I’ve been mulling over the question “what do you want to be when you grow up?” more often lately. Not so much the what side of it (when your formal occupation is “food blogger,” you eventually let go of the need for a professional-sounding title), but the when portion. Do we ever finish growing up? I sure hope not. I may grow older, but I’ll never grow out of uncomplicated, sentimental recipes I’ve loved since childhood like Crock Pot Chicken Noodle Soup.
This healthy Crock Pot Chicken Noodle Soup is not fancy. It’s not sophisticated. It’s not even particularly revolutionary. But it is very, very yummy, and yummy (along with easy, healthy, and great leftover) is a top quality we look for in our meals around here.
For the parts of us that are grown up (which I cannot specifically define but imagine involves the part of me that spent Saturday organizing the storage room, a task that has been looming since we moved in five months ago), I added an elevated twist to the recipe that will make it one of the best chicken noodle soup recipes you’ve tried.
For the parts of us that aren’t grown up (the part of me that didn’t finish the organizing in favor of a brewery tour), I kept the classic aspects of chicken noodle soup that make it the deeply comforting, nourishing, and simple (in a good way) childhood favorite that it is.
This is a “dump and go” crock pot recipe, meaning that you essentially toss all the raw ingredients into your slow cooker without any advance prep like sautéing required. It’s fairly fast and yields a generous portion so you can enjoy it all week long. (more…)