serve chicken and noodles over mashed potatoes.
4-photo collage of the chicken breasts being added to a crockpot along with the sauce ingredients and pasta.

Tips and Variations

  • Make it Cheesy: Stir in shredded parmesan or mozzarella cheese during the last few minutes of cooking for a creamy, cheesy touch.
  • Cook Low and Slow: You can cook your chicken and noodles on high heat if you’re short on time, but lower heat creates more tender chicken and prevents overcooked noodles.
  • Don’t Lift the Lid: Avoid lifting the lid too often, as it releases heat and extends cooking time.
  • Serve With: The recipe suggests serving your chicken and noodles over mashed potatoes, but you could also serve it over white rice, brown rice, or just enjoy it as-is! Complete your meal with rolls or breadsticks for dipping in that tasty sauce.
Chicken and noodles in a wooden spoon.

Storing Leftover Chicken and Noodles

If you have leftovers, lucky you! They heat up beautifully throughout the week. Transfer your chicken and noodles to an airtight container and store in the fridge for up to 4 days.

Reheat in the microwave, stirring in between one minute intervals, or over the stove on medium heat.

Chicken and pasta served over mashed potatoes.

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