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Free-Range Poultry Recipe

Chicken Noodle Soup in Slow Cooker

Ingredients:Chicken Soup

  • 8 cups water
  • 4 medium carrots, cut into 1/4 inch slices
  • 4 medium stalks of celery, cut into 1/4 inch slices
  • 1 small onion, chopped
  • 2 bay leaves
  • 1/2 teaspoon dried thyme
  • salt & pepper
  • 1 whole free range chicken (about 3 1/2 lbs)
  • 3 cups egg noodles, uncooked


Prep Time:
20 minutes

Cook Time:
8 hours on low / 4 hours on high
Makes 14 cups

Directions:

  1. In a 6 quart slow-cooker bowl, combine water, carrots, celery, onion, bay leaves, thyme, 4 teaspoons salt, and 1/2 teaspoon pepper. Place whole chicken on top of vegetables.
  2. Cover with lid and cook on low setting 8-10 hours or on high setting 4-5 hours.
  3. Transfer chicken to a cutting board. Discard bay leaves. Add noodles to slow cooker bowl. Cover with lid and cook about 20 minutes.
  4. While noodles cook, remove and discard skin, fat, and bones. Shred meat. Skim fat from soup and discard. Return chicken to soup and serve.


Source: Cooks.com