Chicken soup that you can let simmer in a slow cooker all day then make homemade drop noodles just before serving. Quick and easy.

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Ingredients

4
Original recipe yields 4 servings
The ingredient list now reflects the servings specified

Directions

  • Place chicken breasts in a large slow cooker and cover with cold water, 3/4 of the way full. Add vegetable flakes, bay leaf, parsley, tarragon, celery salt and onion. Cook on high at least 6 hours or on low for 8 hours. 1 hour prior to serving add carrots, chicken bouillon, chicken broth and start making drop-in noodles.

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  • In a large stock pot bring 4 to 6 quarts of salted water to a boil. In a mixing bowl combine flour and cheese. In the center of flour mixture make a well and drop in eggs and milk. Mix with a fork until dough crumbles and looks like peas (if too dry add milk; if too moist add flour). Drop pea-sized dough pieces into boiling water and cook for twenty minutes. Drain and rinse the noodles with cold water.

  • Once noodles are finished and vegetables in soup are tender, ladle soup into serving bowls, drop in noodles and serve.

Cook's Note:

This is really special with homemade noodles, but if you're short on time, you can add regular cooked egg noodles instead.

Partner Tip

Try using a Reynolds® slow cooker liner in your slow cooker for easier cleanup.

Nutrition Facts

401 calories; 6.1 g total fat; 130 mg cholesterol; 1418 mg sodium. 55.1 g carbohydrates; 29.1 g protein; Full Nutrition

Reviews (8)

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Most helpful positive review

Rating: 4 stars
01/12/2012
Delicious! Perfect for cold winter nights with hot buttered bread. The "homemade noodles" just didn't work for me so I ended up boiling some egg noodles and adding them instead. I used steam in bag baby carrots and chopped celery along with the chopped onion. Instead of water I used all chicken broth and this turned out to be very good. Read More
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Most helpful critical review

Rating: 2 stars
09/04/2006
I may have given this soup 3 stars if it wasn't for the "noodles." They didn't work at all. The mixture quickly turned to a dough and had to be rolled and cut to be salvaged. My husband said they added a different texture to the soup but nothing more. The dogs ate the rest of the noodles and I will add some boxed pasta to the soup. If salt if the taste you want then this is the recipe for you. I omitted the bouillon and used reduced salt canned broth for all the liquid. Even so there wasn't much flavor other than salt. Read More
(11)
10 Ratings
  • 5 star values: 4
  • 4 star values: 3
  • 3 star values: 1
  • 2 star values: 1
  • 1 star values: 1
Rating: 4 stars
01/12/2012
Delicious! Perfect for cold winter nights with hot buttered bread. The "homemade noodles" just didn't work for me so I ended up boiling some egg noodles and adding them instead. I used steam in bag baby carrots and chopped celery along with the chopped onion. Instead of water I used all chicken broth and this turned out to be very good. Read More
(32)
Rating: 4 stars
01/12/2012
Delicious! Perfect for cold winter nights with hot buttered bread. The "homemade noodles" just didn't work for me so I ended up boiling some egg noodles and adding them instead. I used steam in bag baby carrots and chopped celery along with the chopped onion. Instead of water I used all chicken broth and this turned out to be very good. Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
01/08/2004
The soup was wonderful but my cheese dumplings did not turn out. Next time I think I'll make some sort of pasta to drop in instead. My kids loved the flavor and it was easy to put it on in the morning and have it ready in the evening. Read More
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Rating: 4 stars
02/18/2009
I honestly try to make the recipe as close as possible to the way it's written when I'm rating it. I really hate when people make all types of adjustments then rate a recipe low...what are you really rating then!?!? Anyway I did not have celery and I used fresh baby carrots instead of frozen other than that I followed everything else exact on the ingredients list. The "drop in" noodles are more like dumplings so I made mine much bigger than pea-size to represent more of a dumpling than a noodle. I also cooked the dumplings in some broth I stole from the slow cooker and boiled instead of in boiling then dumpped it all back in the slow cooker. I think it gave a bit more flavor to the "noodles" a.k.a dumplings. Over all I though this was pretty good and would definitly use it again. Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
01/08/2004
Wonderful!!! A real keeper. Read More
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Rating: 2 stars
09/04/2006
I may have given this soup 3 stars if it wasn't for the "noodles." They didn't work at all. The mixture quickly turned to a dough and had to be rolled and cut to be salvaged. My husband said they added a different texture to the soup but nothing more. The dogs ate the rest of the noodles and I will add some boxed pasta to the soup. If salt if the taste you want then this is the recipe for you. I omitted the bouillon and used reduced salt canned broth for all the liquid. Even so there wasn't much flavor other than salt. Read More
(11)
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Rating: 5 stars
03/07/2012
Marvelous! I love homemade noodles and dumplings. It can be a bit tricky working with the dough. If you don't get the pea sized bits with this recipe I think you need to add a bit more flour - and if you do find yourself having to roll the dough out even then. Just cut long strips let dry and wallah! you have homemade pasta for the next time. This recipe is just lovely its comforting and home-y. The taste is heavenly simple flavors for comfort and not what I would call bland besides you can always punch it up a bit for different tastes. Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
03/21/2013
Thanks for recipe....little dumplings turned out beautifully! Read More
Rating: 1 stars
10/24/2017
Just wanted the noodles - what a huge FAIL. I ended up using 4 eggs & 5 or 6 Tbl. milk. my "noodles " ended up like dumplings. Read More