Please excuse my French, but holy crapé! My house smells good. Crazy good. And a little while ago? When I went out to buy liquor run errands and then returned to my house? No words, people. No words.

2.0 has been sniffly this week. Because I had the day off, I thought I’d rise bright and early to make him a big pot of chicken noodle soup. Warming and restorative – just what the doctor ordered. The man works outside. Unnatural if you ask me, but he seems to like it. All of that outdooredness can take its toll on a body. And that possibly germy body lays right beside me when I’m sleeping. So the soup today? It’s all about self-preservation. Oh, and love. Yah, there’s some love in there too.

Here’s the thing: a slow cooker meal can make you look like a genius, but requires no actual skills to throw together. Seriously. Can you hack a few vegetables into pieces? Can you drag your rear end to the store/freezer to pick up some chicken parts? Let’s assume you can. Retrieve your slow cooker from the cabinet (probably the most laborious part of the meal). Then throw stuff into the slow cooker. Spend day surfing internet and pretending to be productive. Serve slow cooker meal. Look like genius.

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movita’s slow cooker chicken noodle soup

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  • 6-8 skinless, boneless chicken thighs
  • 5 carrots, peeled and chopped into 1 inch pieces
  • 4 stalks of celery, chopped into 1/2 inch pieces
  • 1 medium onion, chopped into large pieces
  • 2 cloves of garlic, chopped into small bits
  • 2 bay leaves
  • 1 wee pot of Knorr Homestyle Stock: Chicken or bouillon of your choice
  • 1/4 teaspoon pepper
  • 7 cups water
  • 3/4 cup mini pasta

Put all of the above – except the mini pasta – in your slow cooker. Cook on low for about 7-8 hours – on high it would be about 1/2 the time. About 20 minutes before serving, when chicken is well and thoroughly cooked, remove the chicken from pot with a slotted spoon and shred with two forks. Return chicken to slow cooker. Increase heat to high if you’ve been on the low setting. Add small pasta, and cook for about 15-20 additional minutes.



  1. bellagracehome on January 14, 2011 at 11:17 am

    Looks delicious!


  2. Elizabeth on October 19, 2014 at 12:29 am

    This looks delicious! Do you happen to know how the bouillon + water would equate to chicken stock/broth? Would it just be 7 cups of chicken stock and leave out the bouillon? Thank you!

    • movita beaucoup on October 19, 2014 at 8:08 am

      Sorry, Elizabeth, I don’t. I’m assuming that you could just use 7 cups of chicken stock, but this recipe was posted almost 4 years ago, so my memories of it are vague at best!

    • movita beaucoup on October 19, 2014 at 8:27 am

      Hi again, Elizabeth! This is another recipe of mine which uses both the slow cooker and chicken broth – maybe this might be of interest?

      • Elizabeth on October 19, 2014 at 10:11 am

        Thank you! I didn’t even realize how old the post was. I’ll give it a whirl!

        I just discovered your blog and love it! Love your humor and recipes! And envy where you live. We spent two weeks on PEI last year, and my heart misses it (I’m from Colorado). 🙂

        • movita beaucoup on October 19, 2014 at 7:04 pm

          I haven’t been to Colorado, but I’ve heard so many wonderful things about it! So glad you enjoyed your stay here in the Maritimes. Happy fall!

  3. movita beaucoup on October 29, 2014 at 8:24 am

    Comments on this post are now closed as it was published in January 2011. Happy cooking!