Crock Pot Chicken Noodle Casserole

Even though we don’t really do Freezer Meal Friday around here, I still have a ton of freezer meals. Like this chicken noodle casserole…which is also made in a crock pot. 

Yeah, I know, freezer meal AND crock pot meal? Insanity.

It’s actually supposed to be a soup, but the noodles absorbed so much liquid that it turned into a casserole. And I think I prefer it that way. πŸ™‚

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Crock pot chicken noodle soup is a simple casserole made easier by cooking in a slow cooker instead of in the oven. Also a freezer meal!

Crock Pot Chicken Noodle Casserole

  • 1 lb chicken breasts
  • 2 cans cream of chicken soup (10.75 oz each)
  • 1/2 cup coconut oil (butter or margarine will also work)
  • 5 cups chicken broth
  • 1 box (13.25 oz) penne pasta
  • 2 tsps parsley
  • 1/2 tsp sage
  • 1/4 tsp black pepper
  • 1/2 tbsp onion powder
  • 1 tsp garlic powder
  • 2 bags frozen mixed vegetables
  • 1/2 head of broccoli florets

Step 01: Combine everything except noodles in the crock pot. Cover and cook on low for 7 hours. Remove the chicken, shred, and put it back in the crock pot. Add the noodles, and cook for another hour.

Crock pot chicken noodle soup is a simple casserole made easier by cooking in a slow cooker instead of in the oven. Also a freezer meal!

Crock pot chicken noodle soup is a simple casserole made easier by cooking in a slow cooker instead of in the oven. Also a freezer meal!

This starts out looking like soup, but turns into a casserole-like dish once the noodles are cooked. Hence the name. If you want to make it look more like a casserole, sprinkle some bread crumbs on top and stick it under the broiler for a minute or two.

I love this dish! So does Zach, actually. I think this is his new favorite crock pot meal.

Freezer Friendly Tips:

  • Obviously, you do not freeze the noodles with the rest of the meal. Everything else can go into the bag as usual.
  • This can be frozen for 4-6 months.
  • Give the bag a couple days to thaw before trying to dump it into your crock pot.

Budget Friendly Tips:

  • If you want to use a cheaper part of the chicken (thighs, drumsticks, or split-breast), go for it. Even bone-in will work, because you have to remove the chicken from the pot to shred it. You can remove the bones as you go along.
  • You can use fresh vegetables, but since frozen bags are $1 each at Kroger, I just use those. However, if you’re divvying up the vegetables to freeze multiple meals, fresh will probably be cheaper in the long run.
Crock Pot Chicken Noodle Casserole
Serves 6
A simple casserole made easier by cooking in a crock pot instead of in the oven. Delicious!
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Prep Time
15 min
Cook Time
7 hr
Total Time
7 hr 15 min
Prep Time
15 min
Cook Time
7 hr
Total Time
7 hr 15 min
Ingredients
  1. 1 lb chicken breasts
  2. 2 cans cream of chicken soup (10.75 oz each)
  3. 1/2 cup coconut oil (butter or margarine will also work)
  4. 5 cups chicken broth
  5. 1 box (13.25 oz) penne pasta
  6. 2 tsps parsley
  7. 1/2 tsp sage
  8. 1/4 tsp black pepper
  9. 1/2 tbsp onion powder
  10. 1 tsp garlic powder
  11. 2 bags frozen mixed vegetables
  12. 1/2 head of broccoli florets
Instructions
  1. Combine everything except noodles in the crock pot. Cover and cook on low for 7 hours. Remove the chicken, shred, and put it back in the crock pot. Add the noodles, and cook for another hour.
Notes
  1. If you want chicken noodle soup, boil the noodles separately and then add them to the crock pot.
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26 comments

    • Chelsey says:

      lol It probably won’t the next time I make it, either. πŸ˜› And I’d be happy to share–I’m always look for great link parties!

      Thanks so much for stopping by! πŸ™‚

  1. Stephanie says:

    Looks delicious! Thank you so much for linking up at Tasty Tuesday! Your recipe has been pinned to the Tasty Tuesday Pinterest board!.Please join us again this week!
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  2. Meena says:

    I forgot to ask… do you have problems with bot subscribers? I am receiving a bunch of subscribers; however, they are all spammers. =/ I’m reaching out to other bloggers to see what they do negate this.

    thanks in advance,
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    • Chelsey says:

      Bots come with the territory for a little while. Are you having issues with spam comments or with bots subscribing to your email? I keep the comments at bay by using a plugin called Akismet. It works pretty well! As far as email, I use MailChimp and every so often I go through and find the subscribers who never open my emails and I unsubscribe them myself. (After so many subscribers, you have to start paying for MailChimp and I’m not going to pay for people who don’t even read my emails!)

      Hope that helps!

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